Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

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Expeditsya
It would be snobbery to dismiss Expeditsya as a tourist-trap gimmick when the locals have so fully embraced the venue. Allow your imagination free rein as you forge your way through a smorgasboard of hunter's delights.
Adriatico
Four different dining areas make up Adriatico - one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.
Pavilion
A trendy fusion restaurant in the upmarket restaurant district of Patriarch's Ponds.
Veranda u Dachi
Try your hand at the Chinese tea ceremony, relax with a hookah pipe or enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch at Veranda.
Gusyatnikoff
Combining the perfect amounts of relaxed atmospheric splendour and even better Russian cuisine.
Shatush
Head to Shatush for an avante-garde Oriental experience.
Noyev Kovcheg
Colourful stained-glass screens and mosaic floors create a pleasant impression of warmth hospitality and comfort at this Armenian restaurant.
Sirena
Classic seafood restaurant that has remained popular for the best of twenty years.
Goodman’s
Don't be put off by the plain dimly lit interior: Goodman's offers the best burgers and steaks in town.
Bed Cafe
The critical quandry after a day of sightseeing is whether to rest or rejuvenate. Bed undoubtedly is the best answer to both options.
Central House of Writers
Following the hallowed trail of Russia's rich literary legacy? Seeking to soak up some linguistic inspiration? Or do you just wish to dine Russian style in a bond fide Russian architectural treasure? This is the place.
Peperoni
Authentic Italian flavours and a classy atmosphere to match.
Vanil
A fabulous French and Japanese fusion restaurant with a view of Christ the Redeemer Cathedral.
Shafran
Be transported to a far-off land of falafel, hummus and pitta bread at this beautifully decorated Lebanese restaurant.
Yoko
Moscow's answer to fabulous Japanese cooking.
Papermoon
Delicious Italian and Adriatic cuisine can be found at Papermoon.
Maharaja
Should you fancy a curry in Moscow, this is the place.
Goa
Young, casual fashion for that all-American look.
Barashka
Barashka is one of several restaurants in this area but it is quite hidden. Don't be deterred, this Azeri cuisine eatery is incredibly good value and has a wonderful wine selection - it's worth finding.
Nostalgie
Haute cuisine, velvet drapes, cigars - this is a wonderfully rich, extravagant place to dine.
Svetily
One of the best restaurants in Moscow Svetily is tucked away in an anonymous side street...
Tsar’s Hunt
A beautiful hunting lodge style restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow
Glavpivtorg
A beer restaurant housed in the former Soviet Foreign Ministry with rooms that are themed accordingly. Intrigued?
Uzbekistan
The Uzbekistan has proven time and again that it knows just how to keep its clientele happy.
Na Melnitse
A rustic Russian dining experince.
Seven Fridays
Designed to be a restful haven, Seven Fridays offers six 'bedrooms' for dining.
Nedalny Vostok
Pan-Asian restaurant bringing the Orient one step closer to Moscow.
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa serves the best Georgian food this side of the Caucus and uses local produce. All this to a soundtrack of Soviet classics makes for a memorable evening at this themed restaurant.
Paname
If you're in this part of town, chances are you've fallen victim to the irresistible charms of Stoleshnikov Pereulok's shops. If you've just blown your budget then haul your loot to French bistro Paname which will be much kinder on your pocket.
Galereya
Muscovite snobbery is alive and well here so put on your best face. It's all about image so you'll need to sparkle. But the food and company will make the effort well worth while.
Aist
Aist (or 'stork') has a café and a restaurant spread across two devilishly stylish floors.
Cantinetta Antinori
Elegant but informal, Antinori's Zürich outpost has oodles of Tuscan charm
Los Bandidos
You might find yourself feeling a little geographically confused or linguistically baffled by the end of your meal at Los Bandidos but it's definitely worth it.
Macho Grill
Carnival style, South American inspired restaurant prepared to get your taste buds dancing
Uilliam’s
Uilliam's Moscow restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and modern fusion menu that appeals to the city's bright young things...
Scandinavia
A far cry from the gilded opulence you might find in many of Moscow's restaurants, Scandinavia is simple and stylish.
Shinok
Shinok tries to capture the essence of rustic life - complete with a babushka, farmyard and staff in traditional Ukranian costumes.
Momo

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