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: 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
White One

White One

Restaurants 20 August 2018 0

The changing face of Koszykowa street is almost embodied by White One – where once stood a disintegrating tenement stands a revamped building with a super swanky ground floor restaurant. Ideal for those nights you want to make an impression, interiors are well-spaced, smart and modern but never too... Read more
Notes: Zoni

Notes: Zoni

Blog 19 June 2018 0

Guess who’s back! Hailed by many as Poland’s most maverick chef, Aleksander Baron returns to the gastronomic frontline having traded in the hipster era confines of Solec 44 for Zoni, the banner restaurant of the Koneser complex. Visually stunning, it represents a complete escape from the grungy bunker from... Read more
Review: Kanapa
There’s no kind way to put it: Ukrainian cuisine has an image problem. Whilst those of us in Warsaw are now used to Polish food being presented with finesse and a flourish, the cuisine of our eastern neighbors remains treated with suspicion: “just peasant food, ’innit?” Well, it doesn’t... Read more
Kanapa

Kanapa

Restaurants 2 May 2018 0

This swish villa is a thoughtful essay in understated elegance: antique and classy, yet with enough eclectic touches to that add that little sense of home. The food fits the backdrop with cooking that feels adventurous in style yet traditional in its taste. The borscht, presented in a huge,... Read more
Do Bo Do

Do Bo Do

Restaurants 20 February 2018 0

Invoking the spirit of Eugeniusz Bodo – an interwar screen legend who once owned an arty café at this very address – Warsaw’s latest fine dining spot throws the spotlight on the copious talents of Marek Kropielnicki. His menu is a marriage of local produce, outrageous ideas and precise... Read more
Review: Bistro Pod Sowami
The Area Disclosure: ask me to think of Old Praga and I think of half-wrecked buildings with foul-smelling corridors leading to dark, squalid courtyards. Sure, I’m no longer paranoid that I’ll get my throat cut at every turn, but that’s hardly an endorsement. But the truth is, change is... Read more