We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“all was well except service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dickens Pub

Dickens Pub
Ranked #172 of 10,243 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Dickens Pub is one of the oldest Pub & Restaurant in St. Petersburg, for many years has retained its authenticity. Every detail of exterior and interior speaks for itself, dipping you into the atmosphere of a classic British pub. This place can be proud of, 46 draught beer taps, including 7 stouts, about 5 varieties of cider and many local and foreign craft beers. There is a choice of 5 varieties of porter and ales on cask pumps. The menu includes meat and fish dishes on the charcoal grill, choice of steaks and traditional Fish & Chips. There are good selection of appetizers, salads, soups and beer snacks, like garlic bread and pickled eggs. The summer terrace is open with views of the Fontanka river, which hosts beer lovers and performances of music bands. Convenient location in the center of the city, parking, HD TV stream with main sports events. On the second floor there is Restaurant-Banquet hall with real Victorian fire place. The Restaurant was especially designed for business meetings or family parties up to 60 persons. The Pub is open every day from noon till 02 a.m.
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“all was well except service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

an exceptional place for a drink or diner: They have a nice mecu and Beer card: The only problem - such an average service, like a *Russian cantine*

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank EkaterinaS1978
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

155 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    87
    53
    11
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Greatest pub in Saint. Petersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is probably the best british pub in the city.
They have solid range of international beers (hand pulled ales included as well as local craft beer), surprisingly good cuisine (try Solyanka soup! )
and friendly atmoshpere.
It is a bit off Nevsky prospect but it's worth to take a walk. Superb place.

Helpful?
Thank Александр Т
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best english pub in St. Petersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I genuinely think this is the best english pub in St. Petersburg. A little bit too expensive, but the interiour is awesome, choice of beer is awesome, food was good too. Service a bit slow, but the place was very busy. A place worth returning to.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Innes_Dreadful
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Superb!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

I've been there a few times already - both with friends and with business partners and everyone was happy about the place.

The atmosphere is awesome - as our British partner said, "typical London-style pub". Nice music, several TVs to watch football, comfortable seats, music is not that loud compared to really a lot of places where you just can't talk without ruining your vocal cords.

Great choice of different sorts of beer and a menu including a good variety of meals. We did not have to wait long for our order to be served - it took them about 20-25 minutes, which is good I suppose. At least, what we ordered was cooked in a way that it was worth waiting.

Though, I am not a huge fan of beer I'd certainly recommend this place. It really seems to be the best pub I've been to in this city and this is where I'll certainly be coming back a lot.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank corona_borealis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pune, India
Level Contributor
486 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Good place to spend an evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Dickens I am told was the ManU bar in St.Petersberg which later changed to what it is now.

It overlooks a nice canal and has indoor as well as outdoor seating. The local brew is available in regular and black and tastes nice. It has limited options for veggies / chicken only people and a lot for meat loving people.

The entire bar is decorated with various English football clubs souvenirs and photos.

The service is very slow and the waitresses are generally ignorant about requests from people.

Food is decent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ameyajoshi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dickens Pub also viewed

St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
 
St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
 

Been to Dickens Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing