For those wishing to soak up Nevsky’s chic atmosphere, without its traditionally sky-high price tag, look no further than Biblioteka. Located in an unbeatable central location, just down from the Winter Palace, this kooky café has something to suit everyone. With each floor offering different services and atmospheres, whether it’s a fantastic restaurant, charming coffee shop, trendy bar, or even a flower shop, you’re looking for: you’re sure to find it in Biblioteka. The menu is overflowing with tasty treats such as French toast with berry compote, freshly baked cakes, and gourmet hand-made burgers. We recommend the fantastic range of breakfasts, both traditionally Russian and comfortingly Western.
Address & telephone number: Biblioteka, Nevsky Prospekt 20, St Petersburg, Russia,+ 7 (812) 244-15-94
Located just a stone’s throw away from Palace Square, the Winter Palace, and a Pushkin museum, Yat is the ideal stop-off on a long day of sightseeing. Surrounded by fantastic landmarks, the truly Russian atmosphere of its location is reflected in the authentic menu. Yat serves up all the classic Russian favorites, and its rustic interior and emphasis on delicious home-cooking give this restaurant the cozy feel of a Russian grandmother’s kitchen. Pelmeni (Russian dumplings), caviar blini (pancakes), herring ‘under a fur coat’ salad, cabbage soup, and the infamous Russian borscht, among others, are all served up in mouth-watering, and hearty, platefuls.
Don’t be misled by the name, this elegant restaurant, with its refined atmosphere, and gourmet food is a far cry from your average café. Literary Café‘s blend of fantastic food and fascinating history is a winning combination that attracts fashionable Petersburg’s chicest residents and tourists alike to its glamorous interiors. The restaurant is where beloved Russian poet, Aleksandr Pushkin, ate his final meal before heading off to fight in the duel that ended his life and cut short a brilliant career. Fine dining and beautiful architecture are just the beginning of the delights in store for diners at Literary Café with its top-quality ingredients and menu of haute Russo-French fusion cuisine.
Address & telephone number: Literary Café, Nevsky Prospekt 18, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 (812) 312-60-57
The mouth-watering flavors and exotic spices of Caucasian food have made it one of the most popular national cuisines in Russia. Avoid the mediocre offerings of some of the city’s main Caucasian restaurants and head straight for Tarkhun, for the highest quality experience on offer. Fall in love with gooey Georgiankhachapuri (cheesy breads), piquant Uzbekplov (a rice dish), succulent Eastern lamb shashliks (kebabs), and rich and fragrant Armenian wines. Ensure that your first venture into Caucasian cuisine is a good one: visit Tarkhun, with its fresh ingredients, punchy flavors, and expert cookery.
Address & telephone number: Tarkhun, Karavannaya Street 14, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 (812) 571-11-15