You're spoiled for choice this week when it comes to new openings. From a restaurant at a staggering altitude to a basement Chinese tucked away in the center, we've literally hunted high and low for our latest list of everything new and delicious in the city. Pizzetta anyone?
A bird’s eye view of Moscow
At 354 meters, this is the highest restaurant in Moscow and the highest open patio in Europe. Sebbie Kenyon masterminds the kitchen. Start with the marinated shrimp with grilled watermelon (870 rubles), then try one of the unorthodox cuts like chuck roll with cherry sauce (1370 rubles). Pair with a Florence spritz (470 rubles).
+7 (495) 777 7111 21/2 1st Krasnogvardeisky Proyezd (OKO skyscraper) Metro Mezhdunarodnaya project354.ru
Burger & Pizzetta
Shopping haul pit-stop
With Australian chef Glen Ballis of Glenuill masterminding the menu, Burger & Pizzetta offers an alternative to food court fare if you find yourself at the Yevropeisky shopping mall. Start with fried calamari with tzatziki sauce (390 rubles) and move onto the mango and four cheese pizzetta — a smaller, square pizza. The zucchini fries with yogurt and mint sauce are delicious (240 rubles).
+7 (495) 968 5373 2 Ploshchad Kievskogo Vokzala (2nd floor) Metro Kievskaya burgerpizzetta.ru
Authentic Chinese in the heart of the city
Enjoy authentic Chinese food just a couple minutes from Red Square, in the basement of the Gostiny Dvor (Merchant Court) complex. The staff barely speak Russian but you can’t go wrong with sweet and sour soup (220 rubles) or the chicken with vegetables (720 rubles). Pair your meal with a tea and maybe a few of the addictive sticky rice balls with bean paste (480 rubles for six balls).
+7 (968) 810 8103 4 Ulitsa Ilyinka, Metro Kitai-Gorod, Ploshchad Revolyutsii kitayskie-restorany-v-moskve.ru
Your caffeine fix on Petrovka
This cozy little coffee shop on Petrovka only seats a dozen or so people, making it ideal for a proper catch up over a decadent white or black chocolate mocha or one of their smooth espresso-based drinks (from 100 rubles). Exposed brick, a bicycle mural and hanging lamps make it a picture perfect spot to kickstart your day. Den Chudesny also sells sandwiches, salads and cake.