The Lebanese eaterie, Shafran, in Moscow instantly transports you to a far-off land of falafel, hummus and pitta bread the moment you walk through the doors. ‘Shafran’, in fact, means ‘saffron’.
rnComfy chairs, sofas and cushions, along with modern Middle Eastern music, help to create a relaxed atmosphere within the neutrally coloured stone-effect walls.
rnFor more privacy, try to book one of the popular booths that seat up to six people, or the circular dining area with the central sundial, which seats up to 25 people.
rnA fairly limited menu includes standard Lebanese mezzes and perfectly cooked, tender meat shashliks. The light and airy interior makes it a good place for lunch; the ‘business’ lunch menu is very reasonable.