Warsaw’s Top Ice Cream
You Melt My Heart! What did the Insider do this summer? We ate every ice cream that Warsaw had to offer. From a choice running into the zillions, the following are the ones that had it licked… Frank Warszawa ul. Polna 18/20 Mixing, so they say, French philosophy with... Read more
Eating Out: The Best Of Lunapark!
The Battle Of The Heavyweights! Two of Poland’s top names find themselves going head-to-head in the wacky world of Lunapark… Where Lunapark – as in, you know, the place that everyone is talking about. Created by the same crew behind the Nocny Market, this open air extravaganza is a... Read more
Hot This August: Otwarta Ząbkowska
More than just another street, Ząbkowska has long been considered Praga’s spiritual gateway – in layman’s terms, a place where ‘things happen’. A celebration of art, literature, film, music, theater and food, the annual Otwarta Ząbkowska festival is the physical manifestation of this, a prism through which the area... Read more
Lokalna Bistronomia
The menu summons the spirit of Old Praga with appearances from stalwart heritage dishes such as sour-rye soup, Silesian dumplings, potato pie and chopped liver. Everything screams Made in Poland, right down to a drinks list that involves beer from the local Maryensztadt brewery. There’s atmosphere, as well, with... Read more
Hałas Vinyl + Coffee
At 15 sq/m it’s a squeeze but Hałas doesn’t half pack a punch within its small footprint. Doubling as a record store, it’s the kind of place where hip punters stock up on Winehouse and Bjork while ordering up coffee ordered from roasters such as London’s Dark Arts roastery.... Read more
U Krawca

U Krawca

Going Out 1 May 2019 0

Blue-collar Grochów isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but this café has done much to swing the area’s rep into credit. Creaky floorboards and references to the address’s former function as a tailor’s shop lend a warmth that’s particularly pronounced once the overhead draftsman’s lamps are switched on. Homemade cakes,... Read more
Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,... Read more
Pyzy Flaki Gorące
Head to decrepit Brzeska to unearth one of Praga’s favorite little secrets. Serving the best pyzy in town, find your little dumplings squashed into glass vessels then lathered with various toppings. Arguably the best budget meal in Warsaw, this is the essence of Poland served in a jar. Pyzy... Read more


Restaurants 19 February 2019 0

A vodka bar next to a vodka museum inside a former vodka factory… yep, at Wuwu you can’t escape the facts: vodka is everywhere. Wuwu’s reputation for peerless cocktails (based on you know what) and late hours (closing time: never) has grown exponentially over the months, but so too... 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