Russia is a beautiful country and there is much to do and to love about it. But did you also know that it has great restaurants? Swide takes you to Saint Petersburg’s best…
Saint Petersburg is located on the Neva River and was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. It is considered the most Western city of russia, with an historic centre that has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. It also features one of the largest museums in the world, The Hermitage.
The Gosti Restaurant offers international cuisine and is open all day long. Order the salmon fillet with cheese cream and red caviar and the beef Stroganoff (is a Russian dish made of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with smetana or sour cream). Don't forget about the dessert: the whole list is delicious.
Gosti Restaurant, Malaya Morskaya Street 13, tel. + 7 812 312 5820
With a stunning view on the Dome of Saint Isaac's Church, situated in the historical centre, the Mansarda restaurant is a sleek location with a variety of cuisines, among them, the Italian one (the chef is Italian, from Sardinia), all realised with taste and the highest level of quality.
Mansarda, Pochtamtskaya Ul., 3-5 | Business Center Quattro Conti, 6th floor, tel. +7 812 946 43 03
With a nice atmosphere reminiscent of another era - you will feel as though you have been transported to the XIX century, with menus printed like Gogol's books - Gogol is a romantic place where you can taste russian cuisine of the highest quality. Try the salmon eggs and the eggplants rolls.
Gogol, 8 Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, tel. +7 812 312 60 97
Cozy (“teplo” in russian means “warm”)and family-friendly (they provide a games room and the whole location is organised like a private house with separate rooms), located in the historical centre, it offers delicious russian cuisine and is a local hang-out. Try the duck leg with mashed potatoes, the veal shank stewed in red wine and herb or the gammon.
Teplo, 45 Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa,
Russian Cuisine at its best, try their borsh (a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European countries made with beetroot) and the vegetables au gratin. Order the meatballs with béchamel and mashed potatoes. A bohemian cafe atmosphere right in the historical centre, it is one of the liveliest places in the city.
ZooM Cafe, ul. Gorokhovaya, 22, tel. +7 812 448 50 01
By: Elisa della Barba