In Soviet times, stolovayas were government-run canteens that aimed to provide the working population with good value, hearty food. It seems difficult to imagine then that Moscow’s most expensive and designer shopping center, GUM, would house such a relic of the Soviet past; but the fantastic prices and warm helpings of traditional Russian food have ensured the survival of this USSR artifact in the glamorous walls of GUM. Expect meat cutlets, beef Stroganoff, and steaming soups aplenty. Its self-service set-up also makes it great choice for grabbing a quick lunch during your exploration of Moscow.
Address & telephone number: Stolovaya No 57, GUM, Red Square, 3, Moscow, Russia, +7(495) 620-3129