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Nocny Market: The End
So it ends. Three years after reshaping the way Warsaw eats and meets, Nocny Market will be opening for one last hurrah this weekend before making way for the builders. Housed for the last few summers on the disintegrating platforms of Warszawa Głowna, a long overdue plan to revamp... Read more
Restaurant Week Returns!
The 10th edition of the Restaurant Week Festival will be held from October 20th to the 31st; now bigger than ever, over 400 restaurants have enrolled to take part across 30 Polish cities. Expecting to attract over 100,000 diners, this latest chapter of Restaurant Week is dedicated to ‘the... Read more
Hala Gwardii Preview

Hala Gwardii Preview

Blog 21 September 2017 0

It’s nearly upon us! Set to officially open for business on September 29th, Hala Gwardii welcomed members of the press this week for a sneak preview of what promises to be the biggest gastronomic story of Warsaw’s year. Housed inside a cavernous brick structure behind Hala Mirowska, the opening... Read more
Review: Fat Buddha
Idolized one moment, forgotten the next, few streets encapsulate the boom and bust nature of Warsaw’s after dark scene better than Mazowiecka. Having represented the very pinnacle of the city’s social life for much of the Naughty Noughties, the last few years saw numerous pioneering venues fall between the... Read more
July: Food Diary

July: Food Diary

Blog 31 July 2017 0

At Zielnik the Insider did the impossible – roar through a nine-course challenge… and enjoy it! Holding the key to all this was a dinosaur portion of ribs and a hefty entrecote. Zbigz Eats combines the talents of a young Texas-raised chef with the glories of the Raduga craft... Read more
Take-off Delayed
Residents of Warsaw were left scandalized last week after an Ilyushin-14 passenger plane was left parked on Pl. Defilad. But this shock quickly turned to horror after rumors began circulating that the plane’s owner – the proprietor of numerous fast food ventures in the vicinity – planned on opening... Read more
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... Read more
The Future of Gwardii
Plans to revive Hala Gwardii were made public last week by the Warsaw-based architectural studio Bulanda, Mucha – Architecki. Their concept envisions the transformation of the eastern wing of the Hala Mirowska complex into a modern food and leisure market showcasing regional produce and eco foods. Space has also... Read more
Vodka Fest
The first Polish Vodka & Snack Festival kicked-off on Friday in fine style with a bumper crowd enjoying the finest vodkas, liqueurs and meads around inside the atmospheric confines of the Tsarist-era Forteca building. Thought to be the very first festival of its kind in the world, the two-day... Read more
Spirit of Tel Aviv
Seven years after opening on what was – at the time – a decrepit-looking side street, the news that Tel Aviv have been awarded a V-Label has been seen as further confirmation of all the good that they have done. Originally launched as a casual bistro, Tel Aviv have... Read more