• Șos București-Ploiești nr. 10, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • 021 232 45 82

ABOUT VOIEVODAL RESTAURANT

On the old estates of the Vacaresti boyars, i.e today’s Băneasa area, on Sos. Bucureşti-Ploieşti at no. 10 of the old Bucharest city, we find the location of the Voievodal Baneasa Restaurant, inaugurated in the middle of 2013.

The mansion-like place, the authentic arrangement, the dishes and their way of serving are all thought to make the guests feel like the rulers and boyars of old times – royally feasted and banqueted, housed at the court of the great ban Serban Vacarescu and his wife, baneasa Ecaterina Văcărescu, noble hosts of these places.

After almost four decades, the restaurant has undergone repairs and ambience revival in order to bring it back to the HORECA circuit. The elements of architecture and decoration are specific of the 15th-17th centuries, starting from the desire to revive the atmosphere of a princely court, that palace courtyard charm, since the old ruler ensemble, which kept very well until today we find only the church dedicated to St. Nicholas, founded in 1792 by Elena Văcărescu.

The entire edifice is decorated like the fortresses from the old days, with armors of knights, vintage tapestries, palace guard halebards and weapons of noble men, that seem to wait for their masters …

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IN HARMONY WITH THE OVERALL AMBIENCE

In harmony with the overall ambience and concept, the dishes are served in clay and wooden bowls, metal stakes or even swords. The whole ensemble is a semi-open space covering approximately 1,500 sqm divided into two generous saloons with a total of about 300 seats and is located on one of the shores of Herastrau Lake with a smoking / non-smoking area and a parking lot fit for 30 cars.

THE PRINCELEY LOUNGE

The first of the lounges, the Princely Lounge, located on the right side of the reception, harmoniously combines a XV century ambiance (ash tree wood floor, “Style” columns, a functional vintage fireplace) with a modern-style equipment and can host up to 150 guests.

The 150-seat Princely Lounge is a day time brasserie salon, designed especially for á la carte service; from here you can reach the summer terrace, which reminds of the old courtyard gardens, which hosts 200 places at wooden style tables in an open space, built on two levels, which also benefits from an imposing panorama towards Herastrau Lake.

The day time salon also houses a grilled barbeque of impressive size, with exposure towards the customers who can thus admire the whole process of preparation of grilled recipes.

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VOIEVODAL SALON

The space continues with the second saloon, the Voievodal Salon, which respects the same environmental line and enjoys the splendid view to Herastrau Lake, whose relief is inspiringly underlined by the especially created glass wall.

The Voievodal Salon, which accommodates 150 people, is designed especially for banqueting events and it has a central dance floor. The restaurant has a wine cellar that can host sessions of wine tasting. It is located in the lobby of the premises, on a wall of about 20 sqm and there are more than 200 kinds of wine.

... MEDIEVAL ACCENTS

The cuisine is a national one with medieval accents, proper for a princely restaurant, and the wine book consists in a selection of the most representative varieties of Romanian wine, together with a small number of representative labels from the countries with an old tradition in winemaking .

As far as cuhnia (gastronomy) is concerned, the 16th and 18th centuries have been taken as models, meals that were eaten in ancient times being also introduced  into the menu. And the way of serving of today respects what was then – when people ate quite a lot, especially meat (even nowadays clients order  naturally charcoal-grilled meals ), drank a lot of wine – wine barrels were kept in the wine cellars , together with food and weapons; the wine cellar also hosts vintage wine collections, whether white, red or rosé, quiet or collectible wines as well as sparkling wines.

In this restaurant, as sublimely late Radu Anton Roman narrated in his immortal anthologies, first of all, it’s all about the old peasant and bargain cuisine, but also the Romanized cuisine, whether invented in the cottages of Baragan, through the sheepfolds of Maramures, through the thatched  houses of the Danube Delta, or through the verandah houses of Moldavia or even through the hovels of Bucharest.

The nearly 100 menu cooks are structured as follows:

• House delights (20 recipes) • Cold snacks (22 recipes) • Bors, sour soups, soups, creams (11 recipes)
• Meals from fish and Mediterranean delicacies (18 recipes) •Poultry meals (9 recipes)
• Pork Meals(15 recipes) • Beef Meals (10 recipes)
• Mutton meals (3 recipes)
• Sides (17 recipes) • Salads (17 recipes)
• Desserts (18 recipes)

If this northern area is an area of ​​great interest for visitors, both Romanians and foreigners, attracted by special tourist attractions (National Village Museum – Dimitrie Gusti, Arch of Triumph, Antipa Museum, Minovici Villa, Miorita Fountain) and its proximity to Herăstrău Lake is a worthy advantage, our location in Băneasa has a great number of seats, with all the premises that the space here can accommodate large-scale social events with remarkable results.

The restaurant does not go without being noticed or tried by foreign tourists seeking to know Romania also by means of its specific dishes; it also organizes special events as it follows: cocktails, receptions, formal dinners as well as business meals, dinners organized for tourists, private parties and traditional Romanian feasts (wedding anniversaries, baptism anniversaries, other occasional anniversaries) of up to 400 people.

There is the availability of customizing each menu according to the customer’s tastes and finances and also a charming instrumental musical program performed by an authentic fiddler band is offered upon request.

Moreover, the protocol tables for companies as well as the lunch for those with a little more time available, seem to be the usual events attended in the new location in the Baneasa area.

Future plans are the delivery / catering services, for which we have the necessary logistics, being open to collaborate with partners willing to perform such services.

 

The restaurant in Baneasa offers traditional quality dishes, but also in respectful quantities, which ensures the satiety of every meal and makes every guest feel that he has taken part in a real royal feast. From the varied Romanian cuisine with its oriental, Slavic or Habsburg influences, special dishes have been chosen according to the taste of the modern man and they are all fairy-tale meals, waiting to be discovered.