From the first years of the foundation St Petersburg was a multinational city. For more than two centuries it had been a capital of the Russian Empire, it was the ‘window to Europe’ that was cut by Peter the Great and through that window to Russian table French, Dutch, German, Italian dishes got in.
During more than three centuries it attracted guests from all over the world. And it is not a surprise that nowadays there are lots of cafes and restaurants where different cuisines of the world are presented – Russian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Georgian, Armenian etc. There are also English, Irish and Belgium pubs. In a word those people who would like to have a drink and a snack have lots of places to choose from.
St Petersburg is also considered to be a gastronomical capital of Russia. In the following articles we will tell you in detail about different cuisines and will recommend you what to try and where to eat in St Petersburg.0