It’s been a busy few weeks for Warsaw, ergo it’s been a busy few weeks for the Insider: new venues, second looks, old timers and return visits – we’ve packed in the lot the last few weeks, with the highlights being thus…
Warszawski Sznyt: wow. You feel so close to the Royal Castle that when the windows swing open it’s as if you’ve been sucked into a postcard. And the food hits the spot as well: the work of Rafal (formerly of Atelier Amaro) and Michal (once of Salto), together this talented duo strive for perfection and seemingly achieve it each time. Pictured, that’s the tuna ceviche, a zingy dish made with a splash of teriayki to lend it a snappy Asian twist.
Curry House Wola: a new opening just across from the AXA Tower on Chlodna / Towarowa. You’ll already no doubt be familiar with Curry House on account of their ventures in Bielany and the city center, and here they’ve replicated the distinct fiery tastes we’ve grown to know and love. Pictured: chicken Madras. As it should be: a rich, sumptuous dish that tickles the tonsils.
El Bario: a new Mexican joint always causes a splash, and El Bario has already got people talking – not always in positives, though. In three visits we’ve had everything from the exceptional to the just about average. A place of potential, we’re expecting early teething problems to be fully ironed out by the time summer peaks. Pictured: flan con frutas (perfect, if you’re wondering!).
Rusiko: a food of life, spice and wholehearted tastes, Georgian cuisine gets the star treatment in Rusiko. Representative of the heart, spirit and passion of its people, these are dishes to savor and enjoy no matter what time of day.
Amber Room: years on after we last visited, our next visit won’t take so long. Plush, discreet, elegant and serene, this top class restaurant remains one of the city’s prime dining experiences. Pictured: chia pudding served in a sphere of white chocolate with powdery rock-like crumbles of mango and a passion fruit sorbet. It’s enough to cause spontaneous outbreaks of collective joy.
Winsofera: another place we’ve overlooked for too long. In this case, a great meal undersigned by a dessert that lives long in the memory – pictured, chokeberry mousse, Earl Grey ice cream, bergamote kale and tonka bean.