Riverside Restaurants in St Petersburg
Eat Near the Water and Enjoy the Scenery


Looking for great riverside restaurants in St Petersburg, Russia? Want to eat seafood and enjoy a view of the many rivers of the city? If so read on...

For us, there is nothing more magical and relaxing than watching the rivers and canals of St Petersburg or the Gulf of Finland in the summer while sitting in a cozy restaurant.

If you would like to take your Russian dining experience to a new whole level during your stay in Saint Petersburg, then you should not miss one of the riverside restaurants listed on this page. If you go,  you'll enjoy not only a mix of delicious European and Russian dishes crafted by international chefs, but also amazing views of the Neva River and its canals, which are surrounded by historic landmarks of the 19th century, and much, much more.

Of course, it won't always be cheap, but the price you pay for the scenery and atmosphere will be worth your money. To help you to choose, below we have put together a list of some riverside restaurants in St Petersburg, Russia that we have visited and like. Hope you will like them too!

OUR FAVORITE LIST OF RIVERSIDE RESTAURANTS


Hungry? If so, choose a restaurant from our list of best riverside restaurants below, and feel free to reserve a table with us.

Tip: Many of these riverside restaurants in St Petersburg listed here are very popular among locals and visitors, so if you want to get some peace and quiet and the best seat, then make sure you book a table in advance.

NA RECHKE


Address: Olgina Street 8 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/230-03-47

Luxurious fine dining, Summer nights, Relaxing atmosphere!

If you want to enjoy a romantic dinner on the terrace, to feel the river breeze in the summer and enclosed warmth in the winter, while sampling excellent seafood, then you have to go to Na Rechke, one of Russia’s top riverside restaurants in Saint Petersburg. Overlooking the Krestovka River, Chef Nikolay Matveyev will delight you with a mix of Haute cuisines from Japan, Italy, Russia and Caucasian Republics. Popular with upper-class Russian and working professionals, this is a great spot for a high-stakes business meeting or a romantic dinner.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Japanese, Russian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Krestovskiy Island
  • Metro Station: Krestovsky Ostrov

Open hours: Mon - Fri (12:00 - until the last guest)

ROYAL BEACH


Address: Yuzhnaya Road 14 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/677-79-35

View of Gulf of Finland, Family-friendly, Seafood galore! 

Royal Beach is situated in the heart of the Krestovsky Island very close to the famous St Petersburg Stadium. Each season, its gastronomic mastermind Chef creates new menus based on classic European and Russian dishes. The author's menu is infused with delectable seafood, like the salmon sous-vide in Asian sauce with melissa and fresh cucumbers and monkfish in a creamy sauce with a spicy ptitim. With a nice panoramic view of the Gulf od Finland, beautiful St Petersburg sunsets, a big summer terrace and a friendly atmosphere, the Royal Beach restaurant is ideal for family outings, especially in the summer.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Krestovskiy Island, near St Petersburg Stadium
  • Metro Station: Krestovsky Ostrov or Novokrestovskaya

Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 24:00)

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VOLGA-VOLGA


Address: Petrovskaya Embankment 8 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/900-83-38

Moving Restaurant, Fresh seafood, Social dancing!

Volga-Volga – unlike Regatta – is not docked, but a working riverboat, which cruises up and down the breathtaking Neva River between May and October. Expect to get a tour of the famed tributary of Russia’s Northern Capital whilst sampling the finest Russian cuisine by Chef Alexander Belkovich. With ingredients delivered twice weekly, you are able to sample fresh and authentic Tom Yum and large grilled seafood and fish platters with scallops, shrimps, crab, white fish, squid, mussels and spiny lobster on the deck as you enjoy views of the city's drawn bridges and watch socialites on the dance floor.

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Details:

  • Type: Floating Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Petrograde Side
  • Metro Station: Gorkovskaya

Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

IL LAGO DEI CIGNI


Address: Krestovskiy Prospect, 21 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/602-07-07

Fine Italian cuisine, Great river views, Imperial dining!

Il Lago dei Cigni (Swan Lake) is a new Italian restaurant founded by famous gourmet chef Remo Mazzucato in the Venice of the North. You will be buoyed by its luxurious interiors, classy wine list and Mediterranean hospitality, as you overlook the Neva River and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Finland. You can relish carpaccio made from the tentacles of giant squid, watch as Japanese marbled beef is prepared on volcanic rocks of pink salt or choose from a selection of homemade pasta with white or black truffles served in a wheel of 24-year-old Parmesan cheese. Your dining experience here will be truly imperial in every sense!

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price range: $$$$
  • Location: Krestovskiy Island
  • Metro Station: Krestovsky Ostrov

Open hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 - 24:00)

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KORIUSHKA


Address: Peter and Paul Fortress, 3 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/910-90-10

Great views, Nice ambience, Smelt offerings!

