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 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 Russian in Vasilyevsky Island

Restoran

After 15 years on the scene, this excellent place is still going strong. Stylish and airily bright, Restoran is somehow formal and relaxed at the same time. The menu manages to combine the best of haute russe cuisin…
Top Choice Russian in Yakutsk

Chochur Muran

In a wonderful Cossack-style lodge filled with antiques, massive moose heads and a few mammoth artefacts, Chochur Muran is a must-stop if you are heading out to the nearby Permafrost Kingdom. It’s the best place aro…
Top Choice Russian in Irkutsk

Rassolnik

Arguably the best eating addition in the 130 Kvartal, this retro restaurant serves up a 100% Soviet-era menu (think upmarket pelmeni, okroshka, shchi, kvas and grandmother's pickles) in a plush Stalinist banqueting …
Top Choice Russian in Solovetsky Islands

Izba

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

Dvor Podznoeva

There's something for everyone at this imaginatively designed complex: a bakery cafe, well-stocked wine-and-cheese cellar, and a relaxed beer restaurant with outdoor tables. Best is Trapeznie Palat, which re-creates…
Top Choice Russian in Historic Heart

Yat

Perfectly placed for eating near the Hermitage, this country-cottage-style restaurant has a very appealing menu of traditional dishes, presented with aplomb. The shchi (cabbage-based soup) is excellent, and there is…
Top Choice Russian in Voronezh

CoVok Sovetskoe Cafe

This nostalgia cafe recalls the days of the USSR, not with kitsch propaganda posters but with cosy nooks, black-and-white TVs flickering on the walls and a witty menu highlighting the best of erstwhile republics suc…