In Russian, Kuznya means "foundry". And for good reason, the restaurant set up home amid one of the 19th-century red brick buildings of the New Holland island. The foundry was entirely renovated into a trendy space very popular with the Saint Petersburg youth. Kuznya House has retained this industrial thematic and reveals decoration from the same era as the building, with largely Pre-Revolutionary-inspired design. Stone walls, wooden floors, rugs and geometrical patterns on warm-coloured bench seats are somehow on the kitsch side. The menu offers Russian cuisine that blends with various inspirations from around the world, from coal-grilled chicken with harissa and yogurt to a goose stew served with wheat and a poached egg or roasted halibut with cauliflower mash and zucchini chips. Once you are done with dessert, the second part of the evening can start: multicoloured tables and ottomans will be removed to clear out the dancefloor. Let the party begin!
Naberezhnaya Admiralteyskogo Kanala 2
+7 911 921 1669
Menu: around 1,100 RUB