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9 More Superb Moscow Verandas

We continue our review of the city’s verandas and terraces


Relaxing, atmospheric verandas with beautiful views have opened again with summer’s arrival to Moscow. We have already published selection of some of them, but we have found a few more outstanding places for breakfast or for an evening glass of wine in the fresh air.

The veranda at this restaurant of contemporary Greek cuisine is true to the concept and is decorated with potted flowers and olive trees. The menu is focused on appetizers and dishes cooked in the wood-fired oven or over an open flame. The beverage menu offers a broad selection of liquors and unique, Mediterranean-inspired cocktails.

This is an iconic Moscow veranda with a view of the Moskva River and the center of the city. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a genuine resort, with wooden floors, wide benches, and umbrellas for the sun. The menu is based on unique interpretations of European cuisine, and for beverages, it offers outstanding cocktails and lemonades.

Zhirok was the first large restaurant in the renovated building of the Usachyovsky Market: notwithstanding the abundance of unconventional street food, there were no establishments of this size at the market. The restaurant’s concept was created by Ilya Tyutenkov, one of the capital’s most famous restaurateurs. The restaurant is located in the prestigious Khamovniki District, so the view from the veranda is quite pleasing.

Blau is an intimate cafe hidden in an inner courtyard on the Sadovnicheskaya Embankment, not far from Zaryadye Park. Naturally, the location ensures the coziness of the veranda. The cuisine is predominantly Turkish: anything that might be found on the streets of Istanbul. The menu offers, for example, balik ekmek, a mackerel sandwich on a baguette, or baklava, chicken kofte, or menemen, a type of Turkish omelet.

One of Moscow’s iconic restaurants has, at last, opened a veranda: geometric wooden furniture, eclectic decor, a menu of dishes from the oven and a unique spin on Russian cuisine, a bar menu of unorthodox mixes, and a wine list that includes a wide variety of bottles from around the world and, of course, refreshing sparkling wine.

The veranda of this multifunctional establishment (over several years, the hotel in the 19th-century mansion has collected a restaurant and bar, an art space, a gallery, a veranda with a garden, and a concert venue under its roof) is often called a garden—it is quiet and serene, with an abundance of trees. Among its outstanding options are its hand-made pasta, its salads with tahini, ricotta, or baked plum, its stracciatella, its Thai curry, and its chocolate cake. The restaurant serves breakfast every day from 07:30 to 12:00. Dishes can be ordered from the menu and there is a buffet with sparkling wine. In the evenings, the space operates as a bar.

Cover photo: Strelka

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