This restaurant is located right in the very center, next to the central entrance to the market in Sovietskaya Street.
It has three halls: the first one as you enter is for smokers and the next two are for non-smokers. There is also a terrace where you can sit in warm weather. The hall with open air seats on the terrace has gladd windows, a huge TV with the flag of Chelsea FC and the enormous Union Jack on the ceiling.
You can find a wide variety of dishes here or just have a cup of tea or coffee after shopping at the central market. My English friend Michael, a regular customer of this place, and I used to order the only meal that we thought was delicious - French fries.
This is a very good place with its air-conditioning to relax after a walk downtown.
Favorite Dish: They have a good English menu.
I liked their company salads.
"Chelsea" salad was the best ever!
A nice and very popular downtown restaurant of American cuisine in the main street that has tables both outside and inside. The outside table are located on the attic floor of this restaurant.
They have American style interior and also offer dishes of Italian and Japanese cuisine.
You can also order dishes of the Ukrainian cuisine here.
The restaurant has the second floor.
The restaurant was dedicated on April 9, 2013 and is the latest dedicated restaurant in Luhansk.
Favorite Dish: fried salmon
This cafe is located in Antiq Gallery in Brest Fortress Heroes Block, opposite Dimitrov Block, one bus stop away from the circus.
The cafe's name would sound as "tiptop" or "in tiptopshape" in English. So your unsuspecting friend, who knows nothing about this cafe, calling you when you are there will hear, "We're in tiptopshape". He/she will surely repeat the question without knowing you are clearly pointing out your place of stay.
The offers you dishes from the local cuisine. They also offer aromatic tea with muffins and biscuits.
It was funny to see Russian and English paper letters hanging from the ceiling. It must have been a party there and they decided to leave the creative decor.
We, my colleagues and I, had farewell lunch at this cafe when our professional development course was over.
The cafe manager was kind enough to offer us a tour of the neighboring picture gallery where we saw lots of canvases and pieces of unique furniture on sale.
>>>> Reservation: +38 0642 50 57 12
~~~ Inquiries about the Art Gallery: +38 050 523 87 60.
Favorite Dish: chicken Kiev
fried potatoes home style
I thought it was rather original and interesting to have a graduation party at this Old Town restaurant.
We celebrated the graduation of our students along with their parents here.
This restaurant is located in what was named St.Petersburg Street before 1921.
Now it is Lenin Street.
You will recognize it by wrought iron entrance..
This is a typical local people's restaurant. It occupies a former apartment and is very cozy and nice, makes you feel at home.
The DJ was great, too.
Favorite Dish: You can have full menu here: various meat and fish dishes and cakes.
You feel like you are at a home party at one of your friends'.
This is not a restaurant, of course, just a snack that you can have during your long walk about the city.
You can see such vendors near the city markets and inside them, too.
During your shopping you can have a bite at Inn cafe at the central market.
There are three such cafes on the territory of that market.
Favorite Dish: fried sausage, hotdogs, kebab with ketchup.
This cafe is one of the three cafes and snack bar at the Eastern market of Luhansk.
There are a lot of tables and you can enjoy the lively relaxed atmosphere here.
In the evenings there is live music and entrance fee of 10 UAH.
There are also seven separate "cabins" - tables - where your minimal order should be 100 UAH for the table. And then you can truly enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.
They have no special "company dish", but you can order some famous dishes of the Ukrainian cuisine here.
As I have noticed, the majority of the customers only order drinks there...
The cafe is called after the famous Russian song Kalinka.
Favorite Dish: Ukrainian varenyky
This cafe is perhaps the only one where you will be served with the local beer: "Munich" beer from Luhansk brewery. It is bitter and darker than "Obolon" or "Sarmat".
This relatively new Egyptian style restaurant in Kurchatov Street offers exotic tea along with “authentic Asian dishes”.
There are two halls: one for smokers and another, a smaller one, for non-smokers.
The smaller hall can seat twelve persons maximum.
The decor of both halls is great!
My Iraqi friends, the students of the local medical university, and I went to this restaurant one day and enjoy the water pipe and small snacks there. The smoke of the water pipe was strong (or I was not used to it!).
If you want to have lunch being somewhere downtown, you cab hardly find a better place.
You can eat just like locals here: the dishes that the local housewives cook for the entire family!
The majority of the dishes here belong to the Ukrainian and Russian cuisine.
My friend and I have often dropped in at this restaurant end enjoyed our lunch there.
This restaurant is a part of the All-Ukrainian network of restaurants with such a name. It's the 14th restaurant of the network.
