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Places to Eat in St. Petersburg on a budget
December 20, 2010 17:34

Eating out in St. Petersburg? There are very many possibilities, from cheap restaurants and eating-houses to the luxury restaurants. Usually, luxury hotels aren't a usual tourist's choice. At the same time, very few things are so important as eating out for a tourist in a foreign city. St. Petersburg, the northern capital of Russia, is rich in good budget restaurants and reasonably priced cafes. Prices for food in St. Petersburg distinguish in the whole from Moscow ones for the better.

Network cafes like Chainaya Lozhka (Teaspoon) (about 40 facilities), Idealnaya Chashka (Ideal Cup), McDonald's, Blin Donalds (Russian pancakes), Teremok are opened all over the city. A lunch in such facilities costs about the same. There are also medium-priced cafes in close vicinity from the main St. Petersburg sights. Moreover, student canteens in St. Petersburg are available for everybody.


1. Bistro
Fast dining restaurants Frikadelki and ProKofiy are situated next to such tourist strongholds as russia-ic.com/regions/5115/5117/museums/129/State Russian Museum and Savior-on-the-Blood cathedral. The address is Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova (The Griboyedov Canal Quay), 8. It is in 150 metres from the Nevskiy Avenue and exit from the underground station "Kanala Griboyedova". These facilities are easy to detect because of bright signs over the entrance.


-Fast-dining restaurant Frikadelki


This restaurant has a rather big hall and rather wide variety of dishes, expensive and moderate priced as well. Cheap and expensive offers are to be found in each type of dishes, including example salads, garnishes, meat course, etc. The restaurant is partly sel-service one: cakes, muffins and salads you take on your tray and order garnishes and meat courses. Drinks and desserts are offered in the second hall of the restaurant. Frikadelki restaurant is open every day, from 8.30 till 23.00. Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova, 8/1.


-ProKofiy This cafe is a rather small one, originally designed inside: it is decorated with funny dolls, for creating light climate. Bistro is open from 8.30 - 23.00, without weekends as well. The bill will be the same as in Frikadelki. Menu includes tea, coffee, crepes with cream and fruits, mushroom soup, french steak, spaghetti with cheese and sauce, different desserts.


-Semechki bistro is situated not far from Sennaya square (Gorokhovaya Street., 36). Bistro with moderate prices, homelike place with low light and soft music.

2. Network facilities

Among the network food facilities of St. Petersburg Chaynaya Lozhka is one of the most wide-spread. Cafes are always situated next to underground stations, railway stations and supermarkets. The food quality is recognized as nice. Menu contains different kinds of pancakes, tea, coffee, salads, soups, there are also breakfasts and lunches.
Addresses of the nearest cafes can be found at the website http://www.teaspoon.ru/.

3. Snack-bars
There are also snack bars, characteristic St. Petersburg ones with not very healthy food like doughnuts and meat dumplings. By the way doughnuts have a specific word in St. Petersburg dialect (They call doughnut "pyshka" instead of Moscow "ponchik").

You can try typical St. Petersburg doughnuts not far from Semechki bistro on Gorokhovaya Street, 36.
Doughnuts and dumplings wait for hungry visitors of State Russian museum on Italyanskaya Street, 10. Entrance to the snack bar is situated at the street-corner of Italyanskaya and Sadovaya.

Facility is open from 10.00 till 20.00 every day.


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Author: Yulia Buzykina

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