Reviews

The Friday Feeling: Piwna Beczka
Coordinates? Expats of a certain vintage will recall this address as the home of the Cork Irish Pub, a mythical venue decorated with faux stained glass, sticky floors and antique pictures of Dublin prostitutes. Found a sharp whistle from the Wilanowska Metro, Piwna Beczka hides inside a chipped-looking mixed-use...
Review: Hesu

Review: Hesu

RestaurantsReviews 7 September 2021 0

Design If you googled the term ‘millennial color palette’ you most likely wouldn’t have to scroll far before coming across the same vibrant color choices that lacquer the walls of this new Korean joint – even their rice is blue. Slotted inside an area that’s enjoying a gastronomic blossoming,...
Review: Am’or Eklery i Wino
Better late than never! Five years after the trend first broke out in the world’s major culinary hubs, eclairs with flair have finally hit Poland – and no-one is doing them better than this gorgeous-looking locale snuck away on Krucza. The Place A few weeks ago you probably chortled...
Review: Hocki Klocki w Luna Parku
Entered via a gateway constructed from giant bricks of Lego, there can be few places that better capture the essence of summer drinking. Forming a cornerstone of the remarkably wacky Lunapark complex, the energy is contagious: fringed by a set of pink-sprayed cabins housing bars and DJ decks, visit...
Review: Raffles Pavilion
The Raffles Europejski Warsaw have ruffled the sheets once more, this time with a pop-up bar inside an enclosed courtyard hidden from the prying eyes of the outside world. Evoking the atmosphere of an enchanted garden, join Warsaw’s high society in a large-plan oasis flush with trees, shrubs, herbs...
Review: Pinta Warszawa
Who Are They? Behold, the founding fathers of the country’s craft beer movement! When they released Atak Chmielu in 2011, it became Poland’s first commercially available American IPA and lit the touchpaper for the country’s brew-olution. Three years later, Pinta were at it again, this time with another first...
Review: K-Bar Piękna
Background Over the years this upstairs space on Piękna has been many things to many people – most recently though, it’s made waves in its current guise, that of an intriguing den of Korean ‘things’. Launched before the pandemic, it was born from the vision of two friends, Czesio...
The Friday Feeling: Śródmieście Południowe
The Big Buzz If ever a street was dying to be pedestrianized then it’s definitely Poznańska. In summer, find an international crowd of partying professionals spilling out of bars like Beirut and Kraken to give the area a real street party vibe. The recent addition of VHS, an 80s-themed...
Review: Flaming Bistro
Back Story Something of a modernist pearl, the Łepkowskich Villa was completed in 1935 according to a swish design coined by Lucjan Korngold and Piotr Maria Lubiński. Commissioning it was Józef Łepkowski, a car dealer specializing in the import of American automobiles such as the Chevrolet. Commandeered by Polish...
A French Revelation!
Vibe La Buvette sits like a hidden gem nestled on a charming street that radiates off Stara Ochota’s Pl. Narutowicza. Tree-lined and looking like a cloned version of a picturesque arrondissement of Paris, it’s a pleasure to sit on the terrace, a feeling more akin to a cruise up...

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