Restaurants

Top Choice Russian in Suzdal

Gоstiny Dvor

There are so many things to like about this place: eclectic decor of rustic antiques and warm wood; outside terrace tables offering river views; hearty Russian dishes (chicken, pike, pelmeni dumplings) prepared with…
Top Choice Russian in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Traktir Popov Lug

Step back in time at 'Popov Meadow', a large log building kitted out like a medieval Russian tavern. Feast on locally caught fish and venison or homemade sausages and cheese from the restaurant's own farm while folk…
Top Choice Russian in Sergiev Posad

Gostevaya Izba

Right by the monastery walls, this wonderful restaurant recreates classic dishes metropolitans of the past might have eaten outside fasting periods, such as apple-roasted duck breast with lingonberry sauce. Portions…
Top Choice Russian in Suzdal

Chaynaya

It's hidden behind a kitsch crafts market, but this place is a gem. Russian standards – bliny, shchi (cabbage soup), mushroom dishes and pickles – are prominently represented, but it's all the unusual (and rather ex…
Top Choice Russian in Vladimir

Restaurant Panorama

This upscale restaurant, hidden down a lane off the main street, offers perhaps the fanciest meal in town, with attentive service, an elegant atmosphere and – true to its name – great views over the river valley fro…
Top Choice Buffet in Yaroslavl

Buffet No 1

With an art nouveau exterior and an upscale dining room, this self-serve buffet – which offers a large and inexpensive selection of tasty salads, omelettes, meat mains with side dishes, Italian pastas, Asian noodle …
Russian in Yaroslavl

Podbelka

'Podbelka' is how Yaroslavl's first Soviet pelmennaya (dumpling cafeteria), which occupied these premises in the 1920s, was colloquially known to the townsfolk. In its post-historical reincarnation it's a hip, all-n…
Gastropub in Kostroma

Honey, I'll Be Late

With a burger called 'Tear Your Face', you know this is a place that takes meat seriously: the speciality is grilled steaks in a variety of cuts. Wash it down with craft beer (choose from dozens) or one of the signa…
Russian in Yaroslavl

Ioann Vasilyevich

A large menu of tasty, artfully presented Russian favourites – such as Olivier salad, 'Herring in a Fur Coat', pelmeni dumplings, local perch and rabbit kidneys – features at this restaurant, which is decorated as i…
Russian in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Cafe Pirog & Borsch

A colourful interior of traditional tiles puts this cheap and cheerful cafe a cut above. The menu features tasty classics such as vareniki (dumplings), soups, bliny and savoury pies (pirozhki), plus all-day breakfas…