July - August 2017, Issue No. 59
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CONTENTS TOP CAFES - Bites & Desserts
TOP RESTAURANTS - TOP ASIAN
Fine Classic Polish
Creative Polish, International
Classic Polish Polish with Mediterranean
Warsaw Montessori School
English High Tea
International American School
Cafe, Casual Eats
British Primary School
Chinese Language Center
Afternoon Tea at Britol Hotel Croque Madame La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie Patisserie, Chocolaterie, Desserts, Ice Cream
Bombaj Masala Centrum
Beef N’ Pepper
Bombaj Masala Mokotów
Monique Bakery & Wine
D. Pawelek Rozbrat 20
D. Pawelek Brasserie Warszawska
D. Pawelek Butchery and Wine
D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Próżnej
Steakhouse, International International, Fine Wine
16 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 42 43 44 46 47 48
Breakfest, International, Wine European
D. Pawelek Kieliszki na Hożej Wine and Fine Polish
Focaccia Fine Italian
La Maison Gourmand
Fine French and International
Mokotowska 69 International
Pańska 85 Fine Chinese
Silk & Spicy
Japanese and Thai
AiOLI inspired by MINI
Mediterranean, Italian, International
San Lorenzo Ristorante
Fine Italian and Seafood
Stary Dom Polish
Trattoria da Antonio Sicilian, Italian
83 84 85
Wine Shop & Wine Tasting
Kanonicza 22: Krakow
Hotel Rubintein: Krakow
Interior Design & Decor Store Artistic Jewelry
Kwiaciarnia Mokotowska 61 Flowers, Delivery
Top-End Shopping Center
TOP BEAUTY & HEALTH
Le Cedre 84 Mercato Bar
Deli, Casual Italian, Wines
Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town
Top Sports Bar
Si Ristorante & Cocktail Bar Italian, Wine, and Breakfast
Trattoria Tavola Italian
Spa, Beauty Treatments, Relaxation
Elektoralna Dental Clinic
Villa Nova Dental Clinic
ART, SCHOOLS & CULTURE
SomePlace Else 126
TOP STAYS: POLAND
Fine Wine Shop
Le Cedre 61
Cigars and Top Liquors
The Bonerowski Boutique Hotel Krakow
La Casa del Habano: Krakow
Star Wines Poland
Creative, Healthful Polish
H15 Boutique Hotel: Warsaw
Hungarian and Wine
Wzorcownia Restaurant: Pabianice
TOP WINE SERVICES
Polish and International
Launge, Meditteranian, Lebanese
Latin American, Fish & Seafood
Hotel Bellotto: Warsaw
Traditional Polish in Country Cottage
Le Cedre Lounge
Steak and Fish
Cigars and Fine Liquors
New York Style Bar
San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar
Fine Italian, Tuscan
Desserts and Polish
Southern Europen, Mediterranean
Mediterranean, Italian, International
Fine Confectionery, Fine Teas
Modern Creative Cuisine
Odette Tea Room
La Casa del Habano
Bonerowska Restaurant: Krakow
Polish with Mediterranean
Podwale Bar & Books
TOP RESTAURANTS - TOP CASUAL
DINING: OUT OF WARSAW
Cafe, Desserts, Confectionery
Cafe, Desserts, Confectionery Cafe, Bakery, Wine
Indonesian, Innovative Street Food Concept
Fine Steaks, Meat, and Wine
Fine Pan Asian
Fine Sushi and Japanese Tapas
Grand Kredens Steak, Seafood, International
Fine Contemporary Indian
Fine Meats, Steaks & Wine Wine and Fine Polish
Fine Contemporary Indian
DESA: Oldest Art & Auction House
NAZWA 99 NAZWA RESTAURANT RESTAURACJI AMBER RESTAURACJI ROOM & BAR
Amber Room, located within the Sobański Palace on inspiring Av. Ujazdowskie, is both an architectural and culinary gem with an interior that spells class. The menu is modern Polish created by Chef Robert Skubisz; his creativity has been honored with a range of prestigious awards. The á la carte menu, seasonally inspired, is prepared using the highest quality ingredients sourced as much as possible locally. Items such as the tuna tartare with avocado, ginger and lime; the duck breast with pumpkin, spinach, figs, and Porto sauce; and the lemon soufflé with Earl Grey ice cream, are all delectable. A special private room called the Krug Room can be reserved; one simply has to order Krug Champagne! Recommended by the Michelin Guide, Amber Room is the only restaurant in Poland to have received each consecutive year the 4 Forks and Spoons award, designating it as a luxurious restaurant!
Chef Rober Skubisz
Amber Room Aleje Ujazdowskie 13, Warsaw 00-567 phone: +48 22 523 66 64 www.amberroom.pl
TOP Warsaw DINING
If one was ever in the need to suffuse romance into life, a visit to AleGloria would be very much in order! The bright interiors are the tasteful amalgamation of cream and strawberry, appeal of candle light, polished wood, and gleaming white laced table linen embellished with flowers. Famous restaurateur Magda Gessler is at the helm of affairs; her insights, her creativity, her culinary design, have made this place one of a kind where she has taken Polish cuisine to a new dimension. Tradition has been fused with modern ideas; the otherwise staple beetroot soup, barszcz, is elevated here multiple degrees with raspberry vinegar, black currant syrup, and served with white bean filled ravioli! With a vast selection of wine from its cellars, and an extensive selection of drinks, AleGloria is indeed Polish hospitality at its modern-day finest. An experience in a monumental setting!
AleGloria Plac Trzech KrzyĹźy 3, Warsaw 00-535 phone: +48 22 584 70 80 www.alegloria.pl
Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur Magda Gessler
Stylish and elegant Restaurant Belvedere is one of the more remarkable culinary spots in Warsaw, located in the beautiful orangery at the Royal Lazienki Park, and recognized with remarkable consistency by the Michelin Guide for over a decade. The charm of 150 year architecture combined with fresh interiors within the glass pavilion created by National Opera’s designer Boris Kudlicka, enables a glamorous yet intimate atmosphere. Live music each day with piano, vocals, and smooth jazz makes dining here a pleasure; during spring and summer the open views of nature transport one into an idyllic state of being. With a large selection of Polish wines chosen by sommelier Piotr Zieliński this is perfect place for fine dining valued over the years by diplomats, businessmen, and celebrities --and even for large corporate events for up to 300 guests. A class act on all fronts!
Belvedere Królewskie Sp. z o.o. ul. Agrykoli 1, 00-460 Warsaw www.belvedere.com.pl
Borpince Hungarian Winery & Restaurant Zgoda 1, 00-018 Warsaw phone: +48 22 828 22 44 www.borpince.pl email@example.com
BEEF N’ PEPPER
Borpince, a piece of Hungary in the heart of Warsaw, has at its owners who hail originally from there and who attach enormous importance to authenticity. This is evident as one descends the stairs into this sublime, bricks-and-arches basement setting. The backdrop of Hungarian music, genuine dishes with original names, and a wine list which draws from Hungary’s wine regions, offer insight into the unfolding of a true dining experience. Many of the ingredients are imported, put together with care in traditional recipes, usually well seasoned with garlic and red pepper! The goulash soup; the halaszle, a spicy river fish soup; and the traditional pörkölt, a stew with boneless meat and vegetables, are all outstanding. For dessert the Gundel pancake, made with ground walnuts, and served flambéed in a dark chocolate sauce, is an apt high-point to perfect dining!
Located in the center of town, Beef N’ Pepper has quickly established itself as leading steakhouse in Warsaw’s culinary landscape with a menu that is direct and to the point. Mostly used here is the finestquality Polish beef, matured and aged for 28 days which makes the meat juicy, crisp and immensely flavorful. Items such as the T-bone, Black Angus, top sirloin, and rib- eye are exhilarating indeed, each bite conveying to the palate that this is truly outstanding! Further completing the equation here menu-wise are items such as the chicken salad with seasonal vegetables and sous-vide eggs; and the beef tenderloin soup with cheese and chilli. The excellent dining experience at Beef and Pepper is significantly enhanced by the place’s well-equipped bar, affording guests a rich array of interesting whiskeys, bourbons, wines and cocktails that combine exceedingly well with the menu. A top-grade place indeed!
Beef N’ Pepper Nowogrodzka 47A Warsaw 00-695 (near ROMA Music Theater) mobile: +48 785 025 025L www.beefandpepper.pl
Daniel Wasilewski’s Dekant Wine Bar & Restaurant combines the dual ideas of a wine bar and restaurant so completely that this place stands out as an example of how this union must be achieved! Food and wine are in complete step –a wine selection of almost 300 has brought repeat awards by Wine Spectator. The kitchen which emphasizes above all a strict adherence to quality of ingredients and a focus on organic and native sources, emanates a refreshing Slow-Food menu that ascribes to seasonality and freshness. The inspiration for Dekant may well lie in places such as New York, yet the place feels very much of its own breed, inviting and complete. Each Saturday there is live music, unique wine tastings, and ongoing wine and cooking workshops as well. A fine menu and a wide wine choice advised on by sommeliers at hand, makes Dekant an absolute joyous experience!
Dekant WineBar & Restaurant Zajęcza 15, Warsaw 00-351 phone: +48 22 828 07 52 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dekant.com.pl www.facebook.com/dekantwinebar
Concept 13, located within VITKAC, the splendidly designed new shopping complex in Warsaw’s center is doing as much for culinary contentment as the entire premises is contributing to the world of fashion and style. The interior with dark gloss combined with rawness of wood defines its cutting-edge modern intention, and reflects on the culinary direction of the place—a modern international menu suffused with elements of tradition that makes the gastronomic idea well rounded and complete. With an open kitchen at its core, Concept 13 inspires with preparation such as the teppanyaki— a great form of Kitchen Theater, and an outstanding selection of grilled steaks and salads. All this may be accompanied by a selection from an extensive wine list. Concept13 is indeed that special culinary idea which was once only imagined, and now has actually come to be!
