Baltic

4.5
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3298 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Eastern European

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Based in a converted carriage works, the interior of Southwark’s Baltic restaurant is achingly hip. Warm neutral colours, pale wooden beams and natural light from the glass atrium give the place a natural, organic feel. Right by Southwark tube, Baltic is an ideal place to kick back and indulge in some inspired Eastern European delicacies pre- or post- a trip to The Globe Theatre or The Tate Modern, and it just wouldn't be right to leave without sampling some of the many varieties of Polish and Russian vodka that, along with the hearty food, are Baltic’s calling card. Polish food devotees will know owner Jan Woroniecki’s name from the uber successful Wodka in Kensington, and Chef Kristov in Hammersmith; Baltic too offers a selection of traditional and not-so-traditional Eastern European dishes like pierogi, chilled Hungarian sour cherry soup or caviar blinis served with (you guessed it!) vodka. The other great draw is the jazz, on Sunday nights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food

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KlausB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Large range of home made flavoured Vodkas.

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vipExpat
London
83 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The pre-theatre menu offers good choices and is a great bargain. The braised duck this time was one of the best dishes we have had at Baltic. Wines are good and reasonable. The menu changes some with time but offers a unique taste of Eastern European food. We continue to enjoy Baltic.

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DavidP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at Baltic, pre-theatre. Service was excellent, food good, [large starter portions]
very good value for money

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vipAwayfan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice, friendly and very good food. Handy if visiting the Old Vic or Tate. Excellent if you like smoked fish, vodka and other Polish specialities

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ladies
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic bartenders serving tasty cocktails to start. Followed by delicious food and great service. Perfect for a Friday diner and drinks.

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Djuna
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a nice experience. The food was tasty. The lighting was a bit dim for me.

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Kim273
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We arrived at 5.45 pm and ordered their "Pre- Theatre Menu" which was delicious, with a good choice of dishes. We will be returning again in April for another visit to the Old Vic Theatre.

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ASDF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great selection and brilliant value set meals. Would recommend.

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GinaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful, friendly service. The warm eel starter was very good. It is probably best to work up an appetite first to enable you to do justice to the food.

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vipJAC1934
London
81 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal with great cocktails. The blinis and smoked salmon are the best, but also recommend the rabbit stew.

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HelenG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Good restaurant. Wine a bit expensive but food very good.

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exarch
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As ever, one of our favourite restaurants and one so redolent of dining out in Poland and Lithuania

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SallyO
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday lunch, we had a table for 6. Only 2 other tables occupied so noise level very quiet which is how we like it. Suited our reunion perfectly. Good set menu at a good price. Service good too. Highly recommended for lunch. I imagine evenings may be full and noisy as a lot of hard surfaces. All round excellent.

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Joannew
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food well presented with a good choice and sensible portions. We took a la carte but there is a really good value pre theatre option.
Excellent cocktails at 2 for 1 until 7.30pm ( we had 3 each !!)

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JeanetteB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really great food and the service was outstanding, couldn't do enough for us.

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vipPoor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very poor service. Ordered the roasted cod and received sea bass instead?
Decided to take the sea bass to avoid a fuss and was very disappointed. Received a glass of vodka to compensate. It was lunchtime, I was going back to work and drinking water?

I should not have been charged for the dish, £21?

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marcusg
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. We've been a few times now. Always great food – love the dumplings and perogies in particular. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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MartinWW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food & attentive service. Will definitely visit again. My only teeny criticism is that, although I know the cuisine doesn’t lend itself to it, it would be nice to have more vegetarian dishes on the menu

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ajewano1974
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Other then a little off with service , will definitely be going back

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beinggabriel
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Will definitely be going back here. Herring starter, duck and chicken kiev main - all were excellent. Good drinks selection too - especially vodka!

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LukaszB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place, great food and service. Highly recommend

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food lovely as were surroundings. Staff top class. Evening enjoyable , recommended to friends staying in London until Tuesday

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

It was ok but not somewhere I would go back to.

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VLADIMIR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely live the restautant. They do the best tartar and chiken liver in London

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EPM54
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service. A very special birthday, thank you.

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CarolineB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing selection of vodkas. Good food - we ate from the pre-theatre menu which was excellent value, but I'd like to come back and eat from the a la carte which looked amazing. Nice wines too. Altogether a very pleasant experience.

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PropDev
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this venue.
Eastern European take on varied menu.
Fish dishes superb.
Great pre-theatre menu, plus 2 for 1 cocktail offers.
Excellent value, delicious food & & great atmosphere.
Staff attentive when required & overall experience was very pleasant.
Will definitely return!

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vipItaliano
London
21 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always there is nothing to fault with this wonderful restaurant.

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saram
London
1 review