KIDS FRIENDLY - NATURE - FISHING - OPEN TERRACES - ESCAPE MOSCOW
The Fish Point complex located in New Riga is great for a family day retreat or an escape from the city into nature for lunch and dinner! It's only 40 minutes away by car from the city center and it’s hard to believe that running parallel to the Novorizhskoe Highway, is this hidden little oasis. Fish Point is comprising an upscale restaurant, a grill bar, designed in a more relaxed atmosphere for the easy going patrons and a fishing farm for the fishers at heart.
The Fish Point restaurant offers traditional Russian cuisine with of course fish dishes being the center point of the menu. The fish is caught daily and is prepared every possible way you could think of. If you aren’t into fish that much they also prepare delicious shashlik, but do try at least something with fish. A few dishes we had that were a crowd pleaser were the Magadan and Kamchatka crab dumplings wrapped in cabbage, the signature home salted herring, trout baked in salt and yes the chicken shashlik. This restaurant is also particularly a hit in the summer season as it offers open terraces for dining which are nestled below beautiful old trees or next to the lake. The kids also enjoyed the atmosphere as they offer a play area with a huge trampoline outside and an inside playroom which are constantly supervised by kids attendants.
Another highlight of Fish Point is access to the fishing pond (cost is 4000 rub) and for and additional price it is possible to rent a hut for a few hours or even for the day for fishing. All the equipment needed (cost is 1000 - 2000 Rub) and even a fishing guide can be rented to enhance your fishing experience. If you're lucky to catch anything you can have it cleaned and vacuum sealed to take home or prepare it yourself at the bar & grill, the other restaurant on the property.
Fish Point is definitely worth a try, especially if you're in the mood for nature, fish and good service, all wrapped up into a cozy atmosphere! It’s great for families, large groups or just a romantic dinner for two. Some dishes come with a hefty price tag so do pay attention to some of the seafood dishes as it is priced per gram.
Location: Novorizhskoe Hwy 29 km
(11 km from the Moscow Ring Road)
Simferopolskoe Hwy 41 km
(22 km from the Moscow Ring Road)
Photo credits: Fish Point website and Michele Kuhlen