The 5 best comfort food restaurants in Kaliningrad

Khmel

Located right in the center, with a beautiful view over the Victory Square and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, this restaurant offers its guests a taste of Siberian cuisine. They also have a universal interior that suits any occasion and their own small brewery. The specials here are game and Far East fish dishes. Remember to order venison, whether as tar-tar (≈8$), raw, smoked, stewed, or fried, it’s a must-try! Little pies, especially with boar meat (≈1.5$), are delicious and perfect with house beer. If you care for dessert, have a piece of black chokecherry cake (≈3$).

Average bill per 1 person (without drinks): ≈20$.

ADDRESSES

10, Ploschad Pobedy (‘Klever’ Trade center)

HOURS

12 PM – 1 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Whether as tar-tar (≈8$)
Little pies with boar meat (≈1.5$)
Black chokecherry cake (≈3$).

Brikas

The unique atmosphere of this Lithuanian cuisine restaurant is a result of the country-like interior with lots of peculiar details and artefacts. Traditional zeppelins are only the tip of the iceberg of its hearty and tasty menu. You can’t go wrong with any salad, meat dish, cold Lithuanian borscht (≈2.5$) or mushroom soup in bread (≈4.5$). Svyturys beer (especially red Baltijos) comes in very handy!
Average bill per 1 person (without drinks): ≈11$.

ADDRESSES

30, Ulitsa Teatralnaya (‘Evropa’ Trade center)

HOURS

Sun-Thur: 10 AM – 10 PM,
Fri-Sat: 10 AM -11 PM

MENU PREVIEW:

Salad, meat dish, cold Lithuanian borscht (≈2.5$)
Mushroom soup in bread (≈4.5$)

Polandia

Svetlogorsk

A cozy café with Eastern European, mostly Polish, cuisine on the main street of Svetlogorsk. Best choices are zhurak soup served in bread, a warm salad with beef tongue, beef tongue with eggplants, kurosan meat rolls, bigos (sauerkraut and meat), and Svyturys beer. The Chef’s flyaki, a traditional Polish soup, with an ideal balance of meat and spices, will definitely make you go for seconds.
Average bill per 1 person (without drinks): ≈11$.

ADDRESSES

23, Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya (‘Evropa’ Trade center)

HOURS

12 PM – 10 PM

Britannica Pub

There are two locations of Britannica pubs, and both establishments are designed in the most traditional British pub way: solid wood furniture, muted lighting, big tables, sociable staff, sport broadcasts, a wide selection of beers and snacks (sausages, steaks, fish and chips – you name it!). But what is really worth trying here is the unmatched local specialty — stroganina (freshly frozen belted bonito, or horse mackerel – ≈6$), ideal for an evening with friends and beer.
Average bill per 1 person (without drinks): ≈16$.

ADDRESSES

2, Ulitsa Gorkogo ;  18, Ulitsa Karla Marksa

HOURS

Sun-Thur: 12 PM – 1 AM,
Fri-Sat: 12 PM – 3 AM (2, Ulitsa Gorkogo)
Sun-Thur: 12 PM – 1 AM
Fri-Sat: 12 PM – 2 AM (18, Ulitsa Karla Marksa)

Hercules

The superb natural landscape turns this family restaurant into a city oasis by the river flowing out of the waterfall, equipped with a large summer terrace and a huge surrounding area filled with greenery and recreational stuff – a swing, a gazebo and a children’s playground. The European menu is tempting with lots of goodies: a wide choice of pizzas, great cold and hot appetizers, snacks, salads, pasta, fish and meat courses and what not! Take, for instance, a farfalle with smoked salmon and cream sauce (≈6$) or a skirt-steak tagliata (≈12$) or just make a blind pick, anything you end up ordering with be so delicious, almost as if your mom made it.
Average bill per 1 person (without drinks): ≈11$.

ADDRESSES

105, Prospect Mira

HOURS

Sun-Thur: 12 PM – 2 AM,
Fri-Sat: 12 PM – 4 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Farfalle with smoked salmon and cream sauce (≈6$)
Skirt-steak tagliata (≈12$)

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True Cost dining concept: pay an entrance fee and only the cost of your meals without margins
The ultimate one day route around Kaliningrad
If you only have one day to spend in Kaliningrad, follow this route to make the most of your sightseeing day.
Chesnok
True Cost dining concept: pay an entrance fee and only the cost of your meals without margins
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