Buddha

Buddha

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

The days of the Raj are recreated in Buddha, a fine-looking curry house with intricate interiors and top-drawer curries. The murgh masala jhodphur is a favorite of ours though the real plus here is the consistency: it’s always a solid bet. Buddha ul. Nowy Świat 23, tel. 22 826... Read more
Brasserie Warszawska
Looking for classic cuisine with no daft flights of fancy? Here you have it. At a time when everyone wants to be Ferran Adrià, Brasserie has both a menu and interior that you can understand: pan-fried foie gras; elegant beef Rossini; and sinful apple tarte tatin, all served inside... Read more
Rain By India Curry
Fresh, contemporary interiors impart a chic, classy look, while the shaded courtyard garden is one of the best about town. The real credit for Rain’s resuscitation though belongs to the kitchen: our curry expert rates the starters as the best he’s had in any Indian restaurant. And the mains... Read more
Bollywood Lounge 
Known for their raucous dusk-till-dawn parties, there is another less hedonistic roll filled by Bollywood: that of a restaurant. The menu is an uncomplicated, classic affair that’s an ideal primer for the party ahead. Bollywood Lounge ul. Nowy Świat 58, tel. 22 827 0283, open Sun-Thu 12:00-3:00; Fri 12:00-6:00; Sat... Read more
Cesarski Pałac
A rouge tinted Chinese restaurant whose design even incorporates a footbridge. Widely acclaimed, this 18-year-old restaurant combines Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine to serve a variety of dishes in an elegant backdrop. The Dim Sum are something else.  Cesarski Pałac ul. Senatorska 27, tel. 22 827 9707, open Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00; Sat... Read more
Bistro Bordo 
Two locations, one standing dead center on the revamped end of Chmielna, and the other tucked down leafy Gałczyńskiego. Opening earlier than their sister, the original on Chmielna offers a breakfast menu from 9 onwards. In both find simple Italian recipes accurately reproduced and wood-fired pizza ovens that are... Read more
Thai Thai

Thai Thai

Restaurants 16 June 2015 0

The clouds are out when I visit Thai Thai, with some fat splots of rain threatening a downpour any second now. I don’t like entering restaurants in this kind of weather, there’s a superstitious side to me that interprets such as a menacing omen for what lies ahead. Compounding... Read more
Papu

Papu

Restaurants 16 June 2015 0

The elegant décor sees wood-paneled walls lined with champagne bottles, making it an experience that is at once intimate and romantic. Chef Bartek Kędra’s menu is specifically strong when it comes to white and red meats, while the wine list has been endorsed by Andrzej Strzelczyk, Poland’s champion sommelier.... Read more
Madras 

Madras 

Restaurants 16 June 2015 0

Even before you enter, you smell Madras: a pungent aroma that wafts gloriously over gloomy Solidarnośći. Looking humble, unassuming, and even a little seedy, this microscopic venue is as far removed from refined as it gets. For all that, those who love Indian food refuse to go anywhere else... Read more
Thaisty 

Thaisty 

Restaurants 16 June 2015 0

The coup here has been the recruitment of Chanunkan Duangkumma, Warsaw’s favorite Thai chef. Previews suggest a contemporary space in line with city trends, and a menu built around recipes passed down Duangkumma’s family line. Opened in mid-May, reports that have filtered back suggest this could well emerge as... Read more