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Botanika

Pestelya Street 7, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7(812) 2727091
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Ranked #86 of 7,225 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Went here on recommendation of trip advisor reviewers and found it a little disappointing. As a lifelong vegetarian I thought it a pretty average experience. Decor is much like a student cafe - with clientele to match. Food OK, but nothing special. Much better food for veggies available at Romeo's or The Idiot.

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Joensuu, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very good service and nice music. The food was better than okay but we only really liked one of the three courses included in the Indian dinner menu - the other two were a bit tasteless but not bad.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Really delicious food with carefully sourced ingredients and recipes that are good for the body and soul. Try Shack Marina or Asian stir fry.

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Tiburon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Had lunch after walking over from Pushka Inn. Nice dining room, fair service, but totally great vegetarian soup. Had a nice glass of wine and some bread with the soup, then braced out the door for a windy & rainy walk back. A great veggie place that I will return to.

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St Petersburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Excellent service and best vegetarian food in town. Staff speaks English. Good value for money. Good location, but still hidden away from the busiest areas of town. I use to eat there on a regular basis when I lived in St Petersburg.

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lovely friendly staff who speak very good English. Great varied vegetarian menu. We eat here two evenings and would have again if our stay was longer.

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near Phila.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stumbled on to this restaurant, while on our way to the Museum of the Defence and Blockade of Leningrad, which is only about a block away. They have a small outdoor terrasse, and we stopped for drinks on the way in. We stopped to eat on the way out of the Museum. My wife had the blinis, and enjoyed... More

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New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The food is delicious. As a vegetarian it always gives me great joy to come upon a place that does vegetarian dishes in a fresh innovative way. This place gave me a lot of joy. The location is also quite nice as is the general atmosphere. I'm not going to recommend specific dishes because we enjoyed everything we had and... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good lunch of blinis and soup with excellent bread. English was spoken and the free wifi was helpful. We had just been to the nearby Museum of the Siege of Leningrad so were grateful to be back in 2013 in such a nice place.

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Tampere, Finland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Botanika has an extensive menu of "nouvelle vegetarian" (albeit some with dairy) food, ranging from Russian classics like borscht, vareniki, blini and kotlety to Indian, Italian and Asian, salads, wraps, desserts, fresh juices in inventive mixes and speciality teas. We came here twice during our trip to Peter and were very happy both times. I requested to have my borscht... More

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