fine dining

Fine Dining Week
The third edition of Fine Dining Week kicks-off on August 25th, with over 30 restaurants signed up to participate. The basis is straight-forward: for the full duration of the festival, restaurants will offer a custom-made five-course menu that can be enjoyed for PLN 119. Essentially, this is your opportunity...
Chłodna 15

Chłodna 15

Restaurants 28 July 2017 0

Unrecognizable from its previous incarnation, the restaurant wing of what was, until recently, La Maison, has undergone a considerable refurbishment to lend it more gravitas. The big change, however, is the food: the daily changing menu has been purposefully kept limited to approximately two to three starters and mains,...
Review: Chłodna 15
“Just like a footballer wants to win the Champions League,” says Arkadiusz Wilamowski, “so I want to win a Michelin star.” More than hollow words, the chef’s ambition is backed-up by a CV that includes some of the top restaurants in Europe: Hibiscus, Sketch London, and Alain Ducasse at...
Review: Amber Room
When the time comes to write a complete written history of dining in Poland, there’s one place above all others that will warrant its own chapter. Launched in 2003 under the patronage of media mogul Jan Wejchert, for its first six years The Amber Room was one of the...
The Insider Food Diary
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...
Notes: Winosfera

Notes: Winosfera

Blog 16 May 2017 0

Opened four years back Winosfera have, over the course of time, become a firm Chłodna fixture – the kind of place that makes the street feel a little more complete. More than ‘just another wine bar’, it’s a place that’s encapsulated the street’s newly-found swagger. The Place: as beautiful...
Nolita (Again!)

Nolita (Again!)

Blog 7 February 2017 0

There are a couple of restaurants in Warsaw that can boast more accolades than Nolita; there’s also some with higher profiles and others with longer waiting lists. But do Nolita feel inadequate? Do they even care? Not a chance. That’s because their consolation is a growing acceptance among foodies,...
Best of Warsaw 2016/17
Key figures from the city’s food and drinks sector converged on the Sofitel on Thursday evening for the13th annual edition of the Warsaw Insider’s prestigious Best of Warsaw Awards. Firmly established as one of the social highlights of the year, the principle categories were once more decided by an...
Restauracja Pod Gigantami
All pomp and splendor, huge portraits of monarchs in ermine stare down from the walls; pristine parquet floors gently creak underfoot; from another chamber, the sound of clinking glasses whispers through the air. Yet as much as the interior makes an impact it fails to steal the show. That...
Salto

Salto

Blog 1 January 2017 1

Fine dining gets a South American makeover thanks to Martin Gimenez Castro, a native Argentinean who has emerged as one of the most influential chefs in latter day Poland. While some critics grumble that the top end of Warsaw’s gastronomic scene has flat-lined a little, Salto continues to push...

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