Concept 13 Bracka 9, Warsaw 00-501 phone: +48 22 310 73 73 www.vitkac.com
TOP Warsaw DINING
D. PAWELEK ROZBRAT 20
Top restaurateur Daniel Pawlelek is the creator of five highly successful restaurants in Warsaw— Brasserie Warszawska, Butchery & Wine, Kieliszki na Próżnej, Kieliszki na Hożej, and Rozbrat 20.
When Daniel Pawełek, one of the best regarded restaurateurs in town, gets behind an idea it is sure to win acclaim; an appreciation that is for the long haul. This track of success is what Rozbrat 20 is clearly on, enhancing the quality of life substantially in the trend-defining area of Powiśle. Here breakfast has been given top priority, at equal notching with lunch and dinner. An array of wines, freshbaked breads and pastries are highlighted in an interior that is elegantly simple. The main thrust is focus on quality and an emphasis on innovative creations — from eggs with avocado paste, to steaks and salads with ingredients sourced from local suppliers who are equally faithful to the idea of organic, seasonal, and fresh. With a dynamic menu that changes daily, the added service includes the option to purchase outstanding wines to take away or to sip on the spot!
Rozbrat 20 Bakery & Wine Corner Rozbrat 20, Warsaw 00-447 phone: +48 22 416 62 66 www.rozbrat20.com.pl email@example.com
BRASSERIE WARSZAWSKA D. PAWELEK
Brasserie Warszawska Górnośląska 24, Warsaw 00-484 phone: +48 22 628 94 23 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/brasseriewarszawska www.brasseriewarszawska.pl
The word brasserie implies a relaxed, upscale setting, professional service, white linen, a simple yet comprehensive menu. Brasserie Warszawska is of course more than that, and is reflective of the combined traditions of Warsaw and Paris, suffused perhaps with elements of the new European modernity. The dishes on the menu, such as the beef fillet with dauphine potatoes and spinach, emphasize simplicity; yet simultaneously reinforce the focus on quality of ingredients, methods of preparation, elegance of appearance, and heavenly flavors. The staff here is passionate about what they do; there is an implied guarantee of service and genuine hospitality. The restaurant has an outstanding bar with original-design stools, champagne and fine cocktails; there is a private room ideal for groups of 12 to 24 guests as well. Brasserie Warszawska is surely an uptick on Warsaw’s culinary map!
D. PAWELEK BUTCHERY & WINE
Butchery & Wine has become the only restaurant in Poland to be awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, which implies good value for money and which represents a favorite of the Michelin Guides. Speaking to owner Daniel Pawelek it is abundantly clear that his objective is for Butchery & Wine to be known as a place in Warsaw’s center where guests can enjoy outstanding food from a thankfully short menu—this aspect is extremely uncommon and intelligent. Appetizers and dishes such as the roast bone marrow, a classic; seared scallops with boudin noir; Bavette steak with shallots; and cote de boeuf, are all outstanding, perhaps to be followed by dessert such as the spiced pear and apple crumble with vanilla icecream. A comprehensive wine list, and friendly service make Butchery & Wine a top selection!
Butchery & Wine Żurawia 22, Warsaw 00-515 phone: +48 22 502 31 18 www.butcheryandwine.pl
KIELISZKI NA PRÓŻNEJ D. PAWELEK
Kieliszki na Próżnej Próżna 12, Warsaw 00-107 mobile: +48 501 764 674 www.kieliszkinaproznej.pl
Daniel Pawelek, the talent behind stellar restaurants Butchery & Wine, Brasserie Warsaw, and Rozbrat 20, teamed up with Paul Demianiuk, one of the country’s finest sommeliers, to create Kieliszki na Próżnej. Located on Próżna, once the center of the Warsaw Ghetto, and now ironically Warsaw’s culinary cutting edge, Kieliszki is where wine plays first fiddle to what’s on one’s plate. The creative Polish menu here is traditional yet modernized and served with a “tapas attitude.” The creative fervor leads with an impressive wine portfolio from known producers, and whilst mainly from Europe the dominant source is the various wine regions in Italy. The main wall is adorned with a mural by Mariusz Tarkawian and is titled “Lexicon of 2015”---quite clearly a reflection of the fact that the vocabulary here is one of wine, and how it should converse with food. A remarkably refreshing place indeed!
D. PAWELEK KIELISZKI NA HOZEJ
When success occurs, it behooves that creative force to replicate! This is the reason behind Kieliszki’s expansion to a second location on Hoza Street. Kielszki na Hożej brings its own incremental dose of magic to this culinary hotspot in Warsaw. Daniel Pawelek, has extended his collaborative effort with star Polish sommelier Paweł Demianiuk from Kieliszki na Próżnej (see opp. page), to add this fifth venue to his accomplishments. This is a “wine kitchen” as well, where “sipping” leads the “eating, where the goal is the delicate balance between what’s in the glass with what’s on the plate. Kieliszki’s impressive wine portfolio derives from the team’s relationships with leading small and medium Italy producers, and the menu here remains close to Polish traditions, with fresh creativity pervading right through from the main courses to the smaller snack plates that all follow the right wine!
Kieliszki na Hożej Hoża 41, Warsaw 00-681 phone: +48 22 404 21 09
NAZWA RESTAURACJI FOCACCIA
MichaĹ‚ Rajewski - Executive Chef at Focaccia Ristorante
Located within the five stars Hotel Bellotto at the intersection of Senatorska and Miodowa streets is Focaccia Ristorante offering a fine Italian menu with a modern twist. The creative and talented culinary team in the kitchen under Chef MichaĹ‚ Rajewski has created a menu based upon authentic ingredients of the highest quality. Guests are served focaccia with fine olive oil as they choose from a menu which includes besides hand-made pasta and Mediterranean side dishes, an array of meats and seafood, pizza -made with a special technique so that the dough comes out thin and crunchy, and of course fine Italian desserts. The Chef has a unique tasting menu each day, which includes up to 5 main items from the menu, served in smaller portions. Focaccia is a place for lunch, coffee and desserts, a wide selection of aperitifs from the bar, and a spectacular wine and alcohol list as well. This is fine, elegant dining! Note: Parking is free for guests.
Focaccia Ristorante Senatorska 13/15, Warsaw 00-075 phone: +48 22 829 69 69 www.focaccia.pl Fb.com/restauracjafocaccia
TOP Warsaw DINING
NAZWA RESTAURACJI HUNTER
Grand Kredens: 19 years of tradition serving traditional Polish cuisine, the finest of wines, regional beer and spirits, with live music!
Grand Kredens Al. Jerozolimskie 111, Warsaw 02-017 phone: +48 22 629 80 08 mobile: +48 697 900 000 www.kredens.com.pl email@example.com
This time tested venue which serves exceptional Polish cuisine alongside high Continental fare is a longtime favorite of the many who seek high quality dining. The early 20th century Polish décor is in itself a visual of the encompassing menu designed by Chef Krzysztof Drzewicki. There is the traditional tartar, alongside the exquisite carpaccio with parmesan; dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms; shrimp in butter with garlic; pike perch with leek sauce; tuna steak served with rice and blanched vegetables. Desserts such as meringue served with velvety mascarpone and strawberries serve as an exclamation point to an outstanding dining experience. With its own unique cozy ambience, enhanced on occasion with live music— it is no surprise that Grand Kredens has continued to dutifully bestow upon all patrons a sense of gastronomic fulfillment.
Piotr Bienkowski founded the first Steak House in Warsaw over 30 years ago. As a member of the American Beef Club he was taught “steak secrets” by none other than Tony Perini, the personal chef of George Bush. And now following in his immense footsteps his son Robert has opened Hunter, the new place in town for steak, seafood, and more! With personal supervision and strong unbending focus on quality, the place is already garnering rave reviews. Items on the menu that indicate culinary fervor include the grilled baby calamari with lemon salsa and coriander; T-Bone marinated in pepper, garlic butter and jalapenos; the cod baked in white wine, butter and herbs; and for dessert pear baked in wine with vanilla sauce. With a superb wine and drinks list, informed and friendly service, Hunter is indeed at the top of its game! Note: Monday thru Friday there are attractive prix fixe lunch specials!
Hunter Al. Jerozolimskie 119 Warsaw 02-017 phone: +48 22 629 39 69 FB:RestauracjaHunter
TOP Warsaw DINING
Resto & Winobar Private Room & Parking Cafe & Whisky bar Enoteka
Warsaw’s culinary trajectory was definitely lifted with the opening in 2013 of HOZA, the city’s first real Argentine Steakhouse with famous chef Michal Mizak at its helm. Located in the city’s heart in a building built in 1900 and which miraculously survived the War, the ambience here is encouraged by exposed brick walls, industrial period lamps, and befitting artwork. The historical bearings of the city thus combine with young, casual trends, and the sound of Latin jazz! Of course what’s truly special are the Argentinestyle steaks and super-fresh seafood complemented by a collection of over 150 wine labels stocked in its cellar. Spread over four rooms, the bar here has over 40 whiskeys, a club room, and a delightful private room for up to 10 guests; the place also has its own garden and parking in the inner courtyard. This is an outstanding venue where positive energy and friendly service makes it all so delightful!
Hoża Hoża 25 A, Warsaw 00-521 mobile: +48 515 037 001 www.hoza.warszawa.pl www.facebook.com/hoza25
LA MAISON GOURMAND
Chef Arkadiusz Wilamowski’s La Maison Gourmand is the new talk of town, located in a part that is itself being renewed. His exceptional background, of being trained in the world’s top Michelin starred restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in London, and at La Gouesniere under Olivier Valade is now Warsaw’s good fortune. La Maison purveys a fine French and International menu, born of sophisticated technique and wholesome Polish ingredients, with an exceptional wine list completing the equation. Excellence here owes as well to the team under Arkadiusz Żochowski, the top-qualified manager who brings his experience from the Amber Room in Warsaw and from having interned in Michelin star restaurants abroad. Mesmerizing desserts prepared on premises provide a fine exclamation point to sophisticated yet easy dining. A definite culinary master stroke!
