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Staraya Bashnya

Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
+7 495 698-40-08
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken kiev” (5 reviews)
“pelmeni” (7 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
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European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Tower/Staraya Bashnya is a good restaurant in a great location. When you enter, there is immediately a coat room with attendant, and a hallway with an elevator at the end. Going up the elevator, you enter into the upper part of the tower,...More

Thank jonp276
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant almost by accident and in desperation (looking for somewhere decent to eat at 21.00!). The dishes portrayed on the board outside did the restaurant no favours and we thought we were going into a second rate cafe but we were...More

Thank Lingmell
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was my first dinner in Moscow after 17 years and I must say it will be one of the best memories of my trip. The location is just great: you'd think to be in an old medieval castle, so it's a pity to have...More

Thank mattomatteo71
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The building itself is interesting, and everything is kept in atmosphere of medieval castle - even the way waiters dress. They are very polite, and watching clients carefully, so they are always in time at the table. The only problem for me was food -...More

Thank Agnieszka M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this place for Russian food. Our server ( unfortunately don’t remember his name) was the best as well as the gentleman at the coat check. Food quality is very good. It’s location inside the tower which makes it very cozy.

Thank Valeriya S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Close by the Metropol Hotel and 5 minutes from Red Square, the Old Tower is a terrific Russian restaurant. We had Chicken Kiev and Stroganoff and five Stolys, and got out for about $42 US. The upper chamber is in an old tower, (the waiters...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were back and forth and seeking a Russian cuisine restaurant at the Red Square because we did not have a clue which one was good. We have eliminated the cafe type restaurant. It first caught our eyes because it had the Chinese in the...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is such a gem, frequented by Russians and foreigners alike. Evgeny is a phenomenal waiter, and I always can't wait to see him when I go to Moscow. Incredible view of the area north of the Kremlin. Excellent Russian food.

1  Thank Bruce1795
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

When you are looking for a Russian Restaurant, go here and you can eat local food. Fast service and good price-quality! Try the pancakes with kaviar and a glas of real Russian Wodka!

1  Thank Joost V
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my colleague last week evening on Monday. We enjoyed a conventional Russian cuisine such as borscht and Kiev-style cutlets very much with calm and comfortable atmosphere. Since our table is located first floor near window, we could see a projection...More

Thank Masanobu U
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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17 March 2018|
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Response from Bruce1795 | Reviewed this property |
It could be reaaly wonderful. But go there and book in advance. I would say 40 to 50 dollars per head. Some enlish skopen , so best to organize ahead. They have a nice room for groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Neighbourhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Phone Number: +7 495 698-40-08
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