The owners of Wong Kar Wine Cafe on Fontanka Embankment, who made friends with Asian cuisine with wine, opened their second project - Port Cafe on Mayakovsky Street. The main idea: fish and seafood at affordable prices - so that you can afford to go to the institution more than once a week. The format is obvious and very ambitious: so far no one has managed to bring it to life in St. Petersburg.
Category: New place
The private Experimentanium museum, where children and adults can touch science with their hands, opened in Moscow in March 2011 and a year later reached self-sufficiency - an event unheard of for museum business. It was created by financiers Yaroslav Alekseev, Konstantin Suloev, Philip Samarets and Natalya Potapova. And, apparently, they calculated everything correctly.
In November 2017, Marshak, the first independent children's bookstore in the city, opened right behind the demolished Taganskoy ATS. For eight months, he did not become a competitor to the ordinary, adult bookstore (all the more so as the older and more famous Khodasevich and Hyperion were in the vicinity), but he formed a community of young parents around him and became for them a kind of community center, where you can not only buy books.
Today, on January 28, on the fourth floor of the Aviapark shopping center, a children’s play park for the kids ’international kidnapping network officially opened. The space is open on weekends and weekdays, except Monday: Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 21:00.
Sidreria, the new project of the team of the Tsvetochka bar by Dmitry Mironov, Sergey Solovyov and Leonid Norin, started working at the Cinema House on Karavannaya Street. A format that was not previously in St. Petersburg is quite popular in Spanish villages and small towns: cider is produced at establishments and is drunk there.
Not far from City Grill Express, on the embankment of the Griboedov Canal, another burger-specializing establishment was opened - the round-the-clock Long Island Diner & Bar. It belongs to the Moscow UnitedBars network, which, in addition to the new American diner, owns the Cuba Libre bar on Sadovaya in St. Petersburg.
Among the buildings of house 25 on Suschevskaya street, on the site of the strange sandwich "Sandwiches", Enebær, a restaurant with Scandinavian cuisine and a modest interior, was launched. Finding a place is not easy; it is not on the first line. The restaurant owners, who had no relation to the restaurant business in general before the Sandwiches, but now who have it very little, invited a consultant to create a new project (they do not disclose the name).
The first democratic restaurant Ginza Project is located on the food court of the Nevsky Center shopping center. ObedBufet operates in an experimental holding format - with self-service, salad bars and ready-made meals - and now competes with the nearby Burger King and Oriental Bazaar. A selection of 350 dishes that are simultaneously offered at ObedBufet was made by the brand-chef Ginza Alexander Belkovich.
Soccer Place Bar & Restaurant is a project of two entrepreneurs Denis Gertsovsky and Irina Isaeva. It is located a stone's throw from Petrovsky and Yubileiny and is aimed at those who are interested not only in solid food, but also in the history of football. On the ground floor, directly below Soccer Place, there is another restaurant of the same owners, Desires.
A successful lawyer and a well-known gastronomy lover Alexander Rappoport opened the "Chinese Certificate" on Sretenka - the first restaurant of its own. Prior to this, as a co-owner, Alexander opened the Ginger (more than ten years ago) and Meat Club restaurants, and also recently remade the dull The Bridge into a very decent Brasserie Bridge.
After reconstruction, the Beer Card store was launched after reconstruction. The project, which began with the owners of Trappist and Manneken Pis, has undergone major changes. In 2008, when Aleksey Burov and Pavel Kokkov were still students, the Beer Card was conceived as a chain of stores with an interesting selection of beer.
The Moscow chain of Hare Krishna cafes and Jagannath stores has finally arrived in St. Petersburg. The place opened on the corner of Gorokhovaya and Fontanka, not far from Rada, several shops with eco-goods and a warehouse of soy and Asian products. The assortment of "Jagannath" is quite wide: here you can find soy meat and milk, groceries, fiber, Ayurvedic additives, vegan chocolate, syrups, spices, teas, tapioca, powdered maki, chaga and camus-camus, non-alcoholic champagne and even Jerusalem artichoke for weight loss .
The confectionery Big Cake Cafe on the site of the cafe All Days Are Lucky closed has grown from a sweet delivery service. Ekaterina Pavlova and Pavel Kalinsky launched their project a year ago, and the appearance of a stationary point was a logical continuation of their work. The Big Cake House service works with a large number of individual orders, including wedding ones, and the owners decided to get a place for meetings with clients in the city center.
Mikhail Sokolov and Timur Dmitriev opened a place that is a cross between their network Italy and their Belgian pub Brugge. They call the "Birreria" a gastronomic pub, implying the presence of a large beer card and Italian cuisine verified in past establishments. In “Birreria” the emphasis was shifted from wine to beer and the menus were selected accordingly: the appetizer section almost entirely consists of Italian street food that goes well with this drink.
A year ago, which came under the control of the Ragout team (Alexei Zimin, Ekaterina Drozdova and Semyon Krymov), the restaurant of the Central House of Writers was opened seriously updated. They touched on the changes in both the interior and the kitchen. Now we are dealing with an interesting modern restaurant, which we want to go into not only because of the legends associated with its past, but also for food.
A month ago, on Leningradsky Prospekt, the culinary space of Local Food, a project involved in holding fairs of the same name in different parts of Moscow with the participation of small district cafes, cooking studios and amateur chefs, was launched in test mode. And last week, the site became the site of the permanent residence of the project.
On Tsvetnoy Boulevard, the first chocolate bar of the famous Israeli brand Max Brenner opened in Moscow. The first institution of the network appeared in Israel in 1996, it is named after the founders Max Fichtman and Oded Brenner. Max Brenner chocolate bars are currently operating in Australia, the USA, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines.
The owners of BolsheKofe!, DoMoD and Coffee in the Kitchen - the places where the best coffee is brewed in the city - decided to open their own wine bar. The fact that there are more and more establishments of this format in St. Petersburg was not confused by the professional barista Nikolai Gotko and Nikolai Yalansky. As such, there is no wine list in the bar.
Tash Sargsyan, founder of Comedy Club, and Denis Nikolaev (formerly manager of the GQ bar and White Rabbit restaurant) in a team with chef Sergey Markin (for many years in the Gallery and several in London's Sumosan) opened in a restaurant cluster on the embankment Taras Shevchenko, opposite the hotel "Ukraine", the restaurant Tribeca.
Next to Hotel W, Voznesensky Prospekt has opened the Library Pub, which relies on what many people like - steaks and beer. Its owners, Konstantin Sobolev, Artyom Bespalko and Maxim Kartashev, in the foreseeable future plan to open five similar places in different areas of the city. The first Library has been working in the courtyard on Veterans Avenue for almost half a year.
A small noodle cafe on Maroseyka - “VokVok” - was opened with a partner by Seyran Gevorgyan, co-owner of Tequila Bar, Mulata Bar, Martinez, Secret Bar, Cuba Libre Bar and Rock'n'Roll Bar. The slogan of the Asia in a box cafe literally reflects what is happening inside: cardboard boxes serve food similar to Asian (mostly noodles and rice on a wok), and everything else outside the boxes is completely non-Asian: from the interior to desserts.