Two Geese Restaurant in Luhansk
Dedication of Two Geese Restaurant
Favorite Dish: varenyky and pancakes;
Meat Hawaii style was superb!
This nice and cozy cafe is located just next to "Pernik" restaurant.
It has tables at the entrance and inside in its two halls, the first one with loud music, though...
On the picture you can see the last hall ( by order you enter) that I called "Grotto".
In fact, it is called At the Waterfall.
It's nice to feel quite different atmosphere from that of the downtown hustle and bustle here.
You can just sit and relax ordering whatever you wish.
People come here mainly for a drink.
In the evenings they charge $1 entrance fee.
The downtown Peshchera restaurant ("Cave" restaurant - in English) is a nice small restaurant is located next to Young Guards Park downtown in St.Etienne Street opposite School 30, at the corner of Kotelnikov Street.
It includes two rooms: the first one is a bar and the second one has four tables.
It is a nice and quiet place for respectable customers, a nice place to relax.
The have lots of seafood dishes.
You can just sit and have some tea or coffee after you get tired during your walks about the city.
This restaurant is located on the first floor of a four-story apartment house, in the premises of the former household goods store that was turned into Texas Saloon in 2000 and existed as a funny Texa restaurant for ten years. Its premises now belong to Crystal Restaurant.
It looks rather quiet and comfortable.
In the evenings it offers a variety show and live music.
They have draft beer, Slavutich - Ukrainian first-class beer from Zaporizhya.
Favorite Dish: no menu in English, try to find out what they have...
Luhansk can boast of more than 150 cafes, bars, restaurants and cafeterias.
I have already dined at a hundred of the city's restaurants, bars and cafes. You will recognize a restaurant when you see the Russian name at the entrance:
~~~~ PECTOPAH ~~~~
I used to go there as an interpreter or a city guide with foreign visitors or with my foreign friends who came to Luhansk.
My family and I never go to any restaurants (except for a couple of cafeterias to have some ice cream), it is just not our habit. We do not belong to the upper class families and are happy with what we can cook for a family meal.
Smachna Khata is one of the central and one of the Ukrainian national restaurants of the city having local cuisine.
The restaurant has a very quiet atmosphere and a wide choice of dishes.
Favorite Dish: Enjoy the nice atmosphere, take a look at the small fountain where people throw coins (as a sign of coming back there), enjoy the good kitchen with lots of different dishes to your taste, nice music not interfering with your talk at the table, not too much smoke.
This new restaurant located in the Old Town offers a lot of delicious salads of the Ukrainian and European cuisine.
The restaurant has two halls: the first hall for smokers and, passing it, you find yourself in a non-smokers hall. I know it's not very pleasant for smokers having to pass a smokers hall in order to sit in the non-smokers hall.
We, our former high school students, some of my colleagues and I, celebrated our Reunion here.
We were invited by our former students who celebrated their tenth graduation anniversary.
We were offered lots of different salads and the main course.
They also served us "Khortytsia" VIP vodka.
There is live music in the evening, but the dancing floor is too small: perhaps for two couples. But if you ask the waiters to remober a vacant table near the live musicians, there will more dancing space.
The owners tried to create French surroundings with local attitude here. I think they managed to convey their idea: love and meals go together.
The business card of the restaurant reads,
A little restaurant with a cheerful disposition
It is tasty here without ceremony and it feels like home
Favorite Dish: Provence salad
Update as of July 31, 2009
There was Ultra cafe at what is now a Chinese cafe.
The old musuc style cafe was turned into a Chinese cafe.
This cafe-bar is mainly visited by the young people.
They also have a banquet room upstairs and another room with live music where you could arrange a disco evening. They have four tables in the disco room that could be easily removed if need be.
The interior of the cafe is very nice.
The waitresses are affable and polite and it was a pleasure to have dinner there.
There were not many people when we were there.
Have a look yourself when you are in Luhansk!
Favorite Dish: The menu is very diverse and you can order almost any dish you want.
There are lots of other cafes downtown:
(Italian cuisine) :
(next to the central stadium).
75 Sovietskaya Street.
We also enjoyed dining at "Lux" cafe in Shelkovoy Street (on the way from Oboronnaya Street to the Central market). They have three halls, not very lous music and not very many smokers there.
Chateau de Fleur is another new destination for coffee lovers and for those who appreciate a nice place for relaxation downtown. It is located in Kotelnikov Street opposite Young Guards Park and Bravo Pizzeria.