Romanian cuisine is an intriguing combination of the familiar and the new – a mix of flavours from Austria and France, with a little bit of the Orient thrown in. The influence of several cultures through history is apparent – Greek, Roman and Saxon from the west, Turkish from the east and the neighbouring Slavic countries.
Red meats (lamb, beef and pork), fish, vegetables and fruits, and dairy products are the main ingredients of Romanian cuisine.
This Romania Restaurant Guide gives you an idea of what the traditional cuisine of Romania is like, as well as what you are likely to encounter in Romania restaurants. You could also check out what the dining scene is like in Bucharest. Don’t forget to have a look at our Romania Shopping Guide too, for great ideas on gifts, souvenirs and shopping options in Romania.
A 5–10 % tip is the norm in Romania restaurants.