The city’s beleaguered fine dining sector has finally found cause to celebrate with news that Warsaw has successfully retained its two Michelin stars.
Despite being closed for business since March, both Atelier Amaro and Senses were deemed to have done enough to keep hold of their coveted stars, whilst down south Kraków’s Bottiglieria 1881 found itself admitted to Michelin’s elite club, thereby earning city’s first ever star.
Bib gourmands, meanwhile, were issued to Alewino, Brasserie Warszawska, Butchery & Wine, Kieliszki na Hożej and Szóstka in Warsaw, as well as Fiorentina and Zazie in Kraków.
Covering 39 cities in 23 countries, the latest edition of Michelin’s Main Cities of Europe guide features over 1,850 restaurants.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin guides said: “After the challenges of the last three months, I am delighted that the delayed launch of the MICHELIN guide Main Cities of Europe 2020 coincides with the gradual reopening of restaurants across Europe following a relaxation of restrictions implemented during the pandemic. These new awards highlight the range and quality of restaurants spread across the countries of Europe. We know that diners are keen to rediscover the joy of dining out. I also know our teams of inspectors share the same excitement and are looking forward to returning to eating out and highlighting the passion and creativity of chefs to our readers”.