Harden's survey result
“A real surprise” near The Cut – this well-established fixture (which opened in 2001) has a relatively “humble entrance”, which opens onto a “great space”: an intriguingly converted Georgian factory, with a fun bar, and an unexpectedly large, “light-filled” dining room. The cuisine is enjoyably unusual too: “modern Polish – not the usual heavy, East European dishes”, but “gutsy” and “always imaginative, with new and traditional choices”. Go easy on the vodka though: over 60 varieties, all served straight from the deep freeze in frozen glasses.
It’s “always fun” to pay a visit to this “interesting” venue – a converted Georgian factory near The Cut, which provides a “buzzy” (“very noisy when full”) if slightly “cavernous” backdrop to a meal. On the menu, “hearty, reasonably authentic Mittel-European food” but it’s “the amazing list of vodkas” that really gets the party started…
“Lovely, gutsy Polish home cooking” washed down with lashings of homemade vodka helps induce good vibes at this “friendly” fixture in an “airy” Georgian factory-conversion near the Cut. “It’s good to see east European food being given the gourmet treatment”, and the bar “is a good pit stop for drinks” too.
“Don’t be distracted by the large list of homemade flavoured vodkas” and you can enjoy some “surprisingly interesting and varied Polish and Eastern European food” (“a cut above the usual stodge”) at this “deceptively spacious” venue (“cocktail bar at the front, more formal dining area beyond”), whose “high ceilings and sparse modern look” result from the conversion of a Georgian factory near The Cut.
Specialising in the cuisines of Eastern Europe. From the soups, pickled fish and dumplings of Poland and Russia, to the hearty and spiced stews of Hungary through to the aromatic grills and light braises of Georgia and central Asia. The strength of these cuisines lies in their robust flavours and unusual spicing.
The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like; chargrilled leg of lamb with aubergine, peppers and saffron guvech; pan fried sea bream fillet with kohlrabi, caper and cucumber salad to spiced beef & smoked sausage stew with peppers, gherkins & potato dumplings.
The pre theatre/set menu offers great choices at a fixed price — 2 courses for £18.50 or for 3 courses, £22.50.
The weekend menu is also offered at a fixed rate — 2 courses for £21.00 and 3 courses £25.00 and includes tasty dishes such as; Georgian moussaka with Tzatziki and roast tomatoes; Salmon and haddock fishcake with creamed leak and spinach to warm salad of duck leg, beetroot and sour cherry.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
From drinks in the bar, cocktails and canapés in the Amber room, dinners in our private rooms – we can adapt our menus to suit your needs and tailor the event to make a great party. For more information please visit our website or call 020 7928 1111 and speak to a manager.
Baltic Restaurant Diner Reviews
"High quality. And speedy for after the Young Vic."
"You wont leave hungry from this East European outpost in South London. You will proably enjoy the flavours as well"
"Excellent Saturday lunch for £20 with cocktails included. I'm just glad that more people haven't found it. Sorry Baltic!"
"A rare place that wants to serve at 11pm after the theatre. Great space, with a nice vibe of chatty bar with a large dining area. Solid polish offerings. Best go for the comfort food: Borscht, creamy cherry&chicken liver plackis, or schnitzel with a couple of shots of the extensive vodka list. So friendly & attentive even late night - do they really remember me? Seems so."
74 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8HA
|Monday||5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-3 pm, 5:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|