Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In Russia) a cafeteria or canteen: in Soviet stolovayas ill-tempered women plopped the food on to Bakelite plates
More example sentences
- The stolovayas of Russia tend to distinguish themselves from the norm by allotting themselves some bizarrely fanciful and exotic names such as "Stolovaya number 35".
- The stolovaya was filling up with workmen, who had to deposit baskets of tools as well as many layers of outer garments.
- They might have taken lunch at the local stolovaya but otherwise they cooked at home.
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