The Insider wasn’t the only one to left spiraling in despair when news filtered through about the closure of Aleksander Baron’s Solec 44; Warsaw hadn’t just lost a great restaurant, but also one that felt representative of the entire wider area. In the event, however, it appears everyone has won. Baron, he’s landed on his feet leading the fabulous Zoni, whilst Solec street, well, that’s ended up with LAS.
Utterly unrecognizable from its previous incarnation (barring one surviving neon), this rail-side communist pavilion has been transformed courtesy of a thorough makeover featuring a jungle of plants, low, muted lighting and the addition of smart charcoal colors and revamped retro fittings. It’s a place that makes you feel good about life, a feeling that peaks when enjoying the last of the summer on the narrow green terrace. Full review coming up, in the meantime, here’s what we found…
ul. Solec 44, facebook
(Words & Photos: AW)