Refreshed from my holiday/family visit/rest for the family (not that much rest really) and now it was time to go back to work and off to the Work Christmas parties / dinners!! Yay!! Mr Stingy said to me before this all started that my social life will kill me one day... More like it will kill my bank account if I keep going out and spending. Luckily I didn't spend much in Hong Kong otherwise I don't think I would have been able to buy much when I came back!
I had three dinner parties one after the other when I came back to work. This is the first one (dinner party 3 was at work so I won't be blogging about that)! When I explained to Miss Pinky I would be too busy to see her that week she was actually green-eyed and envious of all these places I was going to without her!! Hahahaha!! I also said to her she needs to find more friends to socialise with... She can find friends, she's just being lazy with the socialising bit...
I was invited to this party before I went on holiday. It's actually the first party I've been to with this team. A lot of people were invited, but only 19 of us turned up! That was ok... small dinner party is what I needed... My colleague who organised this is Polish, and she chose a poshy type of Polish restaurant - Baltic Restaurant. Well the interior was posh, but I'm not quite sure about the food...
|Baltic Bar / Restaurant|
|I was the first to be at the table!|
|Nice ceiling decor|
I started off with a couple of drinks, a Rhubarb Punch cocktail (I got a disapproval from my colleague ¬,¬"") and an Orange and Spice shot. I had bread in between, since some of my colleagues were late!!
|Rhubarb Punch Cocktail|
|Orange and Spice shot|
|Siberian Pelmeni filled with Veal and Pork - these tasted like Chinese wanton!!!|
|Kamchatka salad with Crayfish, Prawns, Crab, Apple and Gherkins|
|Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Marinated Herrings, Aubergine Mousse & Mushroom Caviar and Sour Cream|
|Chicory, Walnut and Beetroot salad with Manouri Cheese|
|Grilled, lightly cured, Salmon with Sweet Pickled Cucumber Salad and Sour Cream|
I chose another cocktail called Kraken Express in between starters and mains... this was not bad. Those who like strong espresso coffee should go for it!
|Caramelised Hazelnut Parfait with Pear Compote|
|Sernik - White Chocolate Cheesecake|
Total bill I believe came up to £400 that included the drinks which were being paid separately. Woah!! Well my colleagues are richer than me, so that's ok (for me)!! I paid £31... The meal was £28, but I think our table was booked for 20 people originally, so we had to cough up £2 more... That's ok with me!
My geeky rating: 4/5
- Very modern Polish restaurant... check out the artwork, ceiling and decor
- Easy to get to, nearest Tube station is Southwark Station
- Friendly service
- Funky toilets!!
- Try out some of the cocktails :D
- Food wasn't entirely filling for me (because I had the salmon), but it is posh style... and I bet their usual menu is better than this!
- The lighting where I was sitting was too dark - I prefer a brightly lit restaurant (so I can take pictures)
Address: 74 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA
Telephone: 020 7928 1111
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