Situated in leafy Primrose Hill, along a particularly pleasant stretch of Regent's Park Road, what better place than Trojka for dinner on a summer's evening? I had been promised gorgeous decor and even more gorgeous waitresses, they delivered on the first. But the jazz guitarist was an unexpected bonus! OK, we did get charged a 2 pound music fee on the bill, but with Ukrainian borsch at only 2.95 and mains at around 8 quid, you don't feel ripped off here, just remember where it is!
I was amazed how authentic this place looks, feels and tastes! Being Slovakian myself, this is the closest comparison to what I know as the home cooking but in London. If you are a fan of the eastern Europian cuisine then make sure you visit this place.
ps_this is a very family orientated restaurant, a good choice to bring along your parents or children.
I love this little Russian Tea Room. I've been here a few times with friends and have always enjoyed myself here. The last time I was here I was sitting down with my friends drinking tea and eating cake when we suddenly became star struck when we saw Alex James from Blur. Well we were all massive blur fans when we were younger and well the thought of him sitting next to us playing chess with himself was kind of exciting.
The interior is really cosy and decorated with traditional Russian dolls.
Great atmosphere, friendly place, and music on a saturday all recommended.
Def. winter food-type menu, the Georgian stew with lamb, peppers, aubergine is recommended, along with the gypsy latkes. Most of the main courses are around £8 - bargain
Heavy but hearty, and def seems to have the London Russian community's approval
Seems now this place has been truly 'discovered', you really need to book ahead.
First went to Trojka when it was a friend's birthday party, and what a little gem! Since then I must have taken all my other good friends when they come to visit me.
I have never had Russian food before this one, and I fell in love with it after my first try.
I love their chicken kiev, their russian tea, ratatouille, and their soups. My Romanian friend also told me Trojka is authentically Russian.
The price is another strength. It is so cheap to have a good lunch or dinner here without blowing the budget, each time I go I feel it's a nice bargain. I usually spend £8-10 to have a tea, a main course, and a side order.
Had some real good times there. Starting for a decent lunch, ending in some very funny vodka loaded evenings. The food is delicious, their mashed potatos are to die for. I honestly miss it.
I discovered this restaurant recently when my whole family went out to eat to celebrate my brother's birthday - it's great for large parties because it's so affordable and really great quality, plus most people haven't had Russian food before so it's a bit different and exciting! Their soups are really great, and the ratatouille was a hit.I'd really recommend it.
When you're stuck for something to eat, most places you turn in London, it's going to be a choice between Italian, Indian or Chinese, with TexMex thrown in for good measure, so stumbling across a Rusian restaurant makes a pleasant change.
With its dark red walls and bare dark-wood tables, Trojka immediately feels unconventional.
The menu is relatively small but strikes a good balance between authentic eastern European delights and dishes to please the less adventurous diner.
Starters include a beetroot borsch and blinis galore, while the main meals take in everything from the safety of fish and pasta to more traditional Russian fare - with some Ukrainian choices thrown in to fill out the menu.
The service is polite enough, but what makes this stand out, perhaps more than anything else, is that for Primrose Hill, it's remarkably well-priced - and magazines, such as Hello, hidden under the tables for awkward moments, also add to the charm.
The place is good. There is no harm in trying something different from time to time. Went there and enjoyed the evening, thinking of coming back again.
I like it here... I really enjoy the decor, the atmosphere and the friendly, relaxed service.
To be honest - I am not too fond of the (hot) food served there, hence the four stars, but maybe this is because I have a different taste. I cannot comment on how autentic it is. The breakfast was amazing though - had the fruit salad and it was a delight.
I like te service and the croissants...mmm delicious!
A great restaurant in the heart of Primrose Hill, serving Russian and Eastern-bloc food - served by authentic Russian/Eastern European staff! Dishes and ingredients that I hadn't heard of since I was young (I hadn't really made the connection between the food in my family and my Russian ancestry) were on the menu, much to my delight. This stuff is simple food - stews, goulashes, fish, sour cream, beetroot - and it's delicious. It's not all peasant food though, I had raw salmon with smoked salmon and fish roe which I actually could not fault - the flavours were subtle and delicate. The main dishes are hearty and generous and none of it feels bad for you (apart from the obligatory side order of chips). The wine list is good and you can spend a lot if you want. We opted for the cheaper, and more 'authentic' option of Bulgarian wine. Big mistake, and I can drink really horrible wine normally! Highly recommend. You'll probably need to book if going in an evening. Plenty of lovely pubs nearby to drink in after.
Beautiful, lovely place! Trojka serves original Russian dishes - some lovelier than others, depending on your taste. For a light lunch the Ukrainian borschtch with rye bread is perfect followed by a cake. Potato latkes with sour cream are my favourite, followed by pierogi. They do dumplings! (Meat ones and vegetarian, although you do need a certain constitution (or to be Irish) for combined potato and cabbage.) There is a lot of meat and a lot of herring, but enough choice for vegetarians too. They have a children's meal, and chips and other side dishes for those who aren't tempted by the unusual. There is a lovely selection of breakfasts too, at low prices. Inside is a comfortable holiday feel, deep dark yellow walls making it warm and welcoming. On Fridays and Saturdays they have live Russian music (£1 per head cover charge). The prices are very reasonable especially considering the area - main courses about £7-9. And of course they do caviar and vodka. On sunny days you can sit outside with Russian tea or a vodka or two and watch the posh Primrose Hilly world go by.
I had a lovely evening here and highly recommend it. Though if you end up next to the guitarist, it can be a little hard to talk. I just want to recommend the cabbage rolls. They were divine, and unfortunately not my dish, though mine was tasty too (chicken & veal patties, ground up together and served on mash). I also enjoyed the smoked herring when eaten with the pickled onions. One of the salads tastes just like a giant salad of devilled egg (this is good). Their ratatouille was a table favourite as well.
Hard to believe how affordable this place is and how great the food. The friday nights with live music are also not to be missed. No idea how authentic the food is, and it seems to come from all over eastern Europe, but it's spiced meat stews and mashed potato so it's fine by me!