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#24 of 1,420 Restaurants in Kyiv
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

When I stepped out of the taxi there was one 4 top at this quaint small street side bistro. I said this should be fun and I trusted the reviews I read. The tuna tartar was excellent and a nice portion. The more I ate...there the spices opened up this dish. Next came the escargot. Oh my. This dish gave me a "sink me" moment. This was the best escargot dish I have ever have. This was not just butter and garlic but something I could not identify maybe Pernod?? I have escargot around the world for over 40 years. This was the best. I had to order more bread and it was fresh baked and I was a Lone customer.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed December 28, 2020 via mobile

Was great! Staff have a positive attitude. Food is simple and delicious. The place go go to if you want to have a solid breakfast without being disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2020 via mobile

A tiny small Cafe in government's quarter. I spent a worm and lovely dinner with my spouse. The food was fresh, hot and it was hard to stop. So we cancelled the desert, which I wanted as creme brulee. Overall, it was good.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

4 months of quarantine, arriving back in the great city of kyiv , only 1 place to go to have the best eggs Benedict in the city GORCHITSA !! What’s not to like about this place !! Honestly.... when a chef can cook great eggs...Benedict , you know the culinary skills are there throughout the menu. I know this place so well, for me travelling to Ukraine..... Gorchitsa is like a long lost friend , a warm blanket. I sat on the terrace , a beautiful sunny day overlooking a quiet street new parliament buildings , it’s just a short walk up from Miadan square, the owner Joel Franz joined me , this is a man who cares about his restaurant, who cares about food , he is always here , and super friendly host , place ask for him when you visit ! Beside me was a table off 4 French business men enjoying an early lunch with chilled white wine. The staff are as always impeccable in dress and manners , honestly this restaurant is amazing French food at its best ,,, and not good value..... it’s fantastic value due to the exchange rate , my brunch less than £4 When in kyiv ... you must come here !! Excellent ! RobinMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020

Food was excellent! Everything came in perfect portions! Would highly recommend! The service was quick

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020

Having been to many restaurants in Kiev, Gorchitsa is the one I always want to go back to. Amazing service, food and atmosphere. It's been almost 10 years since I found out about this restaurant and was never disappointed. Now living abroad I can compare...and especially appreciate the service and experience created in Gorchitsa. I really miss it. Cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food - the restaurant has everything to match and exceed your expectations. Looking forward to visiting Kiev and my favourite restaurant again:)More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 2, 2020 via mobile

Wow !!! amazing food. Good service . We enjoyed . We want come back soon . Очень вкусная еда😀 мы заказали салат из лосося я дерунами- wow

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Gorchitsa cafe is a place which I return to again and again. Whether for breakfast (omelettes are outstanding), lunch or dinner, it is always a great place to eat. Some of my favourite dishes include at Gorchitsa: for started the French Onion Soup and Foie...Gras. For the main course - any of the fish (it is all delicious), or the beef wellington is outstanding! Honestly, I rarely make it to dessert as I never have any space left, but once I had the cheesecake and it was great. The owner of the restaurant Joel is often there. He is an incredibly gracious host, always ready to make recommendations and sometimes even ready to share a glass (or bottle) of wine!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Have been several times to Gorchitsa Restaurant and always had an amazing meal. Super foie Gras, excellent beef Wellington , simply one of the best restaurants in Kyiv for quality food. Deserving of a top 10 place I’d say !

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

I came here after checking reviews and photos and came away a bit disappointed. First, decor - the photos are brightly lit and make it the restaurant look attractive. For me - a winter's evening, with the tan/light brown upholstered seats, and walls that looked...like they needed a pain job it all felt a bit gloomy. Starters - french onion soup and mushroom soup - excellent. The onion soup far better than what I had at Tres Francais. Main course - duck breast and burger between potato pancakes and a gorgonzola sauce. The duck was medium rare with a very generous covering of sauce, but my wife just found it underseasoned and bland. I'm afraid I found the burger just unappetising, with a mushy texture. Service - friendly. Value for money - ok. So maybe I would go again in the day for a brighter restaurant and those eggs benedict look good in the photos, and perhaps I just chose the wrong main course.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020

Well I came back in 2020 and this place is still a great secret in Kyiv. It has great food and wonderful service. We ate there last night and had wonderful food everything we had was fantastic. Overall is is colored like a cafe in...Paris. Everything from the fresh bread to the salad to soup and main course we have never been disappointed here. We had a good bottle of wine and dessert and over all the cost is really good. This is somewhere I will visit every time I visit Kyiv.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Me Joel is running this “french touch place” since years. If you don’t know him; look for Gerard Departieux (in better). He is French of course, a wonderful host and we spent many evenings there with friends, simply because its home, away from home. Great...scallops, boeuf bourginone and many more. Excellent choice of good wines. Pricing very reasonable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

Charming French restaurant in Kiev’s Pechersk neighbourhood. Had wonderful Sunday breakfast with friends. Food and service were excellent and collection of vintage Christmas cards was a nice touch! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

Food is surprisingly good and the restaurant is very cozy, without pretence. Prices are better than those of other french restaurants of lower quality. The owner is French and his team is in this business with him for more than 20 years, it shows! Gorchitsa...stands lonely at the top.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Here you can eat like in France. Everything is delicious and you will not be disappointed. Do not hesitate to come and eat here.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Here's the address and phone number: Address: 01024, Pylypa Orlyka St, 6, Kiev, Ukraine Phone: +380 44 253 7358 Hours: 8AM–11PM It's a great restaurant - hope you get a chance to enjoy it!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5