La Maison Gourmand Chłodna 15, Warsaw 00-891 Mobile: +48 730737677 firstname.lastname@example.org Open houer: Tuesday to Saturday: Midday to 3 pm and 5.30 pm to 10 pm Sunday: Midday to 5 pm
Marconi Restaurant Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44 Warsaw 00-325 Opening hours: 06:30–10:30, 12:00–15:00, 18:00–22:30 phone: +48 22 551 18 32 www.hotelbristolwarsaw.pl
Marconi Restaurant, located within the iconic Hotel Bristol in the heart of Warsaw has its own separate entrance from Karowa Street, offering a relaxed dining experience throughout the day. The Executive Chef here has created an exhilarating, modern menu which emphasizes the finest seasonal produce derived from local farms and trusted purveyors. One can savor Polish beef tartare, a light salad, or select charcoal grilled steaks and seafood. And of course a fine wine list and drinks adds so much alongside mesmerizing desserts prepared by the famous Hotel Bristol patisserie. Overlooking Warsaw’s most intimate patio, the restaurant is a great setting for casual meals, business meetings, family gatherings or romantic dinners. Special weekly events here are the Wednesday Aperitivo, Sunday Brunch,and Afternoon Tea served in the adjacent Column Bar.
Mokotowska-69, is the next culinary venue by the creator of landmark restaurant Merlienego-5. Andrzej Rudnicki-Sipayłło with his over thirty years expertise, drawing from his work experience in New York’s finest restaurants, “brought” Manhattan to Warsaw when he opened Merliniego-5 in 2010. Now Restaurant and Bar Mokotowska-69 expands on this success. Essentially specializing in seafood and steaks, classic Polish dishes with a contemporary interpretation are on the menu as well. The excellent, seasonal wine list comprising selections from all over, matches the dishes ideally on the seasonally varying menu. Items such as the halibut with carrot puree; the rack of lamb; the Black Angus rib eye from NYC’s Ottmanelli and Sons; and the Kobe style strip loin from Tajima, are indications of the place’s emphasis on top quality. A sure success which adds to Warsaw’s culinary orchestra!
Mokotowska 69 Mokotowska 69, 00-530 Warsaw phone: +48 22 6287384 www.mokotowska69.pl
Star Chef Jacek Grochowina
Nolita Wilcza 46, Warsaw 00-679 phone: +48 22 292 04 24 www.nolita.pl email@example.com
NAZWA RESTAURACJI PAPU
Star Chef Jacek Grochowina has named his new culinary venture Nolita based on Manhattan’s inspiring neighborhood where traditions and modernity have come together to make it the new epicenter of culinary landmarks. So is it with Warsaw’s Nolita, a culinary juggernaut in the making with Grochowina commanding the kitchen’s course. Having worked at the Ritz in London, this internationally awarded chef has, in the opening of this Warsaw culinary hotspot, decided to carve out his own amazing niche. What one finds in this new, modern setting, is a menu that surpasses with creativity, which makes fine dining, much higher than merely fine! The aged beef fillet, braised aubergine, teriyaki jus; John Dory, leek confit, Jerusalem artichoke; foie gras bon bon; Octopus pastrami, saffron aioli, homemade pumpkin mustard, are just a few examples of culinary genius one is apt to find here!
Papu transports its guests into a world of excellent Polish cuisine, where Chef Bartosz Kędra emphasizes the use of local produce in a unique menu where family recipes meet modern culinary techniques. Traditional flavors present in everyday Polish homes have been given a combined touch of simplicity and elegance here, emerging in dishes such as the dumplings stuffed with pheasant or venison; the roast duck with plum sauce and apricot; salmon tartar with green apple and fresh cucumber; cabbage with lamb stuffing; and the “hot lava stone” cooked-at-the-table prawns, tuna, or filet mignon. A selection of wines advised by a star Sommelier, a selection of Polish vodkas and infusions, and desserts such as the Meringue cake Dacquoise, and the praline nut soufflé, all make the experience here outstanding. This is indeed become a top-gem in the city’s culinary fabric!
Papu Al. Niepodległości 132/136 Warsaw 02-554 phone: +48 22 856 77 88 www.restauracjapapu.pl
TOP Warsaw DINING
N°31 BY ROBERT SOWA
by Robert Sowa
Renowned Master Chef Robert Sowa, the creative force behind N°31
Celebrity Chef Robert Sowa, winner of several awards over his long, illustrious career has furthered his top credentials with the opening of N°31 Restaurant & Bar, his new grand venue in the heart of Warsaw’s center. A place which is indeed the material condensation of his imagination, the menu is Polishbased with international influences at their very best, prepared with the finest products and techniques which even preserve the food’s nutritive elements. An open kitchen format emphasizes a personal touch for the guest, the passion evident in creations such as the foie gras with caramelized pear in a honey reduction with brioche and orange jam with anise; or the beef cheek with wild morel sauce, caramelized beetroot, and truffle puree. Besides culinary genius, the restaurant’s stellar wine selection, its elegantly stunning interiors, all make Robert Sowa’s N°31 a true culinary standout!
N°31 Restaurant by Robert Sowa Nowogrodzka 31, Warsaw 00-511 mobile: +48 600 861 961 n31restaurant.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
NAZWA SIGNATURE RESTAURACJI
Signature Poznańska 15, Warsaw 00-680 phone: +48 22 553 87 55 www. signaturerestaurant.pl email@example.com
NAZWA STARA RESTAURACJI KAMIENICA
Signature, located within the H15 Boutique hotel, has been awarded a two “spoon and fork” rating by Michelin, substantiating its strong position in Warsaw’s culinary landscape. Award winning Executive Chef Wojciech Kilian’s phenomenal compositions of modern cuisine emphasize natural and seasonal ingredients. Special cooking events by the Chef with prominent stars result in “autographed” or signature dishes. Outstanding items include the celery and truffle cream soup; the lamb chop with spring onion mousse; the sturgeon served with puree of pumpkin, coriander and dried figs; and for dessert the delicious praline tart with fruits and strawberries ice cream. With a “flaming bar”, renovated Oswald chairs from the 1950’s, genuine Serge lighting, and original photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Green, Signature is indeed a culinary venue that scales great heights!
Stara Kamienica, located on a quiet street in the heart of Warsaw, combines traditional Polish culinary ideas with modern, pan-European elements. Chef Przemyslaw Butryn is responsible for the place’s success over the recent years. The feast that unfolds within its traditional dark wood paneled interiors includes items on the menu such as the saffron broth with salmon, shrimp, mussels and spinach; the monkfish with fried lentils and wild apple mousse; and the roasted lamb served with bulgur, green peas, and sage butter. These are all excellent and indicate the kitchen’s culinary ambitions. Flowers and candles adorn the tables dressed in white, imparting a charm that is indeed memorable. The weekday lunch is a wonderful choice for business meetings, or get-togethers with colleagues. With excellent service and live music in the evenings, Stara Kamienica is always an elevating choice!
Stara Kamienica Widok8, Warsaw 00-023 phone: +48 22 114 43 33 www.stara-kamienica.com.pl
Chef Paweł Oszczyk
La Rotisserie is located within an architectural gem, the elegant Mamaison Hotel Le Régina in a magical part of Warsaw’s Old Town. Its location is an art reflection of its own standing as an established star in the city’s culinary firmament. Celebrate Chef Paweł Oszczyk, who was awarded the Chef of the Year 2016 title by the Polish chapter of Gault & Millau, heads the kitchen here, alongside Sommelier Andrzej Strzelczyk who ensures that wine selections are paired perfectly. A new season-inspired menu has dishes such as the pike perch soup with lobster and celery; the grilled Charolaise entrecote; and the fillet of sea bass with green pea ravioli and mussel chowder-- all faithful indications of the Chef’s creativity. With outstanding desserts such as the Caramel Valrhona chocolate parfait with coffee ice cream, La Rotisserie is perhaps the special experience one always yearns for!
La Rottiserie Kościelna 12, Warsaw 00-001 phone: + 48 22 531 60 70 www.rotisserie.pl
SAN LORENZO ON JANA PAWŁA II
Ristorante San Lorenzo Al. Jana Pawła II 36, Warsaw 00-001 phone: +48 22 652 16 16 www.sanlorenzo.pl
Ristorante San Lorenzo, ever since opening its doors in 2000, has become the standard bearer of fine Tuscan cuisine in the city. Spread over two majestic floors with tables dressed in crisp white and frescoes adorning the walls, the image here conveys the place’s seriousness. Chef Luca Dolfi, a Tuscan native, has for over 15 years brought his creative experience to bear with remarkable consistency; this comes alive in a menu that is close to traditions, one that uses the finest ingredients, and which is then served with stateliness. The culinary celebration here is evident in items such as the salad with steamed shrimp and fresh arugula; the ravioli with sea bass stuffing; and the grilled Steak Florentine, served with baked potatoes, and flavored with rosemary. Outstanding desserts and an extensive wine list complete the equation, ensuring San Lorenzo’s place amongst the top in fine dining!
ON ZURAWIA SAN LORENZO
San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar makes available on Zurawia Street what its “parent” continues to achieve at its almost two decade old location on Jana Pawla. This next expansion is a trendy interpretation where the emphasis has not only been inclined towards fish and seafood, but also towards highlighting the inexhaustible versatility of Italian cuisine brought about through culinary mastery. Besides creativity, the team of Italian chefs maintains a strict adherence to quality and freshness. This is evident in exhilarating items such as the mussels in spicy sauce served with crispy bruschetta; the herbmarinated beef Carpaccio served with pesto and parmesan shavings; the black ravioli with fresh salmon filling; or the sesame crusted tuna served with avocado mousse. A comprehensive wine list, as well as an evolved bar with a wide choice of drinks, make this San Lorenzo truly exceptional!
