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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St Petersburg Russian Restaurant

St Petersburg Russian Restaurant
68 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NY, England (Manchester City Centre)
01612366333
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Ranked #352 of 1,642 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $12 - $33
Cuisines: Russian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I booked a table for 4 recently using groupon vouchers and having read the varied reviews on trip advisor we went with an open mind.We went on a Friday evening shortly after 8pm and the restaurant was fairly busy with a good welcoming atmosphere.The staff were friendly but we had to produce our vouchers before we were seated and it soon became clear that those with groupon vouchers were seated together in one section of the restaurant im guessing away from those without! Still the "groupon" only menu was varied enough and the food served quickly and was hot and tasty with ample portions.
Bit of a strange moment when two of our party were instructed by a passing waiter how to eat from their bowl of goulash (twice) but hey ho when in Rome etc.
We paid £5 a head for the after 8pm entertainment (because we had vouchers) but didnt mind so much as after all it was a night out without kids.Interesting but enthusiastic entertainers which added to the unusual dining nexperience.
Would I return? Yes Maybe Probably.Nothing at all wrong with the food or the staff just felt that I had a groupon voucher and didn't I know it !

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We've been to St Petersburg three times now. The food has always been good and the service has been pleasant. It isn't a high end restaurant, but it is a nice change. The old fashioned decor is very Russian, and we once had some live entertainment, which added to the atmosphere. I would recommend this as a nice place to go. Having lived in Poland for a while, I can safely say that their selection of vodka is good. You need to be a little proactive in getting the server's attention, but once that is managed, its all good from there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“so so !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I booked this table from a groupon voucher and 8 of went. We were not sure what to expect when we arrive, we got a frosty reception when we arrived, we had phoned 2 days before to change the time of the meal, it was very hard to get through via phone, saying this restaurant was supposed to have a reputaion for being the best vodka bar we were not sold on this and had to ask a few times, waiters need more training on how to sell the vodka. I enjoyed my meal the others had the blini not sure if it should have been cold but after checking it should be either served cold or warm they were not given the option. My only main critic was the fact that as we were eating the starter and main course the waiter and waitress started taking our plates while we were still eating and one even leaned over me to get a plate but when the sweet came we sat for over 5 minutes with our empty plates to no on came for them

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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England
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232 reviews 232 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Went here on a Groupon and had an enjoyable meal. Food was lovely, staff attentive, good value on the deal, it sure how it is priced normally. Venue is a little old fashioned but I thought it added to the Russian theme.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Random but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We went here using a groupon voucher making it really good value.
Service was good. Our booking hadn't been registered but this was not a problem.
Would definitely recommend going when the entertainment is on.
The singer was ok but the amazing magic spring man was something I wasn't expecting and very entertaining.
Food is traditionally Russian as far as I'm aware and was good.
This isn't a high end restaurant but I would definitely recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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