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#303 of 11,348 Restaurants in Moscow
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€€ - €€€
Patriarch Ponds
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Central European
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Maly Palashevskiy Lane, 7, Moscow 123104, Russia
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+7 495 937-56-30
12:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place, but not really scandinavian. The only thing that make this place scandinavian is the beer and the solomon. Typically non smiling service, but nice and relaxed place to sit outside.

1 Thank Ventker
Near London, England
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had a fun time eating here. It was easy to find down a side strees and very close to the Metro station. We arrived as the rain started to fall but we were happy to sit outside (under cover!). The waiting staff were friendly and helpful and our waiter spoke good English. We were given menus in English although... More 

Thank EllieO
South Miami, Florida
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It's beer garden is famous among both locals and expats alike. We all wait for it to open at the start of May. And it does also include free WiFi. The place is usually hopping on Thursday and Friday evenings and it is also nice on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for brunch or even to just sit read a... More 

Thank afootandahalf
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant I know already few years, we were visiting this place quite often around 3 years ago, but than I dont remember why we didnt come here for few months. Dishes there were very nice and tasty. So I had a nice memories and again decided to come to this restaurant. I expected a wonderful dinner (as usually), but... More 

1 Thank Natalia863
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very popular some years ago, the restaurant seems quite empty the evening where I came back. I love the food and the service and it is always with great pleasure I come back to have a diner in Scandinavia. Waitress are always at your service and take really care . I love the steak, cooked perfectly. You will find food... More 

Thank Francois Xavier S
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71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

High quality food, excellent waiters and perfect location in heart of Moscow. Try beef with yolk and akvavit. Family-friendly

Thank Love A
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

we have been going there for 15 ears or so. This summer visited this place after having been away from Moscow for 4 years.. The summer terrace is still the best place in town. Would recommend for anything - business meeting, date, family lunch - the quality is consistent and the place still rocks despite all sanctions. The burgers and... More 

1 Thank Konstantin K
ShaoMao25, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Scandinavia, responded to this review

Good afternoon! We are very pleased to receive feedback from our old guests. Thanks for the appreciation! Always glad to see you again! More 

Riga, Latvia
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

There are not that many places in Moscow where it is safe to eat fish but this Scandinavian owned restaurant for sure is and they know how to make fish taste excellent. Food, wine list and service is really good, so this is a a safe, classic choice.

1 Thank kbelska
ShaoMao25, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Scandinavia, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for your feedback. Welcome to eat fish dishes, we are always glad to see our guests again. More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

One of the few open terraces in Moscow we visited regulary for years without any regards to the weather. Especially in summer when one wants to find a hideway from heath, dust and noise accompanied with a glass of wine. Although very little changes happend over the past few years, drinks and food are still the same, simple but good... More 

Thank medvedandmasha
ShaoMao25, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Scandinavia, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for your feedback. This year summer in Moscow was not sunny, so the terrace can be a little dark. But such an open balcony in the restaurant you can always enjoy the sunlight. Welcome! More 

London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

One of Moscow's most well know expat restaurants with totally consistent quality and service over the last 20 years. Haven't been here for a while but my wife and I enjoyed a lovely fillet steak flambé with a bottle of Cotes du Rhone as one of the specials. It was simply perfect. Service great. Restaurant great and 5 mins walk... More 

Thank Mark J
ShaoMao25, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Scandinavia, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that we have 20 years is a favorite place for expats in Moscow :) We keep the standard of food and service. We will be glad to see you again! By the way the menu is new dishes - welcome try it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$31
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maly Palashevskiy Lane, 7, Moscow 123104, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Patriarch Ponds
  • Neighbourhood: Patriarch Ponds
  • Phone Number: +7 495 937-56-30
Moscow's First Scandinavian Restaurant Scandinavia restaurant opened its doors in 1995 just a stone through away from the city center next to Tverskaya metro station. Long before Scandinavian cuisine turned into a hot trend worldwide, we treated our guests to such mysterious dishes as gravlax and skagen. Both are still on the menu. For many years our goal was to introduce Moscow and its spoiled restaurant goers to finest culinary inventions Scandinavian countries have to offer. Scandinavia restaurant is famous for classic Nordic dishes as well as modern Scandic cuisine with a little Swedish accent. Our restaurant was the first one to bring to Moscow legendary Swedish meatballs with cowberry jam, rist to open a summer caf? and first to serve burgers! Not to mention that we made Muscowites fell in love with herring, aquavit and Swedish Christmas table. Located in the city center, famous Pushkinskaya Ploschad is only 50 meters away, with creative food made following finest European quality standards, English-speaking staff and friendly atmosphere, Scandinavia is a great solution for a business lunch, presentation, business meeting of any level and a celebratory dinner, as well as romantic supper or a party with colleagues.

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Staying in Patriarch Ponds

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Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.
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