San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar Żurawia 6/12, Warsaw 00-926 mobile: +48 664 047 747 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sanlorenzozurawia.pl
STIXX BAR & GRILL
STIXX Bar & Grill is Warsawâ€™s latest gastronomy destination. It features Polandâ€™s largest bar and retractable roof terrace with a spectacular open and raised kitchen. Having established itself as one of the most popular venues in town, it covers almost 2,000 sqm. on 2 levels in a fully restored industrial building. The stunning interiors convey sophistication, and guests have the comfort of private dining rooms as well. Dining here entails choosing from a diverse international menu combined with the widest range of premium spirits, signature cocktails and old and new world wines. The atmosphere is further boosted by resident DJs and guest performances. Its latest event, SIXX AT STIXX Bar & Grill, will be launched 10 May with the finest lounge music; beer, cocktails, house wines and prosecco will be offered at special prices along with a special food menu available at the Bar. A class act indeed!
STIXX Bar & Grill Plac Europejski 4A, Warsaw 00-844 phone: +48 22 340 40 40 www.stixx.pl
NAZWA STARY DOM RESTAURACJI
Stary Dom Puławska 104/106, Warsaw 02-620 phone: +48 22 646 4208 email@example.com www.restauracjastarydom.pl
Stary Dom, or the Old House is located in a premises which has been serving food for over 75 years. it harkens back to the finest traditions of Polish cuisine and this culture’s welcoming ways. Within its vast space, guests are waited upon by a well mannered staff with the friendliness and sophistication of old Europe. The interiors are a feast to the eyes with high ceilings, real wood paneling and furniture that straddles the rustic with the elegant. Many of the popular dishes are prepared in front of guests on movable trolleys such as the tartar meticulously chopped by the chef, and the flambéed stroganoff. Other outstanding items include special pies with goose or duck; the herring with grated apple, chopped onion and pickles; and the honey glazed “golonka” or pork knuckle. Definitely a place to be to savor the best of traditional Polish cuisine!
Restaurant Strefa, located on landmark Prozna Street, is a place that has achieved star status within the culinary landscape of Warsaw. Chef Jaroslaw Walczyk who began his career at sea working on international passenger ships, has now created a remarkable menu here inspired by traditional recipes yet melded with modernity and “internationalism.” Quality is center stage here, very evident in dishes such as the ceviche with sea bream, avocado, mango, arugula, coriander, pine nuts; Lamb loin with mango, Jerusalem artichoke, bulgur, and mint; Plum mousse with mascarpone, icecream and pistachio With elegant interiors, outstanding service, and an impressive wine and drinks menu, Strefa has come to be an ideal venue for business dining, or simply having a great time with friends, family, or that special someone!
Strefa Restaurant & Bar Próżna 9, Warsaw 00-107 phone: +48 22 255 08 50 www. restauracjastrefa.pl
NAZWA TRATTORIA RESTAURACJI DA ANTONIO
Trattoria da Antonio Żurawia 18, Warsaw 00-515 phone: +48 22 625 54 17 www.trattoriadaantonio.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
Trattoria da Antonio has indeed been fondly labeled as “Little Sicily in the heart of Warsaw”. The love and passion for life and food has been transported here in full! The founder and heart of this place is Chef Antonio who ardently maintains a philosophy that “family is the most important!” The guests here are the family, made to feel special with outstandingly warm service and culinary masterpieces that simply delight. Authenticity is of prime importance; hence many of the ingredients are flown in from different parts of the Italy, as are the wines from vineyards with centuries-old traditions. Spread over three rooms, the place is a sensory delight—full of aromas, splendid decor, homemade breads, fresh herbs, and wine! There is even a room is for the youngest members of the family with toys and books. Trattoria da Antonio indeed celebrates the joys of life, Sicilian style!
Trattoria Murano, in the heart of Warsaw’s Muranów, has quickly established itself as one of the leading purveyors of Italian in the city. Listed amongst the 460 best restaurants in Gault & Millau’s Poland Guide for 2017, it was also awarded TripAdvisor’s 2016 quality certificate. Once the location of a palace designed by Simone Giuseppe Belotti its very soul is Italian! True Mediterranean freshness and flavors emphasize authenticity in terms of ingredients and culinary technique. The interior, comprising dark wood, Italian bricks, and soft lighting from lamps from Murano, imbues an ideal backdrop to culinary emanations--excellent items such as the risotto with porcini and saffron; or the beef tenderloin, with pepper sauce, potato gratin and vegetables. With an open kitchen and well composed wine list, this place is ideal for time spent with colleagues, and of course family and friends.
Trattoria Murano Pokorna 2/U26, Warsaw 00-199 mobile: +48 516 754 300 email@example.com www.trattoriamurano.pl
U Barssa Rynek Starego Miasta 12/14, Warsaw 00-272 phone: +48 22 635 24 76 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ubarssa.pl www.facebook.com/ubarssa
NAZWA RESTAURACJI ZIELNIK
Located in the Old Town Main Square, Restaurant “U Barssa” is one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Warsaw. Its hospitality traditions date back to the nineteenth century and the place indeed transports one to a time that once was, serving a traditional Polish menu which has its roots in the kitchens of past aristocracy. Within its stylish chambers there is a world of privilege that unfolds from the time one is seated to when the food arrives always with a sense of ceremony. The place’s signature duck with baked potatoes and beet confiture is an example of what one can avail here from within a vast menu with traditional items such as soups, pierogi, meats and desserts. There is an impressive wine, beer, and alcohol list which makes dining here even more compelling. And outstanding service with an eye towards every detail makes this place truly special!
A romantic oasis, Café Zielnik is located in the mansion-dotted Warsaw quarter of Mokotów and offers refreshing warmth and pure class. Here elements of Polish cuisine meld with subtle Mediterranean accents, supported by an emphasis on the liberal use of fresh ingredients, herbs, meats, and produce. Specialties include dishes such as the rabbit in mustard sauce; the roast duck with beets; a variety of homemade pasta which are brimful with wholesome flavor; and the rather special pancakes with spinach. There is a kids menu for the little-ones who visit here as well. Zielnik could very well be the lavender swept country cottage, or the idyllic culinary getaway tucked away in the South of France. This lovely place also allows one a summer stroll in its garden, which is located opposite a park.
Zielnik Odyńca 15, Warsaw 02-644 phone: +48 22 844 3500 www.restauracjazielnik.pl email@example.com
BOMBAJ MASALA CENTRUM
Bombaj Masala Centrum Al.Jana Pawła II 23, Warsaw mobile: +48 606 688 777 phone: +48 22 653 96 00 www.bombajmasala.pl/centrum/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bombaj Masala, located in the center on Jana Pawla has proudly lifted the stature of Warsaw’s Indian dining for locals as well as for those who have converged from all parts; their love for Indian food being a common thread that is tied here at a world-class level. With a spacious, elegant interior, its decor is closer to western sensibilities, reflective of cosmopolitan dining trends in Indian cities today. Besides the stunning physicality, the emotional high-points are achieved with what emanates from the kitchen. A team of Indian chefs, born and raised in various parts of India, pour their skills into each of the creations, all of which delight tremendously. The varied flavors of India combined with perfect service make this a befitting place for business meetings, family events, and of course special, romantic evenings! A class act indeed!
MOKOTÓW BOMBAJ MASALA
Bombaj Masala Mokotow, is the expansion of the success achieved in Warsaw’s center, described on the opposite page. This venue is a consequence of a passion to make accessible the wonders of fine Indian cuisine. The interior here comprises modern architectural elements fused with traditional Indian ideas, supplemented with an open kitchen—dining here means becoming a witness to what’s being prepared for you! The chef here is Virendra Singh from India’s northern reaches in the Himalayas, and his interpretations appear as wondrous delights, fully conveying the cuisine’s power to gastronomically impress. The professionally trained and informed team here is ever happy and willing to guide one’s order as well as to advise on drinks and wine selections that would go well. Open for breakfast as well, business and social dining is always elevated here to a top experience!
Bombaj Masala Mokotów Marynarska 21, Warsaw 02-674 mobile: +48 518 916 474 www.bombajmasala.pl/mokotow/ email@example.com
Chef Janusz Korzyński
Fusion offers the following special dining events: Business Lunch, Monday thru Friday, 12 noon-4pm Fish Market – Every Friday, 6pm – 10:30pm, 179 PLN Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday, 1pm – 5pm Fusion restaurant, located at the Westin Warsaw offers an “east meets west” culinary journey through the prism of Chef Janusz Korzyński’s cutting edge and trendy interpretations. His effort is very visible quite literally--the open kitchen allows one to observe as a variety of culinary traditions are fused together and culminate in one creative dish moments before it appears. Healthy SuperFoods dishes based on the quality of ingredients, fresh vegetables herbs and spices, quality seafood and meats, all contribute meaningfully to an extensive menu full of delicacies from combining the exotic cuisines of the Far East with the elaborate preparations of the European world. This is indeed an unforgettable bouquet of flavors and aromas. With a vast collection of wines and champagnes, an experienced service staff, this is fine, upscale dining, as well as one of the best brunch options in the city. Splendid!
Fusion The Westin Warsaw Al. Jana Pawla II 21, Warsaw 00-854 phone: +48 22 450 8631 www.restauracjafusion.pl
InAzia Sheraton Warsaw Hotel Bolesława Prusa 2, Warsaw 00-493 phone: +48 22 450 6706 www.restauracja-inazia.pl
InAzia, located at the Sheraton Warsaw offers a far-eastern culinary journey through Chef Marcin Sasin’s modern interpretation, a hallmark of his being to blend culinary masterpieces with the art of finishing the dish at the table. The kitchen’s focus derives mainly from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China and Indonesia with extreme importance given to the quality of ingredients—fresh herbs and spices such as lemon grass and coriander, and quality seafood and meats such as Wagyu beef and duck. Specialties include grilled octopus with coriander, crispy turbot and duck with hoisin plum sauce, beef chicks with red curry, many vegetarian and wok dishes. With a vast collection of champagnes and wines specially selected by Robert Mielzyński, an experienced service staff, this is fine, upscale Asian dining in the best part of the city! Complimentary aperitif welcomes guests carrying TOP!
