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Cafe in Rostov-on-Don

8 Zeryon

At the intersection of two leafy pedestrian lanes, you couldn't find a greener, more peaceful setting for this delightful espresso bar. The interior is graced with big windows and lovely flower-painted walls, while …
Street in Rostov-on-Don

Pushkinskaya Ulitsa

East of Voroshilovskiy pr, this idyllic promenade is blissfully free of traffic and sprinkled with fountains, sculptures, cafes and restaurants, with outdoor seating and music-playing buskers during the summer. It's…
International in Rostov-on-Don

Gavroche

This warm and welcoming wine bar offers a sophisticated menu with a French twist. Sample one of the delectable patés or steaming soups. The big leather booths are a comfy option, but in summertime it's hard to resis…
Monument in Rostov-on-Don

Ploshchad Sovetov

The 'Square of Soviets' is dominated by a colossal monument commemorating the Red Army soldiers who took part in the 1917–23 Russian Civil War. Prior to 1930, the square was home to the Alexandro-Nevsky Cathedral, w…
Park in Rostov-on-Don

Gorky Park

Leafy Gorky Park is home to blooming gardens, open-air cafes and plenty of cheerful kiddie rides. An impressive monument to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution is also nestled into the greenery. When the weather is fine, …
Russian in Rostov-on-Don

Smetana

Get your fix of pelmeni (Russian-style dumplings stuffed with meat) and vareniki (ravioli-like dumplings) and other Russian and Ukrainian favourites, all expertly prepared and presented. The bi-level setting is comf…
Burgers in Rostov-on-Don

Shtefan Burger

A speciality burger joint, named after the German chess whiz who supposedly invented the beefy sandwich. This cosy place offers a dozen unusual but tasty burgers (including fish, chicken and veggie options); three k…
Craft Beer in Rostov-on-Don

Kraft Bar

This little basement bar evokes a beer garden, while there is also seating on the shady pavement along Pushkinskaya ul. Take your pick from five house brews, two varieties of medovukha (honey ale) or a delicious hom…
Russian in Rostov-on-Don

Schneider Weisse Brauhaus

The interior of this German brewhouse offers an appealing blend of post-industrial chic and old-fashioned comfort. The menu ranges from hearty local dishes – many featuring local Don fish – to Bavarian specials stra…
River in Rostov-on-Don

Don Riverside

A statue of And Quiet Flows the Don author Mikhail Sholokhov depicts the writer gazing thoughtfully at the river that helped make his name. Nowadays, the river embankment is not so quiet, especially on summer nights…