Located in the famous Peter and Paul fortress, a new riverside restaurant called Koriushka or ‘Smelt’ – named after the famous St Petersburg fish – is another trendy release by Ginza Project. Emphasing space and a light and airy aura, Koriushka can seat 340 people in three halls and a terrace. Run by Chefs Ivo Dzandzava and Alexander Belkovich, here you will taste a mix of European and Caucasian-style dishes with strong St. Petersburg dining influences. Among the dishes on offer is the signature smelt in several styles: fried with tkemali sauce, fried in nut au-gratin and home-style smoked - plus much, much more.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: European, Caucasian
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Hare Island, at the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Metro Station: Gorkovskaya

Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 00:45)

YUNOST


Address: Petrovskiy Island, 2 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/928-44-66

Celeb spotting, East Europe dining, Wide-range!

Whether you are coming to watch the football on Petrograd Side or taking a break from the historic heart of St Petersburg Russia, Yunost, meaning ‘youth’, is a comfortable and trendy Russian restaurant floating on a lake near the Petrovsky Stadium. As a result of its location, Yunost is a frequent haunt of football stars. Created by the football club Zenith, Chef Sergey Pronin’s serves creations that range from salads and Italian starters to shashliks and tasty wok dishes. The menu includes the best of European, Uzbek and pan-Asian cooking. Enjoy your meal as you watch fish leap out of the lake in the waning evening light. Definitely one of the most interesting riverside restaurants in the city!

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: European, Japanese, Bar, Asian fusion
  • Price range: $$$$
  • Location: Petrovskiy Island, near Petrovskiy Stadium
  • Metro Station: Sportivnaya
  • Menu in: English and Russian

Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 01:00)

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SUNDAY


Address: Yuzhnaya Road 4/2 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/900-33-31

Light and rustic feel, Cheap child shows, Quality entertainment!

SunDay Ginza’s cozy interior, tasty European and Japanese cuisine and excellent service help make this one of the hottest riverside restaurants in the city of St Petersburg, especially among newer additions. From the covered terrace offering a very close view of the Gulf of Finland and the restaurant's light and rustic interiors to the menu's good mix of gastronomic dishes and music performances by the coolest DJ's, at SunDay's you will not only enjoy the food, but also the pleasant young atmosphere and location.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: European, Continental
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Krestovskiy Island
  • Metro Station: Krestovsky Ostrov

Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - until last guest)

NASHA DACHA


Address: Primorskoe Motorway, 448 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/640-16-16

Value for money, Traditional meat dishes, Cultural events!

Located in Repino village right on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, Nasha Dacha is a restaurant offering spectacular views of the Baltic Sea, especially during the famous White Nights. This restaurant in Chekhov style reminds summer cottage (dacha) with lace trim, greenhouses, massive sideboards, wicker chairs and a roaring fireplaces. It is surrounded by forest and sea and serves traditional "dacha" dishes, such as pike with potatoes from the fire, farm duck with cherries and blueberry pie. Here the unique and suburban atmosphere, first-class service and superb location will make your dining experience a truly classic Russian one.

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Details:

  • Type: Suburbian Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Classic Russian, European
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Repino Village, 40 km from St Petersburg
  • Metro Station: Only reachable by taxi or bus

Open hours: Mon - Thu (12:00 - 23:00), Fri (12:00 - 01:00), Sat (10:00 - 01:00), Sun (10:00 - 23:00)

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PAPASHA CLAUSS


Address: Primorsky Prospekt 72 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/777-15-51

Creative dishes, Great beer, Beautiful sunsets

Another in the long line of iconic riverside restaurants in Russia, Papasha Clauss stands out for its huge size (more than 1500 sq.m.), creative specials and own brewery. It offers live music every Friday and Saturday and excellent Russian and European cuisine. This Saint Petersburg dining establishment draws many locals who want to enjoy panoramic views of Gulf of Finland and have discreet conversations inside while drinking tasty beer. If you are touring in the Park of 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg, visiting the biggest water park in the city or watching football game at the St. Petersburg Stadium, don't miss this restaurant!

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price range: $$$
  • Location: Vyborg Side, 4th floor of shopping and entertainment complex "Piterland"
  • Metro Station: Begovaya; Chernaya Rechka; Staraya Derevnya

Open hours: Mon - Thu (13:00 - 00:00), Fri (13:00 - 02:00), Sat (12:00 - 02:00), Sun (12:00 - 00:00)

RUSSKAYA RYBALKA


Address: Yuzhnaya Road 11 | St Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/323-98-13

Ice fishing, Classic Scandinavian decor, Russian political elites!

One of the most awarded riverside restaurants in St Petersburg, Russkaya Rybalka’s Scandinavian interior has classic wooden panelling inside, while outside you can try your hand ice fishing and catch your own meal. Enjoy breathtaking views of ponds and waterfalls as you savour different types of caviar: sturgeon, pink salmon, hausen, red salmon, Siberian salmon and sea urchin. You will be spoilt for choice with main courses like whitefish baked with vegetables, trout fillet on fennel stew and flounder baked tomatoes with mussels. The restaurant's classic Russian cuisine has attracted Presidents Vladimir Putin and Jacques Chirac, and it is now frequented by political elites.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Russian
  • Price range: $$$$
  • Location: Krestovskiy Island, at the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park
  • Metro Station: Krestovsky Ostrov

Open hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 - 24:00)


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