energiea is one of my favourite places in bucharest right now. i have no idea how comes i have never told you about it so far.
they managed to become that legendary place where you go for pretty much any occasion. casual meeting with a client? great place to have a lunch set? long time no see update with a friend? a concert? delicious food? no matter what the situation, energiea is the place to go.
the spacious interior has interesting decor, the work of brilliant corvin cristian. think original pieces and fittings mixed with lots of delightfully mismatched modern chairs and a recurring typography theme. the building used to serve as a printshop and it was called, you guessed it, energiea.
there is a bar, a terrace (for good weather), many tables of various sizes and a lounge space with lots of natural light.
the food is remarkable. i don’t remember anything i didn’t like and i had several of their dishes. the chips are natural, not frozen. the spare ribs are great (order with a friend, the portions are big). and they do a delicious coq au vin!
oh, and they have a west highland white terrier: toto. he’s very friendly and will come play with you or not depending on his mood. he’s a very cute mascot!
last, but not least, they have a house newspaper where they publish creative projects that catch their eye. not bad!
if you are in bucharest for the winter holidays, they are organizing what sounds like a great new year’s eve party.
photo credits: energiea, george pruteanu, little aesthete