Veronika is one of Lviv’s most popular and expensive restaurants and sweet shops.
Veronika is right in the city center on Shevchenko Avenue, steps from Lviv’s main Prospect Svobody Avenue and not far from McDonald’s.
When you enter Veronika you will often see a long line at its glass dessert case. Upstairs you can opt for cafe-style dining (or next door through a separate entrance). For romantic restaurant-style dining in a quiet candlelit hall, head down the stairs to the right of the dessert case. During warmer weather Veronika’s summer terrace offers a lovely view of historic Shevchenko Avenue.
Veronika’s huge menu is similar that of its sister restaurant Amadeus and includes traditional and fusion Continental European cuisine, including several rich dishes with foie gras. You can also find lighter fare and traditional Ukrainian dishes like varenyky (dumplings), deruny (potato pancakes) or borsch (traditional Ukrainian vegetable soup). But many come to Veronika to take home some of its delicious sweets – from croissants to cakes and cookies to handmade chocolates in elegant boxes.
Keep in mind
- Due to Veronika’s popularity, finding a free seat can often be a problem, so reservations in advance are strongly recommended.
- If you can’t find a seat in main restaurant, look next door for the separate street-level entrance for more cafe-style dining.
- Veronika’s croissants can be worth the trip alone and come with rich fillings like apricot jam, marzipan and chocolate, but they can sell out fast on weekends. So if you want one, plan to arrive not long after 10 a.m. or call ahead to order some.
|Price range:||€€€ (15 – 20 Euro) (Credit cards accepted)|
|Cuisine:||European, Ukrainian, sweets|
|Good for:||Business travelers, Families|
|Address:||21 Shevchenka Ave., Lviv, Ukraine, 79005|
|Tel.:||+38 (032) 298 6028, +38 (032) 261 4456|
|Hours:||10 a.m. – 11 p.m.|