Restaurants

Top Choice International in Timişoara

Caruso

Probably Timișoara's finest restaurant, Caruso serves superb international and modern Romanian cuisine that puts a 21st-century spin on old favourites. Foie gras with cocoa? Breast of pigeon with pear mousse? Or try…
Top Choice International in Timişoara

Homemade

Push your way through the unmarked doorway into what looks like someone's living room, with dark-green walls and antique rugs on parquet floors. Homemade feels like a well-kept secret. The eclectic menu runs from ve…
Top Choice International in Oradea

Graf

Graf is arguably Oradea's nicest restaurant and a perfect splurge option. The menu features wood-grilled steaks, fish and pork; the caramelised duck leg served on our visit was one of our best meals in Romania. Dess…
Top Choice Bistro in Oradea

Butoilul de Aur

The impossibly ornate 'Golden Barrel', with its stained-glass cupola and painted stucco work, dates to 1892. Though there are more complex dishes on the menu, most punters seem to come for the pasta and pizza (14 to…
Romanian in Timişoara

Casa Bunicii

The names translate to 'Granny's House' and indeed this casual, family-friendly restaurant specialises in home cooking and regional specialities from the Banat, with an emphasis on dishes based on spätzle (egg noodl…
Romanian in Oradea

Rosecas

This upbeat, now rather posh place serves excellent home-cooked Romanian and Hungarian fare, such as chicken paprika and duck, as well as delicious salads and home-made chicken soup. In summer, sit on the cosy terra…
Italian in Arad

Picasso Restaurant

Overseen by a Roman and subtitled the 'Italian Food Academy', this hotel restaurant in a charming circular corner room with hard-wood floors and cheery yellow walls just has to be the real McCoy. Try the spaghetti v…
Romanian in Timişoara

Nora

Reservations are a must to nab a spot on the terrace at this popular, casual Romanian restaurant with a reputation for grilled meats. Nora is about 2km out of the centre to the southwest but worth the taxi fare (10 …
Sandwiches in Timişoara

Eclipse

The menu promises freshly made salads and sandwiches from organic ingredients, but we like the smoothies, fresh juices and full breakfast menu. Eclipse is also a great place to sample Romanian wine, with dozens avai…
Romanian in Timişoara

Casa cu Flori

One of the best-known restaurants in the city and for good reason, the 'House of Flowers' serves excellent high-end Romanian cooking with refined service at moderate prices in a delightful 1st-floor dining room. In …