Choices for eating in Ploiesti are limited to the very good restaurant in Hotel President, which has a surprisingly eclectic mix of Indian and Mexican cuisine; Pizza Uno, Due, Tre, a ten-minute walk south along B-dul. Independentei at Str. Bobâlna 9; and, across the road in a beautiful villa at Str. Ana Ipatescu 3, the Vienna Café, which covers the whole gamut of soups, salads, pastas and grilled meat dishes – they’ve also got a great little bar menu available until 4pm. This area of pre-World War I villas just southwest of the Clock Museum also happens to be home to the town’s liveliest pubs and terasas, such as the upmarket Bulevard opposite the museum, Prestij at Bobâlna 1, and the Pizzeria Beatrice at Bobâlna 52.
Sky Club in Ploiesti,Sky Club in Ploiesti, Wallachia, Romania
For quick snacks, try the market behind the Palace of Culture. The massive Winmarkt shopping centre has a food court (with Wi-Fi and toilets), but the Billa supermarket just north of Ploiesti Vest station (Mon–Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 9am–6pm) is better for buying supplies.