Humans Restaurant — Moscow, Russia

Bar area of the Human restaurant Moscow with gold and grey chairs and gold shelves behind the bar
(Image credit: humansseafoodbar.ru)

On paper, Humans’ self-described ‘underwater experience’ sounds a touch gimmicky. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth for the Moscow restaurant, where dining is shaped (but not overwhelmed by) a maritime concept. The space sees a brooding, alternative oceanic realm come to life at the hands of Russian designer Yuna Megre.

Located in the up-and-coming Patriarshiye Ponds, the space welcomes guests with multi-layered waves of textured grey mesh; a conspicuous and wholly original tribute to the sea, defined by undulating surges that drift along both the ceilings and walls. The theme continues at the tables, which feature an aquatic inlay designed by Megre to present the illusion of flowing water, while a three-metre-long oyster bar and an unmissable aquarium neatly buttress a space otherwise filled with velvet upholstered banquettes and living walls.

The motif also extends to the menu, which uses a seafood-heavy ingredient list to pull together a blend of both Mediterranean dishes and Russian specialties, while the brave can select their own molluscs, crab and lobster from the tank. A sea of change for themed restaurants. 

Human restaurant, Moscow with green, grey, brown and brown seating and a living wall

(Image credit: humansseafoodbar.ru)

Human restaurant, Moscow with green, grey, brown and brown seating and a living wall

(Image credit: humansseafoodbar.ru)

Bar area of the Human restaurant Moscow with gold shelves behind the bar

(Image credit: humansseafoodbar.ru)

ADDRESS

Malaya Bronnaya, 10 str.1

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms