Restaurant News

Chester Ferry
The Chester Ferry Pub & Restaurant (pictured) has opened not one but several new summer patio areas. This pocket of England located in the Nikolino village out on the posh Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse has unveiled a summer veranda right by the water's edge of the village's lake. The veranda serves light Mediterranean cuisine from the restaurant's new menu. Hookahs are also available and there's live music on weekends. Further outdoor recreation options include the summer pizza bar by the heated outdoor pool as well as the restaurant's own private beach. And if rain rears its ugly head, the restaurant also has a covered terrace -- just in case.
Located in the village of Nikolino, 23rd kilometer of Rubloyovo-Uspenskoye Shosse, 2nd Uspenskoye Shosse, 545-3395.

The Winzavod exhibition space has finally seen the opening of a much needed cafe. Located inside the Cara&Co designer boutique, Cara&Coffee features tables created from giant upturned projection lamps and has a genuine juke box. Its location on a balcony that overlooks the store's main floor allows guests to take a break from shopping without having to take their eye off that next bargain.
14th Syromyatnichesky Per., Bldg. 6, 917-4646, M. Chkalovskaya.

Menza noodle house has introduced some changes to its menu, giving customers a whole new range of noodle possibilities. Guests can now mix and match their own personal noodle dish by choosing one of five different varieties of noodles and then adding beef and vegetables, tiger prawns, salmon, chicken, calamari or vegetables in soy sauce. Another new addition is handmade Chinese dumplings, which also come in numerous varieties -- salmon, pork, chicken, mushroom or egg and vegetables.
32 Bolshaya Dmitrovka Ul., 650-4240, M. Pushkinskaya.

Le Duc, long widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in town, is no more. Restaurateur Andrei Dellos has closed the French restaurant and replaced it with a more flavor-of-the-moment Mediterranean restaurant -- Manon. The interior design is eclectic and the menu concise -- diners can expect the same high quality as before, as well as the same high prices.
2 Ulitsa 1905 Goda, 651-8100, M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda.