Amber Room at the Sobański Palace
The Amber Room is, indeed, a bit of a treasure. You know all the chefs we bang on about in this mag? Bottom line, the good ones came through via this kitchen. But this is more than a training ground for future stars, it’s a place that remains on... Read more
Krucza 8 i Pól
Looking sparse and fashionable one expects Eight and a Half to be on-trend food-wise. No such luck. Fundamentally the food is fine, with quality ingredients cooked with technical competence. Yet while there are hints of skill in the kitchen, there’s little evidence of creativity, passion or invention: imagine the... Read more
Bubbles

Bubbles

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

Occupying a small, square room, it’s intimate and relaxed: a place busy with blackboards and bottles, crates and clutter. It radiates warmth and honesty. The food is exquisite, and includes big, meaty snails farmed in Mazury, and their signature dish: Swiss-style raclette. Presented on a wooden chopping board, this... Read more
Concept 13

Concept 13

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

You’d expect a rooftop meal at Poland’s ultimate luxury department store to cost the earth, but that’s not the case. The zł. 50 lunch deal allows Joe Public to enjoy the considerable skills of Dariusz Barański. That he manages to create different pieces of art each and every afternoon... Read more
Solec 44

Solec 44

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

Beaver tail one month, carp heads the next. Combing the farms and forests of Poland for his ingredients, chef Aleksander Baron’s menu is a daring exploration of his nose-to-tail philosophy with many of his methods reprising extinguished traditions. It’s a real experience, and one that’s enjoyed inside a spontaneous... Read more
L’enfant Terrible
Chef Michal Brys might look like he’s just swaggered in from a rock concert, but his flair for experimentation is second to none: expect a menu that marries local produce with the latest tricks and techniques. The tasting menu (six courses for zł. 219) is a brilliant insight into... Read more
Signature

Signature

Restaurants 25 April 2015 1

‘Kilian who?’ people asked when Wojciech Kilian was installed as head chef. But this immense talent has had the last laugh, wooing diners with an extraordinary menu that makes fine dining accessible to all bank accounts. Complementing Kilian’s cooking is a perfect design described by one Insider as a... Read more
Signature

Signature

Blog 7 June 2013 0

I was apprehensive about Signature, apprehensive for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I was entering the unknown. In spite of passing it numerous times to gallivant around the bars of Poznańska, the windows are set high off the ground, meaning I’d never really managed to peek inside: I was... Read more