Authentic Russian Cuisine

Experience the delights of Russia with traditional fare and the culinary extravagance of the Tsars.

Bye Bye Nevsky

It is with a heavy heart that we send this email to our devoted diners, but all good things must come to an end.

Nevsky Russian Restaurant will serve its last meals on 30 June 2024.

We are closing for a number of reasons; a major part of this is that the cost of operating has reached the point of not being sustainable. If we were to continue to trade, it would mean we would have to make our pricing quite unpleasant.

We are just a simple cook and waiter, not corporate mongols, so the decision to not do this and close instead was not made lightly.

To those who have supported us over the last 13 years, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. We have made many good memories, met a lot of amazing people, and made some good friends over the years, not only from our diners but from our staff as well.

Nicky & Iliys Shekin - The Ownwers

Menu Highlights



Sibirskie Pelmeni

Sibirskie Pelmeni



Let Us Know Your Needs

Nevsky's menu is predominately gluten-free and suitable for coeliacs, with the exception of the obvious items. Look for (gf) symbols on our menu. We are more than happy to amend or substitute suitable menu components, where possible, to meet dietary requirements.

Intolerances to onion and garlic are not very compatible with Russian cuisine, but with at least 24 hours notice we can do more to accommodate these requirements.

Vegan guests can be accommodated with a minimum of 24 hours notice.

It is not possible to provide menu items without onion and/or garlic, cater for fructose intolences or vegans, on the day. Your options will be very limited so please let us know in advance.

Should you have mobility issues let us know when you book as we have stairs to the upper dining level.

Nevsky's menu is predominately gluten-free and suitable for coeliacs.

Absolutely amazing food! Great ambience & just fantastic staff. Food portions were perfect not to much & beautifully balanced. Interesting and different food. Definitely a must for Melbournians to go atleast once! Will go back again and cannot fault!

Felicity P

Nevsky is another restaurant (eat at home) ticked off the bucket list! Their menu sounded appealing and so a selection was made that was most enjoyable. Will definitely try more dishes another time when I fancy Russian cuisine!


Excellent restaurant, let's you buy vodka and other spirits by the bottle. And believe it or not the Russian food is actually good, not the rubbish столовка style rubbish you get in other "Russian restaurants". Music is also good, mix of the 90s and 2000s Russian pop hits but also the modern stuff like Макс Корж.

Alex Z