When Yajia Lin, the creative force behind Panska 85, left her native China as a student over three decades ago for Poland, her dream was always to share with this part of the world what was the best from hers. Panska 85 is indeed a a realization of that yearning, complete with the sophisticated modernity that China now embraces alongside respecting its centuries old culinary traditions and evolved etiquette. Not surprisingly the kitchen, manned by chefs trained at top restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai, emphases an unbending focus on quality, methods, recipes, and on the sublimity of presentation—each dish endowed with nature’s colors, conveying a spectrum of incredible flavors to the palate! From the classic Peking Duck to the fragrant cuisine of Sichuan and the traditional dishes of Xi’and even summer drinks such as lemonia–it’s all here at the defining summit in Warsaw of haute-Chinese cuisine, the one and only Panska 85!
Pańska 85 Pańska 85, 00-001 Warsaw Mobile: +48 512 671 756 panska85.com.pl
SILK & SPICY
Silk & Spicy Żurawia 16/20, Warsaw 00-515 phone: +48 22 629 70 12 www.silkandspicy.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
Silk & Spicy, located in two locations in the city, on trendy Żurawia Street in the center and on Francuska Street in Saska Kępa, is a class culinary act taking its patrons on a flavorful journey of Japan and Thailand. These unique venues bring these two very popular Asian cuisines under one roof and under the oversight of experienced Sushi Master Thomas Godlewski and Thai Chef Anh Dung Nguyen. The extraordinary richness of flavors and aromas, the aesthetic presentations of the dishes and above all the use of the freshest and most authentic ingredients gives these two places the high reputation that they enjoy Traditional Japanese sushi, in its many forms, can be ordered for the same table as delicious Thai curries! The elegant, cozy interiors, and friendly service, make these the perfect venues for meetings with friends and business colleagues. A journey indeed towards the finest flavors of the Orient!
Tomo Sushi stands tall amongst Warsaw’s crowded culinary scene, largely due to a few unassailable features—great quality, authenticity, and an easy welcoming atmosphere. It has proven itself with creativity which is evident here at all levels. The menu has been put together with a clear thought to impress that this is no ordinary sushi place with items such as the Gyutataki, slices of raw beef served with shichimi sauce, grated daikon, fresh ginger, onions and greens; and the Shiromi Usuzukuri which is thinly sliced carpaccio of fresh white fish with lemon based ponzu sauce. The tuna steak with mustard sauce; the chicken teriyaki are all equally wonderful. The vision of Tomo’s co-owner Andrzej Pankiewicz is to impart a memorable experience; the word “Tomo” in Japanese implies friendship, and this is the place to enjoy company in the presence of outstanding culinary creations!
Tomo Sushi Krucza 16/22, Warsaw 00-526 phone: +48 22 434 23 44 reservations: +48 508 122 212 www.tomo.pl
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Located on trendy Zurawia Street in the city center, Sushi Zushi ‘s elegant minimalist setting gives it a Zen-like atmosphere, an appropriate setting for the accomplished sushi masters at work. The highest quality ingredients go together here with true Japanese inspiration, its culture and focus on detail, and yet the unlimited possibilities of combining and improving nature’s flavors. This is more than simply Japanese dining; one is actually transported into a special state of mind. The range here is impressive with toppings of various kinds of fish and seafood. Items on the menu such as Ebi or the fried shrimps tempura; the Sake fusion which is salmon lightly baked with leek and spicy mayonnaise; Hotategai, or the St. Jacob’s scallops; and the shrimp and avocado salad served in orange, are all indicative of the place’s emphasis on perfection. Clearly a top dining venue in the city!
Sushi Zushi Żurawia 6/12, Warsaw 00-503 phone: +48 22 420 33 73 email@example.com www.sushizushi.pl
Located at Place Europejski, Wabu mesmerizes with its breath-taking modern interior designed by world-renowned designer Robert Majkut. Owners Aleksandra and Mark Tymiński’s driving thought --“to create sushi is philosophy, to eat it is meditation” -- is an indication of the place’s ideal. Its modernized Japanese form, patterned as an izakaya, is where traditional dishes are served in tapas form to be typically shared. Fresh ingredients constitute the kitchen’s basis, with exquisite fish and rare seafood brought in to deliver uniqueness to the menu, enhanced further by customized preparations on special request. Attention to every detail is reflective of the pervasive passion here. Select wines and champagne are advised on to perfectly complement what’s ordered. This is a wonderful setting for corporate or private events, with an unforgettable experience always guaranteed here at Wabu!
Wabu Warsaw Spire, Ground Floor Pl. Europejski 2 phone: +48 668 925 959 www.wabu.pl, www.facebook/wabusushi
WARUNG JAKARTA INNOVATIVE CONCEPT
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Creative entrepreneur Mateusz Rybiński
Warung Jakarta Piękna 28/34, Warsaw 00-001 mobile: +48 515 467 551
Warung Jakarta delivers on a simple yet innovative idea—to put street food into a combined restaurant and cultural setting! Indonesia, like most of Southeast Asia, is where street food is ubiquitous. Mateusz Rybinski and his partners, who are famous Indonesian chefs, remain true to the notion of authenticity with an Indonesian team in the kitchen, rich flavors packed in limited items, all priced reasonably. This hall-like space on the first floor in Piekna Street is where one can get exposure to Indonesian culture as well; every Tuesday there are Indonesian movies, and networking events with people connected to the country. The menu here is neatly divided between seafood items, meat, poultry, and vegan; the Soto Ayam or the yellow chicken soup for example, the favorite apparently of the Indonesian President, is intensely flavorful. Indeed a true visionary concept!
AIOLI INSPIRED BY MINI
AIOLI Cantine Bar Cafe Deli Świętokrzyska 18, Warsaw 00-052 phone: +48 22 657 21 26 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aioli-cantine.com facebook.com/AioliCantine
The happy feel of southern Europe, an emphasis on excellent quality, and a passion for creativity and style have been fused elegantly at AÏOLI, now recognized as a culinary top spot in the city since its opening in autumn 2012. Creative yet simple Italian and Mediterranean culinary ideas serve to relax one from the intense rhythm of the city; the soothing aioli--the ‘Provençal butter’ made with garlic, egg yolks, olive oil, and lime is an example! Items such as the Red Rostbef salad, for example, are delightful packed with a spectrum of ingredients all imparting a symphony of flavors, as is the Taleggio pizza with an abundant use of mozzarella, tomato sauce with basil and oregano, Taleggio cheese, and marinated pear! With a vast bar selection—cocktails, wines and drinks--friendly service, and a watchable crowd, AÏOLI continues to be “the happening” place in Warsaw!
AÏOLI Inspired by MINI is the younger brethren of the elder AÏOLI Cantine. The further connection here is to a lifestyle characterized by the automotive icon, the MINI. The bent here is on the rare attitude of “carefree-ness”, the seeking of good food and good times, the sense of freedom really in an urban setting. It is also a venue now that hosts cultural events, daily DJ in the evenings, and other out of the ordinary showcases. The menu shares the same ideas as what AÏOLI is generally known for, the flavors of southern Europe fused with various international influences. Items such as the carpaccio have been elevated here several fold --with slices of marinated roast beef served with tomato concassé, leaves of Gran Biraghi cheese, pomegranate, habanero oil, sweet potato chips, and arugula! A perfect place indeed for a liberating, fun-filled experience!
AIOLI inspired by MINI Plac Konstytucji 5, Warsaw 00-657 phone: +48 22 629 25 40 email@example.com www.aioliinspiredbymini.com facebook.com/AIOLIxMINI
Bistro Wiejska Wiejska 9, Warsaw 00-480 mobile: +48 728 400 799 www.bistrowiejska.pl
Bistro Wiejska, which opened its doors close to a year ago, in a part of the city center which has the Sejm, is gathering it own rave reviews for its culinary policies that are setting it apart! In an environment of elegant simplicity it purveys a well executed Mediterranean inspired offering, one that changes with the seasons and one that encompasses aspects from the many cuisines of not only southern Europe but also other countries around the Mediterranean. Items on the menu here include French and Italian soups such as the fish soup from the south of France; fresh succulent seafood; salads such as with baked beetroot, chicory and goat cheese; beef sirloin or rib eye and lamb; and even Lebanese kebbeh. There are lunch specials daily and an impressive array of wine and desserts to complete the equation. Indeed, Bistro Wiejska is a class act in every possible way!
Restaurant Banjaluka, named after the quaint town in Bosnia, is a special place in the center of Warsaw which brings the culinary aspects of this varied and colorful region inhabited by different cultures. Patterned after a Balkan tavern, there is live music daily, especially the muchappreciated live acts on Sunday. Chef Olaf Michalczyk is at the helm of the kitchen, which is open late into the evening; his lamb chops unsurpassed in the city! The restaurant serves not only a choice of marinated, smoked and grilled meats, fish, and seafood, but also salads, and vegetarian dishes, alongside a wonderful selection of wines including from Croatian and Slovenian vineyards. Items such as the GurmaĹ„ska Pleskawica, which is meat with cheese and hot paprika stuffing; and the apple pie or cheesecake for dessert, are outstanding. With friendly service, Banjaluka is indeed a must visit!
Banjaluka Szkolna 2/4, Warsaw 00-006 phone: +48 22 828 10 60 firstname.lastname@example.org www.banjaluka.pl facebook.com/BANJALUKA.WWA
Chef Martin Gimenez Castro
Ceviche Bar Twarda 4, Warsaw 00-105 phone: +48 22 304 94 02 email@example.com www.cevichebar.pl
When star chef Martin Gimenez Castro, who hails from Argentina, puts his heart and mind into an idea what turns out is top notch! His extensive culinary experiences in South America and Florida, and here in Poland over the last decade have enabled him to bestow upon this city flavors that are genuine to Latin America. Ceviche Bar is his class-act combination of fine culinary authenticity juxtaposed with the casual influence of an outstanding bar. Types of ceviche, or raw fish and seafood cured in lime juice, flavored with cilantro, chilli, and onion, are a big theme of the menu, as are specialties of the house which include quinoa based salads and innovations such as the empanada with calamari The bar is extraordinarily creative as well—the cocktail Mexican Dream comprises tequila, chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and cream! This is truly an outstanding point in Warsaw’s contemporary culinary scene!
