Situated on the 16th floor of Smolenskiy Passage, White Rabbit offers breathtaking 360 views of the centre of Moscow thanks to its glorious glass domed roof. Much like the city itself, the food is beautiful, bold and modern, utilising the latest culinary trends along with traditional Russian cuisine.
The menu is wide-ranging and re-imagines many classic dishes, ensuring that this is a unique dining experience that incorporates the best Russian produce and cuisine. This is envisioned by pioneering head chef Vladimir Mukhin, who is one of the most exciting young chefs in the world and is famed for his blend of tradition and innovation. White Rabbit is the first joint venture of Vladimir and world famous restaurateur Boris Zarkov, who have come together to create the finest restaurant in Russia and one which has quickly become one of the most well-renowned restaurants in the world.
Vladimir begins every new season with a tasting menu based on new ideas and flavour combinations, giving you the opportunity to be the first to discover this exciting new chapter of contemporary Russian dining. Proving to be very popular is the Borsch soup, which has been given a modern makeover and is served with fried crucians, baked beans and turnip crisps. The veal tongue, meanwhile, is cooked in the shape of famous Russian “Lakomka” ice cream, cooked into cherry dough and served with morel sauce.
This is all delivered in the stunning and surreal fairytale setting, heavily influenced by the Lewis Carroll’s literary classic Alice in Wonderland. Paintings of rabbits and familiar characters adorn the walls and windows, whilst colourful and comfortable furniture create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Daytime dining allows for mesmerising views of Moscow and sees the restaurant cascaded with a tremendous amount of natural light, whilst evening customers feel the buzz of the city and are treated to magnificent views of the Russian night sky.
The gastrobar is located on the first level of White Rabbit and is a fabulous experience where you can enjoy drinks and converse with the bartenders and cooks. Here they work behind a two-sided counter, and both create and share their secret dishes and cocktails in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The gastrobar is also where you can experience a unique gastronomic performance by Vladimir and chief-bartender Oleg Reshet, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.
The incredible experience has not gone unnoticed, seeing White Rabbit listed as the 23rd best restaurant in the entire world in 2015’s The World 50 best Restaurants by the highly respected British publication, Restaurant. This makes it one of the hottest spots in Moscow, and also the best place to see stunning views of the city whilst enjoying bold and modern takes on many classic Russian dishes.