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Eating Out: Japonki
Vying for the title of Warsaw’s smallest restaurant, Japonki will leave you wowed… There’s a saying in English that “three’s a crowd”. In Japonki, that’s actually true. Seating just three people (“we’ll squeeze in four if you all know each other,” laughs the chef), the dimensions are so tight... Read more
Architecture: Towarowa 22
As Wola continues to boom, more plans have been revealed for the development at Towarowa 22. Covering an area of 6.5 hectares, the project will see not just the construction of offices and housing, but also more attention paid to its public spaces. Maciej Rydz of JEMS Architecki said:... Read more
On This Day: Warsaw’s Engineering Miracle!
On this day, fifty-three years ago, Warsaw witnessed one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in the city’s history – the rotation of an entire palace… Set amongst the monotonous grey blocks that make up the Żelazna Brama housing estate it’s easy to miss the Lubomirski Palace (ul. Żelazna... Read more
Going Out: Być Może
Beautifully ascetic, Być Może has become one of the year’s big debuts… Likened by some to a Disney castle, and by others to New York’s Dakota building (think Rosemary’s Baby), the property occupying the corner of Lwowska and Koszykowa has long been viewed as one of Warsaw’s golden pre-war... Read more
Michelin Expands Poland Coverage
Disrupted by a string of force majeures, Poland’s beleaguered restaurant scene is celebrating after it was announced that Michelin will expand their coverage of the country after entering an agreement with the Polish Tourist Organization. As part of this, Poznań will now also be featured alongside Kraków and Warsaw.... Read more
History: 80 Years of the Arsenał Action
Regarded as one of the greatest acts of resistance throughout Warsaw’s war, March 26th marks the 80th anniversary of Operation Arsenał… Background… Viewed as a melting pot of decadence, a hotbed of dissent, a cradle of European Jewry and a symbol of Polish independence, no other city aroused as... Read more
Interview: Mural Artist Kamila Lipka
Known for her indoor murals, Kamila Lipka speaks to the Insider about her work… How did you get into painting murals? I’ve loved painting ever since I was a child, but for several years it was little more than a hobby. I started painting indoors around eight-years back with... Read more
A Royal Surprise: Prince William In Warsaw
Having first flown to Rzeszów to meet British and Polish troops, Prince William’s two-day trip to Poland has culminated with a meeting with Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary in Warsaw. Accompanied by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, the heir to the throne visited a refugee centre on Wołoska. “It was a very... Read more
Chmielna Regeneration Gets Closer
Once the apple of Warsaw’s eye, an imminent tender is to be announced to restore Chmielna to its best. Announced earlier today, confirmation of the project has been several years in the pipeline. Among other things, over 100 trees will be planted alongside flowerbeds, shrubs and perennials. Several dozen... Read more
Going Out: Macondo
Discover a sunny South American jewel hiding around the murky arches of Poniatowski Bridge… Find It A stone’s throw from the cosmic 1960s saucer building that once acted as the ticket hall for Warszawa Powiśle station, find Macondo buried in the base of one of the supporting towers that... Read more