Baltic (bar) 1

74 Blackfriars Road , London, SE1 8HA

020 3589 3962

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SquareMeal Review of Baltic (bar)

Returning patrons visiting the destination bar at Baltic, Jan (Ognisko) Woroniecki’s popular Eastern European restaurant, will be hard pushed to discern any difference following its autumn 2015 relaunch – a scatter cushion here, a table there =. What is new is a stronger focus on bar snacks by new head chef Piotr Fortuna and a turbo-charged cocktail list that majors on vodka-based drinks. We’re always captivated by Baltic’s flavoured vodka and Martini list; Beetroot Martini is a fave fallback, while the Beluga Transatlantic Martini is as deadly a Russian assassin as 007 ever took on. We also like Clubland – a 1930s sophisticate that combines Polish Potocki rye vodka, white port and bitters; vodka and spiced pear ‘Mojito’ (also available by the £30 jug), and Krupnik grapefruit and chilli sour (£8.50). Sidecar, Bramble and numerous other alternatives will satisfy vodka-averse souls. Pick at blinis; dumplings; placki (potato pancakes) with spiced chicken livers or beef and sausage goulash; veal and cabbage croquettes, and meat and seafood platters from £17 from a menu nailing the lie that Eastern European cuisine equals Soviet-era stodge.

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Special offers

3 courses & bottomless Polish Pimms £36 per person

Available 1st June - 31st August 2018, subject to availability. Free-flowing Polish Pimms served by jugs for 1.5 hours. Dishes subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

From: 01 June 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 8

3-course Sunday menu & bellini or Bloody Mary £25 per person

This offer is available from January 7, 2018 until December 16, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 07 January 2018

To: 16 December 2018

Max: 0

3-course Saturday lunch & bellini or Bloody Mary £25 per person

This offer is available from January 7, 2018 until November 25, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 07 January 2018

To: 25 November 2018

Max: 0

Pre-theatre menu - 3 courses £22.50 per person

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until November 30, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 02 January 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0

3-course lunch £21.50 per person

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until November 30, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 02 January 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Waterloo East Station 100m

Southwark Tube Station 102m

Address

Address: 74 Blackfriars Road , London SE1 8HA

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

The Young Vic Theatre 186m

Union Theatre 266m

Details

Telephone: 020 3589 3962

Website:

Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 30

8.0

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 7.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

andrew n. 15 October 2010

Attended with some clients and was a little worried upon arrival as the main bar was very busy, once we were through to the restaurant we were quickly seated and had a very enjoyable wholesome meal. The atmosphere means there is always something going on and I was pleased with the speed of our service given the number of diners. Not quite fine dining, yet a good place to eat and drink

Special offers

3 courses & bottomless Polish Pimms £36 per person

From: 01 June 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 8

3-course Sunday menu & bellini or Bloody Mary £25 per person

From: 07 January 2018

To: 16 December 2018

Max: 0

3-course Saturday lunch & bellini or Bloody Mary £25 per person

From: 07 January 2018

To: 25 November 2018

Max: 0

Pre-theatre menu - 3 courses £22.50 per person

From: 02 January 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0

3-course lunch £21.50 per person

From: 02 January 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0