Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

Yoko
Moscow's answer to fabulous Japanese cooking.
Yeliseev’s Grocery Store
Yeliseev's is a beautifully restored mansion turned grocery store with marble counters, chandeliers and stained glass.
White Rabbit
Vogue Café
With glitzy shopping centre Petrovsky Passage only a stone's throw away this is the perfect place to show off your dazzling new acquisitions before gaining inspiration for the next one from the extensive collection of Vogue back issues.
Vision Cocktail Hall
Minimalist and yet colourful, this bar is a vision.
Vesna
Located on the busy Novy Arbat, Vesna is a department store containing lots of clothing perfumery and porcelain international brand names.
Vesna
Vernisazh Market
One of the top attractions for tourists in Moscow, this market has a wide array of traditional Russian gifts as well other more contemporary choices.
Veranda u Dachi
Try your hand at the Chinese tea ceremony, relax with a hookah pipe or enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch at Veranda.
Vanilla Sky Café
Despite the oriental design and its location in sushi-obsessed Moscow, Vanilla Sky actually serves reasonably priced sandwiches, salads and soups.
Vanil
A fabulous French and Japanese fusion restaurant with a view of Christ the Redeemer Cathedral.
Uzbekistan
The Uzbekistan has proven time and again that it knows just how to keep its clientele happy.
Uilliam’s
Uilliam's Moscow restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and modern fusion menu that appeals to the city's bright young things...
TsUM
Tsaritsyno Park
Catherine the Great's monumental palace on the outskirts of Moscow is one of the city's must-see buildings...
Tsar’s Hunt
A beautiful hunting lodge style restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow
Tretyakovsky Proezd
If you are looking to spend a lot of money on a few special items look no further than this classy cobbled street where you'll find Ferrari only a stone's throw away from Gucci.
Tretyakov Spa
Following a heavy night around town, why not head for a treatment. The elegant decor and soft lighting makes for a perfect day of rest, and if you are keen to add to a day of extravagance, do a spot of shopping on this glamorous street.
Tretyakov Gallery
The residential Zamoskvorechie area was virtually ignored by Stalin's regime leaving it with an authentic old-fashioned atmosphere. Both the New and Old Tretyakov Galleries display an enormous range of art from the Medieval to the contemporary.
The Ritz-Carlton
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Housed in the former “Red October” confectionary factory, the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is an atmospheric space dedicated to photography.
The Artist
This camp and colourful new dance club is already being lauded as one of Moscow's premiere DJ venues. If it's real Russian hedonism you're after, a night at The Artist guarantees to be anything but ordinary- a truly theatrical clubbing experience.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Expect to see performances from visiting international soloists and ensembles, as well as Russian musicians at this concert hall. The Moscow Philharmonic Society perform about 300 concerts per year, so you might well catch them too!
Tarelka Café
Handily close to the must-see Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, allow your weary feet to guide you to this funky upbeat cafe to satisfy your Russian, Italian or French cravings.
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy
This hotel is more an emporium than a mere residence; with a vast choice of restaurants, a spectacular bar and a wealth of facilities, there is little need to stray.
Svezhy Veter
Svetily
One of the best restaurants in Moscow Svetily is tucked away in an anonymous side street...
Sunrise Cafe
The Sunrise Café is golden and stylish and intimate, everything you could want from a 24 hour DJ lounge, café and bar.
Stolovaya 57
Quick, affordable Russian favourites within the GUM department store.
Stoleshnikov Pereulok
The Russian equivalent of Bond Street and the perfect place find high heel shoes lacy underthings and the mistresses of oligarchs.
Stereo Café
 By day Stereo Cafe is a chill lounge, by night the DJ is King.
State Central Museum Shop
This museum shop is a great place to buy prints of Soviet era posters - interesting from both a historical and aesthetic perspective.
Starlite Diner
Aluminum tables wink at you under the bright lights and the walls are covered in pictures which either bring back memories or cause the younger generation to cringe... This diner aims to be all-American and pretty much is.
St Basil’s Cathedral
One of the principal cultural sights, this Cathedral dominates Red Square.
Sretenskaya Hotel
Decorated in Russian folkloric style, the Stretenskaya is a colourful place which boasts a winter garden, sauna, pool, gym and underground parking.
Soho Rooms
Uber- exclusive lounge bar and DJ venue with upstairs restaurant- a honeypot for Moscow's stunning young socialites.
Sky Lounge
Vertiginous and stylish restaurant/bar with panoramic views over the city and a terrace for balmy summer nights...
Skazka
Padded walls here signal the presence of a certain kind of madness at Skazka, which is known to breed on this dance floor - so if you can, get ready for a wild night.
Sirena
Classic seafood restaurant that has remained popular for the best of twenty years.
Simple Pleasures
Karoake and a martini? Or perhaps, a glass of a fine single malt whiskey by the fireplace? Indulge your simple, but fantastic, pleasures here.

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