From Buro branded eateries to luxury hotels and favoured shopping haunts - when it comes to the Moscow's delights who better to recommend the city's highlights than Buro 24/7 founder Miroslava Duma? Read on to find out the style star's top picks:
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Breakfast and lunch spot
1. Buro Canteen, facebook.com/buro247food
A very cozy place with healthy food options. I'd recommend my own quinoa salad with dried fruits and avocado or the Chef's special salad with tandoori chicken.
Rochdelskaya Street 15, Building 13
+7 495 532-55-53
Top 3 restaurants
1. Dr. Zhivago, drzhivago.ru/en/
A beautiful restaurant right opposite the Kremlin. You'll find Kasimir Malevich prints adorning the walls and modern Russian cuisine.
Mokhovaya Street 15, Building 1
+7 499 922-01-00
2. Café Pushkin, cafe-pushkin.ru/en/
A legendary restaurant in a grand old building with aristocratic Russian fare - it invokes the feeling of Russian nobility.
Tverskoy b-r 26А
+7 495 739-00-33
3. Poehali, poexa.li
A cozy place created by Elena Chekalova, a local TV presenter who loves to travel. Her food is inspired by her travelling experiences.
Petrovka Street 30/7
+7 495 419 00 88
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Top 3 cocktail bars
1. Denis Simachev, facebook.com/dsbar
One of the oldest places on the club map of Moscow, the bar is open 24/7 and offers great cocktails, a kitsch interior and the best parties. Not to mention the best salmon pizza in the city.
Stoleshnikov Lane 12/2
+7 495 629-80-85
2. Chainaya. Tea & Cocktails, facebook.com/chainayabar
One of the city's best kept secrets, this small Chinese-style bar recently made the list of the World's 50 Best Bars. Find a great variety of cocktails, delicious Chinese food and mingle with the locals. Hint: to get there, it's best to make friends with some first!
1ya Tverskaya- Yamskaya Street 29, Building 1
3. Mendeleev Bar, mendeleevbar.ru
This bar may be hidden behind the door of a little Chinese cafe, but once inside you'll get to sample cocktails created by a world-famous Russian mixologist.
Petrovka Street 20/1
+7 495 625-33-85
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Top 4 hotel suggestions
1. Fresh Wind Hotel, freshwindhotel.ru
- Boasting gorgeous villas and picturesque green hills - it's the perfect spot for a weekend with your family or friends.
- Kurovo village, Podmoskovye
+7 495 777-26-65
- 2. Ararat Park Hyatt, moscow.park.hyatt.com
A luxurious 5-star hotel which is located in the heart of the city, next to iconic landmarks like Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral.
Neglinnaya Street 4
+7 495 783 1234
3. Moskva (Four Seasons Moscow), fourseasons.com/moscow/
Located next to the Red Square and just minutes away from the Bolshoi Theatre and best shopping district in the city centre, you'll enjoy stunning views and top-notch service here.
Okhotny Ryad Street 2
+7 499 277-71-00
4. Ritz-Carlton Moscow, ritzcarlton.com
Another great hotel situated in the heart of the capital. Plenty of shops, museums, bars, restaurants are located just a five or 10 minute walk away.
Tverskaya Street 3
+7 495 225 8888
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Where to shop for local and international designers
1. Aizel, aizel.ru
This three-storey store is hidden behind the Simachev Bar. Find an edit of the world's best luxury brands, such as Balmain, Gucci, Proenza Schouler - even vintage Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.
Stoleshnikov Lane 10/3
+7 (495) 629 95 01
2. Le Form, leform.ru
The oldest concept store in Moscow focuses on avant-garde brands like Maison Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Helmut Lang, Acne and Band of Outsiders.
Povarskaya Street 35/28
+7 495 691-82-20
3. KM 20, km20.ru
Moscow's version of NYC's Dover Street Market. The shop represents hip international brands as well as the most interesting Russian designers: Gosha Rubchinskiy, ZDDZ, Tigran Avetisyan, Nina Donis and Walk of Shame. It's also a cafe where you can chill with friends, and play ping pong or PlayStation.
