Belarusian in Minsk

A stone's throw from the president's office, this charming Belarusian place boasts wooden beams, a tiled fireplace, wrought-iron light fittings and antique knick-knacks. Staff are equally pleasant, and the menu is among the most authentically Belarusian in town.

Order the house speciality, zeppelins (tseppeliny in Russian – huge potato dumplings), or the verashchanka (pancakes with gravy and sausage).