Tamka 43

Tamka 43

Restaurants 29 September 2014 0

You could call Tamka 43 a pioneer. Opened before Atelier Amaro conquered the country, Tamka’s launch came at a time when Warsaw was making a fine dining transition. Remember what came before? For the benefit of those that don’t, upmarket dining meant ploughing through a glazed duck set at... Read more
Leniviec Mojito Embassy
“Everyone loves mojitos,” laughs Kamil, the barman, “after all, you’ve got to love a drink invented by pirates.” But this is not necessarily so – the last time I had this drink it nearly put me off for life: white sugar instead of brown and a bushel of mint... Read more
Rumburak

Rumburak

Restaurants 9 September 2014 0

***CLOSED*** “It needs a barbed wire fence,” spits my friend. We’re sat on Pl. Zbawiciela, though my colleague isn’t talking about the rainbow installation that has just about survived its umpteenth drunken torching, but the area itself. “We need to keep these bloody hipsters in one place,” he says... Read more
Natu Rest & Wine

Natu Rest & Wine

Restaurants 25 August 2014 0

***CLOSED*** My wife and I found ourselves on Chłodna one evening and decided to sit outside, taking in the vanilla sky. Natu seemed perfect for our ends: a nice, busy terrace and a good spot for people watching and earwigging on tourists. The waitress beelined towards us immediately so... Read more
Tapas Gastrobar

Tapas Gastrobar

Restaurants 7 August 2014 0

Warsaw has a serious problem: it likes Spanish food, but it can’t bloody make it. Think about it: how many Spanish restaurants have launched over the years? How many have promised much but then failed to deliver? Offhand I can think of a dozen that opened then folded, but... Read more
A nuż widelec
***CLOSED*** My first visit to A nuż widelec hadn’t gone to plan – I’d been assisting on a photo shoot on a blazing hot day and just wanted a beer in the shade: and pay for it with plastic. But it wasn’t going to happen. “We’ve only been open... Read more
Gringo Bar

Gringo Bar

Restaurants 8 July 2014 4

A Mexican wave is upon us, and high time too. After years of suffering frozen ingredients, timid flavors and daft Mariachi music to persuade us it’s all authentic, a raft of new cut-price eateries are showing the rest how it’s done. Cooked and folded by fist bumping lads in... Read more
Fusion Café

Fusion Café

Restaurants 26 June 2014 0

Businesses have been fleeting at this particular location in Stara Papiernia, an old-paper mill located in the heart of Konstancin. But it looks like Fusion Café is here to stay. Warsaw teems with cafés and coffee shops, however, the majority of decent ones are located in the city center.... Read more
Brooklyn Restaurant & Bar
Gone are the fancy pants culinary creations once found in the basement, ousted in favor of a menu of pimped-up soul and street food, salads and steaks. This means fresh tacos – one with hangar steak and the other with battered tilapia – not to mention Mito’s Beef Ribs... Read more
Duchnicka Food & Wine
You’ve got to ask, was there a strategy involved when picking this location, or was it decided by throwing a dart at a map? Honestly, I’d bet on the latter. But I like this seemingly indiscriminate positioning on the distant borderlands of Żoliborz. It shows a confidence to say,... Read more