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“a bit disappointing”
Review of gorchitsa cafe

gorchitsa cafe
Ranked #39 of 1,993 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2013

After reading all the reviews about the place my husband and I went there for a drink. Thought we might go there for a dinner another day. The drinks were alright, nothing special but what surprised me was a service. When I asked for a bill the waiter just told me the sum. In fact I didn't quite get it as he did so on his way serving another customer. So I asked again and got the answer: "I've already told you - it's 66 uah"....well...I thought that was a bit unusual. Anyway, we paid and went away but decided not to go there for a dinner.

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1  Thank Lana B
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Nice small restaurant, good location - in a quiet street, nice terrace, nice food, wine list could be better...But in my opinion it does not deserve to be so high on the list of the best restaurants in Kiev

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Thank DenisRi
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Perfect restaurant!
Nice and small restaurant located in the centre of Kyiv with delicious food.
You can try everything you want and you'll get the best feelings about food and courses!
Tiramisu is probably the best and the tastiest in Kyiv!

Thank Artiom K
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Tastefully simple with excellent food at good value. Service and décor nicely European without being over-the-top (as is typical in Kiev). Easy place to return to often.

1  Thank clda
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Despite seeming variety, Kiev has few restaurants with great food and service, and Gorchitsa is one of them. Even if they served nothing but their famous, mouth-watering ravioli with mushrooms and spinach in a foi gras sause, they would still be worth visiting.
I came there after a long break, and was amazed that the quality has not gone down after years on the market (as it is often the case in Kiev). Then, every dish that came was nothing short of wonderful. Each of them delivered on its promise, and more. The warm seafood salad was very good. The seafood delicate and nicely complimented by a dressing that had non-refined sunflower olive, and with a twist added by physalis berries. The sizzling snails were easy to eat because they were taken out of their shells (but lost a bit on presentation). The braised duck leg was fantastically tender, a joy for the senses in its rich wine sauce and contrasted against potato gratin. Even the vegetables that came as a garnish on the plate were absolutely perfectly shaped and cooked: the baby pea pods still emerald and crunchy, the carrot shaped into a classical oblong, etc.
The ravioli are beyond belief, as i have mentioned. And creme brulee is - and i swear it - one of the best i have tried. Real vanilla, smooth center, cool inside, with hot and crunchy caramel, and a surprise in the form of a thin bottom chocolate layer. I almost stormed into the kitchen to demand a recipe.
The interior is nothing to mention, though. But the focus is on food, and every mouthful is a delight.

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3  Thank kationok
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