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New food court format at Gorky Park

The 1,500 sqm pavilion is surrounded by 12 mobile kitchen units.
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The 1,500 sqm pavilion is surrounded by 12 mobile kitchen units.

Restaurateurs Alexey and Dmitry Vasilchuk are testing a new food court format at Moscow’s Gorky Park. The project, offering a stunning view of the embankment, consists of a spacious pavilion (1,500 sqm) surrounded by 12 mobile kitchen units in the shape of food trucks. 

Each kitchen offers a different cuisine, including favourites like pizza, burgers, pilaf, Greek and Japanese cuisine, desserts, and vegan dishes. While some formats have separate areas with table service, others offer self-service and takeaway with seating available anywhere in the pavilion. The average check is anticipated to reach RUB 400-700 (€4,50-8).

The idea is for Restoparking to offer service 24/7 throughout the year. An entertainment program forsees concerts and discos in the evenings. 

For the cold season, a warm indoor space (300 s qm) will be available. In addition, Restoparking is adjacent to the winter park skating rink, from which guests will be able to enter the facility directly without taking off their skates. 

Investments into the project amounted to about RUB150 million (€1,7 million). If Restoparking at Gorky Park is successful, the concept may be replicated in other Moscow parks.