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U Szwejka

U Szwejka

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

Named after the fictional Czech soldier Szwejk, the food here would certainly appeal to the tubby man himself. Bestowed with Prague street signs, meals are a hardy, meaty affair that arrive in XXXL portions. The price to quantity (Note: not quality) ratio guarantees queues (yes, queues) that stretch out...
Podwale Piwna Kompania
Set through a courtyard that replicates a Mitteleuropa square, Podwale has a beer hall atmosphere that’s further exaggerated when mountain bands circulate. Food is of average standard and served in portions that are obscene – finishing the wooden platters can be seriously traumatic. Go there for the experience, if...
Boathouse

Boathouse

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

The name gives it away, doesn’t it? Situated in what is indeed a former boathouse, this venerable institution comes into its element each summer when Warsaw goes riverside to dine at this restaurant. Even out of season, the Mediterranean standards have stood the test of time and keep this...
Amber Room at the Sobański Palace
The Amber Room is, indeed, a bit of a treasure. You know all the chefs we bang on about in this mag? Bottom line, the good ones came through via this kitchen. But this is more than a training ground for future stars, it’s a place that remains on...
Signature

Signature

Restaurants 25 April 2015 1

‘Kilian who?’ people asked when Wojciech Kilian was installed as head chef. But this immense talent has had the last laugh, wooing diners with an extraordinary menu that makes fine dining accessible to all bank accounts. Complementing Kilian’s cooking is a perfect design described by one Insider as a...
Best of Warsaw: Family Achievement
There’s a clutch of restaurateurs that can claim to have built a ‘dynasty’ in Poland, yet none can match the Kręgliccy family in terms of scope and substance. Or longevity, even. It all began with the now defunct Mekong, launched by Marcin Kręglicki in 1989. Inspired by the Asian...
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...
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...
Niezłe Ziółko Cafe and Deli
After a dramatic period of openings and closings on Krucza the past few years, it seems that the street is slowly holding fast as a culinary mainstay. All within a few blocks, one can enjoy a decent cocktail, good pizza, peruse a meat lovers menu, be part of the...
SAM

SAM

Blog 13 October 2013 0

Physically, SAM does not bear much resemblance to its elder more austere sibling: Café 6/12. Junior, for instance, gets oodles of light from the floor-to-ceiling doors. The look borrows from the commie theme; not the frumpy the-way-it-really-was design, but the glammed-up nostalgic sort. The all-white crockery also includes milk...

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