Try the finest Russian food Melbourne can offer at restaurants in Ripponlea. Whether you live in the area or you're visiting the Ripponlea Estate, restaurants in Melbourne's south-central suburbs have plenty to offer. Along with neighbouring Elwood and St Kilda to the north, it's a really rich part of town for foodies to explore, with plenty of exciting eateries. Some of the most intriguing restaurants of all are the neighbourhood's excellent Russian kitchens. Places like St Petersburg and Nevsky showcase a lesser-known culinary culture, serving up chicken kievs, healthy bowls of borscht and cold cut platters, as well as fruity Russian crepes to round things off.