Until very recently, Sretenka was empty, but today literally every home has great places to have a drink and something to eat. We are talking about bars and restaurants worth visiting in Sretenka.
The large Lila mansion in Sretenka houses four works by Galaktion and Elina Tabidze with a total area of 1,200 sq.m. a finding that is undergoing changes. While the latter, under the auspices of Régis Trigel, is temporarily closed and the concept changes due to supply difficulties, Lila Pastry is constantly releasing new desserts and literally feeding breakfast to guests. Next door is the chamber Lila Asia with a minimalist interior, good raw bar and improvisations on the theme of junk food, and upstairs there is the reputable Insider, where until recently came prominent bartenders with hostels.
Blush Wine bar
At the Blush wine gastrobar in Daevy Lane, the idea is simple and time-tested: a good wine list and a concise menu based on it. Previously, the same gastro-botanist Andrey Kolodyazhny worked in the kitchen of the project and last summer Anton Istratov became the main skewer. The facility regularly hosts tastings, wine casinos, “crazy weeks” with big discounts, as well as dinners with specialists and other educational programs on the peculiarities of Russian winemaking.
“House of Cultures”
The main attraction for Sretenka among young gourmets is the House of Culture project, which became famous for its brunch themes with the city’s main institutions. The lodge’s chefs and bartenders change every now and then (you just have time to watch), but the cheerful dancing, the light discreet atmosphere, the pleasant pricing policy and the legendary syringe with condensed mango milk remain unchanged. On the first floor of the building, new bistros and cafes open about once a year and on the third floor there is a Mute hair salon – convenient in case you want to celebrate a new haircut with a cocktail or chokeberry tincture.
Another interesting place in Sretenka is the reincarnation of Bazar Mangal, which was recently re-released under the name Nomads, with a more interesting menu and a pleasant interior. In the three-storey building where the project is located, meat eaters from every lane are waiting: on the first floor there is street food, on the second floor there is a restaurant serving barbecue, lyulya and other oriental specialties on copper plates, and on the third floor there is a chamber lounge in the form of Bedouin , a kiosk where it is good to order meze, halloumi with rose jam, scallops and grilled shrimp and then finish the meal with sorbet and Masala Sour cocktail.
The first project of the enthusiasts from Magadan opened in Kitay-gorod in the summer of 2020 and overturned the Muscovites’ idea of prices for good seafood. For almost a year, you can try Magadan delicacies and fish from the Okhotsk Sea inside the restaurant in Sretenka – the second project proved to be more ambitious and spacious: the lighting on the walls mimics the sea waves, numerous facilities reminiscent of distant shores, the food still surprises with its quality and reminds us that everything smart is simple: especially if it is red mullet potatoes and salads in nostalgic boxes.
A patisserie and a florist are united in a small area of the Clair eclair store in Sretenka. Here, not only are eclairs, tarts, muffins, traditional Swedish rolls and other sweets baked daily, but also seasonal flowers are collected, which arrange bouquets right in the cafe and send them for delivery. For each celebration, the eclair team prepares moving themed dessert collections, collaborating with artists and illustrators.
Chromium Increase Above bar
New promising Chrome Rise Up Bar project built his idea around beer (20 tap options and another 350 types of bottled beer from 17 countries), while radically different from all the usual beer bars. The interior of the two floors of the institution is made of silver with chrome elements, furniture with a mirror, bright neon lighting, which intensifies with the outbreak of the night. The main “art object” is a handmade roof of glossy tiles, which hangs over the bar counter. In addition to beer, cocktails, wine and bubbles are poured, boring snacks are served: squid in a creamy sauce, pickled cucumbers, crispy eggplant, a good fritto-misto and more. They promise to open a terrace and arrange a party soon: everything is fine with the Chrome accompaniment.
The Butler is positioned as the only real Japanese bar in Russia. The skill is justified: the owner and chief bartender Yuta Inagaki tried to repeat the meaning of the traditional bars of the Land of the Rising Sun with their inherent minimalism and self-restraint. At Butler, you should go for original interpretations of classic cocktails and authentic Japanese dishes, such as the popular Nama Chocolate dessert (200 rubles), reminiscent of a dense ganache served in the form of sweets.
Regular visitors to the Riesling Boyz Bar, opened in 2020 by Dmitry Levitsky and Gosha Karpenko, are fans of Riesling and just fine wine. Here is probably the largest and most comfortable wine list, where 50 types of Riesling are presented. There is also a unique tasty set of 8 seats that fully reveals the world of Riesling – from light notes of flowers and citrus to serious notes of salty and benzene. The kitchen is a good addition to the wine, which does not bring gastronomic revelations, but has successfully secured that the facility was included in the Moscow Michelin Guide.
A café of a well-known Georgian chain, which, incidentally, managed to get into the Michelin guide thanks to a project for the Bolshoi Cherkassky. Everything at Natakhtari is carefree, but has been tried and tested by many generations of good Georgian cuisine: year after year, regular visitors return here for their favorite khinkali, grilled dishes and true Tbilisi classics with a surprisingly pleasant price-quality ratio.
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