A taste of Romania comes to Peterborough

A Romanian restaurant, offering the culinary delights of the southeast European country, is set to open in Peterborough on Saturday.

Thursday, 1st June 2017, 12:47 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:50 pm
La Bucatarie, a Romanian restaurant opening soon.

La Bucatarie - which roughly translates to “in the kitchen” - is taking shape in the former Bollywood Nights premises in New Road.

It will be a sister restaurant for the Turkish Kitchen next door, sharing management.

Turkish Kitchen, which opened in late 2015, has proved popular with the city’s large Romanian population, and the new venue seemed a natural progression.

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There will be similarities in the food offering, due to the geographical and historical links of the two countries, but La Bucatarie will also offer a number of pork dishes popular in Romania and, of course, a wide variety of soups.

Annette Henn, from Turkish Kitchen, said: “We have Romanian staff including the manager and have attracted lots a Romanian customers since we opened. We just felt there was an opportunity to do something new.

“Because of the links between Turkey and Romania there is an overlap in the cuisine, but pork is very poular in Romania and it is not on the menu at Turkish Kitchen, which is halal.

“So there will also be lots of pork dishes, sausages and soups for diners to look forward to.

“We have already had a lot of interest from people wanting to book parties. It has created quite a buzz.”