Enjoy your evening!
A romantic evening in an elegant restaurant or a casual supper amid live music? Classic or trendy and modern? In Warsaw you can cater to your every mood.
If you want to get to know a classic version of Polish cuisine, Warsaw can satisfy your appetite. Wild-game dishes, steak tartare prepared in front of diners, traditional Polish soups, mushroom dishes or variety meats are on the menu of many a Warsaw restaurant.
There is no lack of establishments whose chefs reinterpret traditional Polish fare by providing a new intriguing twist to classic Polish cuisine or typical ingredients. The classic herring can also be an ingredient of nigiri with potatoes. Rather than a stomach-settling herbal tea, camomile can be used to prepare a fragrant and refreshing granita, served alongside fennel-flavoured ice cream. And some cooks can use baby peas to whip up a delicate, dill-flavoured panna cotta.
Warsaw’s restaurants and chefs have been winning acclaim from culinary experts for years. The renowned Michelin guide lists 13 restaurants in Warsaw. Three of them – Ale Wino, Butchery&Wine and Szóstka – boast the Bib Gourmand designation, awarded to establishments that offer the best value for money. Two other restaurants – Opasły Tom and Dyletanci – made it onto the prestigious 50 Best Discovery list, which also included two Warsaw cocktail bars – El Koktel and Woda Ognista.
Each to their own
Impressions of a different sort are afforded by Hala Koszyki whose beautifully restored interior had once housed an urban market hall. At present, the historic structure comprises more than 20 establishments – from elegant restaurants, a seafood place and tapas bar to bistros offering street food from distant corners of the world. The central location of Hala Koszyki makes it a good starting point for further exploration and sightseeing.