By Richard Fox, guest writer

Collage is an interesting and high-end restaurant, an art gallery lounge with a retro design which becomes a cafe restaurant and music venue after dark. Then a wine tasting room in the cellar, with a fine Whisky, Cognac and Cigar bar up stairs. All things to all people, you might say! I embarked on the full-guided tour for research purposes, including the kitchen, which was very impressive.

We had dinner in the lounge bar area and the food was excellent. The head Chef is Italian and creates what I would describe as modern European cuisine. Innovative dishes, excellent presentation, very tasty. The menu in the main restaurant is similar to that of the lounge with some small variations. The main restaurant would perhaps suit a more formal occasion or a business dinner, it has seating for around 50 with some private areas that can be reserved.

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With the four separate areas this venue does offer flexibility and can provide many things to many people from morning until night. Collage opens for breakfast from 8am, offers a business lunch menu from 11.30am till 3pm, then dinner. The restaurant closes at midnight, although the party goes well beyond. Menu prices at the upper end of the Bucharest price scale but in keeping with the surroundings.

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The service was very attentive, first experience very good so definitely going back for more research.

Collage restaurant is placed on 10-12 Mihalache Blvd, near Victoriei Square.

Reservations ca be made by calling  0758 10 10 40. More info on their website.