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“babooshka”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Russian Passion - CLOSED

Russian Passion
Price range: US$13 - US$33
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Can you imagine, if you live in Scotland this would be the only place with piroshky - Russian pasty with a choice of fillings, then Borsch, followed by favorite Russian dessert. This authentic Russian cafe in Edinburgh. Call to reserve the place.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“babooshka”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

I have to say that if you look for something different ... you need to visit Russian Passion. You would be in for an amazing home cooking experience. Place has a nice decor, lovely staff and authentic Eastern European dishes. I went to Russian Passion on a few occasions with my friends and we were never disappointed with what we got there.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank MCfromEdin
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Experience something different!.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Tiny eatery - would be ideal for small, private/informal occasions. Evening meal must be booked in advance, as are choices from menu. Thoroughly enjoyed freshly cooked, delicious, authentic Russian food. BYOB - no "corkage" charge = a big plus point!!. Staff are mother and daughter - pleasant and friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Margaret D
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UK
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best food I've had in Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous with amazing food that is so well flavoured and seasoned. With BYOB, it works out as incredible value for delicious food, an intimate environment and great service. Maria, the daughter, is attentive and regales guests with tales of Russia, the food components and other interesting stories. Whilst it is not fine dining, it is cosy, intimate and once you try it, you will certainly go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank nairb659
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“A real taste of Russia in Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Been here about 6 times now for lunch and I love the place! It's fantastic to try Russian food in Edinburgh. All food is homemade to a high standard, the 2 staff are so nice and help you pick what to eat, good hot or cold Russian drinks too! The cafe is always clean with good seating and staff always welcome you! You must visit!

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Thank Juvan84
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“this is the real Russian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

The best russian restaurants we've found in UK)))) We were sooooo glad to find such a friendly and really tasty place far away from home. I believe that it all depends from the chef, and this is the place where people truly want to make a good food. And you can feel that it is made with love) Honestly, I can compare it only with my mother's cooking! I
I really wish foreigh people to try THIS KIND of russian cuisine.. not only our drinks)))))
P.S. I advise to try bean soup (delicious), borsh, olivie, uffffff.....ok, try everything)))))

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank oxana_makoeva
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