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6 Shevska street | 5th floor, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
38 032 294 82 05
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Ranked #75 of 205 Restaurants in Lviv
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai, Ukrainian, Central European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Located on top floor of the bookstore near Rynok Sqr. Good cuisine with beautiful serving. Serve local food (like porcini mushrooms) processed in rather modern way. Seems to be a great place for a romantic outing or business conversations.

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Berlin, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This restaurant is small with 6-8 tables in the main room and a few more on the balcony (which offers a great view out the window). It is decorative, with exposed beams, a mini-grand piano and lots of old books and photos on the 'Darwin' theme. The menu is not extensive but everything is very good; we tried the salmon... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Darwin - greatest restaurant in Lviv to celebrate some special moments your life like engagement or meeting old friends or even small wedding. I was in friend birthday and everything was great. Waiters fast and helping and food delisious. I like especially rabbit roll.

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Ternopil, Ukraine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Located in the city heart, on the fifth floor of the bookstore Darwin offers amazing and quite atmosphere. The food is perfect and delicious. Waiters are experienced and polite. Literally found nothing negative. Extremely recommended for romantic dinners. Truly enjoyed this place!!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Darwin is the place where you can feel yourself like some nobleman with the blue blood - that attentive are the waiters and that delicious is food. Meals are expencive but they absolutely worth the money one pays. Lots of vegetarian dishes what is very important for me: mountain mushrooms, traditional porridge with three kinds of beans and also some... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I travel probably 4 months out of each year to different parts of the globe, and seldom do I take the time to review the restaurants in which I dine. However, when you run across a gem such as Darwin, you have to tell the world. Simply put, one of the best meals I have ever had, and hands down... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The location of this restaurant is quite nice, on the 5th floor of a bookshop right in the city centre. This is however one of the most positive points about this place.The reception was professional but the seating area is very small so it would have been rather annoying if we were not the only guests that day.the interior is... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I think it is the most tasty and good looking food i have already tried in Lviv restaurants. Had salmon, vegetable terrin and lime cheesecake. Everything was just delicious. Waiters are professionals, interior high standard. Only bad thing is coffee, better have wine or tea.

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Lviv, Ukraine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Darwin is the place which is as worth to find as hard. This restaurat is situated at fifth floor of bookstore Litera on Shevska street, nearby Leopolis Hotel. You may go there upstairs through the shop or by Elevator which goes only to restaurant. It is true restaurant of haute cuisine, with delicious food and artistic dressing. Very clean place,... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've been to this haute cuisine restaurant with my beloved. The atmosphere was amazing, since it was raining outside and we were sitting just under the rooftop, watching raindrops falling on the glass roof, enjoying a glass of superb wine and very tasty and filling beef tongue salas served in bread. The Caesar salad was not so good, or, I'd... More 

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Additional Information about Darwin

Address: 6 Shevska street | 5th floor, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
Phone Number: 38 032 294 82 05
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Lviv Oblast  >  Lviv
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Thai, Ukrainian, Central European

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