Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Barhat Lounge
Romantic little restaurant with delicious cocktails and armchaired corners just made for lovers trysts.
Cinzano Bar
Cinzano has an achingly cool reputation and is considered to be the best cocktail den in Astana.
Graff Lounge Bar
Flamboyantly fun, Graff plays host to Astana's most glittering citizens.
Kyoto Bar
Mixologists delight: Kyoto has cocktails you've never dared imagine.
Regine’s
Authentic French dining combines with sumptuous décor (on walls and guests) for a fab night out.
Fusion
With rooms for each different cuisine, you can have a course on each continent in this funky restaurant.
Izumi
Small and sophisticated, Izymi is a wonderfully chilled place to enjoy good sushi and quiet conversation.
Korean House
Korea House provides wonderful authentic food in a fiercely traditional atmosphere.
Melnitsa
Look for the enormous windmill at the entrance to this Uzbek offering.
Pivnitsa
As close to a pub as you'll find in Kazakhstan, this is a great place to hunker down.
Fahri
For a buzzing atmosphere and wonderful traditional food, in an enormous yurt, go to Farhi.
Divan
Authentic Turkish cuisine is attested to by the high levels of Turkish expats enjoying meals.
Egorkino
An enlarged Russian peasant's house, Egorkino offers an eclectic and extensive menu, with plenty of vodka.
Ak Tilek
Chic, somewhat grand restaurant offering both European and Kazakh dishes.
Astana Nur
Fantastic grills and kebabs served in beautiful dining rooms. A real find.
Bagrationi
Although not exclusively Georgian cuisine, this place makes up for its lack there in themed décor.
Cafestar
Glamorous décor, with food and staff to match, this is a popular spot with ladies who lunch.
Capri
A delicious dinner menu combines with the Mediterranean décor to keep Astana's elite coming back to Capri.
Chili Pepper’s
Fab Italian pizzaeria with a popular bar, this place is much beloved by younger Kazakhs.
Satti
Excelent Kazakh food is supplemented by a romantic rooftop view in the summer.
Tiflis
Authentically themed with all the proper dining etiquette, Tiflis gets our Lari.
Tre Kronor
A Scandinavian feasting lodge with succulent sausages.
Zhibek Zholy
Silk Road themed restaurant offering Central Asian fare washed down with plenty of vodka.
Revolving Restaurant
With a full rotation lasting an hour, this is a brilliant, leisurely way to see Astana's incredible architecture.
Rixos President
Designed for both business and pleasure, this stylish large-scale hotel is the ideal base for major deals to be made.
Tengri Hotel
A comfortable, well-connected hotel for dining and nightlife.
Mukammal Hotel
Personal touches and beautiful furnishings mark out this original hotel, with souvenirs on sale for last minute gifts buying.
Oasis Inn
Simple but smart, with plain but pleasant décor and a nice bar.
Ramada Plaza
High, if slightly shabby, standards make this hotel a good bet for business travellers on a budget.
Manhattan Hotel
Designed by local Nurlan Kametov, the Manhattan is chic and elegant, and also offers family suites.
Duman Hotel
A modern hotel with all the facilities.
Grand Park Esil
One of the nicest hotels in Astana, the Grand Park Esil combines attractive decor with a good location near the old town.
Imperia G Hotel
Smart, modern hotel with a good restaurant and bar onsite.
Business Hotel
Perfect for groups who want to book out a house, or quieter types, this sweet little boutique has only seven rooms.
Comfort Hotel
Comfortable, but best value at the weekend when prices cut.
Diplomat Hotel
Corporation meets architecture at this striking modern hotel.
Soluxe
Styled on a Chinese palace, don't let the slightly gaudy exterior put you off, this hotel has treasures within.
Akku Hotel
A secluded hotel in a great spot on the Right Bank, surrounded by some of Astana's best restaurants and cafés.
Astana Park
Make like a monarch and stay in this turreted hotel, with gold tiles in the bar.
Astanart Hotel
With sport poker facilities and a Chinese medicine centre, this is an interesting boutique offering.

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