Baltic | Blackfriars Restaurant & Bar
Sometimes you just want an Eastern European inspired restaurant and bar serving predominately Polish food in a regularly heaving and understatedly glamorous Blackfriars venue.
And sometimes you want other stuff. But we’ll address those concerns another time.
For now, welcome to Baltic, which not only handily encapsulates all of your aforementioned Polish, atmospheric and glamorous wants and needs, but also does so with over 60 separate varieties of vodka – served, as all vodka should be, from the deep freeze in either frozen glasses or carafes – in an 18th century former coach builders works with forty foot wooden trussed ceilings and skylights.
It’s perfect for winter. Which isn’t to say it’s not also good in summer, but is to say that the menu – although seasonal and regularly rotating – is basically a giant, unashamed food blanket. Featuring, as blankets do, soups of pearl barley and pumpkin; Siberian pelmeni dumplings; pickled fish; roast goose leg and lamb rump; and desserts like rum marinated plum with chocolate mousse. For drinks, there are more than thirty signature cocktails (awash primarily with their small selection of homemade spiced and aged vodkas) as well as a lengthy wine list and a rotating selection of beer.
There’s also a suppersized golden chandelier.
It’s a highlight.
NOTE: You can find out more and book on their website HERE.
Baltic | 74 Blackfriars Road, Blackfriars, SE1 8HA
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