You don't come across Russian food that often, and if I'm right, this might be the only one of its kind outside of London?
It's this fact alone that really makes St Petersburg worth the effort as purely an opportunity of a new culinery experience and the chance to broaden cultural horizons because the food isn't much cop. With an array of slightly bland and potato based meals you sort of feel like this is characture Russian food, either that or the chef has been handed down recipes from his great grandmother's days as a serf under the last Czar!
You can't beat the place for atmosphere though, just to come in and enjoy a few vodkas with some Bellinis will have you thinking of Eastern Promises!
A Russian restaurant? Well this goes to show how under-travelled and culturally bereft I am, I'd never even thought of Russian cuisine before bumping into St Petersburg. I thought the Russians just ate herring and gave vodka to children as a staple beverage as soon as they hit the age of nine. Or is that Iceland. Anyway, I'd better get started before I make any more quasi-xenophobic faux pases...
Okay, so understandably vodka is par for the course here, and you'll find a ton of flavoured varieties. See, I was right about SOME things. It's without a doubt atmospheric, they've captured the essence of Red Square without it seeming too 'soviet' (see The It Crowd for an explanation of this... youtube.com/watch?v=X8DI…), and the menu is authentic and more than a little bit tempting. The staff are really knowledgeable and on hand to help you with the menu if you're new to Russian cuisine, which I'll warrant more than most of us are! I won't ruin the surprise too much but there's plenty of soup, meat, sour cream, fish, beetroot and cabbage. Very similar to some Scandinavian menus in fact.
The building has a heck of a lot of character, the decor fit for a Tsar. The drinks are really reasonable and of course the main crux here is vodka, but overall the whole thing really is something a little different and for the adventurous eater comes highly recommended.
This restaurant is instantly eye catching, as you can probably guess from the name of the restaurant this is a Russian restaurant. This was the first Russian restaurant I have every eaten in and personally I did not know they existed. The character of the building is amazing, as is the interior decor; it resembles what I imagine a Russian restaurant to look like. When I ate here I ordered the Tartar, which I was advised was a steak, if you go to a Russian restaurant I would seriously consider ordering this, it was very succulent and very filling. The drinks were quite cheap to, they offer a huge range of Russian vodka and if you are anything like me these go down nicely with the meal. If you fancy a change when in Liverpool I really think you should pay this place a visit.
Obviously an eaterie with a taste of Red Square! It certainly is atmospheric and has some very realistic items on the menu so be sure to ask the ever helpful staff for advice on your choice paticulary as some of cooking methods are somewhat basic or 'blue'.
You'll also enjoy the authentic vodka choice and great service, a taaste of Russia on our doorstep.
This Russian reataurant is a really good night out , it has Russian decor and lots of different flavoured vodkas.It has entertainment and is open quite late ,parking available and staff are very pleasant and welcoming
Main course Lettuce with alternating half slices of Lemon and Orange and just enough space for a small pot of overcooked mushy meat like the inside of sayers meat slice.masquerading as Steak medallions.NO NO NO NO NO NEVER AGAIN Put it this way to have to go to McDonalds after a restaurant............ enough said
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