A few weeks ago I visited The Baltic for a lunch meeting, and I have to admit it's an absolute hidden gem!
Located next to Southwark station the dark exterior of the building revealed an open and bright space lit with natural sunlight flooding through the glass roof that covers the main dining area.
Specialising in Eastern and Central European food from soups, pickled fish and dumplings from Poland and to hearty stews of Hungary and aromatic grills of Georgia, the restaurant certainly offers a unique menu.
They offer a set lunchtime menu for £17.50 for two courses which is great value for money. I chose a starter of smoked salmon which was nice, but it's the main course that stole the show.
The roast chicken leg with paprykarz sauce and kopytka dumplings is a dish I could eat again and again without a grumble.
It's probably the best chicken I have ever eaten (high praise indeed), with delicately seasoned crispy skin. Paired with the light dumplings, a rich tomato sauce and a creamy sour cream, the combination was simple yet stunning.
With a great selection of drinks and a carefully crafted menu including lots of fish and veggie options, this is a great place for a pre-theatre meal.