Located diagonally across from the Presidential Palace Giovanni Rubino has become an Italian institution in its own right. Having celebrated its 25th birthday in 2016, this outstanding place is where modern Mediterranean fare rooted in traditional Italian has been created by Chef Piotr Rybicki who has been at the helm of culinary affairs since it opened in 1991. This long unfaltering collaboration over the years between owner and chef has resulted in interesting variations such as Pizza Pizzaiolo with Parma ham and arugula, spaghetti with mussels, and the much-indemand pork fillet with mushroom sauce. With a well-appointed bar which leads to a chic, semi-private chamber, great homemade desserts, a committed and friendly staff, and an endearing value-for-money ethos, Giovanni is where everyone wants to come back to over and over again! Jan Smereczyński invites!
Giovanni Rubino Krakowskie Przedmieście 37 Warsaw 00-071 phone: +48 22 826 27 88 mobile: + 48 602 831 811 www.giovanni.pl
Incanto Restaurant Kobielska 6, Warsaw 04-359 phone: +48 22 610 82 82 www.Incantorestauracja.pl
Incanto Restaurant, in Warsaw’s Grochów area is a consequence of owner Grzegorz Tomczyk’s passion for Italy’s cooking traditions. This true Italian enclave which attracts guests from all over the city, offers noteworthy items such as veal escalope, home-made Parmigiana di melanzane; the fish soup; and Pizza Jacobo with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil. Other specialties include home-made mushroom tagliatelle served with shrimp and zucchini; and Incanto’s signature ravioli served with veal and sage butter. As dessert, the plum cake served with vanilla cream, is truly divine. There is an artisanal wholesomeness here with an authentic atmosphere that is enhanced with outstanding Frescobaldi wines, flowers, and evening concerts of Italian music. Recently awarded the Ospitalita Italiana, it is an indication that Incanto’s genuine Italian flare is not to be missed--vediamo presto!
Located in the absolute heart of the city, La Bor combines the idea of a restaurant with a wine club-- Hungarian in its culinary identity, it carries a selections of over a hundred Hungarian wines. La Bor’s kitchen delivers on the idea of “madziarfusion”-which is traditional Hungarian combined with modern culinary ideas to result in a unique fusion. Traditional items such as for example the Lángos, the deep fried flat bread, comes with several modern accompaniments ranging from a rub of garlic, to various cheeses, to Hungarian goulash. And since wine is an equal theme to food, there are appetizers uniquely suited to wines. The main dishes are new on the blackboard menu daily, and provide a sense of freshness and spontaneity. Open for breakfast, La Bor is a much loved place for lunch, dinner, or for many rounds of great wine with colleagues, friends, and family!
La Bor Zgoda 1, Warsaw 00-018 phone: +48 22 827 30 37 www.la-bor.com.pl
LE CEDRE 61
Le Cedre 61 Aleje Solidarności 61, Warsaw 03-402 phone: +48 22 670 11 66 www.lecedre.pl
NAZWA RESTAURACJI LE CEDRE 84
The salient fact about Lebanese cuisine is that it is truly Mediterranean, with healthful ingredients and preparations that emphasize the use of fresh ingredients. With a 20 year history, Le Cedre is the only Lebanese restaurant of its repute in Warsaw. Offering a diversity of flavors-cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and mint--one can actually get a fine sense of Lebanon’s culinary traditions here. Le Cedre is not only a place offering an authentic menu, but is also a place which offers a virtual excursion to Lebanon, a resort country. A large collection of Lebanese wines, original interior design, and Arabic music in the background, all contribute immensely to this feeling! What matters here ultimately is that the food is absolutely top in its composition, immensely healthful and refreshing, and served in a traditional setting which completes this Lebanese experience.
Le Cedre, the top Lebanese venue in town, is the newer branch of its sister location which has been in operation since 20 years; the name Le Cedre in Warsaw already enjoys an outstanding reputation. This refined Mediterranean cuisine delights and refreshes with its healthful ingredients, the menu here replete with Lebanese classics such as the outstanding Kastaleta Ghanam, or the tender lamb chops grilled on charcoal; and an array of cold and warm appetizers or mezze. No surprise therefore, that this fine dining venue is a favorite place for discussing business over lunch for the city’s corporate bigwigs, dinner with family, or simply partying with friends! Lebanese cuisine is indeed a symbol of its people’s hospitality, where nothing strengthens the human bond more than eating together. With Lebanese wines on the menu, ingredients flown in from Lebanon, Le Cedre 84 is a class act through and through!
Le Cedre 84 Aleje Solidarności 84, Warsaw 01-003 phone: +48 22 618 89 99 www.lecedre.pl
Mercato Bar i Delikatesy Próżna 7, Warsaw 00-107 phone: +48 509 007 803 www.mercatobar.pl FB:MercatoBarDelikatesy
NAZWA RESTAURACJI MOMU
Located in the city center, Mercato Bar and Deli combines the concepts of an Italian salumeria, casual restaurant, a wine bar, and café. The quintessence of Italian cuisine lies in the quality of ingredients and in the simplicity of preparation; this is made fact here with the use of the finest, authentic products, and a daylong breakfast thru dinner menu that is simple as it is comprehensive. Items such as the omelette with prosciutto, bruschetta with tuna, various sandwiches, salads, and pasta, beef tagliatele, and the platters of deli meats and cheese, are all outstanding. The stacked shelves with products all available for purchase make for great decor--mozzarella di bufala, traditional Gragnano pasta, balsamic vinegar from Modena, and many such. An “aperitivo” here is sure to ignite warm conversation making Mercato a wonderful place as well for a rewarding evening!
Across the Grand Opera stands MOMU a modern interpretation of culinary tradition and art and music coming together. The place has been created for those who appreciate, besides great food and drinks, live music as well. In fact there are live concerts daily by top artists—jazz, soul, funk and blues-- in the basement from 7 pm onward. Chef Sebastian Ruta celebrates food by sourcing products regionally, cooking in ways which preserve nutrition and flavors, and finally serving it with love! At the heart of the kitchen is a oneof-a-kind wood-fired oven where meats, fish, vegetables, fruits and cheese are cooked or smoked to perfection without any artificial additives—this is where true flavors and aromas emerge, much as nature intended it to be! And furthermore, the bar serves a range of beer, liquor, wine and cocktails, making MOMU strike a deep chord within!
MOMU Wierzbowa 9/11, Warsaw 00-094 mobile: +48 506 100 001 firstname.lastname@example.org www.momu.pl facebook.com/MOMU/
Polka Świętojańska 2, Warsaw 00-288 phone: +48 22 635 35 35 www.warszawa.restauracjapolka.pl
Famous cuisinière Magda Gessler has brought her interpretation of informal, yet high quality Polish dining in the form of Restaurant Polka. Located in the Old Town it provides an exemplary introduction to what the food of this land should be about. Served in true traditional style, with simply yet elegant cheer, it illustrates this cuisine’s true nature, that in actuality it is a sophisticated intermingling of various European influences. Polka’s emphasis on the use of local, authentic ingredients ensures intense flavors-- items such as the goose liver marinated in mustard, served with buttered apples and onions; the traditional Polish stew ‘bigos’ served in a bread bowl; the pork tenderloin with plum stuffing, drenched with rosemary flavored gravy; and pancakes with cream cheese for dessert, are all outstanding. This is true Polish hospitality indeed at its very best!
SomePlace Else, located in the very heart of the city on PlacTrzech Krzyży, or the Three Crosses Square. The restaurant is a must visit for a guaranteed great time especially if live music, an exciting bar, and modern tex-mex cuisine is what one is seeking. With inviting interiors, a warm and friendly atmosphere, this is a perfect place to watch sports on big LCD screens while enjoying food and outstanding drinks and cocktails in the company of family, friends, and colleagues. From Monday thru Friday, between noon to 4 pm, a special-priced lunch with a seasonally varied menu is served. This is indeed a venue where themed parties, cocktails and wines from around the world, and outstanding food (available in diet versions as well), enable a wonderful time. During most evenings there is live music to further add to the bonhomie of the place, and news about artists and promotions can be found on facebook.com/someplaceelsewarszawa.
SomePlace Else Restaurant & Bar Prusa 2, Warsaw 00-493 (Three Crosses Square) phone: +48 22 450 6710 email@example.com www.warszawa.someplace-else.pl
NAZWA SI RISTORANTE RESTAURACJI & COCKTAIL BAR
Si Ristorante & Cocktail Bar ul. Marszalkowska 115, Warsaw phone: +48 507 099 190 www.restauracjasi.pl
Restaurant and Cocktail Bar Si, is where Italian cuisine is the inspiration, interpreted here with a natural culinary eloquence. The well put menu offers a journey through the regions of Italy; the mantra above all is to deliver a true and wholesome dining experience at a reasonable price. Hand-made pasta and top-quality Italian olive oil are thus a big part of the kitchen. Supplementing this are Si’s talented bartenders who create “copyright” cocktails based on the finest seasonal ingredients. And famous organic wines from the Agriverde vineyard in southern Italy’s Abruzzo region comprise the wine selection, setting it apart from other Italian establishments. Open for breakfast as well, Si is the first restaurant in Poland to serve a complimentary breakfast with every hot beverage purchased (Mon-Fri until 11:30 am). Si is always a comprehensively enjoyable experience!
Located across the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Trattoria Tavola delivers a symphony in its own right of sublime Italian flavors! This cozy and casual dining venue is a place which celebrates the authenticity of true Italian food, with an atmosphere that should accompany it. A friendly staff reflects the attitude found in sunny Tuscany, making this an ideal place for lunch, dinner, or just a social outing for a quick bite and a glass of wine! An emphasis on authentic Italian ingredients derived from trusted suppliers, and genuine creativity in the kitchen, allow the menu to have true Italian classics alongside innovative specialità della casa, such as Pizza Tavola with plum sauce, or Pizza Bianca with goat cheese. Varied salads, appetizers, pasta, and an assortments of meats delight absolutely, with excellent wines and delicious desserts to top it all!
