Restaurant «Kuhmistr»

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Welcome to «Kuhmistr» restaurant!

In the very center of Minsk, at the Karl Marx street (former Podgornaya), near the House of Officers, the symbol of Minsk constructivism style, "Kuhmistr" restaurant is located since 2011. This German word meaning "master of kitchen" – was used in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to denote chefs. These chefs, commanding the royal and princely kitchens, were first invited from Italy and France, but gradually were replaced by their local colleagues. We call ourselves a restaurant of Belarusian and Slavic Lithuanian cuisines. “Belarusian” is usually referred to peasant cuisine, mostly that of Eastern Belarus, with a predominance of potato, pork, mushrooms.

Slavic Lithuanian is the cuisine of the gentry, townsfolk, clergy of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania, typical rather for the north-west of Belarus, for the once-glorious area between the two ancient capitals - Vilnius and Novogrudok. However, there is no sharp border between these two cuisines. They always were influencing each other. For example, the age-old Orthodox Christmas dish - Kutia - became a cult dish for Catholics of Lithuania and Belarus, too. While Lithuanian gentry’s wereszczaka, kumpiak, kindziuk became a part of the traditional Orthodox Belarusian menu. This mutual penetration continues to this day: it may be said that "Kuhmistr" restaurant is located in its very center.

We strive to be open to all culinary traditions of the Grand Duchy, not excluding notable minorities who left a bright trace in our history - the Jews and Tartars. Here you can try traditional Tartar lamb kalduny and famous syrnik - curd dessert, brought by local Jews to America and became known there as "cheesecake". And, of course, Wereszczaka - thick meat gravy with slices of homemade sausages and pancakes, and "vantrabyanka" - delicious sausage from beef liver and buckwheat. You are welcome to drink Belarusian/ Lithuanian gentry kvas and sharp peasant aperitif - khrenovukha. Explore the geography of Belarus, by tasting Ruzhany-style beef medallions in the style of Princes Sapieha, Slutsk-style spicy pancake rolls and Vileyka-style kalduny.

And, of course, many other Belarusian and Lithuanian celebrated delicacies. We also carefully designed the music and visual atmosphere of our restaurant match our menu, so that you not just have a good food here, but also get some impression of the history and culture of our country which was for centuries located at the junction of two civilizations, and still remained a hospitable home for many religions and cultures.

So, being “armed” with a knife and fork, please go on an exciting journey through time and space, around Belarus and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, from the gentry manor to the peasant hut, from the Tatar camp yurt to the Jewish tavern! Our friendly and discreet staff will be happy to be your guides.

Смачна есці – Bon Appétit!

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Beets, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, boiled beef, vinegar, sugar
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Salmon and cod fillets, onions, carrots, potatoes, butter, greens, seasonings
All prices
Recently, we were dining at this place. I ordered on advice of waitress the dishes named "Vereshchaka" and it tasted very good. I fell in love with Belarusian cuisine. Everyone should try it. Thanks for such delicious dinner.
I’d like to note right away that I have been in many restaurants of the city. And believe me there are plenty to choose from! :))) I visited this great place several times, more often with friends, colleagues and guests of our events. Everyone really likes this restaurant! Starting with a meeting of visitors, continuing with serving dishes and table layout, finishing with food quality and creative approach to cooking! Original live music at the weekends is nice background for communication at the table with delicious national dishes. Sometimes the menu is updated to include interesting items, I liked it. Now I am a regular guest of this restaurant! Special thanks to administrators Yuliya and Dariya, as well as all staff for a special attitude to the guests! I recommend to everyone who wants to spend time in a cozy place with an original approach to old-Belarusian cuisine!
Many thanks indeed for your visit and this detailed, warm and encouraging review. He help to establish a long-lasting friendship, helping you to celebrate the most charming and striking moments of you life :-)
A cozy place with stylish decor, delicious food, and nice friendly staff! Whenever possible, we’ll come here again more than once!
Please do come again, definitely! And face the optimal mixture of stability and innovation in our menu and look :-)
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Address restaurant «Kuhmistr»

Minsk, K. Marx str., 40
  • TIN: 191436010
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