Mała Polana Smaków
Looking warm and woodsy, this restaurant has emerged to become a major figure on the national restaurant scene thanks to their skilled interpretation of seasonal tastes and regional produce. Consistent in their delivery, expect full satisfaction from a menu that presents rejigged versions of Polish heroes such as herring... Read more
Opasły Tom

Opasły Tom

Restaurants 10 December 2018 0

The ground floor – all swanky lighting and navy blue seating – is often packed, so it’s downstairs you may head to an intimate space more reminiscent of the original location formerly found on Foksal: here, it’s about muted colors and reassuring shadow. As for food, that’s handled by... Read more
Notes: White One

Notes: White One

Blog 10 December 2018 0

The latest restaurant to come under the Insider’s scrutiny? White One, a swank-looking effort in a semi-secret yard just off Koszykowa. Looking impressive from the off, it’s a place of stylish fittings, glinting surfaces and big pieces of contemporary art. Straight away, you feel you’re somewhere serious. The food,... Read more
Notes: Bistro Pod Sowami

Notes: Bistro Pod Sowami

Blog 8 December 2018 0

Talk of Praga’s revival feels a bit more serious now that Bistro Pod Sowami is up and running. From the outside, this corner tenement is a study in neo-gothic indulgence. On the inside, the muted elegance is perfectly partnered by the cooking of Damian Wajda. Having first dabbled with... Read more
Notes: Ale Wino

Notes: Ale Wino

Blog 7 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s wine bars have a good track record when it comes to food, though even with this in mind Ale Wino feels an extra bit special. Having originated as an online wine portal, its success spawned a bricks and mortar venue which was swiftly followed by the addition of... Read more
Notes: Bibenda

Notes: Bibenda

Blog 27 November 2018 0

Whenever research begins on our Best of Warsaw edition, you can count on seeing Bibenda topping the shortlist of our Casual category. The menu declares Bibenda to be ‘a celebration of food, drink and togetherness’, and that’s precisely what it feels like. Augmenting the warm, busy interiors are a... Read more
Notes: Restauracja Warszawska
Opened mid-November, the flagship restaurant of the revamped Hotel Warszawa is already being hotly tipped as the ‘newcomer of the year’. Eating here, you understand why. The menu, a basic sheet of paper, finds itself divided into ‘snacks’, ‘plates’, ‘sides’ and ‘desserts’ (call us old fashioned, but we just... Read more
GarMasz

GarMasz

Restaurants 26 November 2018 0

Combining the functions of a store, butchery and, above all, a restaurant, GarMasz is the creation of Piotr Pielichowski, a cook best-known for his appearances on the Polish edition of Master Chef. A keen promoter of natural ingredients and fancy delicacies, his restaurant is stunning in every respect: three... Read more
Notes: Rozbrat 20

Notes: Rozbrat 20

Blog 13 November 2018 0

A protégé of Tom Aikens, chef Bartosz Szymczak has come to be regarded as one of the most original chefs in Poland. Taking the reins at Rozbrat 20 in late 2016, under his leadership the venue has grown to become one of the local blogospheres favorite write-ups – and... Read more
Notes: Kieliszki na Hożej

Notes: Kieliszki na Hożej

Blog 10 November 2018 0

Sure the street stretches further in each direction, but it’s Kieliszki that seems to announce that ‘Poznańska starts here’. Set on the corner of an ornate pre-war building, Kieliszki casts a warm, beckoning glow on the street outside – resisting its charms is entirely impossible. Geometric patterns, moody lighting... Read more