Baltic

4.6
3139 reviews
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Eastern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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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M
London
49 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent choice of vodkas!

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polish cuisine at its everyday best with old favourites and some innovations. The service was friendly and efficient and not intrusive. Lunch time was not over busy and we spent a very convivial three hours as a mixed group including one child. Our third time and we will return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location, brilliant food, lovely ambience.

MF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place... Food,wine and service... all great. been there many times over the years and hope to continue to do so

M
London
71 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We met some friends for lunch at The. Baltic for a different range of menu choices. The food includes dumplings, blinis (very good) and even a bread and dripping option to start.the bread basket had a good selection of breads although more butter was needed than provided on the table. The staff were helpful when asked about ingredients and side dish recommendations. The duck leg and lamb shashlik were good main choices with additional vegetables and a delicious chive mash. The choucroute was too spicy for our diner. A reasonable wine selection with a host of vodkas available too. Not cheap, but a different experience from the norm to tempt your tastebuds.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very helpful friendly staff. Wonderful dumplings and vodka. Looking forward to a return visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Rustic, well prepared and tasty food. Will come back.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant , food was fantastic , very good quality .it is a bit pricey but worth it . Staff was very welcoming and carrying. I will definitely be coming back!

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good to try something different. Excellent and attentive service. Tasty food. Good value pre-theatre menu

CH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Baltic every time I am in London. The food is authentically eastern European and interesting. Plus the architecture of the room makes it all the more special. Highly recommended!

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service throughout and printing special menus for the group was a really nice touch

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theatre menu at competitive price. Good options for non-meat eaters and delicious bread. Really friendly service too. Will definitely come back.

BG
London
257 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Baltic never disappoints, particularly good for pre and post theatre dining on the south bank

PN
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baltic is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Delicious, well presented food, wonder wines, amazing cocktails and really lovely staff. Baltic is where I take friends, colleagues and customer for a special meal and everyone loves it too. Thanks

CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time I had eaten in a Polish/Baltic restaurant and so was not familiar with the food. The waiter was extremely helpful and answered my many questions in a helpful and informed manner. We went on Sunday at 2pm and the restaurant was very quiet. We were in a family group of four and had an enjoyable time. There is a delightful looking bar at the front and a really extensive vodka menu. The sorbet with vodka was brilliant.

The aircon felt a bit chilly.

DW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a bit of a punt with Baltic but, most certainly, it did not disappoint. Great food with a very different menu specialising in dishes from Eastern Europe. Plenty of dumplings and pickles! An extensive drinks menu with some very interesting sounding Baltic cocktails and, as you might expect, a staggering selection of vodkas.
Very quiet when we visited, perhaps due to the annual Lambeth County Show, but, nonetheless, the service was extremely good. Friendly, helpful, informative and, of course, with plenty of vodka recommendations. Housed in a beautiful old building that, I'm guessing, has been sympathetically redesigned our Baltic experience was extremely good. Great value for money and with the very different food and drinks we would thoroughly recommend. Definitely one to revisit.

KB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of eight celebrating a birthday and everything from the cocktails and food to the staff and service was excellent from start to finish. We have been here many times and always had a great experience.

EW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

J
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

VL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 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.

SR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 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.

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

Great restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere. Classy.

DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

SB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 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.

AW
London
202 reviews
Dined on 17 June 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.

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

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

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

Anniversary

RC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 June 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!)

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

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

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

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

IO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 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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