View from the Table: Eating in Bucharest
The best food we had in Bucharest was, fittingly, on our anniversary. There are a lot of French and Italian restaurants in the city and unusually for me, we decided on Le Bistrot Francais, a short stroll from our hotel to complete our anniversary celebrations.
It was an absolute delight with a stunning choice of flavoured butters served with hot bread to start. Tim's steak came on a board but it kind of made sense with meat and every morsel of my fish dish (I know, it's always fish!) was gorgeous.
The service here at Le Bistrot Francais was head and shoulders above everywhere else we ate, with the exception of our hotel, Athenee Palace, of course! There, they call full bowls of pasta with lashings of side salad 'evening snacks' which for me were full meals!
We managed to find our Friday fish in a fairly traditional style at the renowned CAJU, also a stones throw from the hotel. The food was good, the ambience and service a little matter of fact. At one point our neighbouring dining party had a member that was practically lying down over his dining partner, which is fine apparently. We also had an adequate pub meal around the corner at Primus. Even Bucharest hasn't escaped the obligatory Irish pub and our meal here was much like we would have in the UK.
Just like Vilnius last year, everywhere was inexpensive although that beautiful, tourist-friendly city had lots more quality restaurants to choose from all with excellent service.