Review: Zielony Niedźwiedź
Funny old place is Warsaw: one moment you’re standing amid communist concrete and boisterous traffic, the next you’re plunging down a zig-zagging pathway cut into steep, sloping parkland. At least, you are if you’re on the way to Zielony Niedźwiedź, an upmarket sanctuary in leafy Park Beyera. Just minutes... Read more
Notes: Bubbles

Notes: Bubbles

Blog 13 October 2018 0

It’s been a while since the Insider visited Bubbles, and on the strength of their showing on Friday afternoon you have to ask why. Despite sounding like a dodgy Essex nightclub, it remains one of the Warsaw’s top casual eateries with a warm interior clad in upturned crates and... Read more
Review: Zielony Niedźwiedź
Ask me to think of Smolna and I think of that hammerhead building at the end of the street: you know, that miserable 70s throwback that hangs over PKP Powiśle like a corpse on a gallows. Yet beyond the commie concrete lies a pathway that zig zags down the... Read more
Notes: Zielony Niedźwiedź
Hampered by the dark memory of communism, for your regular foreigner visitor Polish food often brings to mind visions of grim, grey ooze glooped to a plate. But perceptions are changing thanks to a new generation of restaurants fully committed to showcasing the nation’s abundant resources. The chic Kafe... Read more
Consider the Carp

Consider the Carp

Features 7 December 2015 0

Chef Aleksander Baron talks about his attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Poland’s official Christmas fish: the carp… • Carp has a few PR issues. Firstly, it’s got bones… lots and lots of bones. If you asked me a chef’s secret tip, I’d tell you in heartbeat: get someone... Read more
Przepis

Przepis

Restaurants 15 September 2015 0

An unassuming entrance opens up to reveal an intriguing interior that’s heavy on distressed wood surfaces and a color palette of hot pink and battlecruiser grey. And then there’s the artwork – definitely a conversation starter on a slow date. Dubbing themselves as a ‘gastro café’, the food has... Read more
Bubbles

Bubbles

Restaurants 26 June 2015 0

Occupying a small, square room, it’s intimate and relaxed: a place busy with blackboards and bottles, crates and clutter. It radiates warmth and honesty. The food is exquisite, and includes big, meaty snails farmed in Mazury, and their signature dish: Swiss-style raclette. Presented on a wooden chopping board, this... Read more