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“nice experince-enjoyed our meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Klafira - CLOSED

Klafira
Cuisines: European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: Traditional Russian cuisine
essex
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356 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“nice experince-enjoyed our meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

We picked the Kafira based soley on its appearence as we walked past. Our 1st time in a russian resturant so we chose the 4 course set menu as it did look quite nice. It is listed as pearls of traditional russian cuisine--1st course was a very tasty beeroot borshe with game meat pies--- followed on by a siberian pelmeni better known as dumplings and then a meat stroganoff and finished off with 3 blini's with honey--we did enjoy all the courses--wine was about 25% dearer than uk resturants and than they added 20 % vat which was included in all our other resturant price lists so with a tip it was about 100 euro's --- the decor was very great and for a first russian experience i would definetley give it a thumbs out and the staff were both very pleasent

  • Visited October 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
St Helens, England
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good quality Russian food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

Having visited Russia earlier this year, we were tempted into Klafira by the prospect of reacquainting ourselves with solianka soup, various beetroot options and berry-based desserts. The food fully lived up to our hopes although the massive generosity of the portions meant that we were unable to last the pace until the dessert course. Certainly anyone without a big appetite should consider foregoing either the starter or main course if they wish to exit the restaurant comfortably!

Drinks were reasonably priced, we started with Ukrainian "champagne" and found it to be a tasty and cost-effective alternative to the French version and less expensive than many of the wines on offer (sadly, we were also tempted to quaff a bottle of Chilean red to accompany our beef shashlik!).

Finally, a couple of guides suggested that this restaurant was expensive but we found no evidence of this and spent no more than on previous nights at Olde Hansa and Kuldse Notsu Korts while the ambience of Klafira was superior in our view.

  • Visited September 2011
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rotterdam
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Slow, but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

We had our starters on the terrace, but as it became quite chilly, we could move inside. The waiter serving us was most friendly, which was a good thing, as the food took a very long time to arrive. But once it arrived, we did find it to be very tasty! The place looks nice, the food is appropriately priced and the staff is nice. So we had a good time.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank jwmrtd
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