This is a beautiful, modern restaurant, built to look like a castle, and overlooking the Zhinvali Reservoir. It has at least four levels of dining areas, both indoors and out, plus a beautiful front yard with a waterfall and more eating areas on a scenic overlook deck and some little cabannas. The food was decent, the prices inexpensive, the interior was clean and contemporary, and the guy who waited on us spoke fairly good English. This roadside restaurant stands at the half-way point between Tbilisi and Gudauri and it has three hotel rooms.
Address: On Russian Military Highway near Ananuri village
Directions: Drive north on the Russian Military Highway about 60 km from the center of Tbilisi. It's near the village of Ananuri. You can't miss it.
Phone: +995 577 96-88-96 or 45-50-22
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Alongside the lake is an excellent restaurant hidden in woodland. It is mainly aimed at groups arriving by car, because you can drive up to the hut of your choice and provide the music with your car stereo! The food is typical Georgian stuff...mtsvadi (kebabs), khingkali (spicy pork dumplings which leak juice all over your face as you eat them!), khachapuri (cheese pastry) and lots of salads, all washed down with beer or local fizzy stuff (usually tarxuna or tarragon). I have no idea about price, as I was not allowed even a peek at the bill.
Address: Georgian Military Highway just before Ananuri
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