Vodka Demystified
Behold, the best nalewki you’ll never drink: chili-mint infused Imperial Warsaw Dragon’s Mouthwash. So rare is it, there’s only one bottle in the world and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s found by my bed. Blended and bottled (and then accordingly labeled), it’s my unique take-home keepsake from The Vodka... Read more
Museum of Warsaw

Museum of Warsaw

Features 11 July 2017 0

Poland’s charge towards the modern has come at a cost. From a cultural point of view, it’s meant numerous museums and galleries placing traditional values on the sacrificial altar and trading them for swank facilities festooned with gadgets, gimmicks and buttons you can press. The modern museum is no... Read more
Review: Stixx
No Warsaw district has experienced quite such a profound transformation as Wola. Once a byword for urban decay, what was once a sad, dusty wasteland has blossomed to become the business district of tomorrow. Nowhere symbolizes this revolution as much as Pl. Europejski: but while the temptation is to... Read more
Inside Trump’s Tower!
The opening of the Marriott in 1989 wrote a new chapter in Warsaw’s hotel history. Expats and moneyed locals thronged the hotel’s bars and restaurants, while visiting VIPs made full use of the split-level Presidential Suite on the 40th floor: Joan Collins, Chris de Burgh and the King of... Read more
Review: The Bell
The Place Always, the temptation exists to carve the city in two: Warsaw A (the left side) and Warsaw B (the right side). Doing so, however, overlooks that there’s also a Warsaw A Plus. Consider that to be Saska Kępa. An affluent enclave of elegance and class, The Bell... Read more
Review: Palmier
It’s easy to carve and condense south central Warsaw into snack-sized pieces – you’ve got Nowogrodzka, celebrated for its craft beer and busy bars; there’s Poznańska, with its neo-bistros and summer street scene; Koszykowa, now forever defined by Hala Koszyki; and Mokotowska with its fancy boutiques. Wilcza, that’s all... Read more
Winds of Change

Winds of Change

Features 27 June 2017 0

With the Insider celebrating its 250th outing, we look back at the changes the city’s undergone… By Stuart Dowell “How long have you been here?” is a standard gambit when quizzing a foreigner here. “Over 20 years now,” I reply as befits the facts. The ball is often lobbed... Read more
Review: Amber Room
When the time comes to write a complete written history of dining in Poland, there’s one place above all others that will warrant its own chapter. Launched in 2003 under the patronage of media mogul Jan Wejchert, for its first six years The Amber Room was one of the... Read more
Review: Warszawski Sznyt
A good view can do many things, but what it can’t do is make an ordinary meal great. There is no magic wand for that. You would think that’s an obvious point, yet it doesn’t stop many restaurants – particularly those in touristy areas – from using attractive vantage... Read more
Dali v Warhol
Opened in April, and set to run until October 7th, the idea of bringing together the works of Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol to form one exhibition sounds too good to be true – and so it proves. That the pair are among the most iconic and influential artists... Read more

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