The restaurant is housed in an old custom warehouse dating back to the times of Peter the Great and is situated in the historical district of the city next to the Kunstkammer.
The Old Customs House Restaurant preserves the interior of an 18th century custom-house with its brickwork walls and arched ceilings. Corresponding furniture and details conveying the atmosphere of the 18th century were carefully selected. Portraits and genre paintings, copies of custom documents of the 18-19th centuries add to the atmosphere of the old custom. Wax figures of customs officials greet the guests. Here it is easy to find an exclusive souvenir shop, two bars serve beverages.
Capacity of the Old Customs House Restaurant is 155 seats.
European. The luxurious dishes include: fillets of quail fried in walnut oil, served with deep fried foie gras and fresh vegetables confit in sauterne served with granite of red burgundy wine, or home-smoked salmon log filled with black caviar and prawns, served with spicy cream bavarois and soy sauce, or tournedos of veal with carrot and basil sauce and a mille feuille of chanterelles and season vegetables, etc.
Vladimir Putin, George Bush, Prince Andrew Windsor and other celebrities are among the most famous visitors of this restaurant.