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“Superb!”
Review of Taste To Eat

Taste To Eat
Ranked #37 of 11 340 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Taste to eat is a restaurant of the new Russian cuisine in the centre heart of Saint-Petersburg realizing successfully an ambitious aim - to represent unusual sight on traditional gastronomy. It's the second restaurant by spouses Alexey Ten and Christina Vasilyeva who opened a restaurant at waterfront Regatta which has been loved by residents and guests of Krestovsky island for a long time.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Found this little gem whilst visiting St Petersburg. Greeted out of the cold with a homemade shot with vodka, superb friendly service, 3 courses of lovely food and then finished off with another homemade shot.Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful, getting a map and showing us some interesting places to visit, whilst helping us to also get the most from a really interesting and tasty menu. Top drawer and if we are ever back in St Petersburg we will definitely return.

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Thank Adrian P
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Алиса Ж, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Taste To Eat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks a lot for visiting us and recommendations to other travellers. Good luck!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Super cool ambience, very chilled with an eclectic menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant for Russian classics with a twist.

Thank Katy G
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Алиса Ж, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Taste To Eat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much for choosing us and writing a review!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Taste to Eat benefits from friendly staff; excellent ingredients; kitchen staff who can really cook; and, beautifully simple decor. You’re left; however, asking whether some of the taste / flavour combinations should really have been put together. There is a fine line between inventive and ill-judged.

Take, for example, the turkey with red cabbage and tangerine sauce: individually, each item was wonderfully cooked but as a rounded dish, it didn’t gel. Similarly, the chocolate ganache was superb but serving it with parsley sauce should never have been considered.

All things considered, I’d still recommend Taste To Eat if you want to try good Russian produce prepared by a kitchen which is keen to challenge established norms.

Thank CasualDiner78
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Алиса Ж, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Taste To Eat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. It is very important for us. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Large group of us enjoyed a meal end of February. The food is excellent. The meringue dessert was delicious and an interesting experience. The local vodka went down very well, as did the wine, and cider. Staff were excellent and very accommodating. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank JohnWilkinson91
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Алиса Ж, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Taste To Eat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks a lot for your review. Greetings from all the team! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

When we arrived we were greeted very apologetically with the news that they had a power failure in the kitchens and might not be able to provide hot food... but that definite news would emerge in about 10 minutes.

The place looked really interesting and we decided to go for it and ordered a bottle of sparkling Russian Pinot Noir and the restaurant's selection of appetizers ( a selection comprising a type of tapenade, dried meats, pate, cheese and suchlike. We also had their home made vodka and berry shots and a home made berry based lemonade.

By this time, the kitchen problems had been resolved and our main courses were innovative..... Beef with a corn based sauce and venison with puree of red cabbage.

Puddings included a chocolate ganache and pastry dishes

Whilst this restaurant's offering cannot be classed a grande cuisine, it genuinely is innovative, interesting and quite delicious. The service is very good and the staff seem really interested in developing the concept.

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Thank G D G
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Алиса Ж, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Taste To Eat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for choosing us and writing a review. It's a great pleasure for us to get such a high mark. Hope to see you again!

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