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 …
Modern European in Vasilyevsky Island

Buter Brodsky

Just when you thought you'd go through life without visiting a Josef Brodsky theme restaurant, along comes Buter Brodsky (the name is a pun on the Russian word for sandwich, buterbrod), a super stylish, if unlikely,…
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 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 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 Modern European in Sennaya & Kolomna

Teplo

This much-feted, eclectic and original restaurant has got it all just right. The venue itself is a lot of fun to nose around, with multiple small rooms, nooks and crannies. Service is friendly and fast (when it’s no…
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 Georgian in Sennaya & Kolomna

Khochu Kharcho

This sparkling, friendly and capacious offering right on the Haymarket effortlessly outshines the generally dire offerings to be found elsewhere in this area. A delicious fully photographic menu of comfort food awai…