Kaliningrad is often underestimated – but it is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do! A visitor in the midst of exploring will most certainly want to fuel up on some local or international specialities and, luckily, Kaliningrad has a lot to offer in that regard. Here are the best restaurants in Kaliningrad.
Kaliningrad is a port city, so seafood is the thing to try here. Fish Club offers a variety of seafood dishes, as well as a selection of wines. It is a bit pricey, but it is a perfect place for a celebratory dinner or an important date, as well as special treat for a solo traveller.
Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, German, Russian, $$$
The city’s German past can be seen in the local’s sentiment towards German food: a Wurst-serving place can be found on almost every corner. Pivovar is one of them. They serve a fine selection of German and Russian dishes as well as beer brewed in-house. A perfect place for a fun hostel dinner out.
If you’re looking for something more traditional, Borsch & Salo is your place to go. Serving a mix of Russian and Ukrainian cuisine, it is a perfect location for those into folk chic. Make sure to try some pelmeni and vareniki, traditional Russian and Ukrainian dumplings. A perfect place to remind yourself that you are in Russia after all.
Another wonderful place for special occasions. The restaurant is located in a lighthouse and provides an excellent view of the Pregolya River, Kant Island and Konigsberg Cathedral. Madam Bushe specialises in seafood and French cuisine. Perfect place for a romantic dinner on a weekend getaway.
Casual place right in the city centre, specialising in German cuisine and beer. Some of the ingredients, as well as the Zötler beer, are imported from Germany. The tables are styled to look like big wooden barrels. A perfect location for a hearty dinner and a casual night out.
Russian takes on the concept of an English pub are always fun to see. Britannica is one of the finer examples. Mixing the traditional English pub look with a touch of old Russian elegance, it adds a fine dining edge to the conventional pub experience. Britannica serves an excellent selection of beers and whiskies, as well as an eclectic menu of Russian, British and other European cuisines. An excellent place to go to if you’re a Brit missing home!
Another restaurant with in-house brewery. Located centrally, Khmel is a great restaurant for a casual dinner or a couple of pints with new hostel buddies. Make sure to order a serving of Russian beer snacks: black bread garlic croutons or deep-fried tiny fish.