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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Dining in St Petersburg

1. Street Food

Street food is found in abundance, from ice cream and hot dogs to pies and doner kebabs. While most of it is safe to eat, some meat products, especially those sold by old women around the main train terminals, should probably be avoided – the “meat” may be of dubious origin.

2. Tipping

Tipping is not expected in taxis, but is commonplace in restaurants. At places where it is not included in a service charge, feel free to leave as much as you consider right – 10–15 per cent is usually the norm.

3. Restaurant Opening Hours

Most restaurants and cafés open around noon. Many stay open until the last guest leaves while some close their doors from around 11pm. In top-end hotels, restaurants open for breakfast, as ...

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