No, nothing to do with the submarine movie – this new addition to Adelaide’s CBD was inspired by a Moscow chocolate factory-turned-creative hub of that name. Its Russian owners have managed to avoid their country’s culinary clichés, conjuring up modern versions of some of its best dishes. Many of them feature in-house picklings, ferments and baking – notably delicious borodinsky sourdough rye. Start with the crisp, deep- fried chebureki pork and sauerkraut dumplings with sour cream or venison carpaccio with fermented mustard and narsharab pomegranate sauce. Larger choices include ajika pork, a terrific Georgian-style dish of crisp-skinned pork belly laced with a fiery spice mix, served with julienned celeriac and fennel, fresh herbs and turnip purée.
Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner
Best for: Tasting your way around Russia
Stand-out dish: The Russian honeycake to finish
Fab factor: The perfected cocktail menu
Address: 22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Phone number: (08) 8212 2938