Best restaurants in Northern European Russia

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Murmansk

    Leto

    Don't let yourself be blinded by the in-your-face lime-green and neon-orange decor – this cafe serves some of the most imaginative food in town. Feast on the likes of crab cutlets with ginger rice, beautifully prepared plov with mushrooms and a selection of filling fish soups. Has a nice selection of cocktails, wines and hot drinks (including sea buckthorn tea), too.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Murmansk

    Terrasa

    Festooned with hams and with greenery growing out of every available crevice, this hip lounge bar with open kitchen complements its imaginative dishes (such as tagliatelle with crab sauce and venison with chocolate) with an extensive list of cocktails. Located on the 3rd floor of the shopping centre; party on at the Terrasa DJ Bar upstairs.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Dzhaga

    Small, cosy pizzeria that serves arguably the best pizza in the region.

  • Restaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Teribersky Bereg Restaurant

    Right on Teriberka's Arctic coastline, this seafood restaurant serves fresh cod, salmon and crab dishes, along with beer.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Fresh

    Fresh, thankfully, lives up to its name, and delivers top-quality rolls, sushi sets and noodle dishes in hip surrounds.

  • Restaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Severny

    Located on the first floor of Hotel Severnaya and serves Russian and European dishes, including pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli), deer meat, and pizza. It also has a good buffet breakfast that is open to nonguests from 8am to 11am (R350). Doubles as a bar in the evening and can get fairly noisy.

  • Restaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Fusion

    Kirovsk's smartest restaurant is on the 2nd floor of an entertainment complex. The menu runs the gamut from schnitzel and pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli) to pizza, kimchi soup and decent sushi rolls.

  • Restaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Cafe Schokolad

    Cosy branch of the popular cafe chain inside the Olimp shopping centre. Come here for hot chocolate, sweet and savoury bliny (wheat pancakes), fried-egg-and-bacon brunches and strong coffee.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Steak House Torro

    This elegant restaurant is a favourite with visiting businessmen and anyone with a carnivorous inclination. A special occasion treat if you’ve got roubles to spend, with the meat expertly prepared.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Dandy

    Dandy serves a wide range of burgers, including duck, deer and vegan variations, amid chilled decor and laid-back music. Staff give you black gloves to wear while eating so your hands don’t get greasy. There's also a good selection of pasta, fish and meat dishes. Tables by the window are great for people-watching.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    White Rabbit

    Stylish White Rabbit has separate cafe and restaurant sections. Choose from coffee, pastries and cakes at the former, or good value pasta, fish and meat dishes at the latter. Popular with parents and their kids during the day. A warning: the throbbing disco music in the evenings might put you off your food.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Justo

    Friendly, bustling cafe with a menu that ranges from Georgian solyanka (fish soup) to pizza. Also has imported beers and spirits, as well as darts. It's inside the shopping arcade next to Hotel Meridian.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Moroshka

    This popular cafe hums to a soundtrack of electronic music and does great breakfasts of coffee and porridge or pastries. It also sells backpacks, if yours is feeling the strain of the road.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Northern Bakeries

    For self-catering or a cupcake fetish, there’s this tempting European-style bakery.

  • Restaurants in Murmansk

    Evroros

    Murmansk's best supermarket chain with huge variety and pre-prepared meals.

  • Restaurants in Kola Peninsula

    Stolovaya

    Extremely basic canteen selling meat dishes, soups, plus tea.