Lepim i Varim

Russian in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky
Leonid Ragozin
Leonid Ragozin

This cosy place touts itself as ‘the most visited boutique’ in the flashy Stoleshnikov per, but instead of Armani clothes it celebrates arguably the most vital item on any Russian menu – pelmeni (dumplings), as well as their relatives from all around the world. Perfectly shaped, the dumplings seem fit for a catwalk display in Milan and taste even better.

The place is tucked away in a courtyard, accessed through an archway.