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Staraya Tamozhnya

Tamozhenny Lane, 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
+7 812 327-89-80
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
“hall” (2 reviews)
“europe” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Seafood, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Tamozhenny Lane, 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

A fine restaurant with excellent cuisine. I love French cuisine, this restaurant it is really tasty, just like in France. All dishes are exquisite and beautifully decorated. Delicious mussels and also tried «kamchatsky» russian crab. French cheeses are very elegant, although it is said that...More

Thank Hellar B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was the best experience of our week stay in St Petersburg. An amazing meal with two great amuse bouche. Even though we were the only customers in the restaurant we were treated to music from a pianist and singer. With an open kitchen we...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just had dinner at this highly rated restaurant. Although we got off to a weak start with a mis-made martini, Tony Gear, the owner personally made my wife a fresh one that was perfect. Tony is quite a character and it...More

Thank Larry8451
Reviewed 3 June 2016

On Sunday my wife and I decided to visit "Old Customs" restaurant . My wife told me that this is one of her favorite establishments and that the restaurant is more than 20 years old. It is really very beautiful, I was impressed when I...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just unbelievable, I won't even call it a restaurant , its a true deep experience between taste and love. Food is innovative , surprising and wonderfully created as little art pieces you might be sorry to eat at first. Music is chilling...More

Thank Oriana M
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a premium restaurant with everything (service, food, atmosphere) excellent but for a price. When I went there, the chef offered complimentary dish to me and my girlfriend. Also, there were free chocolates. Next time I go there, I will stick to hot starters...More

Thank alextimashkov
Reviewed 18 October 2015

What else can I say, but classically delicious! The restaurant is located on the Vasilevsky island, just across the Neva river from the palace square. Wearing winter travel outfit, we hesitantly walked into this top class restaurant with a warm welcome by a gentle doorman,...More

Thank Pattira S
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We had group dinner for the conference in this place. Beatifully set tables, wow live music, gourmet food accompanied by perfect wine . Best for quiet grown up people

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Just across the Neva bridge from the Hermitage, this is not easy to find if you ask for the Old Custom House rather than its Russian name. Recommended by a Russian artist friend, we visited for lunch, when the vast restaurant was quiet. On display...More

Thank Charlotte Z
Reviewed 8 April 2015

First time in this restaurant and quite had to find but once we got there, everything was fabolous. The restaurant is fully decored and looks very poush with different rooms setting as a separate area. Great sea food and every plate was delicious and decorated

Thank moje a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$59 - US$1,198
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamozhenny Lane, 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Vasilyevsky Island
  • Neighbourhood: Vasilyevsky Island
  • Phone Number: +7 812 327-89-80
  • E-mail
Description
Long recognized as one of St. Petersburg's finest restaurants, the Old Customs House has a superb location in a historic building just behind the Kunstkamera. Popular with wealthy tourists and well fed local businessmen, the restaurant has conservative but attractive interiors and a fairly formal atmosphere, which is no surprise considering the high prices. The owners are British and the head chef is currently Russian, but the menu is very much based on traditional French bourgeois cuisine, with rich sauces, winter vegetables, truffles and foie gras. A few more modern, Asian influences make an occasional appearance, but the highlight is probably the fresh seafood flown in from the farthest corners of Russia (Kamchatka crabs and Sakhalin oysters). The wine-list is similarly robust and reassuringly expensive. The restaurant regularly hosts guest chefs from all over the world, as has been visited by numerous international celebrities, from Prince Charles to the Russian Patriarch.
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