Food and drink
There’s enough on the menu to feed readers through the long winters of reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Warm Georgian salads, beef stroganoffs, smoked salmon blinis, Russian ravioli and dumplings and a range of healthy zakusi – adjjika-dip, home-pickled cabbage, home-baked pork with garlic, spicy Georgian dip, aubergine ratatouille and marinated peppers – make this place a great choice for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
The St. Petersburg, Moscow and Babushka Blintzes, pancakes stuffed with a variety of potatoes, veggies and meats, are the real deal.
Bohemian and hip, the restaurant doubles up as an impromptu jazz venue, laidback drinking den and art gallery and is one of the Merchant City’s hubs for alternative culture.
Warm and hospitable and thankfully without a single dancing bear in sight.
Tucked off the shopping hub of Argyll Street, it’s an easy walk from the Merchant City. It’s also very handy for pre or post drinks in the uber cool Mono or 13th Note thrift-friendly bars nearby.
Not nearly as expensive as anything in Moscow that’s for sure! Meals are in the region of around £17 for two dishes at lunch and £17 for two courses at dinner.
The pre-theatre menu is £12.95 for two courses.
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Live entertainment
- No fuss