Baltic

4.8
3196 reviews
£26 to £40
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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible - Buck on the bar was a real treat
Will return imminently

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vipRMCK
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I couldn't decide what to have and end up ordering more than I should as the food is so tasty! This is a regular for me.

The staff are wonderful and friendly and the food and drink are of a high quality and gentle on the wallet :)

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nick
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, very civilised atmosphere. First rate. (Why on earth does your review software try to cut out honest but short reviews? Puzzle, puzzle, ... /////////////////// Truth can be conveyed without prolixity.

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PaulD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food in the Baltic was good. While the full menu was on offer we took advantage of the very reasonable Sunday brunch menu. This included a brilliant Bloody Mary. The staff were friendly and we really enjoyed our time there.

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VictorG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and super tasty! Service was great too!

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AmyT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful food and service.

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WayneG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is unusual but delicious, the setting is amazing and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Beware the vodka if you want to do anything useful the next day though!

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AAM1
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive and friendly staff and good atmosphere. Perhaps a bit expensive but it is well worth the price as everything is fantastic. Will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Food from around the Baltic Sea including lots of Polish dishes.

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pam4pt
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Varied menu and everything we had was delicious especially the chicken livers. Service was very good and all the staff both charming and knowledgeable whether advising on the cocktails, wine or food.

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Andrea
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our table ready with Christmas crackers which was a nice surprise, we could finally feel somewhat back to normal and the joy of the festive season. We enjoyed our meal throughout, the schnitzel is very good and the chocolate mouse was from heaven. The restaurant had a good atmosphere, the staff was very friendly and attentive.
We will definitely go back and will recommend the restaurant to friends and colleagues.

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Gluciano
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant atmosphere and very attentive staff.
The dumplings are delicious and it’s so nice to have some complementary appetisers on the table served upon arrival.
The tartar was incredible too.

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vipSteevie
London
147 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant, as always. Just a shame it was not that busy, despite being appropriately socially-distanced.

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MarkG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Baltic open again. Wonderful staff and great selection of vodka!

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annief
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baltic is a lovely welcoming restaurant and bar with great food and drinks. Especially the vodkas!

DC
DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a set of small dishes delivered to the table at the same time. This was no problem to the kitchen and the food was really tasty. Decent wines and very good vodka cocktails.

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Bollyanddom
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, warming, hearty food. Lovely ambience. Great service. Try to black budding rosti!

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Redhead2405
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic cocktails, food and service in a covid safe environment on the evening before lockdown. Baltic has been a regular haunt for years and hopefully many more to come.

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vipMrsTlondon
London
26 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless! We've been dining at Baltic for 20 years now and it never ever disappoints on food, service and ambience., not forgetting the amazing vodka bar with flavours that are so interesting & different although, for me, the beetroot martini takes some beating! Well done to the team and all the staff - we'll miss you in November but will be back after lockdown for sure as we're so lucky to live locally. Take care everyone at Baltic.

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Cognisent
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Rather quiet on last day before lockdown as might be expected.
Food delicious as ever

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DavidA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always reliable Baltic again proved that high standards, rigorously kept, with humour and professional approach always pays benefits.

I had Sledz pomorskie (pickled herrings) with vodka shot. Excellent .

Followed by Potato Rosti topped with Potato Rosti topped with: Gravadlax. Again excellent. I had a side of Broad Beans, Green Beans and Pointed Cabbage. This not so successful; a shade too well cooked to my taste. Perhaps this dish a bit rushed.

Sernik/Cheesecake. Very, very nice.

A second shot of Zubrowka vodka

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little restaurant that is so nice inside; very unassuming outside. Amazing food! Would definitely come back, great value, excellent wine and service. Perfect date night dinner!

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Mikey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Baltic, always outstanding food and service. 5 Star

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vipRahulM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good quality with nice portions and the service was professional . Cocktails were interesting and delcicious

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WineFraud
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nothing beats their home-made Vodka shots. The cherry has always been my favourite. Blinis and caviar and salmon gravadlax were great as were dumplings and the restaurant space is still beautifully serene.

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PeterR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!
Amazing food , peaceful atmosphere.
Worth to visit

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GeraldH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed the dinner. It would be great to go back when there are not the time restrictions that are with us because of the Covid 19 situation.

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rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great evening, lovely food, and nice service
a little bit noisier than I remember it, but possibly just because of everyone's excitement to be out

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vipBournemouth
London
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Striking mix of the sleek and the rustic in a lovely seating area with a stylish bar. Delicious food - pretty hearty and good portions. Recommend the polish martini for openers

JM
JohnnyM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, had an incredible dinner. Best duck ever!

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Tarun
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve always enjoyed my visit to Baltic. The food is delicious and the service good too. The ambience is cosy and peaceful too.

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Evergrowinbrain
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favourite. Great food, amazing drinks, lovely staff. Thank you.

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Contact
London
74 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for lunch, tables novely separated, amazing coctails , delicious food

PJ
PJCole1972
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely dining room with a really nice atmosphere and beautifully lit in the evenings. The food was fantastic and both my partner and I had starters and main course. Portions were generous so we didn't have room for dessert! Staff are friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Baltic!

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vipSteevie
London
147 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to get a birthday celebration in slightly early, in case of a further full lockdown. Restaurant wasn't very busy. Food and service were faultless. The pelmeni starter and the pork snitzel main course deserve a special mention as indeed does the extensive vodka mention, ha! If London isn't in some kind of lockdown by the actual day of the birthday, we'll be back to celebrate again!

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SophieD
Spain
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant time had by all.

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EdmondD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, good food, I really recommend it.

PM
PearlMeal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a meal - good food and service! Good location.

MP
MarP
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & wine, good customer service. I would recommend the dumplings as a starter.

JI
JIyB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, and cheerful, friendly welcoming service.

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Baltic is rated 4.8 stars by 3196 OpenTable diners.