The winners were unveiled during a special ceremony recently held at the Astoria Hotel where over 300 guests gathered to find out who would come out on top.
In first place we have PMI bar, featuring the creative cuisine of chef Ivan Berezutskiy. Coming in at second place we find Duo Gastrobar, which also scored a special award for Media's Choice best restaurant. Third place went to contemporary Italian restaurant Il Lago dei Cigni.
Dish from PMI bar
The winners were chosen by a panel of experts comprising 100 of the city’s residents: professionals in the restaurant business, hoteliers, chefs and related medias.
This year's special guest at the ceremony was Diego Muñoz (Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru), who handed out the Best Chef Award, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The award went to Andrea Accordi from Four Season Lion Palace Hotel. As a special prize, the chef was invited to the world cup final of Bocuse D’Or.
Below you'll find the top 10 restaurants in St.Petersburg and other special awards handed out during the big event:
1. PMI bar
2. Duo Gastrobar
3. Il Lago dei Cigni
6. Stroganoff Steak House
8. Le Boat
Restaurant columnist of the Year
Boris Critic (allcafe.ru)
Best Sommelier 2014
Ruslan Devetyarova (from restaurant Goose Goose).
Association of Hotel Concierges Les Clefs d'Or
Team of Rib Eye restaurant
Best Chef of St.Petersburg
Andrea Accordi, Four Seasons Lion Palace Hotel