The restaurant named Lavash is a renowned establishment located in the center of Yerevan. It specializes in Armenian cuisine, serving it in a modern way while preserving traditional flavors. It’s a very popular spot for both locals and tourists. I’ve dined at Lavash multiple times, making it my favorite Yerevan establishment.
Lavash has two floors and an outdoor garden. In the basement, it has its own Armenian lavash bread preparation area. There’s also a small shop selling fresh farm produce.
The covered garden allows you to hide from the scorching Armenian sun or from the storms that are frequent in the summer.
Lavash is part of a larger group of restaurants from the Yeremyan Project company (which also includes the Tavern Yerevan restaurant chain). They practice the “farm to table” method, using fresh, high-quality products from local farms. Some farms are directly managed by them, so for breakfast, for instance, they might offer a glass of freshly milked, unpasteurized cow’s milk as a treat. Delightful!
In the restaurant, I tasted pork ribs prepared using the khorovats method, grilled vegetables, the porridge harissa, dolma from beef tenderloin, eggplant rolls voloran, pasta arishta, stuffed pumpkin ghapama, soup nraneh and freshly prepared tan. Everything was perfect.
They’ll also happily mix you a refreshing drink; the cocktail named Nrneni was excellent. It contained gin, tonic, freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, pomegranate syrup and lemon juice. Ideal for a hot summer evening. Drinks here are relatively expensive; this one cost 5,500 AMD, which is approximately 13.20 EUR.
Some of the staff speak English, and you can pay by card. Just like in other Armenian restaurants, they automatically add a 10% tip to your bill. Reservations outside of breakfast are absolutely necessary, but making a reservation a day in advance will suffice.
The best restaurant in Yerevan
If I were looking for just one place to eat in Yerevan, I would choose Lavash without any hesitation.
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