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“A must if you like pork or sausages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Piglet Beer Restaurant

Black Piglet Beer Restaurant
Veluka Zhytomirska street, 8-14, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380 67 434 7077
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Ranked #655 of 869 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: German, Ukrainian, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In one of the oldest parts of the capital, on one of the most picturesque streets of the city, the pub-restaurant "Black Piglet" is located. The restaurant is situated on the very location of the famous Kyiv tavern, or to be more exact - the tavern, which gathered the most influential waywodes of the Kievan Rus, and other citizens to resolve their disputes, to discuss important Old Russian affairs and to have high-quality banquets.In a cozy room with massive wooden tables, sofas and chairs, as usual for a real tap house, modern lovers of beer will gather. Centuries later, the "Black Piglet" gathers together everybody who knows a lot about good beer. As at that time, today here lingers hopped spirit of fun, fellowship and fraternity."Black Piglet" has three rooms: the main and two for banquets, so it is perfect for a friendly beer parties, conceptual wedding, and for a great variety of celebrations and holidays. In the menu of the restaurant there are the best assets of national cuisines of Germany, Austria, Hungary and Ukraine. The pork is treated with great reverence here. The menu is full of delicious dishes: a variety of meats, special homemade sausages, original and favorite dishes from poultry and fish (and poltavskyi crucian carp, which is sung in the "Aeneid" of Kotlyarevskyi!), as well as vegetarian meals, and, of course, pork knuckle "Aysban", prepared under the author's recipe of the chef Oleg Bilous. The cozy atmosphere of the restaurant "Black Piglet" again and again attracts visitors for companionship, excellent beer and big delicious snacks.
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“A must if you like pork or sausages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This restaurant appears to be quite recently opened, and is on a main streat close to St Sophia's cathedral. From the quirky sign (did Mike Tyson eat the pig's ear?) to the wood-dominated interior, the waitresses in rustic costume and the very good accordion player, the whole place is set up to give a jolly atmosphere with a flavour of traditional/past Ukraine - and it succeeds. There are booths with curtains for groups.
As the name suggests, the menu is centred on pork and sausages, and very good it is too. There are so many different types of sausage on offer that you'll be spoiled for choice. The house speciality is spit-roast piglet, of which I tried a portion. I understand that if you're in a big enough group and get there early enough you can order a whole one. The variety of other dishes was also very good, with particular praise for the warm appetizers.
There is a very good selection of European beers and the wine list was more than adequate.
The staff were very friendly. Not all spoke English but we were assigned an English-speaker as soon as our langauage became known.
Finally, prices. Most dishes are very reasonably priced, seeming cheap compared to some other restaurants, and you certainly get value for money. Note that most sides are extra.
Overall, a very fun place to eat if you want a flabour of ukranian rustic food with a good atmosphere and reasonable prices.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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