The Top Eateries in Moscow

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If you and your partner have finally booked that bucket-list trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Moscow is your obvious starting point, as all three lines connect in Russia’s capital city. Once you have arrived in this unique metropolis, you simply must spend at least 5 days touring the various areas of the city. Moscow is the most northern mega city and the climate can be very extreme, with minus 40 temperatures during the winter months. Aside from the breath-taking colourful architecture, Moscow is host to some of the best restaurants in Russia, and with that in mind, here are a few of the restaurants you won’t want to miss.

  1. Café Pushkin - This is where you are likely to see Moscow’s rich and famous, and this unique 19th century aristocrat-style property is a slice of pre-revolution Russia, with oak beams on a high ceiling and intricate wood carved walls. If you want to experience the food and service that is normally reserved for Russian aristocracy, Cafe Pushkin is one dining establishment you really should experience. If you are looking to try Trans Siberian railway tours 2019, an early booking is recommended as this iconic train journey is always in high demand, especially in the summer months.
  2. Buono - Situated on the 29th floor of the Royal Raddison Hotel, Buono offers the very best views of the city, so you will have to make reservations well in advance. The well-known Italian chef, William Lamberti, has created a superb classic Italian menu, and a window table is recommended for the best views of the city at night. The wine list is indeed special, with vintage years from all the best wineries in Italy and parts of France.
  3. Mari Vanna - This establishment is very much a guarded secret, and if you manage to find the secret door, a wonderful dining experience awaits. The interior décor is a perfect replica of how a typical Russian restaurant would have looked fifty years ago, with tasty stews, puddings and dumplings that personify home cooking. This small but very popular restaurant requires a telephone booking, as it is always busy, and with branches in London, New York and Los Angeles, you can enjoy this very special ambience whenever you happen to be in these cities.
  4. Uzbekistan - Noted as one of the oldest restaurants in Moscow, Uzbekistan offers the diner a unique experience, with period furniture and quaint accessories. The Uzbek menu contains dishes like manty, mutton, chuchvara and pilaf, which are great examples of this little known cuisine. Entertainment includes local belly dancers and on weekends, you can enjoy cockfighting at this friendly and busy eatery.
  5. Bar Strelka - If you are into healthy eating, this is the place for you, with salads, grilled meat and seafood, which is a refreshing change from the carb-heavy Russian menus. The terrace offers unrivalled views of The Kremlin and the Moskva River and at night time, this dining establishment comes alive with a host of DJs and even live jazz performances at the weekends.

One thing is for sure, you are not short of choices for dining in Moscow and with a little exploring, there are quaint little eateries hidden in every side street.


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