Trattoria Tavola ul. Jasna 10, 00-013 Warsaw phone: +48 22 828 26 05 firstname.lastname@example.org www.trattoriatavola.pl
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AFTERNOON TEA AT BRISTOL HOTEL
Afternoon Tea at Bristol Hotel Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44 Warsaw 00-325 Serving hours: Thursday - Friday: 12:30 - 17:00 Saturday - Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00 Live piano music: Friday - Saturday: 14: 00-17: 00 phone: +48 22 551 1832 www.hotelbristolwarsaw.pl
Afternoon Tea, a time honored British tradition, has been served with style at the Hotel Bristol as an enduring custom for some years. The spectacular interior of the historic Column Bar, originally designed to be an Art Nouveau masterpiece by Otto Wagner in 1901, restored to its original grandeur with distinctive details, creates an intimate setting, perfect for the relishing of fine beverages and snacks. The finest finger sandwiches; freshly baked buttermilk scones with clotted cream; traditional home-made pastries created by the Pastry Chef, are complemented with a rich selection of premium English teas and pure herbal infusions of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits. A glass of chilled champagne makes it more of an event than just “tea” but there is always an excuse for pleasure, and here at the Bristol this indeed is of a very high order! Price: PLN 59 per head; and PLN 99 with a glass of champagne.
NAZWA CROQUE MIODOWA RESTAURACJI MADAME CAFE
Croque Madame, an elegantly classy French cafe, confectionery, and bakery has quickly gained a reputation amongst those who understand the value of outstanding quality, who relish its products, and who appreciate its inviting atmosphere. Located on Nowy Swiat in the center, as well as in lovely Saska Kępa, all products are made with flour and ingredients brought in from France for complete authenticity. What impresses most is the focus on service, both at the counter and at the table—smiles and attention add even more flavor to the already outstanding pastries and coffee! Indeed a perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or an evening bite, there is plenty to choose from—home-made breads, breakfast sets, a vast range of cakes, one of the best natural ice cream, desserts, and French pastries, savouries such as puff pastry with goat cheese and figs, seasonal tarts, and deliciously large sandwiches! Truly and always an outstanding experience!
Croque Madame Nowy Świat 41, Warsaw 00-042 phone: 503 757 200 Francuska 45, Warszawa 03-905 mobile: +48 730 076 300
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LA MAISON PATISSERIE & CHOCOLATERIE
La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie Chłodna 15, Warsaw 00-891 Mobile: +48 730737677 email@example.com Open hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 10 pm
“Truly outstanding!” is what comes immediately to mind upon tasting any of what La Maison Cukiernia has to offer; exquisite French pastries, desserts, cakes, unique chocolates, and fine ice cream. This place is a reflection of owner Sandra Massoud’s passion, a heart-driven gourmet and traveler who has discovered her creations strolling through Parisian streets, inspired by what the best French patisseries have offered her over time. Igor Zaritskiy, is the head of the confectionery shop whose work is consistently recognized in international confectionery competitions. Alongside fresh bread and French pastries made according to authentic methods on premises, there are desserts and cookies prepared with award winning recipes. La Maison Patisserie & Chocolaterie is indeed the place for absolute delight with kids, friends, and family!
NAZWA MIODOWA RESTAURACJI CAFE
Located within the 5-star Hotel Bellotto at the intersection of Senatorska and Miodowa streets is Miodowa Cafe, an important point in Warsaw’s landscape of high-end dessert and pastry shops. The venue itself is where history combines with the present; in the eighteenth century it was a famous pastry shop and ice cream parlor, and then considered to be the best in Warsaw. Miodowa Cafe is the new reincarnation and thus shoulders a tremendous lot in terms of history. This promise is delivered well by the talented and created team that gives this confectionery its cutting edge. American inspired marshmallows, truffles, tarts, pralines, and Warsaw’s first combination of croissant and donut delights thoroughly! A novelty here is the dessert bar that serves mini-desserts in tasting portions; this provides one a novel way of enjoying a wide range of the products here. Outstandingly sweet indeed!
Miodowa Cafe Senatorska 13/15, Warsaw 00-075 phone: +48 22 829 64 64 www.miodowa-cafe.pl Fb.com/miodowacafe
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NAZWA NAZWA MONIQUE RESTAURACJI RESTAURACJI BAKERY & WINE
Monique Bakery & Wine Krucza 41/43, Warsaw 00-525 phone: +48 22 629 39 74 firstname.lastname@example.org www.moniquebakery.pl
Monique Bakery & Wine is an ode to the French boulangerie, guaranteed to enthrall as soon as one enters this place. Not only offering quality breads, pastries and cakes, the more encompassing menu here offers breakfast with scrumptious scrambled eggs, fried eggs and soft or omelets and pates, and casual lunches and dinners. There are salads and granola, and original sandwiches. Elegance and simplicity, combined with the focus of delivering complete satisfaction to its guests makes Monique truly different from the crowd--here quality matters more than the quantity of sales! The place makes any meal of the day a culinary outing—the outstanding list of wines makes even the simple meal all the more enjoyable. When simplicity, authenticity, and French flavors, and top quality come together, there are just few words that describe this special combination —heaven is one of them!
NAZWA RESTAURACJI PAUL
The history of PAUL goes back 127 years to a small bakery located near Lille and today it is the Ambassador of what a French boulangerie must be – a place of fresh authentic products, specialty breads made with traditional rustic recipes, carefully selected items such as sandwiches, soups, and salads, presented in a menu with simple sophistication, in a setting that exudes a French way of life. PAUL continues to be a family owned company built on the foundations of timehonored bread-making methods passed down through five generations who have each incrementally expanded PAUL internationally, now in over 35 countries in places such as London, Washington, and Dubai. With six locations in Warsaw, including at the Airport and Warsaw Central Station, PAUL has become a mainstay for daily casual dining—from breakfast thru dinner—as well as the place to simply have a great coffee or a pastry!
Warsaw Financial Center, Emilii Plater 53, Warsaw 00-113 phone: +48 22 276 16 32 Chopin Airport Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warsaw 00-906, phone: +48 276 31 64 PKP Central Station, Al. Jerozolimskie 54, Warsaw 02-486, phone: +48 276 16 37
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Odette Górskiego 6/07, 00-033 Warsaw phone: +48 604 745 444 www.odette.pl
NAZWA ODETTE RESTAURACJI TEA ROOM
Opened in 2014 by Katarzyna Zieniewicz and Krzysztof Rabek, Odette has come to redefine the idea of a confectionery. Indeed this pristine parlor, located in the city’s heart with its own Zen-infused energy, is home to artful and meticulously hand-crafted confectionery which within elegant glass counters illumine as pieces of jewelry. And the visual matches the intensity of flavors that rush through when one bites into any one of these. A large part of this has to do with the fact that there is no compromise here on the quality of ingredients that go into the process, which itself is rigorous. The colorful macaroons, for example, are made with real almond flour, made to simply dissolve in the mouth. Creations with all manner of color and beauty imbibe flavors from types of teas, chocolates, and fruit, creating a universe of permutations. Indeed, there is no gift better than an elegant set of this sweet Odette creativity!
The owners of Odette have expanded on their success with the opening of Odette Tea Room, located on the street level of the high-end residential tower, The Cosmopolitan on Twarda Street. This is an apt home, since the interior of the Tea Room has been matched in design by award winning architect Hugon Kowalski of Ugo from Poznan. The menu here is meticulously crafted Odette desserts and a wide selection of hand-picked boutique teas served faithfully in this elegant atmosphere. These teas are available for purchase as well under Odettes’s own private brand--Tea Blanca. And the Afternoon Tea!--what an inspired way to spend time with friends or colleagues; fine teas of choice accompanied by not only the fine sweets that Odette is known for, but also a variety of savory snacks that complete the bouquet of flavors. A remarkably lovely place, with so much so good for the soul!
Odette Tea Room Twarda 2/4, 00-105 Warsaw phone: +48 604 745 444 www.odette.pl
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NAZWA SŁODKI...SŁONY RESTAURACJI
Located on swanky Mokotowska Street, Słodki... Słony, pronounced “swodkey, swoneh” (and which translates to Sweet, Salty), is Poland’s top restaurateur and culinary genius Magda Gessler’s immense imagination coming together to produce gastronomic art of high order. Passion is clearly evident here with over 60 kinds of desserts, cakes, and pastries on the menu; what is different here is that recipes are 100% natural and date back over a century. Not surprisingly sweets were even sent to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican! Just as “Słodki” caters to the sweeter aspects of life, “Słony” caters to the salted, with items such as the caviar served on toast with egg and lemon, salmon in a marinade of green lemon and dill, alongside good old Polish bigos as well. A marriage of immense flavors, traditions, and an enrapturing ambience makes this place a sweet Warsaw experience indeed!
Słodki... Słony Restaurant & Café Mokotowska 45, Warsaw 00-551 phone: +48 22 622 49 34 www.slodki-slony.pl
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NAZWA PODWALE RESTAURACJI BAR AND BOOKS
Podwale Bar and Books Wąski Dunaj 20, Warsaw 00-256 phone: +48 225 599 199 barandbooks.pl
The New York based Bar and Books chain is now here in Warsaw. As Podwale Bar and Books, it is steps away from the Main Square in the Old Town, and will keep the same style and sophistication as its older siblings in New York and Prague-which are listed under The World’s Most Refreshingly Civilized Places To Meet™! To mark 25 years of its inception, Bar and Books has been brought here to enrich the scene with its New York style. Located in the building known as the White House; it has been reconstructed to create two British colonial-style floors, with a tailormade bar, dark wood paneling, and soft leather seating. The first floor is a cigar lounge, ideal for hosting private functions including weddings. In the summer there is patio seating as well. With events such as Mondays Ladies Night, Burlesque, Whisky Tuesday, and live music Thursday thru Saturday, this is a true gift for Warsaw!
