Old Town

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...
U  Fukiera

U Fukiera

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

New arrivals looking to get a grasp of local cuisine have many options in varying price brackets. U Fukiera is definitely in the big spend category, but visitors come away with a common sense of wonderment. That’s largely due to enchanting interiors that have guests exploring twinkling chambers that...
Zapiecek

Zapiecek

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

Seven Warsaw locales, with our favorite found in the vaulted passages of Świętojańska. The menu is highly traditional, with courses ‘cooked to grandma’s recipes’. It’s for the pierogi though for which they’re famous; find traveling startups approx. fifty types delivered by servers dressed like saucy country maids. Zapiecek Locations...
Bubbles

Bubbles

Going OutRestaurants 9 January 2015 0

This had started life as a review of Sketch, a bold and brash bar a couple of doors down. Proving that not all tap bars are created equal, that they serve 21 beers is purely incidental. You get the idea that the mob who congregate would be happy if...
Get Your Skates On…

Get Your Skates On…

Features 13 December 2014 0

Nothing makes winter feel more special than ice skating. Here our favorite places to lace up your skates this season. National Stadium (Al. Poniatowskiego 1, zimowynarodowy.pl) This is the one everyone is taking about. Find three rinks (two of which are connected by an ‘ice path’), an ‘ice hill’,...
Focaccia

Focaccia

Restaurants 29 October 2014 0

Polish foodies already know the name of Łukasz Toczka – single-handedly he pulled the culinary shipwreck that is Gdańsk into the 21st century during his stint at Metamorfoza restaurant. Now he’s popped up in Warsaw, and his Italian menu illustrates his talent: consider the bistecca con sedano a must....
Delicja Polska

Delicja Polska

Restaurants 30 September 2014 0

What a journey. Reaching Delicja Polska has meant near death. First, the tram I am on collides with a car – people scream and an infant flies past me. Outside, surveying the wreckage, an ambulance that’s screaming its way to an unrelated scene comes within inches of flattening me....
Platinium

Platinium

Going Out 13 July 2014 0

The place if you’re rich or beautiful – but preferably both. Large and spectacular you’ll need to be dressed to the nines to reap the rewards that lie inside: featuring the most eye candy per sq/m in Europe, you might not find Mr/Mrs Right, but you will find Mr/Mrs...
Elephant Belgian Pub
Signposted by a jolly, dancing elephant, this Belgian pub presents its cause the moment you enter – there’s twenty or so taps laid right out in front, and to the left a fridge that’s expected to top out to cover 200 beers. The design is basic – brickwork, beer...
Velvet Underground
There’s a school of thought that suggests Old Town’s handsome charm is skin deep. Well, what about going under the skin and right down below… We all know that Old Town was rebuilt after the war, but that’s not to say all of it is new. The methodical zeal...

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