In recent years, the rise of the Russian population in London has led to new nicknames for the capital to circulate among the sardonic set: Londongrad, Moscow-On-The-Thames. Even the popular supermarket and department store owned by Sir Stuart Alan Ransom Rose, whose grandparents were Russian, has been rebranded 'Marx & Spencer'. In any case, with so many Russians, you can expect to find some of the UK’s best Russian restaurants in London. Looking for a London Russian restaurant? Even though we’re talking Eastern cuisine here, you’re best to take the hunt to London’s west end, from Soho through to Belgravia and Knightsbridge, where many of Russia’s better-heeled expatriates have taken up palatial residence. However, you’ll find a smattering of London Russian restaurants throughout the city, many of which feature other eastern-European and even further flung national cuisines on their menus besides strictly Russian dishes.