Shinok is an interesting place to eat in Moscow. ‘Shinok’ means ‘road-side tavern’ in Russian – perhaps something to do with this restaurant’s ‘peasant’s cottage’ décor.
rnIt’s dimly lit, with an open fire and rustic wooden tables arranged around windows that look through into a farmyard scene, where a babushka, in Ukrainian national dress, sits knitting and tending the livestock.
rnCheerful waiting staff in colourfully embroidered traditional costumes provide excellent service, and the menu offers a wide selection of palmeni – a Ukrainian type of ravioli – both savoury and sweet, in generous portions.
rnThis restaurant is certainly not something you would find in London – purely from the ‘use of space for tables’ issue! Enter through the mock medieval castle and enjoy.