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“Nice russian food”
Review of Varenichnaya №1

Varenichnaya №1
Ranked #490 of 15,429 Restaurants in Moscow
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Neighbourhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Description: "Varenichnaya № 1" is a chain of cafes, which collected all the best from the Soviet era in the menu, interior and emotional attitude to guests. The first "Varenichnaya" opened in 2013, and now the network has 16 cafes located in the cult locations of the city: Tverskaya street and Bolshaya Dmitrovka street, Old and New Arbat, VDNH. The interior of each" Varenichnaya " is unique and dedicated to a specific theme: sports achievements, the first space flight, pioneer camp, Soviet apartment. The situation is made up of rare items of the USSR era, which in the older generation cause nostalgia, and the younger – lively interest. "Varenichnaya № 1" is suitable for meetings with friends and colleagues, family weekend, birthday celebrations, a quick Breakfast in front of the University. Every guest will find a dish to their liking, will be surrounded by care and will make a real journey into the legendary era.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very wide variety of russian food, very nice vegetarian options. I thought it was slightly pricey but I guess on the inexpensive side given Moscow prices. The spinach dumplings and pumpkin soup were delicious. Staff were nice and helpful. Very comfortable setting for a relaxed lunch, with nice decoration.

Thank Ninaglez
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Светлана С, директор at Varenichnaya №1, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018


Good afternoon. Thanks for the nice words! Be sure to come again!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice English service, lovely environment and good food!
Highly recommended for people looking for traditional food.

Thank Gabriel V
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Светлана С, директор at Varenichnaya №1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018


Good afternoon. Thanks for the nice words! Be sure to come again!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely time at this restaurant at lunch. We ordered a selection of traditional Russian food to share and we were not disappointed. Try the dumplings, beetroot soup and meat parcels.

There’s a great selection of tea on offer also.

I’ve shared lots of pics.

Don’t be fooled if they tell you they are too busy to seat you. Wait by the door and they’ll find you a space. They told us they were too busy and we waited all of 5 mins for a table to come up.

Thank kanddhanson
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Светлана С, Директор at Varenichnaya №1, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018


Good afternoon. Thank you very much for the kind words. We are waiting for your visit!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Visited in February 2018, was not disappointed by the soviet feel of the decor.

A couple of issues occurred whilst ordering and being seated:

- first, was being shown to a table suitable for a single person when another waiter interrupted him and showed me to a different table (a little more coordination. On the seating would be appreciated)

- second, was told in abrupt terms that the alcohol was ‘off’, my efforts to ascertain why were met with blank looks. At a later point I could see other diners being served with alcohol. I asked a different waiter if I could order a beer and whilst this person was explained to me we were interrupted by the original waiter and apparently alcohol was now ‘on’ again. The impression is the attitude that I got was that the waiter was annoyed at me asking for a beer.

- third, the food and drinks did take a while to be served. The place was not that busy and there did seem to be a lot of staff.

Once the food was served (Vereniki and a dish of fried potatoes, bacon and garlic) they were delicious and this fact is what accounts for the three stars. The issues highlighted above are the reason for removing two stars.

To summarise, great food, interesting decor and a couple of service points

Thank Mathew W
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Светлана С, Директор at Varenichnaya №1, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Good afternoon.
Alcohol in our institution yet, We allow you to bring alcohol with you if you have a check from the store. Since the staff speaks poor English, most likely you have been mistakenly understood. I apologize for this situation, the situation with the employees of the hall was analyzed. We are waiting for you to visit, to correct the impression he us.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We were here after recommendation from our tour guide. We ate beef stroganof vareniki and chicken soup. EverThing was delicious and reasonable price. Athmoaphere was soviet lile, authentic and cozy. Would recommend.

Thank Jan L
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Светлана С, директор at Varenichnaya №1, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018


Thanks for your feedback

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