This is a restaurant that strives for authenticity, and even novelty, with its monastic surroundings. The building is long and low ceilinged with traditional dark wooden beams, carved benches and stained glass windows, where even the staff dressed as from the Middle Ages mean the whole place betrays nothing of the 21st century. The atmosphere is laid back and rural, and the menu offers hearty but sophisticated traditional Russian food prepared according to ancient monastic recipes and wine produced in the Lavra only a stone’s throw away. Here you can also try unique herbal teas. The rough purity of the place is in keeping with the serenity of the whole town, and will help you to forget the busy vibrant Moscow life.