Chocolat – Createur de Gout (Bucharest, Romania) : Review

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Strada Episcopiei Nr. 6
langa Ateneul Roman

V: 4th September 2017      T:  0724 387 865  W: www.chocolat.com.ro

Child Friendly: Yes     Accepts: Cash & Card


I was told about this place prior to booking this trip to Romania, and I added it to my list to visit and try.

Today we were meeting a friend that we have not seen since December 2016/January 2017, and we had planned to meet for brunch.

On arrival to here the outside looked very nice, so I took a quick look inside and again it was very nice. The closest I could say it looked like was a Patisserie Valerie, but for me a lot brighter and more modern.

While waiting I ordered a coffee.. (Sorry can’t remember how much this was I think around the 6 LEI maybe less)

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Now this is how to present a cappuccino! I loved this and was ready to see how good the coffee was here.

This was a very nice cappuccino, and if I visited here again I would order this again.

Now on to the brunch…..

The Brunch…

Sweet Breakfast Platter 49.9 LEI

On arrival again the first thing to grab my attention was the presentation, this was amazing and I loved both plates presentation.

The next was how much there was, but my thought on arrival and still is….there should have been 2 Croissants as you got so much spread you really needed at least 2.

This was a perfect size brunch, it couldn’t have been a breakfast or a lunch as it was very filling but since I didn’t have a breakfast today this was perfect and yes I finished it all.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

I really liked it here, and even though the cost was more than other places in Bucharest I would like to visit here again on my next trip.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Zen Sushi (Bucharest, Romania) : Review

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Str. George Calinescu 15
Sector 1, Bucuresti

V: 9th September 2017      T:  0722 161 718  W: zensushibucuresti.ro

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Apart from trying different types of Romanian food, I wanted to try some other styles of food when I was here and one style was Japanese. From my research and also from friends, I was told about Zen Sushi.

My favourite Sushi place in Glasgow is Nippon Kitchen, so I wanted to see how Zen Sushi was and how its atmosphere was so I payed it a visit.

On arrival the entrance was very Japanese themed with a little bridge and pond, this for me was very cool as I liked themed style restaurants so this was a good start for me.

We were welcomed in and shown to a seat inside.

There was an instant nice relaxing feel to the restaurant, and from the food I saw being served to everyone around me it looked very good so I couldn’t wait to order.

We had this little device on the table, this is the first time I have been to a restaurant with something like this. It had 2 buttons on it, one to order, two to pay for the bill and the last to cancel.

I will show the cost in the native currency, if you are reading this and stay in the UK just device the cost by 5 and it’s roughly that in pounds.

The Food…

Starter

Gyoza Shrimp 25 LEI

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Tonight I wanted to try a few things, so I thought lets have a look at the starters and see what I fancy.

I opted for this dish as it sounded nice…well looked nice from the photos and I knew it was shrimp so it sounded good.

This was very nice, the perfect size for a starter. The shrimp taste was very nice and not overpowering and the added sauce just added that extra nice flavour.

I really enjoyed this and would have it again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main Course

Maki Deluxe 150 LEI
6p California Maki, 4p Philadelphia Maki, 4p Creveti si Avocado Maki, 4p Ton Picant Maki, 3p Creveti Tempura Maki, 2p Anghila Uramaki, 2p Somon Uramaki, 2p Creveti Uramaki

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For my main I opted for this, and no I didn’t have it all to myself even though I could probably have taken it all…..I shared it with my girlfriend.

I loved this!!!! every mouthful was very nice and again with the added dip wow amazing!!!

There was one of them that stood out from the rest, and I wish I knew what one it was as I wish I would have had more of this type.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

My first visit to a Zen Sushi and I was very impressed, everything was fresh, the service was very good and I enjoyed my evening here.

If I am ever back in Bucharest I will visit here again and try some more dishes.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Boutique du Pain (Bucharest, Romania) : Review

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Strada Academiei 28-30 Sector 1
Bucharest 010016

V: 8th September 2017      T:  +40 728 443 300  W: www.boutiquedupain.ro

Child Friendly: Yes     Accepts: Cash & Card


This actually was my second visit, as I liked it that much first time I had to go back.

Inside has a very modern French cafe feel, its very bright very clean and has some music on in the background at a perfect level for the customers to hear but still have a normal chat without shouting.

I was very relaxed here, and could have sat in here a lot longer than I did….but I still had a lot of places to see on my trip to Romania so once I was done it was back to sight seeing.

The Food…

Quiche Florentin 17 LEI

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So I am not mr heathy as you may have seen from my blog posts, I tend to eat very unhealthy food but today I wanted to try something light so I opted for this.

Yes its not mega healthy but for me it was, and no before you ask I didn’t take the salad (one thing you will never see me eat)

This was so so so good, the flavour was amazing and I could have easily had another one.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Cappucinno Vienez 12 LEI

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I had this on my first visit here and instantly loved it, so I had to get it again and enjoy it a second time around. Basically its a coffee with sweet cream on top, but this was so so so good.

If your a coffee fan and your visit here, do try this I promise you that you will love it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Overall

As I said at the start of this post, this was my second time here, so I will be going back if I ever visit Bucharest again.

Highly recommend.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5