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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yorkshire on Khodynka

MTYorkshire is fully equipped with ye-olde English knick-knacks.
It's like visiting a space colony on the moon, only with a quaint English pub incongruously attached. The huge new housing development right by the Khodynskoye Pole ex-airfield has just seen the arrival of Yorkshire pub and restaurant.

This is some housing settlement: state-of-the-art sci-fi mega-blocks encircling a vast empty field. And although off to one side there is already a well-developed living quarter with its own set of now-dwarfed apartment blocks, there is precious little in the way of eating and drinking establishments, so the opening of this old-style pub should be welcomed by the inhabitants of these new-style domiciles.

Located on the ground floor of an enormous block of apartments, Yorkshire nevertheless receives plenty of daylight thanks to the large windows that run across the front. The spacious interior is divided into wooden booths opposite the bar and an open dining room, with all the catalog-style knick-knacks that you'd expect to see in a kit pub.

Beer nibbles include a mix of American-style snacks such as chicken wings (450 rubles) and jalapenos stuffed with cheddar cheese (370 rubles), and Russian beer snacks such as boiled prawns (400 rubles for 400 grams). More substantial dishes include a club sandwich with fries (370 rubles) and blini (mushroom and cheese 230 rubles, red caviar 350 rubles). Even beefier choices include a selection of steaks (rib-eye 850 rubles, T-bone 1,050 rubles and rack of lamb 630 rubles). And in a nod to England, there are "Fish and Chips" (380 rubles) -- a small portion of cod in fairly soggy batter with fries instead of true chips, but at least they gave it a shot.

The beer selection is decent, with Bowman stout, Bombardier and Newcastle Brown ales (all 220 rubles a half-liter). The light beer range includes Tennents (220 rubles a half liter) and Baltika No. 7 (100 rubles).

Although there's little reason to venture into this neighborhood unless you live here, Yorkshire provides a cozy retreat in an otherwise stark settlement.

4 Ul. Grizodubovoi, korpus 1, 987-4544, noon-11 p.m., M. Polezhayevskaya.