High above Tbilisi you will find the most stylish centre for food and drink in the city: the Funicular Restaurant Complex. Without doubt, the Funicular Complex is one of the most important places in Tbilisi, with its significant long history dating back to 1905.

The Funicular Complex includes 5 separates dining facilities: Chela (traditional Georgian), Puri Guliani (bakery), the Bar-Lounge and the signature Funicular Restaurant and Events room. Our Event Hall is perhaps the ultimate venue for a conference, wedding reception or party, with the facilities and service to match.

With a brand new Funicular train going from Chonkadze Street, one can take a magnificent trip to the Funicular Complex and enjoy dinner with stunning panoramic views over Tbilisi.

Lounge Bar Funicular

This is the bar that stands above all others in Tbilisi. Its location, on the second floor of the iconic Funicular Restaurant Complex, is simply superb. But step inside and you’ll find something totally unique: an historic fresco created by Koka Ignatov in the 1960s. Entitled ‘Tribute to Pirosmani’, it has been carefully restored to its original condition. Modern Italian-designed furniture, fixtures and lighting harmonise beautifully with the setting. Equally impressive is the professionalism of our staff, trained by top barmen and mycologists from London. As you try to work out the secret ingredients in your cocktail, try wandering on to the terrace: it overlooks the whole city.

Restaurant Funicular

Located the second floor of the Complex, the Funicular Restaurant offers some of Tbilisi’s finest dining. While the emphasis is on Georgian cuisine, it’s always with twist: our chefs’ creative choices of original ingredients alongside the traditional ones will surprise and delight you. Our Spanish Josper grill and oven will ensure you enjoy each dish at its optimum taste and texture. While our wine gallery and experienced sommelier will introduce you to the best and sometimes little-known wines to accompany particular dishes. And you’ll savour it all in a comfortable and sophisticated environment, equipped with leather armchairs, comfortable tables and decorated with paintings by Otar Vepkhvadze.


Chela is simply the best place for meat in Tbilisi. Our chefs source the highest quality meats, whether ribs, steaks, joints or other cuts. We then prepare your choice of meat with consummate skill, to your exact requirements. You can even watch your dishes being cooked in front of you, in our state-of-the-art show kitchen. At Chela, you’ll also enjoy some of the finest surroundings for your meal. Start your evening at the bar, then take in the stunning views from the terrace. Step inside and you’ll be amazed by the terracotta and vitriol blue interior, created by internationally renowned designers. Chela is a restaurant you’ll always remember.

Puri Guliani

This is everything a luxurious pastry shop should be: light, elegant and filled with the delicious aromas of baking. Puri Guliani is simply the place in Tiblisi to go for pastries, breads, sandwiches, shakes and ice creams. Located on the ground floor of the Funicular Restaurant Complex, Puri Guliani has a terrace with astonishing views over the capital. It also has a charming white and red interior, with an oven as its centrepiece. Here, you can watch our delicious Georgian pastries and breads being baked. Our breads include practically every kind of khachapuri – including Imeretian, Adjarian, Megrelian and a delicious Achma. There’s something here for all the family.

Function Suite

In our Function Suite, your event becomes an occasion – whether it’s a conference, a banquet, a party or a wedding. The location, on the third floor of the Funicular Restaurant Complex, is one of Tbilisi’s most prestigious. You enter via a dramatic marble staircase or convenient elevators. Inside is an attractive and flexible space, accommodating up to 350 people. Views from the Hall are stunning. A sophisticated sound system is in place and equipment for simultaneous translation, monitors, microphones etc. are easily available. Experienced staff will help you organize any event – and our specialist wedding planners can help you plan every detail of your most special day.