The Best Burger in Moscow: Part I

Best Moscow Burger

The Best Burger in Moscow: Part I

During my time in Russia, I have really enjoyed all of the traditional food I have tried, especially the summer soup okroshka, but recently I have been craving a British pub food classic (and American diner staple!) – a burger. My quest to find the best burger in Moscow started with Voronezh (Воронеж), a relative newcomer to the Moscow restaurant scene.

The Ambience

I went to Voronezh for a relatively casual dinner with a friend, so we ate in the cafe style room on the ground floor. On the second floor there is a more luxurious restaurant style dining room. The ambience in the ground floor dining area was very cool, with red chairs, long benches and industrial style lighting.

Chunky chips and ginger mayo
Chunky chips and ginger mayo

The Menu

The menu mainly features beef (as may be expected at a steak restaurant!) but also has pulled pork and duck. The drinks menu had typical soft drinks, but also milkshakes and some interesting variations on the Bloody Mary cocktail, as appropriate for a steakhouse! We both went for a classic cheeseburger. I chose chips to accompany it, whereas my friend chose an oreo milkshake instead of a side. However, we both agreed that the standard of the food was excellent! We both loved our burgers which were tender and full of flavour. My particular highlight was the ginger mayo which came with my chips which was an interesting twist on the sauce.

Halfway through a cheeseburger!
Halfway through a cheeseburger!

Final Thoughts

Overall Voronezh is well worth a visit. I thought the meal was good value as I spent around 600 rubles for a cheeseburger, chips and a soft drink. We went around 8.30pm, by which point the seating was almost full, so you may need to be prepared to queue if you want to eat at a busy time.

Voronezh, Prechistenka Ulitsa, 4. Open 8am to midnight. Nearest metro: Kropotkinskaya.

More information at http://www.voronej.com

 

Megan Beddoe, currently studying Russian at Liden & Denz Moscow

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Posted by Megan Beddoe

Hi! I'm Megan, a university student from the UK, currently studying Russian at Liden & Denz Language Centre in Moscow. My parents live in a small village in Kent, but I go to university in London. I started learning Russian just nine months ago, but I never dreamed I would be spending summer in Moscow studying it! I study history at university, where I have become very interested in Russian history, especially Peter the Great, the Decembrists and Siberia throughout Russian history, so I hope to write about everyday history in the city while I am here. My month in Moscow is the perfect way to absorb as much Russian culture and history as possible, so I can go back to university ready for my final year and to write my dissertation on Siberian Exiles in 17th Century. Outside the classroom, I enjoy playing sports - I have fenced for England and Great Britain and I am captain of the LSE Women’s Basketball Team - and I also love to travel. My favourite places (aside from Moscow of course!) have been Cape Town, for its immense natural beauty, and Budapest, for its fun atmosphere! I love to try local food wherever I go, so I hope to be blogging about the culinary delights of Moscow during my stay here.

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