Munching Comrades


Russian Revels are two charming revolutionaries transforming the image of Eastern-Europe in London, bringing together chic dining, story-telling and immersive theatre. Irony and innocent debauchery are compulsory ingredients.

Having partnered with, amongst others, Mari Vanna restaurant, Bourne and Hollingsworth Group (agents provocateurs of the London party scene), Pushkin House, and The Last Tuesday Society, we create dining experiences that are at times whimsical, at times thoughtful and nostalgic, but always convivial and one of their kind. From Soviet pop art and midnight readings of turn-of-the-century poetry, to screenings of black-and-white Russian spy films and kitsch cabaret performances. Besides, food has never fed the belly alone…

Read here about our food and inspiration for our events.


KATRINA is a food anthropologist with roots in Soviet Estonia. She has a healthy appreciation of all things fat-related – lardo, bone marrow, beef dripping – and a love for a story, with and in your food.

She is a freelance food writer, having written for Gastronomica, Olive, Time Out, Easyjet, etc, and works for the Soil Association.

Katrina started an underground Russian restaurant in her North London home in early 2011. Now inflicting the joys on the wider audiences.


KARINA has published ‘Russia on a Plate’, a book about Russian way of life through food with recipes inspired by childhood memories and ingredients from around ex-Soviet Union.

She loves food – eating it or feeding others – and is always hungry for new projects as long as both food and Russia feature strongly.

Karina also has a peculiar love for mayonnaise; be it value, gourmet, or home-made. Emulsified eggs with oil is the spice of life.

About Russian Revels