Review: Pańska 85
If there’s one cuisine guaranteed to fill me with nostalgia, it’s Chinese. Growing up in early 90s Bristol, nothing screamed Friday night more than a furtive evening of underage spending in the pub followed by a late night Chinese. Left to our own devices, I’m certain that the food... Read more
Kieliszki Na Hożej
The Place Often, Warsaw’s pre-war title as ‘the Paris of the East’ is impossible to comprehend. Then you see the corner of Hoża and Poznańska: elegant and ornate, it’s something straight from the 6th arrondissement. Through the door, and diners are met head-on by a seductive space that’s dark,... Read more
Drugie Dno

Drugie Dno

BlogReviews 26 February 2017 0

To plug into the pounding heart of Warsaw’s craft beer scene, look no further than Nowogrodzka. Joining the ranks of the street’s multi-tap bars is Drugie Dno, a three-level space that’s been themed to evoke the look of a disused power station. Sporting rugged brickwork and a scuffed style,... Read more
Opasły Tom Kręgliccy

Opasły Tom Kręgliccy

Reviews 20 February 2017 0

When Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their ‘conscious uncoupling’ a few years back most of the world snickered about their daffy choice of words. In hindsight though, there’s much to like about the phrase, not least its insinuation of free-spirited geniality. In many ways, it’s also directly applicable... Read more
Review: Rozbrat 20
There was a time when Powiśle was the volcanic center of what history will remember as Warsaw’s dalliance with hipsterdom. Now the area has moved forward, gentrified and matured. If once the district was (in)famous for grotto-like shops and bizarre street fashions, today its a polished place of four-wheel... Read more
Pod Gigantami

Pod Gigantami

FeaturesReviews 5 February 2017 0

When did restaurants lose their personality? When did they lose their soul. Although I can’t offer you a timeline, even the near-sighted would agree that a growing number of venues now look the same: pendulum lights, stripped wood floors, a splash of concrete and a spot of raw brickwork.... Read more
Review: Wabu

Review: Wabu

FeaturesReviews 14 December 2016 0

Wabu: remember them? Originally opened on Krucza, the place rose to prominence for premium sushi the like of which Warsaw had not tasted before. Inexplicably, just as word was spreading about their brilliance, they closed. The city despaired. As it turns out, this was a temporary measure and now,... Read more
Skamiejka

Skamiejka

RestaurantsReviews 20 November 2016 0

It is the conundrum that, eventually, all reviewers must face: how to handle a place that you enjoy but whose failings are such that they become impossible to ignore? In Skamiejka’s case, the elephant in the room is the food – it’s a massacre. Take the zharkoe: what should... Read more
Review: Dos Tacos
Who doesn’t like asking for something that’s ‘under the counter’. It’s an action that promises something illicit and hidden: forbidden fruit savored only by those with a taste for the taboo. In the case of Dos Tacos, doing so means enquiring about their range of ‘salsa clandestinas’: extra hot... Read more
Platter by Karol Okrasa
Airless and anodyne: that’s the reputation Warsaw’s hotel restaurants are unfairly lumped with. True, the balance tips towards sterile, stifling boxes serving food to the masses, yet likewise, it’s remiss to overlook those that are doing something special. Their number is few, but there’s a noisy minority that are... Read more

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