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Opening Shot: A Moscow Seafood Shop With a Clandestine Wine Bar

In Rybtorg, Russian-born, British-educated designer Yuna Megre elevates the everyday fish market.

Opening Shot is a column that peeks inside new hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops with interiors to drool over. 

RYBTORG

Location: Moscow

Designer: Yuna Megre

On offer: A boutique seafood shop and raw bar located in the affluent area surrounding Patriarch’s Ponds, with a galley-style setup offering Japanese oysters and scallops from Russia’s eastern Primorye region. Whitewashed brick and scalloped tile resembling fish scales form the backdrop to the market, which also provides a selection of spices and pastas.

Standout features: A small staircase at the back end leads to an intimate wine lounge with imported Indonesian wood details, cushioned window nooks, tabletop marble ice baths, and a striking ceiling installation of perforated armor sheets. 

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