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Uralskiye Pelmeni

When Russians first crossed the Urals, they were a tribe of porridge-eaters, but through the encounter with Asian tribes they found something that changed their cuisine forever – pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli). Thi…
Museum in Chelyabinsk

Local Studies Museum

At the northern end of ul Kirova, the modern Local Studies Museum uses natural light well to create an attractive exhibition space. Floor 1 has an unspectacular display on 20th-century history and a few household it…
International in Chelyabinsk


As well as a small selection of Russian and international mains, this cafe, bar, restaurant and – later in the evening – dance space serves sushi, pizza and fish. It has a children's play area.
Bar in Chelyabinsk

Nu i Che Art Pub

Part of the larger 'Monopoly' complex (it includes the restaurant and live venue Lunny Svet at ul Kirova 82), Art Pub is the pub-disco arm attracting a good mix from young to late 30s.
Gallery in Chelyabinsk

Fine Arts Gallery

Containing a small and moderately interesting collection of European and Russian paintings and earthenware.
French in Chelyabinsk

Bon Bon

Excellent cafe and restaurant with a summer outdoor deck. Serves wine but not beer.
Street in Chelyabinsk

Ulitsa Kirova

Chelyabinsk’s highlight is strolling down pedestrianised ul Kirova, paved with cobblestones. Life-sized bronze statues of local personages dot the street – look out for an Asian lad with a camel. The animal is the h…