Review: Zielony Niedźwiedź
Funny old place is Warsaw: one moment you’re standing amid communist concrete and boisterous traffic, the next you’re plunging down a zig-zagging pathway cut into steep, sloping parkland. At least, you are if you’re on the way to Zielony Niedźwiedź, an upmarket sanctuary in leafy Park Beyera. Just minutes... Read more
Notes: Bez Gwiazdek

Notes: Bez Gwiazdek

Blog 2 October 2018 0

Back to Bez Gwiazdek, a place that’s struck to the heart of the Polish soul with a menu that settles on a different region each month – unless, that is, you do what we did and opt for the ‘Best of’ menu. A brilliant rundown of past best-sellers, expect... Read more
Preview: LAS

Preview: LAS

Blog 4 September 2018 0

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... Read more
LAS

LAS

Restaurants 28 August 2018 0

Utterly unrecognizable from its previous incarnation as Solec 44, 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... Read more
Kufle i Kapsle Powiśle
Doing it in a way that feels shabby, gritty but yet totally cool, this is a bar that riffs on themes of industrial and retro to maximum effect. Ground floor: a small bar area with a secret strip of seating snaking back behind; upstairs, the kind of furnishings last... Read more
Zielony Niedzwiedź
A sanctuary of elegant fancy, it’s a place of long, dark shadows and discreet decorative touches: From the outset, you’re made to feel that good things will happen, and this they do. Certified by Poland’s fledgling slow food movement, the menu gives star billing to the suppliers that keep... Read more
Notes: Kufle I Kapsle Powiśle
Opened mid-July, Kufle’s latest venture is a throwback to the time when Powiśle was indy and upcoming and on the frontline of hip. Doing it in a way that feels shabby, gritty but yet totally cool, this is a bar that riffs on themes of industrial and retro to... Read more
Uashmama

Uashmama

Shopping 31 July 2018 0

Originally founded in Italy, Uashmama combine ‘modern technology with Tuscan tradition’ to produce durable, water resistant bags, accessories and household items from… paper. A triumph of craftsmanship, consider this store at the forefront of hip Powiśle cool. Uashmama ul. Leszczyńska 12, facebook Read more
Shrimp House

Shrimp House

Restaurants 27 July 2018 0

This nationwide chainlet have racked up the fans by doing things right and keeping it simple: that means, at least at their Warsaw branch, a casual neo-hipster style involving steel Tolix chairs, dangling bulbs and a cartoonish motif of a coiled, little shrimp: a look that shouts young, fun... Read more
Przystań Nowa Fala
If nothing else, 2018 will be remembered as the year the Wisła finally kicked-on to go more upmarket. Playing more than a bit part in all that is Przystań, a gorgeous, moored vessel with ample seating both inside and out. On the first level, order from a bar well-stocked... Read more