The Grand Hotel Bucharest is one of very few hotels in Bucharest which really does go the extra mile to make sure that us diners are kept happy, and this amazingly good Italian restaurant simply knocks our socks off every time we come. Boasting top chef Cristian Marino in the kitchen, there is a new menu for every season and the place is quite simply one of the best restaurants in town. All the pasta here is made fresh, the meat is the finest Argentine and Scottish beef or New Zealand lamb, the giant prawns come from Indonesia, there is a superb new vegetarian menu and the wine is a selection of the best the world has to offer. There is usually a pianist too. We love the place.
Open 18:00 - 23:30. Closed Sun.
The first skyscraper to be built in Bucharest (from 1968-71), this is still the tallest hotel in the city (complete with a swimming pool and – during the summer, sun terrace - on the top floor). The Grand Hotel Bucharest was the first major five-s
Occupying perhaps the very best location in the city centre, with views on to Bucharest's busiest street and square (Universitate), this is a gem of a restaurant and terrace. The lunch buffet is a hit with business types (there is a splendid and very
Probably the highest swimming pool in Romania (it's on one of the top floors of the InterContinental hotel). The views are great (especially when swimming at night!), there is a gym and steam room too, and when it gets really hot in summer y
Legendary and rather historic hotel bar in the lobby of the Inter, which was a den of iniquity and intrigue during the communist period, all spies and journalists, plots and honey traps. Now it's merely a very cool place to meet and have lunch (