The festive season is finally upon us and what better way to celebrate than dining out. From a hole-in-the-wall burger joint to a new addition to Sumosan's empire, here's our list of everywhere new and delicious in the city.
The secret is out
U Slavika, once a hole-in-the-wall secret sandwich joint, has become a little more official with a proper dining space on Tverskaya Ulitsa. Think craft beer, a short burger menu (all 350 rubles) and a Facebook page created by a dedicated group of fans. The cracked pepper and salted french fries (150 rubles) are positively addictive.
Corner Cafe & Kitchen
Asian food to suit all tastes
Can’t decide whether you want Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese? Bring a group of friends and order a pile of chicken gyozas, crispy Peking duck and Vietnamese beef pho to kick-start your evening. For a quick, delicious lunch you can’t go wrong with the miso ramen (430 rubles): a hearty bowl of noodle soup, pork, egg, bean sprouts and a touch of seaweed.
A grill by real experts
45°/60° is a new grill restaurant from the owner of the Goodman steak-house chain, just a five minute walk from Prospekt Mira metro station. The name refers to the minimum and maximum temperature when cooking a steak. Steaks are from 650 rubles, with ribeye from 1750 rubles. Alternatively opt for the grilled lamb (680 rubles) with Spanish style baked peppers.
Upmarket Japanese-Israeli cuisine
Villa Sumosan is the newest addition to the Sumosan family, which, aside from the namesake nouveau riche restaurant with branches in Dubai and London, has a liberally priced sushi place called Buba. Villa is not so affordable, with a tiny portion of gyoza dumplings costing 460 rubles and what might possibly be the most expensive shawarma in the city for 990 rubles.