St Petersburg, Russia
From the team behind Duo Gastrobar, this small-plates stalwart is close to the Mikhailovsky Gardens. Housed in a residential building – previously an army barracks – expect to rub shoulders with a stylish local crowd. Features include whimsical art, mid-century Scandi furniture and raw brickwork tempered by hanging greenery. As the name suggests, tartares, in various guises, are the focus – from traditional beef with shiitake to venison with Georgian cheese and radish, tuna with apricot and mackerel with green beans and sake. Hot dishes might include spicy pork belly, sweetbreads with rosehip, pike-perch with cabbage and mushroom, and veal cheeks.
Vilenskiy Pereulok 15, Tsentralny District, St Petersburg, 191014