Piw Paw

Piw Paw

Blog 1 November 2013 0

I might be stating the bleeding obvious here, but without doubt the best thing to happen to Warsaw this year was the arrival of the multi-tap. I practically cartwheeled to Cuda Na Kiju when it first opened, an exercise I repeated when Chimelarnia and Kufle i Kapsle followed swiftly... Read more
The Haunting

The Haunting

Blog 31 October 2013 1

Thirty minutes from Warsaw, deep in the dark forests of Otwock, something truly terrifying lurks – an abandoned asylum famed for its spirits… I don’t like hospitals. I don’t like ghosts, either. I remind myself of this, but by now it’s too late. I’m standing outside a derelict psychiatric... Read more
Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Blog 29 October 2013 0

Curry House Macabre maybe, but only the other week I found myself pondering what my last meal would be if I was perched on Death Row. Ideas were numerous, but most I discounted. Wojciech Amaro, I reasoned, would probably be too busy to devise an eight moment menu with... Read more
Halloween Countdown

Halloween Countdown

Blog 26 October 2013 0

There’s scary houses and then there’s really scary houses. Tulipanowa 12 fits the latter description. Set down a mud track in the middle of a forest, this Anin property sends a shiver down the spine no matter what time of day. Remember the house at the end of the... Read more
Ave Pizza

Ave Pizza

Blog 22 October 2013 0

I’ve seen some serious crimes out in Warsaw, some serious crimes against cooking. And in my mind, no other culinary sector carries a higher risk of error than pizza. To the untrained eye this is a simple food, which explains why only kebab shops and sushi stops outnumber the... Read more
The Finnish-ed Houses

The Finnish-ed Houses

Blog 21 October 2013 0

For decades the Finnish Houses have been Warsaw’s best little secret. Today, their very survival hangs in the balance. This week, do your bit to save what remains of these little treasures by joining a gathering taking place at 11 a.m. this Thursday at Jazdów 5. In spite of... Read more
London Calling

London Calling

Blog 18 October 2013 0

Pure Sky Club There’s no real need to introduce Pure Sky, is there? Regarded as Warsaw’s premier business/members club for a solid couple of years, its reputation as the haunt of industry leaders, power brokers and corporate players precedes itself. And yes, by day that’s what you’ll find –... Read more
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Blog 15 October 2013 0

Tandoor Few restaurants – at least in British ex-pat world – have elicited such divergent opinion as the Tandoor Palace. One of the original Indian restaurants in the city (the country, even), it was a pioneer, and their famous boast of being the best curry house in Poland was... Read more
SAM

SAM

Blog 13 October 2013 0

Physically, SAM does not bear much resemblance to its elder more austere sibling: Café 6/12. Junior, for instance, gets oodles of light from the floor-to-ceiling doors. The look borrows from the commie theme; not the frumpy the-way-it-really-was design, but the glammed-up nostalgic sort. The all-white crockery also includes milk... Read more
Cuda Na Kiju

Cuda Na Kiju

Blog 12 October 2013 0

I don’t need to introduce this lot, do I? Cuda na Kiju went viral over summer, and what I say now will expose nothing new. But, my reasons for revisiting have been twofold – firstly, the weather. Make hay while sun shines, for in two months we’ll be crossing... Read more