Review: Aura

Review: Aura

FeaturesReviews 5 September 2019 0

There are smaller bars in Warsaw, but finding them would require a magnifying glass. Nestled inside a small nook on Hoża, the mousehole dimensions of Aura are tempered by the tall ceilings and Moroccan-style design: dark, mysterious and intriguing, there’s something decadent and delicious about it all. It’s a... Read more
Alpha Mail: Wacky Stamps Go Viral
A series of stamps commemorating the oddest holidays you’ve never heard of have earned a young Polish designer worldwide attention… A Warsaw-based designer has had his work thrust under an international spotlight after creating a set of stamps celebrating bizarre, little-known holidays. Titled ‘The Calendar of Unusual Holidays’, the... Read more
Warsaw’s Top Ice Cream
You Melt My Heart! What did the Insider do this summer? We ate every ice cream that Warsaw had to offer. From a choice running into the zillions, the following are the ones that had it licked… Frank Warszawa ul. Polna 18/20 Mixing, so they say, French philosophy with... Read more
Review: Foton
Is it too early to call favorites? Nah, not at all. When winter comes, and the Insider sits fire-side to name its hottest openings of 2019, you can bet your last cent that Foton will be there. It’s good, seriously good. Part of that is down to a design... Read more
Eating Out: The Best Of Lunapark!
The Battle Of The Heavyweights! Two of Poland’s top names find themselves going head-to-head in the wacky world of Lunapark… Where Lunapark – as in, you know, the place that everyone is talking about. Created by the same crew behind the Nocny Market, this open air extravaganza is a... Read more
Hot This August: Otwarta Ząbkowska
More than just another street, Ząbkowska has long been considered Praga’s spiritual gateway – in layman’s terms, a place where ‘things happen’. A celebration of art, literature, film, music, theater and food, the annual Otwarta Ząbkowska festival is the physical manifestation of this, a prism through which the area... Read more
Warsaw Uprising: 1944
August 1st marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a battle that would come to define the spirit and soul of the Polish capital… THE BACK STORY Viewed as a melting pot of decadence, a hotbed of dissent, a cradle of European Jewry and a symbol of Polish... Read more
Review: Uki Green
A union of two of Warsaw’s favorite fads, Uki Green presents vegan ramen noodles inside a minimalistic interior that’s big on Japanese wood joints and concrete finishes. Sparse and spartan, the somewhat stern aesthetic is softened by the busy backdrop: it’s been open a few seconds, but already it’s... Read more
Review: Kur & Wino
It’s hard to fault a concept when it’s executed this well. In this case, that means chicken from Podlasie and guineafowl from Wielkopolska cooked rotisserie-style and then served either whole or halved on wooden trays with an array of homemade sauces that include sweet plum, spicy mango and Sriracha.... Read more
Review: Szóstka
Six Appeal The Warszawa’s sixth-floor restaurant wins blanket praise… Where Am I? The Hotel Warszawa. Reopened for business last November, find yourself inside a swank hotel occupying the pre-war Prudential building. First completed in 1933, and put into use the following year, the 16-storey tower was, for a time,... Read more