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Gostevaya Izba

The Gostevaya Izba restaurant and museum of Russian gastronomic culture is located by the walls of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in the historic Wine Cellars building. Since its opening in 2012, it has provided an immersive experience of real Russian life from the times of the Domostroy times to the present day. The Gostevaya Izba interior is inspired by Russian taverns of the 18th and 19th centuries. Wooden furniture, waiters’ uniforms and lubok pictures that decorate the interior are made as replicas of old furniture and household items based on the Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve exhibits, including authentic items of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The restaurant menu includes traditional Russian dishes. You can not find Caesar salad here, but you can treat yourself with double fresh-water fish ukha, old recipe lamb ukha (all kinds of strong broth used to be called ukha), duck kalja (rassolnik), lamb shank steak with wheat porridge, Taimyr grilled whitefish and Sergiev Kanon homemade varenyky and pelmeni. We also offer a variety of drinks: morses, lingonberry water, homemade kvass and nastoykas made onsite: khrenovukha, pertsovka, anisovka, oblepikhovka.

The restaurant uses monastery's vegetables and dairy products, for example, burrata with tomatoes or roasted mozzarella from the monastery’s cheese dairy or platter of the monastery’s soused apples, pears and plums. The dessert menu features homemade cakes, pastries and the unique Domostroy apple fruit leather made onsite.

Three halls are open for guests, two of them have fireplaces. The first one is used as a common and banqueting hall, and the second one is a cozy office.

The Kabinet, a special restaurant area, deserves special attention. The table is designed to seat 12 people when folded, but it can be extended to accommodate up to 20 guests if necessary. The hall has a fireplace, which is heated in the cold season. The interior design is associated with the Russian merchant style of the late 19th century. The hall is decorated with unique antiques: a Gustav Becker longcase clock, which strikes out every half hour, and a gramophone with a collection of records, which, by the way, any guest can listen to. The hall walls feature popular lubok pictures telling about the history of Russia and the victories of the Russian army. 

During the warm season, guests can enjoy the summer terrace, which offers a picturesque view of the charming courtyard of the Old Monastery Hotel. The Kabinet hall has its own secluded terrace also overlooking the hotel courtyard. 

The restaurant can host banquets with a number of guests ranging from 10 to 45 people. We recommend that you order the banquet menu two days in advance.

Gostevaya Izba
Tel.: +7-496-5414343, address: 2 Aptekarsky Lane, Sergiev Posad, opening hours: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., no dinner hour, seven days a week