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“Worst restaurant in SPB.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barslona

Barslona
Ranked #260 of 10,192 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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3 reviews
“Worst restaurant in SPB.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Everything but the location is terrible with this place. Don't be fooled by the crowd, this place is not worth it.

We waited 1h15m for the food, and when it finally arrived, it was extremely bad. I don't know where they got their chefs from, but a slice of baguette with cheap canned ham and cheese on top is not tapas. We tried all the combination menus, the only one we finished was the seafood platter. The food was way overpriced, and taking the ingredients in mind, they must make a fortune.

They have a decent selection of imported beers, but that also mean that they are expensive. A pint costs about 10USD.

The last quote on the menu sums up this place quite well, it says (literally, it written in these exact words): "Please come back, we need you money and smile", because, for sure, you wont be getting any of those from the staff.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Terrace or wait until June 2014”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The title means that terrace is the only place to survive for non-smokers until June 2014 when Russia finally joins non-smoking policy common for European countries and US. Otherwise, Spanish cuisine is really great (at least for a one who's never been to Spain =))), various types of sangria are all served in 0,5 l glasses, waiters are friendly and quite quick for open terrace service (in some places it can take ages until they notice you). Terrace has lots of space unlikely some other cozy places on Rubinshteina, so you get a higher chance to get a table outside! Great place for a relaxing evening out and/or a preparty meal session ;)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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