Restaurants

Top Choice Russian in Sennaya & Kolomna

Dom

This magnificent addition to the local dining scene is housed in the former home of the Decembrist Ryleev, and what a house it is! All white tablecloths, polished wood floors and scattered objets d'art, it's rather …
Top Choice Fusion in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Duo Gastrobar

This light-bathed place, done out in wood and gorgeous glass lampshades, has really helped put this otherwise quiet area on the culinary map. Its short fusion menu excels, featuring such unlikely delights as passion…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Grand Cru

This wine emporium may function as a shop, but its excellent gastronomic restaurant is no afterthought; it's a beautifully decorated space with moody red lighting, timber floors and big windows. The menu is ambitiou…
Top Choice International in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Delicatessen

The affable (and chatty) owners of this place travel the world and experiment with the menu a lot, turning burgers, pizzas and pasta into artfully constructed objects of modern culinary art. The other source of joy …
Top Choice Russian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Mechta Molokhovets

Inspired by the cookbook of Elena Molokhovets, the Russian Mrs Beeton, the menu at 'Molokhovets' Dream' covers all the classics from borsch to beef stroganoff, as well as less frequently seen dishes such as goose br…
Top Choice Russian in Suzdal

Chaynaya

It is hidden inside a kitschy crafts market, but the place is a gem. Russian standards – bliny, shchi (cabbage soup), mushroom dishes and pickles – are prominently represented, but it is all the unusual (and rather …
Top Choice International in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Lavka-Lavka

Welcome to the Russian Portlandia – all the food here is organic and hails from little farms where you may rest assured all the lambs and chickens lived a very happy life before being served to you on a plate. Irony…
Top Choice Italian in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Vinostudia

Another superb addition to ul Rubinshteyna's impressive eating options, Vinostudia is a serious and passionately run enoteca (wine bar). All wine is available by the glass (R130 to R350) and the staff are knowledgea…
Top Choice Modern European in Vasilyevsky Island

Na Kuhne

This innovative place has just seven tables in its sun-bathed, whitewashed dining room, and an impressive handwritten menu of organic food featuring dishes such as risotto with white mushrooms, duck breast with cara…
Top Choice Cafe in Krasnoyarsk

Gastropub Tolsty Kray

While its English-teacher, expat and traveller clientele, wired castle-themed cellar setting, suitably international menu, provide good enough reason to drop in at this Anglophone sanctuary, this great cafe also giv…