White Guide is the authoritative guide and driving force behind continuing development of both gastronomy and restaurant culture in the Nordics. From 2017 White Guide Nordic includes Baltic countries. Current situation can be tracked in official page.
The guide earned the trust and recognition of gourmets and in 2017 it provides ratings and recommendations of as many as 325 restaurants in Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland as well as 60 restaurants in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
In White Guide Nordic 2017 restaurants in Lithuania were classed as excellent. Among restaurants in the Baltic states that were rated for the first time, as many as six Lithuanian restaurants gained the highest ratings!
In total, 10 Lithuanian restaurants were rated by the White Guide Nordic 2017.
The highest rating was awarded to “Sweetroot” in Vilnius, which was also rated as the fourth best restaurant in the top 30 restaurants in the Baltic states, the sixth place went to “Gastronomika” (Vilnius), the ninth place went to “Telegrafas” (Vilnius), “Monai” (Klaipėda) took tenth place, “Dublis” (Vilnius) was the twelfth, and “Uoksas” (Kaunas) was the twenty-second. In addition, “White Guide” ratings were given to “Gaspar’s” (Vilnius), “Lauro lapas” (Vilnius), “Monte Pacis” (Kaunas), and “Bučeris” (Vilnius).
A team of young and passionate people driven by the idea of taking a few steps back into the past in order to be able to rediscover the real meaning of a local restaurant – a dinner filled with truth and meals prepared from local ingredients in tune with the natural cycle of nature – opened this restaurant of seasons-inspired local cuisine.
Their love affair with food began while looking for the simple answer of what defines their gastronomical tradition. In other words, who we, Lithuanians, are at the table and where our roots grow. It all started with reminiscing about the meals our mothers used to prepare and simple yet delicious desserts like blueberries with milk concocted by our grandmother. So they invite everyone to join to experience the particularity of cuisine by returning to its most simple ingredients – like beetroot, dill, or honey. This small step back is actually a big step forward, the beginning of a new journey full of heart-warming emotions.
Address: Užupio g. 22-1, Vilnius
Phone: +370 685 60767
A unique experience at a secret location!
“Gastronomika” – culinary and cultural space, culinary loft by Liutauras Čeprackas. This is much more than a restaurant or culinary studio. “Gastronomika” – perfect environment for all food and culture lovers, therefore eating exclusive dishes you will able to choose from a large selection of wines.
Latest and for a very long time matured project “Gastronomika” brings together the best kitchen appliances in one place, based on ‘smart house’ technology, chefs with invaluable experience, love for food and art.
Address: T. Ševčenkos 16i, Vilnius
Phone: +370 699 37770
The cuisine is characterized by a combination of European cooking, veering from East to West with Mediterranean touches. Here, purity and simplicity are complemented with refinement and surprising combinations. Dishes are always made with special attention to freshness and seasonal ingredients. Restaurant Telegrafas would like to play an instrumental role in modernising traditional Lithuanian cuisine. As a result, guests can expect innovative menus influenced from specialties both local and from around the world.
Address: Universiteto g. 14, Vilnius
Phone: +370 522 01600
The city’s upper-crust fills the bijou dining room at Momo’s sister restaurant next to the Timepiece Museum for a shortlist of superbly crafted dishes and carefully paired ingredients. Octopus might go with soybeans and potato mousse, veal with polenta. Sunday brunch, with its own special menu, is especially highly sought after. Apart from rare wines lying on their sides, décor is minimal. Here it’s all about the food.
Chef Vytautas Samavičius and whole Monai team will meet you as old good friends and make your stay in the restaurant a pleasant moment. They are improvised in the kitchen, inviting you to watch your creative process. All dishes are made according to season, experimenting with flavors, textures and colors.
Address: Liepų str. 4, Klaipeda
Phone: +370 626 63362
An exceptional place for a refined taste. When the evening comes, restaurant DUBLIS fills with refined tastes and aromas and warm conversations. This is a place for those who look for inspiration in novelties, improvisation and pleasure. Here, you will find a Scandinavia-inspired cuisine, a seasonal menu, the most popular, classical DUBLIS dishes, and culinary improvisations.
Address: Trakų 14, Vilnius
Phone: +370 674 41922
At one of the finest restaurants in the city, two amazing chefs create food that combines taste and art. The menu is brief – as it should be – and changes regularly, as the emphasis is always on seasonal food and the finest fresh ingredients. There’s a wide range of fine wine to pair with the dishes and while prices are high they do reflect the quality.
Address: Maironio 28, Kaunas
Phone: +370 686 38881
Gaspar’s restaurant is a place where you will find a new take on Indian inspired food. Our Chef Gaspar Fernandes has got a huge diversity of tastes as he was born in Goa (India), with Portuguese grandparents, growing up and living in England for most part of his life where he got his education from Le Cordon Blu.
Gaspar’s restaurant is a place where you can experience a fusion of different cultures. The food is Indian fusion mixed with Western culture, with spices and herbs, colours and heritage. You have a chance to find age old recipes which Gaspar knows from his mother and grandparents, but with a modern refined twist to be suitable for the guests palette. It is a place which Gaspar calls home. He would like guests to get an experience if they would have been at his home for a meal, with good quality food, friendly people, pleasant atmosphere and positive memories. That’s why the restaurant is called as Gaspar’s.
Address: Pylimo g. 23-3, Vilnius
Phone: +370 657 07050
A brave new venture by two young local chefs promising both quality and innovation, “Lauro Lapas” offers a limited choice of à la carte dining plus dishes from a daily specials menu. The food features such rarities in Lithuania as pheasant alongside a more conservative menu of international food all cooked with panache and a twist.
Address: Pamėnkalnio g. 24, Vilnius
Phone: +370 610 01215
The restaurant’s chef Rokas Vasiliauskas combines historical secret recipes, fresh products from the restaurant’s own garden and local organic farms, modern technology into a unique opportunity to enjoy a modern restaurant pleasures in the seventeenth century historic monastery ensemble.
Address: T. Masiulio str. 31, Kaunas
Phone: +370 65595185
Choose meat for you steak and it will be cooked up to perfection right away. Wines from our dispenser will accomplish your perfect meal. Seek advice from our professionals how to prepare your requested steak. In our open kitchen you can observe our chefs and interact within the process and get right cooking tips. Besides, you can get homemade sauces and garnishes along with your steak. The sausages, tartars and chef’s blended burgers is great choice not only for steak-lovers.
Address: Verkiu 29, Vilnius
Phone: +370 520 59944