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Grand Cafe 12

A neoclassical restaurant in a manor building


Grand Cafe 12 is an extraordinary gastronomic project within the historical estate of Zamyatin-Tretyakov. It is a combination of a cafe-confectionery, a restaurant with classic Russian cuisine, and a spacious summer terrace. The interior of the restaurant was designed by the Vi-ju design bureau (which also designed the space of the Michelin-starred Flør) — the specialists have preserved the original elements of the building and added strict geometric shapes, understated pastel colors, and rare decor items. The cafe on the opposite side has an eclectic style: there is less natural light here and the minimalist Scandinavian decor is accented by custom Chinese-style wallpaper. 

The menu of the restaurant consists of national cuisine as well as European-style appetizers and main courses: tapas, tartare, gazpacho, and pasta. The main peculiarity is the use of natural ingredients as decorations for common Russian dishes: for example, the vinaigrette is served with sprats and garlic cream, the okroshka is served with roast beef and sorrel broth, and the Murmansk cod is served with pike roe and slices of zucchini. 

The main focus of the wine menu is put on Russian wines: there are more than 150 options, most of which are from small wineries in the southern regions of the country. Additionally, Polugar bread wine is served, and custom cocktails based on ginger beer and Riesling are prepared.

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