we went with a Ukranian friend and found the food and drink is all authentic Russian cooking. Very friendly welcome and service, homely rather than smart. Extremely reasonable prices for the quality of the food which was all excellent, we all had 3 courses.. The sauerkraut is to die for and our friend was impressed by her chicken kiev. The wine is very interesting and although not always what we are accustomed to we found a good red and it was great to avoid the usual suspects on the wine list. the shot of vodka was intriguing as well. a big asset for the children was the pool room which kept them happy while we waited for the food to be freshly cooked for us. Don't be put off by the bizarre decor of the stairs to the first floor restaurant, the room upstairs is very pleasant and the ladies is first class.