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Baltic Polish Restaurant and Vodka Bar

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by Anna S (subscribe)
Writer living in South West London
Published March 20th 2012
For great blinis, great vodka and really great Eastern European food, give Baltic a go.

Conveniently located near to Waterloo station and Blackfriars Tube Station, The sleek and stylish Baltic Restaurant & Bar menu boasts all of the bold, exciting flavours that cuisine from the east of Europe is famous for. Crab and crayfish salad, smoked salmon blinis (the best I have ever had) tangy goose leg with beetroot and hake with wild mushrooms to name just a few. The Baltic Bar also prepares its own naturally infused flavoured vodka ranging from honey to plum brandy; definitely worth a try.

This restaurant was established south of the River Thames in 2001 and is Jan Woroniecki's second restaurant. It is very popular considering its close proximity to Waterloo Station, the Tate Modern and South Bank.

The place was redesigned by architect Seth Stein but still retained its original character. Baltic is situated within a late 18th Century coachbuilder's building. Step by step, the modest entrance into the Amber Bar expands out into a grand single storey structure with 40-foot wooden trussed ceilings, skylights and galleries, making Baltic a truly unique and exceptional dining experience. I would definitely recommend going here for an evening or even a lunch, depending on what you are looking for. In the evenings there is often jazz as well so combine your evening with a bit of music and tasty food.

If you are off to the theatre, like many London restaurants nowadays, they also offer a pre theatre menu which is two course for 14.50 or three courses for 17.50

Do make sure you try some of the interesting cocktails on offer; I went for a Beetroot Martini which was surprisingly delicious.

Don't be put off by the slightly more low key entrance as once inside it is a definite Tardis experience with loads of space. You get some good bread and butter on arrival and there are items on the menu to suit the majority of tastes and all at reasonable prices. An added bonus too, the service is extremely friendly and efficient. To book, check out their booking system online here.

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Why? For something a bit different
When: Tuesday - Sunday, Lunch or Dinner
Where: Central London
Cost: Varies
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