The beautiful Zamoskvorechye district in central Moscow, Russia is a combination of ancient traditions and modern re-imagination. After taking a stroll in the streets steeped in history, reward yourself with exceptional food. Here are the best places to go.
Named after a fictional character of Astrid Lindgren’s Karlsson-on-the-Roof, Karlson is a fitting name as the restaurant is located on a rooftop. This excellent terrace with glass walls, beautiful ceilings and seating outside, offers magnificent views of Moskva River, the Kremlin, and the Zamoskvorechye area. An open kitchen that is housed in the middle of the modern and cozy Karlson serves not only as a distraction, it also highlights the gastronomic anticipation of Mediterranean classics. These always arrive as beautifully presented as they are delicious.
Housed in a restored former merchant’s residence with its genuine mercantile furnishing, the charming Oblomov restaurant sprawls through three impressive floors. On the first floor, diners are welcome to enjoy excellent coffee made from specialty beans roasted in-house. The second floor serves European and Russian dishes, and the third floor is where customers can relax, read or play cards with friends while smoking a hookah. In warmer months, you can also wander into the garden that serves traditional Russian barbecue from an authentic Russian stove.