Restaurant News

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The warmer weather has led to the opening of more summer terraces every day. The latest is at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, which has opened its Conservatory Terrace. Besides serving up some of the city's finest views (pictured), it plans to offer light starters, grilled and wok dishes, as well as Armenian and Japanese cuisine through September. On Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Conservatory Terrace offers brunch, with chefs preparing sushi, blini and other dishes in front of the guests. Also available is a range of handmade pastries and other confections. Beverages include a selection of nonalcoholic juices, smoothies, lemonades and ice teas. The brunch costs 2,500 rubles per person, children aged six to 12 eat for half price, while those under six eat for free.

4 Neglinnaya Ul., 783-1234, M. Teatralnaya.

One of Moscow's oldest restaurants with a view, Sky Lounge, has just opened its summer terrace. Located on the 22nd floor, the open-air dining area provides panoramic views along the length of the Moscow River. Coinciding with the balcony's opening, the menu has had a summer revamp with a new range of summer-friendly dishes added, including more than 30 varieties of freshly squeezed juices.

32a Leninsky Prospekt, 938-5775, 782-5045, M. Leninsky Prospekt.

GQ Bar has given its breakfast menu an overhaul. New dishes include a huge selection of cheeses, not only cow's milk cheeses such as camembert (30 grams, 100 rubles), brie (30 grams, 95 rubles) and parmesan (30 grams, 90 rubles), but also goat milk cheeses such as Crottin de Chavignol (30 grams, 180 rubles) and sheep milk varieties such as Roquefort (30 grams, 130 rubles). Naturally, there are blinis, served with crab and green onion (850 rubles) or with tvorog and raisins (250 rubles) and all manner of egg dishes including eggs Benedict (150 rubles). There is also a selection of sandwiches -- both open and closed.

5 Ul. Balchug, 956-7775, M. Novokuznetskaya.