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Kholst Maslo

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$$ - $$$
European, Central European, Contemporary, Russian, Soups, Eastern European
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Bolshaya Morskaya St., 4 | By The Arch Of The General Staff Building, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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+7 905 210-50-48
11:00 - 23:00
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Gaborone, Botswana
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138 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This unpretenscious café serves delicious food. We chose different items from the Russian menu and they were all excellent. The cold outside soon disappeared.

Thank stephen c
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

After a visit at the Ermitage I was very hungry :-) so i decided to have a lunch and I ended up there! And what a surprise! A very very nice restaurant, nice ambient music, the staff is really friendly and helpful! I had the pancakes with caviar and the cream of mushroom soup, simple but absolutely delicious!! And for... More 

Thank Laure M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Its very beautiful restaurant near Palace Square. Interior is amazing, and prices no so high. Good for breakfast!

Thank Taisia T
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237 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to the Hermitage, this restaurant has English menu, but not touristy, which I liked. When we entered it was buy with locals, another good sign. We had lunch, I had a great fresh salad and soup, my partner had the chicken. It also has a full bar and great desert. The wait staff were pleasant and helpful.

Thank Fligh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident. Fantastic location, right next to the Winter palace square. Great prices, great service, great food. The dumplings, stroganoff and the bread basket with garlic butter work a treat together. Service is amazing too.

Thank Melanie M
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We've passed this place several times, each time assuming that in this "touristy" place - next door to the Hermitage - there can't be anything worth considering. So... we were wrong. Small, cozy place. Good, friendly service. Good, reasonably priced food. Finally, rather tasteful interior complemented by a changing/ongoing exhibition (and sales) of "Canvas & Oil" (= Холст и Масло)... More 

Thank David B
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Chick restaurant with thai architecture, very good and prompt service, best quality cuisine and... nice remember about it!

Thank Mr_RaduM
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I am a bit puzzled by the name on Trip Advisor, the business card shows it as Holst Maslo and even in Cyrilic I cant find a 'Kholst'. Anyhow, a lovely little restaurant, with helpful, friendly staff, even had good ale, and sensible prices. In May '15 two beers with pancakes and red caviar was 650R (£7.50 / €10.40) Handy... More 

Thank 1777NT
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223 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This restaurant we visited with a big group and everything was well prepared when we came in, tables set with salads and drinks. The people are attentive and the food is well prepared. Prices are reasonable and the quantities are enough. When in the neighbourhood always a place to go for a meal.

Thank Jopie66
Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is situated perfectly between Ermitage and Nevski Prospect. The size of the menu is perfect, neither small nor overweight. Really good and genuine Russian cuisine. I had the perfect Beef Stroganoff there in my whole life and that is saying something. It might seem somehow a negative point but it is indeed true as other people here wrote:... More 

Thank Sakip Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
European, Central European, Contemporary, Russian, Soups, Eastern European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolshaya Morskaya St., 4 | By The Arch Of The General Staff Building, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Admiralteisky
  • Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
  • Phone Number: +7 905 210-50-48
Dvortsovaya Square – is the heart of Saint-Petersburg. The main places of interest are located nearby - the Hermitage, the Admiralty and the Arch of the General staff which frames the Square. Keeping on city’s cultural traditions The «Holst Maslo» restaurant is situated just there at 4 Bolshaya Morskaya street almost under the Arch.
The location in one of the most fashionable streets of the city with its elite banks, business centers, luxury shops and jewelry boutiques influenced the «Holst Maslo» conception.
Bright modern two-storey restaurant impresses guests with its interior design elegance which reflects classical Saint-Petersburg culture. Luxurious black and gold floral ornaments resonate with a figure of tracery discs which decorate the ceiling and walls. The theme of art is emphasized by stylized palette which decorates the celling of the second floor and original covering: cloth pallets and small easels for the menu.
Terse but perfectly selected menu is based on European and Russian cuisine dishes and that certain superiority attracts numerous foreign tourists. Long time ago Rich «Borsch» with weal, Russian pancakes and dumplings became favorite dishes among our foreign guests.
The wine list contains both house wine ideally suitable for a regular lunch and vintage wine specially for experts and elite alcohol lovers. Professional barmen may suggest light and fresh cocktails for ladies as a pleasant addition for a nice dinner.
«Holst Maslo» is a perfect place for a lunch with friends, colleges or business partners, for a diner in exquisite evening interior and for a Sunday family brunch after a walk in the center of the city.
The second floor hall is suitable for private parties and banquets, it is equipped with professional sound and light devices, also there is a small stage for any performance. Here you may also enjoy listening to exclusive and the only one in Saint-Petersburg grand piano «Crystal». Also on the second floor you can find a cozy vip-room with soft sofas. And the main highlight in decoration of the hall is unique gold hand-made pair of chairs with angel wings.
Holst Maslo is situated inside the epicenter of cultural life of Saint-Petersburg and its guests are educated people who are interested in arts, culture and good music. That’s why «Holst Maslo» is also an art-salon with various exhibitions, creative parties and Russian modern painting that you can buy.
The art atmosphere exquisite acute cuisine «Holst Maslo» attracts numerous guests: tourists who want to know more about Saint-Petersburg and its rich cultural life and all the locals who enjoy spending time in stylish and respectable atmosphere.

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