Every travel story has its taste, which is simply understood through local food, impressive dinners and trendy restaurants. We know some places that should be written in every guide book about Bucharest and we are excited to share them with you.
As Romanian food might be known as unoriginal or made especially out of meat, plenty of tourists (and locals also) head to the street oriental fast-foods. Shaorma and Kebabs can be found at every big boulevard’s corner and is the favorite hangover snack or mom’s boring getaway food for youngsters. But this choice is not for everyone and the most respected culinary venues are for sure ready to surprise your senses. Here you can find our top picks:
Lacrimi si Sfinti – Sepcari Street, no 16, Centrul Vechi
With a minimalist, ancient and authentic touch of Romanian atmosphere, this restaurant is our first recommendation for delicious food and refined wine. Located on a side street of the over-touristy old town, it is for sure a hidden gem that only locals know about. Run by Dinescu, a famous Romanian journalist and poet, you can easily notice Romanian humor. Their creative, funny named dishes are presented as Playful Trout, Sarmale ‘Forget-me-not’ or ‘Morals-and-manners Squad’.
Victoriei 18 – Calea Victoriei, no. 18
This newly opened place got fast in our top for their good selection of Romanian and Italian influenced dishes. But, to be honest, the first thing that touched our heart is the design and brightness of the place. All the details are hand made by Romanian designers in a unique, chic and modern way. The restaurant window concept is a new one, so if you search a cozy place with simple, tasty food in the heart of the city, don’t miss it!
Cercul Militar – Constantin Mile Street, no. 1
The Military Circle restaurant will transport you in the golden time of Romania – the inter-war period. You might think that the time stood still as you step foot in this place. The eclectic touch of the decorated interior combines with the communist era service. You can feel how high-ranked communists liked to treat themselves. Also, some menus or even waitresses are there since the 80’s so it is for sure a place to experience. The food is quite simple, Romanian dishes with reasonable prices in a central area.
What if you are still undecided? Then it is the perfect time to check out our Home Cooked Dinner. Locals will cook dinner especially for you, to taste Romanian cuisine in a modern manner. Dining location are also alternative venues, like private flats or kitchen showrooms.