Pushkin is a historic estate originally given by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine as a rural getaway. Today, the main attraction is Tsarskoye Selo, a collection of historic palaces, churches and other buildings that make it a World Heritage Site. Highlights include the beautiful Alexander and Catherine Palaces. The town itself was founded in the early 1700s and was the home of the first railroad service in Russia, which still connects it to the capital.
Things to do in Pushkin
4.5 based on 256 reviews
Stopped off for a late lunch during a 2-day tour of st. Petersburg. Meal was included in the tour price so I can't say whether it was value for money or not but it consisted of:
Mediterranean salad (inc feta cheese & olives)
Traditional borscht - bread on the side
Fried potatoes, chicken skewer & ketchup
Mango / Raspberry sorbet
Coffee (espresso / americano
All ok and the food was decent. Nice restaurant too - quirky decor.
4 based on 60 reviews
We got to the restaurant on our way between Catherine palace and Peterhof.
It's a nice restaurant, very light inside, interesting architecture.
They have big tables, so it's good for big families (there were 8 of us). It was a little bit crowded, but food was good. We enjoyed it.
4.5 based on 161 reviews
Italian restaurant in the heart oh The Tsarskoe Selo. We serve the most favourite Italian food, sushi and season specials. We serve breakfast every dat from 9 am to 12 pm and lunch from 12 to 4 pm on work-days. We have a playground outside and also inside (with playstation, toys, books and another activities). Our restaurant have a separate zone for shish-a smokers, and karaoke zone. We have menu on english.
Very nice and spacious place with Italian menu and some sushi/sashimi variety. Service is friendly. Food is fine. Can be very lively on weekends. They have kids rooms and karaoke.Thank you! We'll be glad to see you again.
4 based on 46 reviews
We went to this restaurant whilst we were on a guided tour of St Petersburg. It was nice to sit and relax here during our busy schedule
The service was very good and the food was pre ordered and a set menu of 4 courses and tea and coffee, all very nice .
4.5 based on 48 reviews
It was really a surprise, it's a buffet restaurant, very small, and it feels like you are having lunch in your own grandma's kitchen, well the dishes are not so grandma tasty but for Russia it was really good and affordable to eat there; perfect for fast work lunches!
4 based on 90 reviews
It was a lunch booked for us by our Tour organisers... Firebirds..we thought we were entering a mini Castle..after the tour to Catherine's Palace..we walked through the Palace Gardens and out houses ..beautiful flowers ..the day wasn't as bright though..
The menu was well planned ..vitamin veg salad, creamy mushroom soup, chicken fricassee with rice and ice cream with berries...our group of 26 had a banquet table laid out except for a few of us had an adjoining table...we had nice house wine..and some local musicians entertaining us...great Admiralteistvo...we got to see the local artists with their special instruments and costume as well...keep it up..
4.5 based on 164 reviews
I haven't been to other places in Pushkin but this shouldn't be #1. First of all, it is located in the middle of the market (Russian market) and it took us 20 minutes to find. We were really looking for something authentic and special (since its rated #1) but I would say Bushe is more like a commercialised bakery shop (similar to Paul or Pattiserie Valerie in London). It's not bad but nothing special at all. I was hoping to get a taste of Russian pastry but it was all similar to what you can get in London. Coffee was horrible and it looked like a takeaway shop inside. I am sure there are better places to eat in Pushkin.
4 based on 70 reviews
We stopped here while doing a tour in st Petersburg. What an excellent choice! The menu was complete with hot and cold soups, delicious hot and cold main course including appetizers and wonderful desserts to try. It was buffet style and the prices were reasonable. The wait staff were very helpful. The restaurant was quite clean with very clean bathrooms. We would highly recommend eating here.
3.5 based on 202 reviews
The Bakenbards Cafe is located in the House of Rector of The Tsarskoe Selo Imperial Lyceum. Rector Georg Rheingold Engelhardt is russian writer and pedagogist. Walls keeps a memory about famous persons. Pushkin was punnished for endless misconducts in this house. Lyceum students Anton Delvig, Wilhelm Kuchelbecker, Ivan Pushchin, Konstantin Danzas, Fyodor Matyushkin spend a lot of time here.
Came here after the palace I had the pot of stewed marble beef .. hot to the last spoonful My friends had the Herring and Potato pancakes with sour cream and bacon. Mulled wine was lovely too
4.5 based on 153 reviews
The restaurant is situated in the heart of Pushkin in front of Saint Catherin Cathedral. We are glad to invite you to taste the Dishes of Russian home kitchen like the famous borsch, pelmeni, Stroganoff, pickling, kvas, mors, home bread. by the way the name "Hlebnikov" proceed of the Russian world "Hleb" that means bread and Hlebnikov was the Russian merchant, owner of this building in the 19 century. So the interior of the restaurant is similar to the ambiance of those days. In the hall you could see the pictures of Tsarskoe selo (Pushkin) of the yars before the revolution.
After touring Catherine Palace, we walked into the center of the town of Pushkin and found Tavern Khlebnikov on the main town square. Interesting rustic, old-world decor, Good Russian Food. I had the pirogi and some vodka. A helpful server spoke good English. Prices were reasonable and the experience was memorable.
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