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This restaurant is located on top of Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain), the last stop of Tbilisi's funicular railway at approximately 800 metres above the the city. The restaurant complex was built in 1905 and it houses stylish shops, bars and even a ballroom. From the terrace at Funicular Restaurant you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding area.
Georgia has a longstanding culinary tradition, almost as old as the country itself. It is no wonder then that social dining (and drinking) holds a special position in Georgian culture, with traditional feasts (supra) being very important and ritualised. Leading a supra is always a tamada, toastmaster, whose role is to speak and propose toasts, until the feast is ended. Tbilisi offers a lot of restaurants serving local cuisine in accordance with Georgian tradition and it is not uncommon to stumble upon a typical feast with people toasting, singing and dancing.