SAM

SAM

Restaurants 2 July 2015 0

A central, communal table is flanked by smaller satellite tables for parties of two to four while perky seasonal blooms and potted herbs lend a spark of freshness. Co-owner Małgorzata Kusina-Doran is a fine-bread connoisseur, honing her skills at a bread-making course chaired by Raymond Blanc. SAM ul. Lipowa... Read more
Le Bistro Rozbrat 
The signs suggest that Powiśle is set to mature even further this year, making the transition from hipster haunt to restaurant breeding ground – and here is Exhibit A. Owned by Frenchman Alain Budzyk, the interiors are contemporary casual, with talking points saved for the food. The concise menu... Read more
Solec 44

Solec 44

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

Beaver tail one month, carp heads the next. Combing the farms and forests of Poland for his ingredients, chef Aleksander Baron’s menu is a daring exploration of his nose-to-tail philosophy with many of his methods reprising extinguished traditions. It’s a real experience, and one that’s enjoyed inside a spontaneous... Read more
Bistro Renoma

Bistro Renoma

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

***CLOSED*** Here’s a venue that suits all purposes at all times of day. Most of all, it’s a place that feels positive, a place where heart and mind work seamlessly together: that means breakfast to evening options – many of them gluten-free – including fab lunch deals and 60-day... Read more
Powiśle Now

Powiśle Now

Features 21 November 2014 1

Once a decrepit no-man’s land, Powiśle has matured into the area all others aspire to be: welcome, you might say, to the future of Warsaw. (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Kevin Demaria)  Not that far back in time the streets of central Powiśle were best skirted. Not because they were... Read more
Tamka 43

Tamka 43

Restaurants 29 September 2014 0

You could call Tamka 43 a pioneer. Opened before Atelier Amaro conquered the country, Tamka’s launch came at a time when Warsaw was making a fine dining transition. Remember what came before? For the benefit of those that don’t, upmarket dining meant ploughing through a glazed duck set at... Read more
A nuż widelec
***CLOSED*** My first visit to A nuż widelec hadn’t gone to plan – I’d been assisting on a photo shoot on a blazing hot day and just wanted a beer in the shade: and pay for it with plastic. But it wasn’t going to happen. “We’ve only been open... Read more
Na Lato

Na Lato

Going Out 8 July 2014 0

Once derided as a hipster haunt, the twits have moved on, replaced instead by an increasingly on-trend crowd that’s all glinting watches and logo-clad bags. The expanse of greenery outside has installed it as one of Warsaw’s principal seasonal drinking zones. Na Lato ul. Rozbrat 44, tel. 692 280 094, open... Read more
Kafe Zielony Niedzwiedź
Don’t be fooled by the city center postcode, Zielony Niedzwiedź is a destination restaurant that feels isolated from the world – no rolling up to the door via taxi here, instead diners sneak down a park pathway before arriving outside a modern block of brick and glass. Set amid the greenery,... Read more
Vintage Store

Vintage Store

Shopping 26 December 2013 0

Living in Warsaw you might have noticed that the city is filled with thrift shops and second-hand stores. But finding something of real vintage quality and value is rare. But, the other day, while walking through Powiśle, I came across the Vintage Store. And though the name sounds banal,... Read more