Here’s a list of the some of the best summer terraces in Kyiv, many of which offer stunning views of the city’s Old Town. Whether you looking for someplace to enjoy outdoor dining or drinks, Kyiv has many good restaurants with open and covered terraces, where you can enjoy a relaxing dinner, drinks with friends, a romantic evening, or celebrate special occasions.
HYATT REGENCY KYIV
The Hyatt’s “Bar on 8” offers stunning views of Kyiv’s Saint Sofia and Saint Michael Cathedrals and the historical square below. Indoors the restaurant features an ultramodern decor and a sophisticated ambience. The surprisingly chic urban venue really comes into its own during Kyiv’s warm season with its beautiful terrace. Bar On 8 serves a wide variety of tempting dishes, including Ukrainian and international specialties complemented with an exquisite wine selection and delicious cocktails. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening Bar on 8 has a DJ from 6:00 pm till 10:30 pm The view, prices and quality are what you would expect from one of Kyiv’s finest five star hotels. If you want to sit on the terrace on a nice day, come early because Bar on 8 doesn’t accept reservations for its terrace.
Praha is one of the best restaurants in Kyiv and it’s located in a leafy corner of Holosiivskyi Park on a beautiful lake. The terrace at Praha Restaurant is an especially good place to enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one or to celebrate special occasions with close friends or family. Praha’s terrace has a covered roof, so you can enjoy great views rain or shine. This is also one of the few places in Kyiv where you can see beautiful swans walking on the grass or swimming in the lake nearby. Praha is an upscale restaurant and its prices reflect this—it features three different menus and a large wine list.
Avalon is a popular lounge and club with a large rooftop summer terrace that offers stunning views of downtown Kyiv. Here you can enjoy an excellent wine list and a variety of grilled dishes. The upscale venue frequently features live jazz and soul music. Avalon is an especially popular social spot at both sunset and sunrise. To get to the rooftop terrace enter through the lounge and take the elevator up.
Babara Bar is a 24-hour open-air rooftop terrace located above Atlas Club, a popular venue for concerts and dance music located outside Kyiv’s city center. The wooden couches covered with pillows and strings of lights give this place more of a chill hipster vibe, a welcome contrast to more “glamorous” venues in Kyiv.
The Concord is an upscale restaurant that’s a favorite with Kyiv’s top businessmen, models and a fashionable crowd. The Concord’s open summer terrace offers you a panoramic view looking out over Kyiv’s historical center. Here you are able to relax on comfy sofas surrounded by summer greenery while enjoying your choice of French, Italian and Japanese cuisine.
B-hush is a swanky bar and lounge that is perched on the 11th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Kyiv. B-hush has two VIP rooms, an open terrace, and a restaurant that offers Indian favorites like tandoori, Asian dishes like sushi and satay and noodles, and luscious seafood like beluga caviar and Alaskan salmon.
TERRACE AT BOUTIQUE-HOTEL VOZDVYZHENSKY
The Terrace Restaurant is located in historical Podol near Andrew’s Descent. The cozy atmosphere and style of this restaurant will engage you from the moment you enter. Everything about the place screams exclusivity, including the magnificent terraces with stunning views of garden slopes, ideal for a romantic dinner. A small drawing room is also available for special events. Terrace Restaurant features gourmet Ukrainian cuisine as well as grilled fish and meat chef’s specials from the Eco-Grill. If you are dining with children, a kid’s menu is available.
ZUMA is one of Kyiv’s most innovative restaurants, managed by a former chef of Nobu in New York, London, Moscow and Budapest with a cocktail menu designed by a famous British mixologist. mr ZUMA uses unique technologies and ingredients like a Clay Oven grill and Wagyu beef to prepare fine Asian cuisine. The restaurant is divided into three separate zones: a bar, a restaurant and a summer open terrace with stunning views of Kyiv’s Old Town. mr. ZUMA is conveniently located on the 5th floor Gulliver Trade Center.
Bacardi Terrace sits in the very center of the Arena City Entertainment Complex, the heart of nightlife in Kyiv. At this huge terrace you can relax from the bustle of city life on large sofas, white wicker chairs, with a mojito, and hookah. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 8.00 pm the Bacardi Terrace turns into the Decadence House Disco for Kyiv’s pretty people and those who want to gaze at them. Keep in mind that a strict dress code and face control are in effect for the disco.
SUMMER TERRACE OF THE NATIONAL OPERA RESTAURANT
The National Opera Restaurant is situated in the heart of Kyiv and offers a great variety of dishes of European and Japanese cuisine. Here you can enjoy a view of one of Kyiv’s oldest streets in the shadow of the National Opera House, or go to the lounge zone to relax with close friends in an intimate atmosphere. In the evening you can also visit the karaoke bar.