Russian Vodka Room No 1

Russian in Sennaya & Kolomna

This charming, welcoming place is the restaurant of the Russian Vodka Museum, but it’s good enough to be a destination in its own right. The interior enjoys a grand old-world dacha feel, as does the menu: rack of lamb in pomegranate sauce, whole fried Gatchina trout and Kamchatka crab with porcini mushrooms take you back to imperial tastes and tsarist opulence.

As you’d expect there’s a huge vodka list (shots R100 to R500) and the knowledgeable staff will help you match your meal to one of the many bottles they sell.