Kavka Vodka Baltic Brunch At Baltic Resturant And Bar Review

A few Sundays ago, OnIn.London was invited to the launch of Kavka Vodka’s Baltic Brunch At Baltic Restaurant And Bar. It was my first time trying not only Kavka Vodka but Polish food so I was definitely looking forward to it.

First off though… what is Kavka Vodka? Well this Polish Vodka is  ‘vodka how it used to taste’. It is a blend of rye and wheat spirits to which small amounts of aged apple and plum spirits are added. Kavka draws inspiration from the 18th and 19th century vodka production methods in Poland, bucking the trend of multi-filtered, neutral tasting vodka in favour of celebrating flavour and the true character of the spirit. Shots at 11am in the morning aren’t really the done thing but when I was offered to sample Kavka straight… Well I couldn’t say no. The vodka is extremely smooth and probably one of the smoothest and nicest vodkas I’ve tried.

Kavka has teamed up with Baltic bar and restaurant, SE1, for a Polish inspired brunch complete with Kavka Bloody Marysias. (Marysia is Polish for Mary).

For only £18.50 a head, guests can enjoy 2 dishes from a wide selection of Polish dumplings (Pierogi, Pelmeni or Kopytka), Placki (potato rosti with the likes of black sausage, vodka marinated salmon or spicy chicken livers), Blinis (smoked salmon/pickled herring, mushroom caviar or Royal Oscietra caviar), various salad and egg dishes. All brunch dishes are accompanied by a DIY Kavka vodka Bloody Marysia complete with smoked chilli seasoning and assorted pickles or an ‘Aqua di Madre’ Kombucha. Vegetarian and vegan dishes also available in addition to a virgin Marysia option. 

During our meal we enjoyed the Pierogi, Pelmeni, Placki with salmon and Belinis with salmon. The food was really good. The belinis were a little plain given the scrumptious flavours in the Pelmeni and Pierogi dumplings. I mean potato, cheese and onion dumplings and dumplings with Veal and Pork will always win out over Buckwheat Pancakes any day. Though to be honest, I would still order everything that my friend and I ordered if I was to visit again this Sunday.

Baltic bar and restaurant’s venue is something pretty special as it is housed in an eighteenth century former coach house. It’s pretty cool and makes the perfect place for a Sunday Brunch or to try the extensive range of Kavka infused vodkas. Check out the Kavka Brunch at Baltic between 11.30 am to 4pm every Sunday. You won’t be disappointed.


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KAVKA VODKA 70cl. 40% abv RRP: £34.99 from The Drinks Shop and The Whisky Exchange


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Written by Tegan LeBon