Make your own way to the restaurant, located within walking distance of the Bolshoi Theatre, where your lunch reservations have been made. Take a seat in the elegant surroundings and feast on a delicious 3-course lunch of traditional Russian cuisine.
Depending on your preferences, perhaps sample classic dishes such as Russian borsch (cabbage soup) with garlic pampushka and sour cream; ‘Kievskaya Cutlet’ (Chicken a la Kiev with tomato sauce) served with rice and vegetables, Cutlet Pozharsky with cheese sauce; or Siberian Pelmeni. Chase it down with a shot of fine Russian vodka.
With your appetite sated, make your way to the theatre (around a 5 minute walk from the restaurant) in time for your evening performance, which starts at 7pm. Settle into your seats and prepare to be swept up in the magic of the ballet with an unforgettable performance by the Russian Classical Ballet School. The performance depends on the theatre’s schedule, but past performances have included Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and Giselle, to the music of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, and other Russian and European composers.
The ballet lasts around 2.5 hours, after which you can ask at the lobby for a taxi or find your own way back to your hotel.