The über-cool Moscow restaurant, Shatush, has a ‘wow-factor’ similar to that of London restaurant, Hakkasan. The excellent (but expensive) food by Alan Jau is described as ‘New Chinese’ cuisine – delicate and beautifully presented.
rnFrench designer Christian Liaigre has created a stylish interior, which is both modern and exotic: the blue neon lighting is offset by ancient red highlights, and the effect is minimal but well conceived, creating a sublime atmosphere. If you want anonymity then this sleek, dark and elegant restaurant is for you.
rnThe main dining room is divided by oriental lacquerblack carved screens into smaller, more intimate spaces, adding to the sense of privacy.The hookah pipe hall offers a somewhat more relaxed environment than the funky bar, where designerclad women dance on the bar to the admiration of their squarejawed menfolk.
rnSensational dining like this commands somewhat eye-watering prices, but few places can beat Shatush for such decadence, and it seems worth it. Reservations are essential.