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Nevsky Russian Restaurant

9.6/10
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476 Glenhuntly Road, 3185 Elsternwick (VIC)See map

Average price A$55 Accepts Yums

Chef's Table A$48

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Born, bred and raised in St Petersburg, Ilya is a classically trained Russian Chef who delights in sharing his culinary knowledge, particularly the skills of producing a true Russian table. Many of these traditional techniques were learnt from his family, especially grandparents, in rural Russia. He takes great pride in providing the fresh handcrafted menu items, alongside the finest quality imported components to deliver a menu full of traditional items that are served every day in Russian family homes. A 'true' Russian dining experience

Restaurant menu

Chef Ilya Shekin
  • Average price A$55
  • American express Welcome
Stroganoff
A$32
creamy veal & mushroom casserole with buckwheat kasha (gf)
Golubtsi
A$28
minced beef with herbs, spices & pilaf rice wrapped in cabbage leaves, oven baked in a tomato & sour cream sauce (gf)
Utka
A$36
roasted duck legs on braised red cabbage, served with potatoes and orange brandy sauce (gf)
Russian Tale Banquet A$58
This preset menu includes: Cold Entrée + Hot Entree + Main Course + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free

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Reviews

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  • Khoa D.
    Khoa D.

    September 29, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    A truly excellent banquet; ordered A Russian Tale and got some incredibly attentive service with great little explanations of each dish as well as quick cleanup in a warm & homely setting including a fireplace plus some great music. All dishes were great; especially the Pashtet (duck pate), Seliodka (herring) and Pozharskie Koletky (crumbed minced chicken). The Solenia (vegetable selection), Solenaya Ryba (salmon) and Sibirskie Pelmeni (beef and pork dumplings) were also solid offerings whilst the other dishes were of great quality as well. Paying with yums was fairly easy; all that's needed is your order number in your confirmation email.

  • Lisa T.
    Lisa T.

    September 17, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    We have been here three times now in the last couple of months. Excellent service, good prices and the food is great. Alcohol is reasonably priced, last time we tried to get a table last minute and staff were very accommodating.

  • John C.
    John C.

    September 15, 202293 reviews

    10/10

    5 Star⭐️ Customer Service!!! The food and drink was great and the staff provide excellent service during our meal. Highly recommended to everyone and friends. Will come back again soon:-) We all had wonderful dinner night. Thanks

  • Betty D.
    Betty D.

    September 14, 202212 reviews

    10/10

    This was our first time trying Russian cuisine. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend. The staff were great too. We had the banquet which gave us a opportunity to try a variety of foods.

  • Malcolm L.
    Malcolm L.

    September 13, 202216 reviews

    10/10

    An amazingly authentic Russian restaurant, from its decor its Russian-speaking staff with beaming smiles its chefs its soft Russian music in the background, and its delicious food. After our warm welcome, we sat down to demolish a 4-course banquet that satisfied our hunger and then a shot of their premium vodka to top the night off. As with all the other reviews, I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

  • Yang Y.
    Yang Y.

    September 10, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    Yum. Very friendly and thoughtful service.

  • Ngoc B.
    Ngoc B.

    August 30, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    We’re surprised by the foods and the offer on set menu. Foods are clean and tasty. We can’t have enough and even order more for take away the next day. Service was excellent with smiles. Highly recommended to try & we will come back for more ????????

  • Mini H.
    Mini H.

    August 30, 202246 reviews

    10/10

    Everything about this place was perfection. The food was incredible (never tasted Russian food before so it was a real treat). The staff were hospitable and the waiter shared some of the history of the dishes and culture.

  • Giovanni K.
    Giovanni K.

    August 25, 202210 reviews

    10/10

    Really good food and environment .excellent food and experience! Really lovely service and answered questioned we had with a smile.walked out and already planned a next visit !

  • Hari c.
    Hari c.

    August 20, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food and lovely service

  • Aaron H.
    Aaron H.

    August 5, 202216 reviews

    10/10

    This place is an absolute local Elsternwick gem. I have been coming here since they opened and I have unfortunately not been here for about 6 months or so, but I am happy I have returned. The food, service and atmosphere are always high quality and of an exceptional calibre. Thoroughly recommended for locals, Melburnians and tourists alike.

  • Nicoleta M.
    Nicoleta M.

    August 2, 20221 review

    10/10

    A superb experience! Really nice staff and the food was excellent. We will definitely come back

  • Michelle M.
    Michelle M.

    August 2, 202221 reviews

    10/10

    Very delicious. We had the Russian banquet $58pp. Loved every part of it.

  • Mark G.
    Mark G.

    July 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent atmosphere, great food and friendly staff. The ragu and entrees were both really delicious. I also like that they have a wide selection of vodkas to try.

  • AGNIESZKA W.
    AGNIESZKA W.

    July 29, 20221 review

    10/10

    We came here for my birthday after seeing the restaurant on Adam Liaw's Eurovision special. I was not disappointed. In fact, the dumplings I ordered were the best I've ever tasted. My partner had the duck and was also raving about it. We tried two rounds each of the house flavoured vodkas. I can recommend the garlic and rosemary, and honey and chilli; while my partner really loved the fig, as well as the ginger. The wait staff looked after us exceptionally well. The only negative is that we live interstate so we won't be able to return as often as we like.

  • Ellie F.
    Ellie F.

    July 16, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    We had a birthday dinner here. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing food! We loved it and will be going back soon. Defenitely recommended!

  • Jenny P.
    Jenny P.

    July 7, 20221 review

    10/10

    A great experience, delicious food and friendly staff! Highly recommended!

  • Nic L.
    Nic L.

    June 24, 20223 reviews

    8.5/10

    All round great experience. Will definitely return to try other items on the menu. The house vodka is a must to try.

  • Edward C.
    Edward C.

    June 22, 202210 reviews

    9.5/10

    Amazing food with welcoming and attentive service to match. I also love their home-infused vodka and slowly working through all of the flavours.

  • Carol J.
    Carol J.

    June 11, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great food and lovely service. Reminds me of sitting around the table in Baba’s kitchen. Thank you. Will see you again soon.

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Opening time
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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

476 Glenhuntly Road, 3185, Elsternwick (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Eat Like a Tsar There's way more to Russian cuisine than vodka (although vodka is certainly a good place to start). Nevsky Russian Restaurant in Elsternwick gives you a true taste of Russian and Eastern European fare. And don't worry — you'll get a touch of the opulence of the Tsars too. Cosy up to the fireplace in this warm and inviting restaurant. It's an ideal locale for passing chilly winter nights in Melbourne. Sample a selection of classic Russian dishes with a twist, or indulge in a decadent banquet option for two or more people. There's a function space upstairs too that serves a range of Russian-style dishes made for sharing. In the main dining room, the menu features many dishes that are gluten free, so you'll be spoiled for choice. Cold entrees include traditional Russian salad, a beetroot salad or salmon cured in vodka. Of course there's borsch – how could there not be! – or a spicy lamb soup if you're looking for something to warm you up. As you move down the menu, you'll be enticed by the range of options — crepes with mushrooms and onions, creamy veal stroganoff, Siberian meat dumplings and more. And then, of course, there is vodka. Best dish: Piroshki (house-made baked pastry filled with cabbage and egg or minced beef)

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