Bollywood Lounge
You might remember Bollywood in their previous incarnation: as a sweaty resto-club that frequently descended into bedlam. With a decent menu, cult club nights and a superb location in the heart of the city, it was busy round the clock – so what went wrong for the original, you... Read more
W Gruncie Rzeczy

W Gruncie Rzeczy

Restaurants 21 February 2014 0

***CLOSED*** A vegan haven whose menu is heavily slanted towards local produce. The offer includes a number of vegan pastes, sandwiches, beetroot burgers and soups (e.g. cream of pumpkin with coconut milk). The presence of equally hip Meat Love next door is something of a foil, with the two... Read more
Wootwórnia

Wootwórnia

Restaurants 9 February 2014 0

**CLOSED** Set on a residential side street, and accessed round a back garden, Wootwórnia feels like a private little secret – you get the sensation not of visiting a restaurant, but of visiting a friend. Of course, a lot of places claim to have a ‘garden’, but what they... Read more
Być Może

Być Może

Restaurants 30 January 2014 0

This place is good, very good. They describe themselves as a French bistro/bakery but Być Może is much more than that. In a time when cafés are popping up like crazy and everything seems to have been done before, this comes as a nice breath of fresh air because... Read more
Polonez

Polonez

Going OutRestaurants 25 January 2014 0

As a self-confessed creature of habit, my January’s have something of a repetitive look: without fail they begin with a croaked yawn, a splash of Alka Seltzer and the steely intention to never drink again. As a rule such promises last about a week, sometimes even longer, before ending,... Read more
Waff-Love

Waff-Love

Restaurants 13 January 2014 0

Varsovians are no stranger to the waffle. So it’s no surprise a café has popped up on the scene and dedicated its whole menu to the pancake that looks like it’s been walloped by a tennis racket! Whilst strolling through Old Town and soaking up the only light available... Read more
Square 5

Square 5

Restaurants 11 January 2014 0

Square 5 comes as a pleasant surprise amidst the desert that is Pl. Bankowy. The intimate interiors are already visible from the street, through their floor to ceiling windows. The first thing I notice as I walk by, however, is their extensive menu, scrawled on a blackboard spanning three... Read more
Between us Bed & Breakfast
The name Between Us translates as Między Nami in Polish, and is a reference to the ground floor café that opened 19 years ago – the first cafe-restaurant-gallery to offer an alternative scene to the leftovers of communism. The café is still going strong, and the owners have also... Read more
Targ Śniadaniowy

Targ Śniadaniowy

Restaurants 17 December 2013 0

For me Saturday mornings in December conjure dread: there’s a tendency to wake up in hot sweats, panicking about the Christmas rush and longing for an alternative to that manic holiday pilgrimage to shopping malls. But after a visit to Targ Śniadaniowy I feel all that is about to... Read more
Niezłe Ziółko Cafe and Deli
After a dramatic period of openings and closings on Krucza the past few years, it seems that the street is slowly holding fast as a culinary mainstay. All within a few blocks, one can enjoy a decent cocktail, good pizza, peruse a meat lovers menu, be part of the... Read more