Vadvare is a culinary workshop offering simple dining in central Moscow.

We are open for breakfast and lunch and offer a set menu experience at dinner. Unfortunately, we don't have delivery options, but you can always order to take out and purchase some of the ingredients we use in our kitchen. Our team of chefs and baristas will be happy to tell you all about our product selection and the history behind every dish.

If you wish to try our set menu, we kindly ask that you book in advance. We always accept walk-ins but can't guarantee the full set experience without prior booking.

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The Stolen Artichoke oversees the management of all restaurants and cafés at GES-2, the new home of the V–A–C Foundation.

GES-2 is a former power plant on the Baltschug island, in central Moscow. The building was recommissioned to become an urban space for hosting culture and learning new formats of conviviality. The project was comissioned by the V–A–C Foundation and reimagined together with Renzo Piano. GES-2 reopened in december 2021 and now continues generating power through its commitment to the arts and culture in a broader sense. Functioning as an ecosystem, GES-2 and the activities it hosts are all mutually informed. Our menus respond to the seasonal narrative proposed by GES-2, while our culinary experiments can also inspire and develop new cultural programming and commissions. The restaurant network at GES-2 was never thought of as a list of eateries, but rather as an ecosystem working together to sustain the population of GES-2, while enriching the experience of each visitor with a varied culinary offering.

Find out more about all the spaces at GES-2 below.


GES-2 RESTAURANT is the main restaurant of GES-2. Located in the old generator unit, the restaurant provides GES-2 with a strong pulsating center. The restaurant is organized on multiple floors and balconies, much like the whole of GES-2. Each level hosts a different dining experience: from a more causal chef's table to a more classical dining room on its upper floor.


Bar Two

GES-2 RESTAURANT overlooks the Second Square — the main entrance and gathering space in GES-2. The restaurant spills out into this open space through the adjacent Bar Two, which operates both indoors and outdoors during the warmer months of the year.


Ostanovka, is a quieter café. Situated next to the GES-2 Prospekt — the main artery of the building — Ostanovka, overlooks a beautiful birch tree forest. The authors of the building intended this as a space for rest and contemplation within the always busy cultural center. Because of its proximity to the bookstore, Ostanovka also hosts literary cafés and other V–A–C press initiatives.


Stalovaya is a more casual eatery. Imagined as a multifunctional space, Stalovaya serves different audiences at different hours of the day. It is possible to grab some take away food, while also sitting down for a quick lunch or dinner in a canteen style space. Given its location right underneath the small Playhouse of GES-2, Stalovaya also serves as a theatre style buvette during GES-2 scheduled performances.


BREAD-2 is located in the Vaults. The Vaults are GES-2's art incubator devoted entirely to artistic experimentation and production. Among workshops and labs ranging from woodwork to photography, sound recording to 3D printing — a small bakery sets off the start of all production activities with the smell of freshly baked bread. BREAD-2 operates as an independent store and serves the restaurant, Bar Two, Ostanovka, and Stalovaya.


Caffetteria is a little refuge in the busy Kiyevskaya district of Moscow. We created this space to satisfy the needs of a busy city lifestyle. Come for your morning coffee, a healthy meal after your workout or to pick up some desert on your way to a dinner party.

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