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Literary Cafe

Nevsky Ave., 18, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 312-60-57
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“beef stroganoff” (12 reviews)
“caviar” (8 reviews)
“potato salad” (2 reviews)
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Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Nevsky Ave., 18, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely friendly restaurant. Apparently there are 2 different types of borsch served on each floor which the staff were unable to explain the difference in English! However we opted for the original which was served on the second floor which was delicious. The ambience...More

Thank patmcadden
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

A delightful experience in an elegant restaurant. Beautiful decor with attentive and professional staff. Cuisine was delicious and suited all tastes. Felt like you’d stepped back in time. A must when in St Petersburg.

Thank Favouriteword
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a must in St. Petersburg. It’s beautiful and old worldly. Waiters wear white gloves and put your napkin on your lap. The cakes were lovely and the prices were reasonable. It was a lovely experience.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our last lunch in St Petersburg. Good choice . We explained to the staff that our time was limited and they served the meal without delay. Food was very good . We had borscht and pancakes with salmon . Decor...More

Thank anneZ1683VF
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at Literary Cafe because of the proximity to main tourist sites and also the history associated with Pushkin. It was easily found as it is located on the main Nevsky Prospect. We got our table on the lower floor immediately. Our wait...More

Thank Allkuans
Reviewed March 3, 2018

An entertaining poetry recital, live piano playing, very attractive atmospheric surroundings and a good humoured waiter made for a pleasant evening on a Friday night. The food was good and service prompt. Will definitely come again with other family members and friends.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed February 25, 2018

The food was good value for money. Service was excellent and the choices of food good. The portion size of my beef stroganoff was not large but with an excellent hot starter of mushrooms in a cream sauce and a lemon dessert, it was a...More

Thank Elisabeth C
Reviewed February 25, 2018

We booked here for our last night in SPb and then almost regretted it after reading some of the reviews. In fact, it was very pleasant, the on-line booking worked well, the welcome was friendly and we had a nice table reserved for us upstairs....More

1  Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had a nice table for 5 but we were too close to the grand piano, which was loud. The talented pianist looked miserable and scowled at us when we arrived and when we left! Occasionally a woman sang alongside him but she didn't smile...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch in this cozy restaurant. Delicious food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Good location.

Thank 979tiinap
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from Allkuans | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is English menu and they have English speaking staff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nevsky Ave., 18, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +7 812 312-60-57
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