Old Town

Waff-Love

Waff-Love

Restaurants 13 January 2014 0

Varsovians are no stranger to the waffle. So it’s no surprise a café has popped up on the scene and dedicated its whole menu to the pancake that looks like it’s been walloped by a tennis racket! Whilst strolling through Old Town and soaking up the only light available...
The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Features 10 October 2013 0

Reduced to ashes and dust by the end of the war, the story of Warsaw’s Old Town could easily have been portrayed as one of tragedy. Instead, it is the reverse: the remarkable tale of an indomitable city that never gave up…  “I have seen many cities destroyed, but nowhere...
The Legends of Old Town
Warsaw’s historic center is wrapped in legend and lore; from the wistful and sad to silly and absurd, we examine the best. The Mermaid Warsaw’s iconic mermaid (syrenka) has been displayed on the city’s coat of arms since 1390, and her story varies according to the source. The most...
Gateway to the Past

Gateway to the Past

Features 4 September 2013 0

Poignant landmarks are plentiful in Poland; even so, the remains of Saski Palace are particularly symbolic of this nation’s discordant past. Architecturally speaking Warsaw’s evolution has been dramatic and unpredictable, with influences ranging from the Luftwaffe to barmy Russian town planners. Had time-lapse photography been invented earlier, few cities...
Po Prostu Zachęta
Sundays for Luncheonettes are most likely to be spent in a museum and a downtown eatery. If the two are in close proximity, all the better. So hats off to Zachęta, Warsaw’s premiere contemporary art museum, for creating the perfect Sunday outing. Open since mid-February, the bistro Po Prostu...
Colourstrings Music School (Barwy Muzyki)
When mum has a mission you can pretty much guarantee she’ll see it through. This is exactly what Olga Trzebińska has done with her ambitious Colourstrings music school. Poland prides itself on having schools dedicated to musical excellence, but only the most disciplined of students will make it through...
Papaya

Papaya

Restaurants 8 June 2013 0

A place of precise lines and slick finishes, Papaya has a varied menu that uses influences from all over Asia, though particularly Thailand. But the star attraction is Preecha Wongsomboon, a Thai chef who fuses cookery with cabaret from behind a teppanyaki grill – his skills draw gasps. But...
La Lush

La Lush

Restaurants 22 April 2013 0

The moment I entered, I knew I would love it: a hasty opinion steadily reinforced by my lush experience. The idea for La LUSH is said to have been born in a certain park in Warsaw, the Dolina Szwajcarska. And it appears that the founders used the many qualities...

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