It was a bitter evening in January. The temperature was around -15C and Tetyana and I desperately needed warmth.
We were on Andrew’s Descent and decided to seek refuge in Solomenskaya Brewery (Solomenskaya Pivovarnya), a pub restaurant at the heart of this famous street.
On entering the premises we were given the choice of a table on the upper or lower floor. The upper floor had more of a restaurant feel to it, while the lower was seemed to be occupied with drinkers.
Solomenskaya Brewery is famous as a microbrewery, though I believe its beers are brewed at its other, larger outlet on Solomyanska Square.
Tetyana and I both decided on the Blonde Ale at 24 UAH for 0.3 litre and 37 UAH for 0.5 litre. It was absolutely fabulous and certainly the best Ukrainian beer I had tasted for a long time.
For food I went for pork ribs with roasted vegetables at 120 UAH. Again this was excellent although I wish I had ordered additional sides as the portion of roasted vegetables wasn’t particularly filling. Tetyana wasn’t feeling hungry and gave the food a miss.
Service was excellent. Tetyana had some important calls to make and her phone’s battery was low. A charger was provided when requested.
Solomenskaya Brewery is situated on Andrew’s Descent, one of Kiev’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s located roughly halfway up the street, opposite the Castle of Richard the Lionheart. St Andrew’s Church is 150 yards up the hill.
Visit Kiev Ukraine ate at Solomenskaya Brewery in January 2017. Unlike most Kiev restaurant and travel websites we purchase our own food and drink. We are completely independent and do not inform staff we are reviewing their restaurant.
Cuisine: European, Ukrainian
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28 Andrew's Descent