Baltic

4.6
3122 reviews
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Eastern European
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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EW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Lovely staff. Fab food. Beautiful building.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, drinks and service were excellent and very reasonably priced. Great variety of wines and vodkas.

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VL
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were having a family commemoration at the restaurant. The service was great and the food was of good quality and an range of interesting dishes.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very quiet,we were the only people in for the first 40 min.! Nevertheless we had a lovely time and the service and food impeccable.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere. Classy.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was not very interesting. Concept of most dishes that we ordered the same, starter and main overpowered by pickled side dishes. Dishes didnt seem to be made fresh from start. All desserts had the same cherry relish in it. Ambience of the place, one big dining area, mostly white, not attractive, felt cold. Would not recommend to friends.

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and unexpected find. Pre theatre menu great value and super speedy service.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and wine recommendations, food was very good and 2 for 1 cocktails a bonus

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y
London
351 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal as usual. Pre theatre deal excellent, feta salad followed by pork escalope Holstein. Charming service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great service and food - one of the best places in London

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great space with attentive and unhurried service, food was beautifully presented and great flavours

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, with great food and even better service. Nice to try something different, served with Vodka!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant I can’t think of any way in which it could be improved

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service is always very attentive and friendly. Great quality drinks.

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b
London
59 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent value pre-theatre menu. Pretty surroundings with fantastic service.

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SB
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my meal at Baltic, unusual combinations beautifully presented. Great service. Great for fish eating vegetarians. Only criticism was rather fierce air conditioning.

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AW
London
201 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant. Great food interesting and high Quality ingredients & quite generous portions, delightful decor and atmosphere. Service is friendly, precise and professional.
Always a warm welcome and a delightful offering (whether from table d’hote or a la carte). Great for pre theatre Old Vic (even better for New Vic) but we like it so much we also use for the National Theatre if we have time (only 12 minute brisk walk cutting through from The Cut towards the river)
But also convenient for east meets South West friends soirees (especially with offer now of cocktails (2 for one) happy hour) as near Waterloo/Waterloo East and Southwark.

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RV
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and excellent service in a nice ambient environment. Sunday evening music was a great accompaniment too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RC
London
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Baltic for many years and it never fails. Perfect if you’re craving blinis, pickled herrings and cabbage, salmon coulibiac, quality rye bread and pelmeni... Baltic classics cooked beautifully and presented in a more delicate, contemporary way. We love the light airy dining room with its high ceilings and Amber wall decorations. Service is always friendly and efficient - great for large parties and the perfect for pre and post theatre dining if you’re seeing something at the Young Vic. (Oh, and they have a dangerously huge range of vodkas if you’re up for a big night!)

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m
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive space, interesting and tasty food, good service and good value for what we had. Definitely recommended.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

it's a nice place with nice service, however, food pricing is completely inadequate to it's quality

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IO
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not expecting the restaurant to be this fantastic! It was my first experience tasting Baltic food, and the service and recommendations were so helpful. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside, and it’s definitely a great place to bring friends on a great night.

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FK
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, especially the warm spiced beetroot and soft goats cheese. Relaxed and friendly with a buzz but not too loud.

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LL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend it.

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MW
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

A hidden gem, located just outside of Southwark. Tardis like the restaurant opens up as you walk through the door - it's much larger than it looks from the exterior. Impressive and large Eastern European menu. I loved the schnitzel. Good variety of drinks (especially vodka). Only wish they served honey cake when I went!

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, cherry vodka a must try, lovely ambience. Looking forward to our next visit.

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DR
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Lovely room and good value with pre-theatre menu however food quality and choice not to our taste.

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NR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pre- theatre meal for £22 per head plus drinks. Loved the herring

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a
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is different and always really fresh as well as tasty. Good value pre-theatre 2 course option. We will be back (again).

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken livers were fantastic; try the chocolate mouse with rum soaked plums and a hazelnut vodka to finish. Or two. Heading back next week.

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JR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The musicians were wonderful.

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VS
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All was great until the end. The service was exemplary, the waiters friendly and respectful, the food tasty and flavoursome and it came quite quickly. The only thing that let down our lovely evening was the end and the terse lady who took our payment. We knew it was late, we knew they were shutting (they had made it painfully obvious) but we were eating as quickly as possible so we could go and leave them to their clear-up. They should not have offered us dessert if they were going to rush us through it.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted something different. This was it. Food was delicious. Service excellent and surroundings quite pleasant.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice restaurant with friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. The waiter helped select the perfect wine to compliment my meal. I had the Schnitzel for main, along with the beef tartare for the starter.
I went pre theatre, I was seated quickly and service was excellent and gave me good time to get to the Old Vic.
The pre theatre set menu was limited so I went a la carte.
The cocktails were also lovely.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always have a good experience at Baltic, lovely light space, good food and wine, informal and efficient service. Beer and vodkas are good, too.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theatre dinner promptly served with a good range of choices. Description tends to emphases the vodka bar which is unbalanced - this is a good restaurant with a bar not the other way round. High ceilings make it good for conversation

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KG
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theatre dinner, with good choice on three course menu and decent reasonable house red. Prompt and agreeable service. Five minute walk to Old Vic

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice location. Would recommend Slibovita was amazing

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BG
London
255 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As reliable as ever and the pre-theatre menu represents good value, as does the house wine.

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