Restaurants

Top Choice Romanian in Cluj-Napoca

Roata

Transylvanian cuisine just like granny made it, in an untouristed part of Cluj. Settle in beneath the vine-covered trellis in the outdoor area, and agonise between roasted pork ribs and pike with capers. Or go all o…
Top Choice Romanian in Bistriţa

Crama Veche

Feast like a medieval noble in this stone-floored restaurant, where walls are slung with guild regalia and lights twinkle beneath low-slung beams. Bring a healthy appetite for paprika chicken, veal stew, meatballs a…
Top Choice Hungarian in Gheorgheni

Basa Fogadó

Driving the Gheorgheni–Sovata road, it's impossible to miss this folksy inn, marked with a giant roadside knife and fork. Fifteen kilometres west of Gheorgheni, this country dining room with knee-slapping hospitalit…
Top Choice Hungarian in Sfântu Gheorghe

Szentgyörgy Pince

Vaulted ceilings and brick walls adorned with crests of bygone nobles establish the tone of this restaurant within an old wine cellar. Plates are heavy with Hungarian fare such as deer goulash, Transylvanian pork so…
Top Choice Bistro in Braşov

Bistro de l’Arte

Tucked down a charming side-street, this bohemian joint can be spotted by the bike racks shaped like penny-farthings. There's an almost Parisian feel in Bistro de l'Arte's arty decor and champagne breakfasts (59 lei…
Top Choice Romanian in Sibiu

Kulinarium

Fresh, well-presented Italy- and France-leaning cuisine, using seasonal ingredients, graces plates at Kulinarium. The restaurant has an intimate, casual feel, with roughly painted stone walls and dangling modern lam…
Top Choice Romanian in Alba Iulia

Pub 13

If you want to face down a suit of armour while gnawing on steak, or swirl a fork through cheesy polenta beneath coats of arms slung across brick-lined walls, this medieval restaurant will delight. This is no cheap …
Top Choice Romanian in Târgu Mureş

Laci Csárda

Shaped like a wooden church, this striking restaurant with an outdoor terrace prepares heaving platefuls of nourishing peasant fare such as koloszvari-style stuffed cabbage (with pork and rice), paprika mushrooms, a…
Top Choice Romanian in Sibiu

Crama Sibiul Vechi

Hidden in an old wine cellar, this is the most evocative restaurant in Sibiu. Explore Romanian fare such as cheese croquettes, minced meatballs and peasant's stew with polenta. Show up early, or reserve ahead; it's …
Steak in Braşov

Keller Steak House

Bloody steaks and smooth red wine, served decadently in Keller's cavernous interior… there's more than a hint of a vampire's lair about this upmarket steakhouse. The meat is premium quality, with equally classy wine…