Kuznetskiy Most Street 20
+7 495 623-78-88
4. Tsum, tsum.ru
The Central Universal Store opened in 1908 and is located in the centre of Moscow - next to the Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre. Shop for Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton then check out the nearby restaurants, cafes and homeware stores.
Petrovka Street 2
+7 495 933-73-00
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Best places for live music
1. Dom Muzyki, mmdm.ru/en/
Catch performances of national and foreign symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo instrumentalists, opera singers, ballet dancers, theatre companies and jazz bands, as well as a variety of more traditional ensembles.
Kosmodamianskaia Embankment 52, Building 8
+7 495 730-10-11
2. 16 Tonn Club, 16tons.ru/en/
One of the oldest English-style pubs in the centre of Moscow, head here for clubbing, drinking and dining.
Presnensky Val Street 6/1
+ 7 (499) 253 53 00
3. Strelka Institute, strelkainstitute.com
Another famous location in Moscow teeming with stylish young city dwellers, in summertime Strelka is the ultimate live music venue - Solange Knowles, King Krule, Alt-J's Thom Sonny, Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Mark Ronson, Black Lips and What So Not have all graced the stage here.
Bersenevskaya Embaknment 14, Building 5
+7 495 771-74-16
Top 3 best galleries
1. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, garageccc.com/en
Found by Dasha Zhukova, Garage attracts both tourists and locals alike and has just unveiled its permanent new home in Gorky Park. With a great selection of contemporary art from around the world, it also plays host to music concerts, too.
Krymsky Val Street 9/32
+7 495 645-05-20
2. State Tretyakov Gallery, tretyakovgallery.ru/en/
Don't miss it. It's the oldest museum in Moscow and inside you can find paintings, drawings and sculptures by famous Russian artists dating right back to the 12th century.
Lavrushinsky Lane 10
+7 499 230-77-88
3. Multimedia Art Museum, mamm-mdf.ru/en/
Also known as the Museum of Photography, you'll find four floors of ever changing exhibitions that are always fascinating. Currently there's a Jeff Koons solo exhibition on.
Ostozhenka Street 16
+7 495 637-11-00
Best places to hangout in winter and summer
1. Muzeon Park and Park Gorkogo, park-gorkogo.com/eng/
After undergoing a renovation, these two spots have fast become the places to spend your free time. With cafes, free yoga classes, a skate park, open-air cinema and artificial beach, they're the places to head for a picnic during summer and ice skating in winter.
Krymsky Val Street 9
+7 (495) 995-00-20
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2. Patriarshie Ponds
Better known as Patriki, this space was once the home of writer Mikhail Bulgakov. Head here in winter to go ice skating - and enjoy live music, mulled wine, lights and ice sculptures.
Tverskaya 12, Building 7
Best views of the city
1. Sky Lounge, skylounge.ru/en/
Besides being a great restaurant boasting world-class cuisine, this place will give you the greatest panoramic views of Moscow.
Leninsky Prospekt 32A, 22 Floor
+7 495 781 5775
Tourist attractions you may not have heard of
The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy is a giant park with monumental Soviet buildings - each one represents a particular USSR republic. Last winter, VDNKH boasted the biggest ice skating rink in Europe.
Mira Avenue 11
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Best insider picks
1. Chaika swimming pool, chayka-sport.ru
Head to this thermal swimming pool in winter and swim in the clouds of steam.
Turchaninov Lane 3, Building 1
+7 499 246-13-44
Best places to drop in for an exercise class
1. Pro Trener, pro-trener.ru
This exclusive gym provides some of the best training programs and with four locations in the city, you'll easily find a venue to suit.
2. Rocky Road Gym, rockyroadteam.ru
Boxing is one of the core focuses of this gym and it welcomes both professionals and beginners alike.
Kutuzovskiy Avenue 12
+7 985 970-08-59
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Best day spa
1. Buro Beauty, burobeautysalon.ru
The best place to relax and unwind, find a variety of beauty and wellness treatments - from hair styling to weightloss programs.
Rochdelskaya Street 15, Building 7
+7 495 653 85 63
Where to buy homewares
1. Maharaja interiors or Izmaylovsky flea market
Warning: you'll need to spend a lot of time in both of these. There's much to sift through, but your biggest issue will be deciding which treasure to take home - you'll want them all.
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