Review: Lunapark Review: Lunapark

Lazy days and crazy nights at the biggest hit of the summer so far…

What Is It?
Put simply, the most imaginative F&B concept that Warsaw’s ever seen. Set in an abandoned outdoor leisure complex running to the flank of a busy highway, dip down a concrete stairwell to discover a wild world of food stalls, games, drinks and weirdness. Created by the same people behind Nocny Market (not to mention Gram and Warmut), consider it a haven of hip and a hedonist’s asylum. Nothing prepares you for what lies ahead.

Spill The Beans Then…
There’s an element of Coney Island here, what with a circus-style big top entered via the mouth of a cackling clown; a bar set around a carousel; a bank of fairground games; and a shot bar disguised as a shooting gallery. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Explore further to find a crazy golf course, a boxing ring and street performers prowling on stilts or breathing fire. Everywhere you look, expect something odd.

Madness Reigns?
Not always. Daylight hours are chilled and serve to attract the complete range of human: from dog-walking couples and curious oldies to victims of style and the new privileged class. Everyone, seemingly, gets along fine – and why wouldn’t they? Here, the world happily unites amid the pungent aroma of flames and food.

Did Someone Say Food?
Dubbed the ‘mini market’, it’s here you’ll find a number of stalls lined-up banging out brilliant ethnic cooking to all those assembled. Sit on repurposed oil drums under neon lit tubes before digging into African street food from the hand of Botswanan chef Joseph Seeletso, the Neapolitan pizza of Salsiccia, or the grilled, skewered meats from Brasil On The Plate. There’s more (much more), with enough variety to last a few lifetimes.

And Evening?
Is when the lunatics takeover and the party shifts up five gears. Pounding beats and alternative fashions lend a free spirit vibe to the party in front and it becomes easy to forget just where you are – Poland? Surely not. Defined by its incredible energy and madcap backdrop, this will without fail be the sensation of the summer. No-one else stands a chance of stealing their glory.

Lunapark
ul. Wał Miedzeszyński 407
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Open Hours
Thurs 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Fri 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Sat 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Sun 2 p.m. till midnight

(All Photos By: Helena Majewska)

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