Fox’ Bar and Restaurant Review: The Embassy, 8 Lahovari Square
Phone: +40 0733 50 03 00
The Embassy is a lounge bar located in Piata Lahovari, in a very fine old building just behind Piata Romana. As you walk up to the bar it has a rather grand feel about it with its solid dark wood bar top and above your head a landing of matching dark wood banister with old paintings on the walls. The bar area itself has low tables with soft, sink-into sofas and chairs. I really like this bar in the afternoons as it has a very relaxed atmosphere and a great place to enjoy yourself while away a few hours with friends.
The bar has TVs showing sports, which seems to be standard equipment in all Bucharest bars, but this is definitely is not a sports bar, so I do find the TV is a slight distraction. The service is good with friendly, attentive bar staff. The offering is good with a bar food menu of tapas, pizza, pasta and a drinks menu with some cocktails, and all the standard beers, wines and spitits at reasonable prices. There are two private rooms upstairs, which are available to hire, either for business meetings during the day or for party at night. One of the rooms is good for numbers around 80, and the other for numbers around 50. The Embassy has a fantastic outdoor space and I think this is really where it comes into its own.