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Varvara Cafe


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#360 of 12,903 Restaurants in Moscow

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$8 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Cafe, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a business trip to Moscow I had the pleasure of eating twice at Varvara Cafe. The atmosphere is comfortable, the food is good and varied, and the personnel is very friendly and customer oriented. I had especially enjoyable contact with their lead waitress Anna,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Markbeers
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Cafe has an interesting and quite catching interior, good menu (Russian though with a hint if high cuisine), servings are generous and service very welcoming and timely. I'd recommend the place for foreigners, as it's Russian, but not too much and the menu is translated.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarmenVj
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This restaurant in central Moscow has a pleasant atmosphere and service that’s keen to please. There is a really interesting and unusual menu which offers fresh, lightly cooked ingredients, meaning the food is super tasty as well as looking good. The portions are not too...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Baldrobe
Maxinata, Управляющий at Varvara Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us. Thanks for the nice words in our address))) We are waiting againe, we have excellent homemade russian liqueurs: HRENOVUCHA, Cherry Brandy, Black Currant!!! With best regards)) VARVARA cafe

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner. She has Celiac’s Disease and has to eat Gluten Free. She had plenty of choices and they fed her safely. The menu is eclectic. My wife had Ox tail and mashed potatoes. I had some type of meatballs...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

I honestly don't know where to start. Welcoming and English speaking staff, very competent and pleasant. The cafe' itself is very welcoming and well decorated. Short menu but all dishes seemed to be extremely appealing; I wen't for a tuna tartare as starter, followed by...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marcof575
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Had great service, some interesting Russian food (reasonable vegetarian options), cheap beer, quite good prices, very satisfied with dinner. The local neighbourhood is quite prim & proper.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank got_tm28
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great Russian food from a small menu; went early as fully booked later. Very friendly staff and enjoyed the free tasting of the cherry and cranberry liqueurs made by the owners at the end. Definitely will go back when in Moscow next time.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Pete255100
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited Varvara with a group of friends and we tried several starters several main courses and some deserts. The salads were great, especially the one with pear, duck and other succulent ingredient, but my favorite was the lentil salad, main courses all special! Variations on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank robdogood
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Good dining, great atmosphere, decoration is cute, service is warm, you won’t be regret to spend a night here with friends when you traveling to Moscow.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Vincento820
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Nataliya was really friendly with us, she allowed us to reserve a table for 23 persons two weeks in advance directly from Italy. Food was great and the price-quality ratio as well

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 900maurog
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from Maxinata | Property representative |
Hello, restaurant has a menu in English. managers and waiters speak English as well.
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from criticalinva | Reviewed this property |
Small restaurant, just about enough GN room for 45 people.About US&30 per person.
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