It is not at all difficult to find good restaurants in Moscow. Their cuisine is very diverse and several restaurants have international influences. I shared with you some places to have breakfast and this time, the list will be about restaurants with incredible lunch options. Each of them has a differential and all are highly recommended. Just choose which ones you prefer and add them to the itinerary 😉
Georgian cuisine is very common in Russia and there are several restaurants in the city that follow this line. One of the best is Elardhi, which has delicious dishes and a super nice and cozy atmosphere.
The main objective of the local chef, Iso Dzandzava, is to make each dish unique and to keep the traditions of Georgian cuisine alive. Among the typical dishes you will find there are the Khachapuri, Satzivi and Lobio. All full of flavor and prepared with great care.
Although I already told you about Fresh in the post of vegetarian restaurants, it does not cost anything to reinforce the indication, right? None of the dishes there have meat, but I promise that even those who are not vegetarian or vegan will love the food.
They make super creative dishes and think of very different combinations. The simplest foods turn into something very tasty, as in the case of eggplant bacon and soups with the vegetable of the day.
Lepim and Varim
With a charming and modern decor, Lepim i Varim has a very cool style. The place is well known in the city for serving great Russian dumplings. The fillings are super varied, some of them meat, others cheese or just vegetables.
In addition to dumpling, they also sell some soups, coffees and teas. As the place is more specialized in these small pastries, the menu is not so diverse. However, it is worthwhile to stop by at least to try a good Russian dumpling 😉
Rynok and Obshchepit Shouk
Most of the dishes at Rynok & Obshchepit Shouk are inspired by Jewish cuisine, with super tasty and well-seasoned foods. It is impossible to leave without eating falafel or shawarma. The decoration of the place is simple and unpretentious, but because it is a reference in this type of cuisine, it is always very busy. All dishes are freshly made and prepared with super fresh ingredients!
The classic and luxurious decor at Brasserie Most is a sign of what the local food will look like. Some dishes on the menu are characteristic of Russia, but most of them are part of French cuisine. Tournedos rossini served with black truffles and foie gras is one of the most requested dishes there.
As they use expensive and high quality ingredients, the price of the dishes is very affectionate. If you want tournedos rossini, for example, you will need to pay 3950 rubles. This is one of the most expensive items on the menu, but the main menu dishes do not cost less than 900 rubles. Go prepared to spend a lot!
Like Elardzhi, Dukhan Chito-Ra specializes in Georgian cuisine. It is not a refined restaurant or a very different decoration, but the food is delicious and the prices are great.
One of the favorite dishes of locals is khinkali, a kind of pastry baked and stuffed with meat or vegetables. They are quite large and very filling, so be careful not to ask for too much, okay?
Syrovarnya’s atmosphere is super intimate. The environment is decorated with light woods that contrast with the black details and the little plants scattered around the place make the space even more charming. One of the differentials of the place is that they produce the cheese that is used in the dishes!
Some of the dishes are typical of Italian cuisine, such as pizza, foccacia and tiramisu. All of them are delicious and the ones that use the local cheese are even better. If you don’t want to be too bold when choosing a restaurant, Syrovarnya is a good option.
Khachapuri is a mixture of coffee and restaurant, since they serve from soups and dumplings to breads, snacks and coffees. It is one of the places on this list that is based on Georgian cuisine. That is, go waiting for kebabs, khinkali and khachapuri.
The portions are super well served, freshly prepared and very well seasoned. As the name of the restaurant says, khachapuri is the star of the place, so be sure to ask for it if you eat there.
The Usachevsky Market is the most different space on this list. It gathers several restaurants and cafes, in addition to having a huge variety of meats, natural products and other little industrialized products. Fruits, vegetables and seeds are among the things you will find most. Some local producers also sell their products locally. It is very interesting for those who like to know the food produced in the country 🙂
Soon you will see our experience in Russia on the channel. While the videos don’t come out, enjoy watching vlogs from other trips!