Top Choice Russian in Solovetsky Islands


Don't let Izba's cutesy log-cabin-with-folky-embroidered-curtains interior fool you – this restaurant at Solovki Hotel serves the most sophisticated fare on the island, from cod poached in milk and expertly grilled …
Top Choice Russian in Veliky Ustyug


Hands down the best place to eat in town, this atmospheric vaulted cellar serves up large platters of beer snacks and imaginative mains, such as chicken cutlets with apple, and lamb with baked aubergine. Wash it dow…
Top Choice Russian in Vologda

Sem Vecherov

Good things come in sevens here: seven chef's specials, seven (mostly) vegetarian (постные) dishes, seven types of filled bliny (pancakes)… You get the picture. Downstairs is the cheery cafe section, and upstairs mi…
Russian in Totma


The decor at Totma's best restaurant is rustic folklore, complete with embroidered tablecloths, national dress and a random stuffed seagull. The menu runs the gamut from solyanka (pickled vegetable soup) and salads …
Russian in Sortavala


Though the diners boogieing down to Russian pop on the dance floor take away from the Parisian sophistication that Boulevard's wall prints intend to convey, the dishes are nicely presented and the service is congeni…
Russian in Arkhangelsk

Restoran Pomorsky

Set in log-cabin-effect alcoves, this local favourite serves imaginatively named dishes such as 'bride of three bridegrooms' (salmon caviar bliny) and the 'herder bag' (pork stuffed with cheese). The affordable busi…
Russian in Vologda


Grab a tray and make your way around this plant-strewn cafeteria, picking up your salads, soups and hearty mains as you go along. Wash it all down with a glass or two of kvas. There's an appealing summer terrace in …
Russian in Arkhangelsk

Bratya Grill

As befitting the name, buzzy 'Brothers Grill' specialises in grilled meats, though there are salads and cakes for non-carnivorous customers. The young staff are attentive, the drinks are unusual (cucumber lemonade, …
Russian in Solovetsky Islands

Hotel Solo Cafe

Open to nonguests, this friendly hotel cafe serves inexpensive, tasty dishes from filled bliny (wheat pancakes) and grilled fish to hearty solyanka (a soup made from pickled vegetables and potato).