Monsieur Leon
Found resting on the corner of a quiet residential street, Monsieur Leon is surely one of Mokotów’s best kept secrets. Here, simplicity is the name of the game, with a brief blackboard menu that involves cheese boards, salads and a hefty croque monsieur. With wine tipping down and conversation... Read more
Notes: Chłodna 15

Notes: Chłodna 15

Blog 4 October 2018 0

“I want people to learn,” says Arkadiusz Wilamowski, “what authentic French cuisine is all about.” As the only Pole to have ever worked under Alain Ducasse, he’s better placed than most to act as the guide. Though only opened last summer, his restaurant has sent an electric current through... Read more
Bez Tytułu

Bez Tytułu

Restaurants 5 August 2018 0

Gosh. Co-owned by the Kasia Michalski Gallery to the flank, the restaurant feels like a natural extension: find contemporary art and photography set against raw brickwork while pendant bulbs cast a soft light down. Onto the important stuff, and Erwan Debono’s menu makes much of his native French background... Read more
Smak Brasserie

Smak Brasserie

Restaurants 10 April 2018 0

A moody, open-plan space overlooking the busy market action of Hala Gwardii, Brasserie is place in which to soak in the atmosphere of this echoey hall. It’s given added impetus by artfully arranged seafood platters, meaty snails and stews that are heavy, robust and thick with goodness. Smak Brasserie... Read more
Melt

Melt

Restaurants 15 November 2017 0

Better than anyone could have imagined, one key to Hala Gwardii’s success has been the diversity of their tenant mix: find everything from Thai ice cream and Brazilian grilled meat to bio wines and oysters. But that list is nothing without a mention of raclette – for that Swiss... Read more
Chłodna 15 by Wilamowski
Considered one of the top rising talents in the country, chef Arkadiusz Wilamowski spent seven years working in the three-star kitchens of Paris and London. Now back in Poland, his new restaurant has won rave reviews for its accurate replication of French fine dining… What were your early days... Read more
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,... Read more
Review: Bez Tytułu
Background No street embodies ‘the spirit of now’ quite like Poznańska. The rash of bars that opened a few years back were the kick-starter, while the subsequent re-cobbling of the road and sensitive renovation of many of the buildings lent it that last big push. Up until now, however,... Read more
Review: Krem

Review: Krem

Reviews 6 May 2017 0

From Provence to Paris in less than 20 minutes – possible? Not really, but there is the next best thing. First, head down to Monsieur Leon, a cafe-style venue best known for it’s rustic sense of simplicity and honest hospitality. After, Krem, a chic city center hangout with all... Read more
Krem

Krem

Restaurants 22 March 2017 0

From the same owners as Monsieur Leon comes Krem and the difference could not be more pronounced. While the former is characterized by its rustic sense of simplicity, Krem has more of a swank Parisian look featuring monochrome floor tiles, marble-topped tables, flashes of artwork and retro-styled mirrors –... Read more