What can be better than having an exquisite fine-dining experience with a view? Well, dining in the best restaurants of Volgograd
that overlook the stunning Volga river is one of the most memorable things you can do. We’ve made a list of the top four restaurants by the river that are sure to impress. So set yourself a date for a romantic evening, or make a reservation after a game at the World Cup
and prepare for the meal of a lifetime.
Cafe, Russian, $$$
Onegin café, located in front of the Volga quay, is undoubtedly the right place for anyone wanting a view of the Volga river. They are known for their breakfast and brunch, which includes famous scrambled eggs, hot pancakes with jam, and caviar. Be sure to try the butter, which is delivered to the venue daily from a nearby farm. This little café is a favourite, so make reservations in advance.
Restaurant, European, $$$
Miles restaurant, bar, karaoke lounge and pool is considered to be one of the best places in the city to view the Volga with its huge terrace. Its menu line-up consists of contemporary Russian cuisine with European influences. The cocktail menu is extensive and the signature courses include grilled fish and meat steaks along with typical Russian salads. Locals say that Miles is the best option for anyone in the mood for a romantic evening.
Restaurant, Russian, $$$
Mayak restaurant is a real historical gem located in the heart of Volgograd. The word mayak means ‘a lighthouse’, and indeed, this restaurant is located inside a historic, still operational lighthouse. The menu offers an extensive choice of authentic local cuisine, as well as many Southern Russian wines. Those who intend to watch the sunset over the Volga should book a table near the window in advance; the place is always packed with locals.
Kadafy Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
This Middle Eastern restaurant, karaoke bar and cocktail lounge is located on the Volga and offers the best views of the river at sunset. The prices are affordable and the cocktail list has enough variety to satisfy any craving. Experienced sommeliers are happy to answer questions and guide you through the menu. Kadafy Restaurant & Bar is busy Thursday through Sunday, so book in advance.