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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Polka

      By Magda Gessler
      Magda Gessler is a big name in Poland. Not only does she run her own extremely successful restaurants, but she also has her own TV programme in which she provides a springboard to success for failing restaurants. You’ll never forget a visit to the Polka restaurant, which is not necessarily for fans of understated, cool design. It’s all red and floral, embellished and adorned, rustic and almost a little kitschy. But who cares when the food is this good?
      C.H. Manufaktura
      ul. Ogrodowa 19a
      09-065 Lódz /Warsaw
      +48 42 630 35 30
      restauracjapolka.pl
    • Akashia

      Sushi and sashimi
      It’s not that long since no one would have recommended going for sushi in Warsaw, but now it has a number of excellent restaurants, one of which is the Akashia. It serves top sushi – and that during an extended lunchtime from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Added fun: you can combine your own sushi-sashimi box. At good prices.
      Sienna 39
      Warsaw
      +48 22 636 67 67
      akashia.pl
    • Amber Room

      Modern award-winner
      The Amber Room offers exquisite modern cuisine with culinary trends linked to Polish traditions, seasoned with a pinch of molecular cuisine. The products are all of the very highest quality. The restaurant uses seasonal ingredients, and serves unusual wines. The wine cellar is impressive. The ambience is chic and elegant, and the sun terrace is particularly appealing. The restaurant has received a number of awards.
      Aleje Ujazdowskie 13
      00-567 Warsaw
      +48 22 523 66 64
      amber-room.pl
    • Folk Gospoda

      Typically Polish
      Of course, there are lots of places in Warsaw that serve typical Polish food. The Folk Gospoda is a good choice for traditionally prepared and cooked Polish dishes. The restaurant is rustic with lots of wood, stone walls and cushions. Some might find it all rather kitschy, but it’s actually just truly Polish. Hearty menus, generous portions and plenty of beer – that’s dining at the Folk Gospoda. And it’s affordable, too!
      Waliców 13
      00-865 Warsaw
      +48 22 890 16 05
      folkgospoda.pl
    • Czerwony Wieprz

      Historic restaurant
      This restaurant is an experience. Located in a historic building, it also has a lot of history. Communist powerbrokers have dined here as well as big-name politicians and stars from all over the world. The menu includes Erich Honecker’s pork trotter, Mao Tse Tung’s chicken, or else a completely «normal» pork chop. The ambience is elegant, with lots of gold and velvet. Reservations a must.
      Želazna Street 68
      00-866 Warsaw
      +48 22 850 31 44
      czerwonywieprz.pl
    • E. Wedel

      Prettiest café
      The Wedel is known above all for its chocolate specialities. In fact, it is well-known throughout the land. The main branch is quite possibly one of the prettiest cafés in town. The breakfast is particularly good, and therefore also extremely popular. It’s the perfect place to start the day over a chocolate drink or coffee, and if you’d like something to take home with you, the chocolates are highly recommended.
      ul. Szpitalna 8
      00-031 Warsaw
      +48 22 827 2916
      wedel.pl
    • Vincent

      Just like France
      Find your way to the Café Vincent, and you'll think you’ve ended up in Paris. Tasty croissants, pain au chocolate, the best coffee, espresso or cappuccino. You can make yourself comfortable in this small café and look out at the Nowy Swiat. It serves a tasty breakfast that is an excellent way to start the day, and if you’d like to take a snack with you, you can buy a baguette or sandwich in the boulangerie.
      Nowy Swiat 64
      00-357 Warsaw
      +48 22 828 01 15
    • Pies Czy Suka

      Popular cocktail bar
      Many people think the Pies Czy Suka is the best cocktail bar in town. It’s a little hidden away inside a courtyard. Your waiter will be happy to describe the drinks to you on a multimedia tablet. The selection consists of all the usual classics and lots of new creations. And then there’s something extra special: molecular drinks, perhaps a little on the pricey side, but well worth it. There are also various snacks for the hungry.
      Ul. Szpitalna 8a
      00-031 Warsaw
      +48 501 85 01 14
    • Fabryka Trzciny

      Culture factory
      Fabryka Trzciny is a varied cultural centre housed in what used to be a factory. The complex includes a restaurant, and exhibition, conference and concert halls. All are retro in style, and decorated with avant-garde accents. Top quality concerts regularly take place at the «Factory Club». Go to the website to find out more.
      Otwocka 14
      03-759 Warsaw
      +48 22 619 05 13
      fabrykatrzciny.pl