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“Character and popularity, food cheap, Belgian beer great but expensive”
Review of Le Cosmopolite

Le Cosmopolite
Ranked #341 of 1,872 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian, European, Central European, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Mwanza Region, Tanzania
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Character and popularity, food cheap, Belgian beer great but expensive”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

My wife and I ate twice at Le Cosmopolite on a Friday and a Sunday. On Friday, the restaurant was extremely busy but in a good way, as it had a really lively atmosphere. This was due to a combinatin of the crowd, the very good 2-piece band playing traditional folk and international songs, and the pleasant interior, which features lots of timber and plasterwork, pictures and decorations from the fin de siecle and edwardian period.
Food was very good indeed, and was startlingly cheap from the point of view of visitors. The size of the veal schnitzel has to be seen to be believed and it is great value for money. There are lots of traditional Belgian dishes which are just yummy.
There is a fabulous range of Belgian beers, and for beer freaks, there are 10-12 beers on tap which are well kept, which marks this place out as serious about its beer, as all good Belgian places should be. The beer is expensive, though, (70-88 uar for 0.5L of most "mainstream" Belgian brands),more so than Belgian beer elsewhere in town - to the point where you would have to be serious about Belgian beer to go beyond your second glass. But with the food so reasonably priced, you can probably consider it!
The wine list is extensive and of good quality.
Staff were efficient and couteous despite the busy night and most spoke good English.
All in all, we had a great time and really enjoyed the lively atmosphere - we will probably go back a third time during our stay.

  • Visited November 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

giant portions and very delicious (never tried their borsch, but schnitzel is perfect). I never take 2 dishes there, because 1 is more than enough.
great selection of belgian beer.
good service.
prices are high, but price-quality ratio is very good.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank iippolitova
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testelt
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249 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“belgian cafe and restaurant in kiev”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

High standing dining & wining - we were sitting with 6 on the terrace outside (October 1st !) , we had great food and very good service. Borsch is very nice as well as the main dishes .
Nice wine list ; great atmosphere ; also famous for the Belgian beers of course.
Highly recommended

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Christiane V
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Istanbul, Turkey
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“a bit pricey, yet one of the bests”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Kiev is very famous with high standard dining&wining places. but Cosmopolite has a diferent character with it's Belgian atmosphere, fine beers, wonderful cuisine and perfect service. you may find from oysters to foie gras as well as the infamous Ukrainian 'borsch' in the menu.
live music is another plus of the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank cnkyldrm
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Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rustic beerpalace that serves food as well.”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Excellent smiling service, average food ( expensive and small portions). The athmosphere is great, noisy and friendly, with live music playing in the downstairs corner when we visited that friday night. All together a nice experience, even if the food was not that great.

  • Visited September 2012
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