Gostevaya Izba

Russian in Sergiev Posad

Right by the monastery walls, this wonderful restaurant recreates classic dishes metropolitans of the past might have eaten outside fasting periods, such as apple-roasted duck breast with lingonberry sauce. Portions are ample and the food delicious. Try some kvas (fermented rye bread water), fireweed tea or Siberian malt lemonade straight from the monastery's own brewery.

Fortunately for vegetarians, the menu has a considerable fasting section, too.