19 May '11, 5am

"The lack of any indication that such a place existed behind the single, inconspicuous dull gold-painted door...

"The lack of any indication that such a place existed behind the single, inconspicuous dull gold-painted door...

Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar BUYAN Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar is elusive. The restaurant has no open doors or huge signs beckoning guests to enter (I opened two wrong doors before getting it right). But when you finally find it, its red brick walls, medieval lamps and baroque seat covers charm you, and you forget about the trouble finding the place. The lack of any indication that such a place existed behind the single, inconspicuous dull gold-painted door added amysterious shroud to the eatery. It is named after the mythical island of Buyan, which had the ability to vanish and reappear, according to Russian folklore. The restaurant has three levels, the first, Vodka & Caviar Bar, the second for fine dining and the third for casual dining where we had our lunch. The menus which were on iPads - a modern accessory that was a stark contrast to its archaic ...

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