Top Choice Russian in Nizhny Novgorod

Restoratsia Pyatkin

Pyatkin makes you feel like a merchant back in his mansion after a great trading day at the fair. The menu is full of Volga fish specialities; it brews the unusual apple kvas (fermented rye bread water) for R65 and …
Russian in Nizhny Novgorod


This literary cafe with antique furnishings, stucco ceiling and the feel of a living room is part of a Nizhny Novgorod project called ‘Eda i Kultura’ (Food and Culture), which brings food and culture together into a…
Russian in Nizhny Novgorod


Also part of the Food and Culture project – more upmarket in style but with very similar food to Bezukhov – ‘Milk’ exudes a sleek lounge feel beyond its sofas and aged wooden panelling. Pl Minina i Pozharskogo is yo…
Pub Food in Nizhny Novgorod

Angliiskoe Posolstvo

Set on two levels, the ‘English Consulate’ is a convivial place for that familiar pub atmosphere (or Russian interpretation of it). A selection of English beers is available and fish and chips costs R260.
International in Nizhny Novgorod


This upmarket all-rounder is a restaurant during the day and evening, a cafe at any time and has well-known DJs some nights. The views across the Volga to the forest are spectacular.
Ukrainian in Nizhny Novgorod

Vesyolaya Kuma

Set among a row of lesser restaurants, the ‘Happy Godmother’ merrily serves hearty borsch and other Ukrainian fare.
Italian in Nizhny Novgorod


Upstairs from the Dirizhabl bookshop with generic but tasty Italian dishes in an informal, quirky atmosphere.