For the first time the World’s Best Restaurants Rating, one of the most recognized global eateries rankings, has included two outlets from St. Petersburg. The Harvest and Cococo were placed in the extended part of the rating, which can serve as a guide for those who are looking for upscale restaurants in the downtown to dine out. The both have websites in English.
The Harvest took the 92th place. What’s interesting and even amazing about this is that the restaurant has been launched just… six months ago. How come the eatery was admitted to the elite club so quickly? We can only suggest that the experience of the founders who are running a few more eateries in the city has gained them the success.
The Harvest is a two-store restaurant with a very simple, we’d even say minimalistic, interior and very affordable prices. We would not be much surprised to know that regarding the price/quality ratio, it’s one of the best restaurants in the whole rating. The menu focuses on vegetables, which looks rather trendy as growing number of Russians prefer healthier food.
Highlights of the menu:
• dried beetroot with stracchino cheese – 350 rubles;
• fresh salmon with citrus sauce – 490 rubles;
• Broccoli cake with sour cream and parmesan – 450 rubles;
• Cornichon chicken with cep mousse – 550 rubles.
Reserve by phone +7 911 922 27 46 from 1p.m. till 12 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 11, Prospekt Dobrolubova, the nearest subway station is Sportivnaya
Cococo opened in 2012 with a rather original concept, unique for St. Petersburg and rarely seen across Russia, was ranked 104th. The menu features dishes prepared with local ingredients sourced from nearby farms. That’s Russian traditional fare in modern interpretation with dishes following seasons: you eat what local farmers can deliver during the current time of year. We can call it a real delve into the St. Petersburg’s culinary scene. They also got a rather expansive vegetarian section. Breakfasts are served from 07.00.
There are a few items we’d test (and taste!) ourselves:
• Bruschetta with slightly salted wild salmon — 450 rubles;
• Russian-Finnish ukha (fish soup) – 650 rubles;
• Buckwheat pasta with crab – 790 rubles;
• Cabbage steak with wild muri and sour cream – 390 rubles.
Reserve by phone +7 812 418 20 60 from 07 a.m. till 01 a.m. or e-mail email@example.com
Address: 6, Voznesensky Avenue (So Sofitel Hotel), the nearest subway station is Admiralteyskaya
If interested in veggie, read our list vegan and vegetarian eateries in St. Petersburg.
Here is another list of good St. Petersburg restaurants by another rating, French-made La Liste.
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