LA CASA DEL HABANO
If there is one place In Warsaw that has come to define uniqueness, it is La Casa del Habano. The only home of Cuban cigars in Poland, here top brands of cigars and fine liquors are served in a setting over 200 square meters, the largest in Europe! Spread over 3 rooms, 2 bars, a special VIP room with a fireplace, and a summer terrace, being here exemplifies personal achievement and success! With a selection of over 80 single malt whiskeys, and over 25 rums, a good time with friends and business associates is guaranteed. Furnished with the comfort of padded leather sofas, relaxation is complete with accompaniments such as board ripened cheese, and Italian and Spanish ham. A great venue for corporate events, this is indeed the largest collection of Cuban cigars within Poland at prices that are as tempting as all of the fine things that La Casa del Habano offers!
La Casa del Habano Nowy Świat 7, Warsaw 00-496 phone: +48 22 465 12 75 mobile: +48 790 300 599 www.lcdh.pl
LE CEDRE LOUNGE
With the opening of Le Cedre Lounge on Grzybowska Street in Warsaw’s center, Le Cedre’s fine reputation from its two mesmerizing Lebanese restaurants has now been expanded forth into a more casual lounge setting, perfect for a relaxing time with friends or with that “special someone” around wonderful Lebanese cuisine and trendy Mediterranean music! At Le Cedre Lounge, the bar menu is truly outstanding with refreshing cocktails and drinks that accompany so well exquisite Lebanese mezzah or starters, also called mezze in Greece, or tapas in Spain. A great spot dressed up in authentically ornate décor, its spaciousness goes a long way in delivering, almost immediately, a feeling of innate relaxation. This is a comprehensive casual dining venue as well for meat and fish lovers, as well as for those who are vegetarian, or vegan, with something here for every palate. A great time here is not to be missed!
Le Cedre Lounge Grzybowska 5 A, Warsaw 00-132 phone: +48 22 22 29 97 299 www.lecedre.pl
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STAR WINES POLAND
Star Wines Poland Ludwika Narbutta 83/U8 02-524 Warsaw (entrance from Łowicka street) OPEN: mon-sat: Midday - 10 pm Sunday: Midday - 6 pm phone: +48 530 936 665
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WINE TASTE BY KAMECKI
Star Wines located in Warsaw’s Mokotów district, is a prime importer and distributor of the finest wines in the world. More than two years are invested in each identified producer to ensure quality before adding the name to Star’s selection, one that now enumerates over 450. Star Wines excels in sophisticated wines from renowned wineries in Europe and the New World countries. Not the typical wholesalerdistributor, it equally caters to retail buyers and connoisseurs, delivering to any point in the country. Attractive prices, such that they barely differ from the prices in the country or place of origin, makes procuring from Star Wines all the more compelling. It is indeed the preferred supplier to top restaurants and hotels around the country, and for those who seek knowledge for their purchases and selection of wines, advice by onsite sommelier Patrick Ochocki is always at hand!
Wine Taste by Piotr Kamecki, with its elegant location in the city center, is the edification of his vast expertise. Kamecki has served as the President of the Polish Sommelier Association, and was Poland’s 1998 Sommelier Champion. He was, as well, the finalist in both the 1998 European Sommelier Championship in Reims, as well as the 2000 World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Montreal. Selections from the world’s most celebrated wine producers, alongside hand-picked bottles from small family-owned wineries are available here. Kamecki’s intimate tasting events include dinner, and are frequently organized for both companies and individuals. The Wine Concierge Service covers all that is important—special request imports, the procurement of collections, the set-up and management of wine cellars, storage, and wine investment advisory. The finest stemware by top-brand Riedel, adds to complete the equation!
Wine Taste by Kamecki Tasting room / Shop / Cosmopolitan Twarda 4, Warsaw 00-105 phone: +48 501 616 490 www.winetaste.pl
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Archidzielo, located in the heart of Warsaw at Three Crosses Square, is indeed an extraordinary point in Poland’s interior-designing map. This mesmerizing store offers a rich choice of furniture from top world designers alongside elegant accessories. American style dominates here with Archidzielo being the only place in Poland where products from elite brands such as Ralph Lauren Home, Baker Furniture, Hickory Chair, Calvin Klein, KENZO, Henredon, and Aerin are available. It also offers excellent brands from Italy and the UK, being the exclusive representative for Bellavista Collection, Longhi, Gianfranco Ferre and Stuart Scott. It is well worth a visit, just even simply to experience its unique, tasteful decor, bathed in the soothing fragrance of candles. Proposals for original home decor are happily provided by the smart, on-premises designers who reflect the place’s true potential!
Archidzieło Plac Trzech Krzyży Żurawia 2, Warsaw00-503 phone: +48 22 404 84 88 email@example.com www.archidzielo.pl
LEWANOWICZ JEWELRY STORE
Lewanowicz Store Plac Grzybowski 10, Warsaw 00-104 Złote Tarasy, Złota 59, Warsaw 00-120 Mokotowska 48, Warsaw www.lewanowicz.com www.facebook.com/lewanowicz.jewellery
For more than 20 years Lewanowicz has created jewelry whose beauty surprises and inspires. With Spanish roots, built on a combination of distant cultures and styles, the brand enjoys wide recognition both in Poland as well as internationally The jewelry of Ewa Lewanowicz is a result of her continuous search for unique materials, handcrafted in a time where this is becoming rare. Each collection hides a history of gemstones, and of extraordinary women for whom customized compositions are created, individuality reflected in innovative forms. With rich designs in sterling silver, using natural stones, Lewanowicz has been setting the trends over many years collaborating with artists from all over the world. It has been presented in multiple international shows, including Beijing where it represented Poland at the invitation of the chancellery of the President and of the First Lady!
LUXURY & OPTICS TRZASKA
Optyk Trzaska, is indeed one of the finest, high-end eyeglass store one could find anywhere in the world. Located in Warsaw’s very center, the place is for those for whom glasses are an important aspect in expressing their personality. For over thirty years, Grzegorz Trzaska with now his son Krysztof, have won the trust of clients with their top quality products and professional service. Passion goes into the careful selection of the most luxurious eye-wear brands, with the company specializing in spectacles, eye testing, contact lenses, and a rich collection of sunglasses. The example of CHANEL choosing to work with Trzaska is a reflection of the merit of the place; and CARTIER, DITA,TOM FORD, CHLOE, GIVENCHY and others choosing to do the same has indeed reinforced its reputation--Trzaska’s exclusive clientele should keep on growing!
Trzaska Luxury & Optisc Piłsudskiego 2, Warsaw 00-073 phone: +48 22 331 10 40 Wilsona 4, Warsaw 01-626 phone: +48 22 839 81 60 optyktrzaska.pl
Kwiaciarnia Iwona Hys-Malinowska Mokotowska 61, Warsaw 00-542 phone: +48 22 628 05 76 mobile: +48 502 317 204 Opening hours: Monday thru Friday: 8am - 7pm Saturday: 9am - 6pm www.kwiaciarniamokotowska.pl facebook: KwiaciarniaIwonaHysMalinowskaMokotowska61
As beautiful as the flowers available in Kwiaciarnia, is its long, sweet history. Founded in 1928, the shop was a wedding gift from a husband to his wife, a token of love, a place which was to be a symbol of a shared life. In 1982 when their granddaughter and current owner Iwona Hys-Malinowska took over, she ensured that this place continued to reflect its traditions and a sharing of this passion, evident in the extraordinary types of floral arrangements, bouquets, and wreaths. Prices are reasonable such that many can partake in this joyous form of giving and receiving. Kwiaciarnia’s “Flowers on the Phone” is an extremely popular service, available 7 days a week; just call and have a surprise suited to any occasion delivered in and around Warsaw! Arrangements for weddings are a specialty, as are those to enhance home décor as well as the hallways of institutions and offices.
NAZWA RESTAURACJI VITKAC
VITKAC, located in the heart of the city is Warsaw’s only luxury department store offering high-end fashion brands, perfumes, a hair and beauty salon, home concepts, decor, as well as top class eateries which include a restaurant, a bar, and delicatessen. The location on Bracka Street is historically significant: during the interwar period this is where the Warsaw elite shopped for luxury goods from designers from all over the world! Many top European luxury brands now available here are otherwise not to be found elsewhere in Poland; names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, YSL, Céline, Armani, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Brioni, to name a few amongst the many more! The home concept offers products from Missoni Home, Fendi Home, Manooi and Barovier & Toso. The refined food halls and restaurant which complete this department store have surely lifted Warsaw’s luxury profile!
Vitkac Bracka 9, Warsaw 00-501 phone: +48 22 310 73 73 www.vitkac.com
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NAZWA KLINIKARESTAURACJI AMBROZIAK
Szpital Ambroziak Młynarska 2a, Piaseczno 05-500 phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 mobile: + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl firstname.lastname@example.org
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Resistant to slimming and exercise, fat cells accumulate primarily on the stomach, thighs, hips, shoulders. Even big weight loss does not guarantee for these to have been gotten rid off permanently. However with the Scizer treatment, the results are vastly different; indeed it provides exceptional end results. The device is equipped with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology which produces a high intensity, focused ultrasonic beam that destroys cells which are then absorbed within 12 weeks after treatment; within 18 weeks 95% of these fat cells are absorbed! The final effect is an immediate one size reduction. Happy Summer!
“Beauty all year round” is the motto of Ambroziak Clinic and Hospital created by Joanna and Dr. Marcin Ambroziak. This is a setting where top experience comes together with a range of procedures including aesthetic dermatology, plastic surgery, phlebology, vascular surgery, gynecology, urology, andrology, laryngology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, nutrition and cosmetology. Technology is appropriately used; 3D imagery, for example, foresees the results prior to surgery! Laser procedures especially ULTRAFORMER III, FRAXEL CO2, PELLEVE, are used in lieu of surgery to get amazing long-term results. The entire team constantly improves its skills by participating in training sessions around the world. Affiliated with the Polish Association of Dermatology, the Association of Aesthetic Dermatologists, ESCAD, and the European Society for Dermatological Research, the focus here is total patient satisfaction and safety.
Klinika Ambroziak al. Gen. W. Sikorskiego 13, Warsaw 02-758 phone: + 48 22 111 50 05 mobile: + 48 726 101 000 www.klinikaambroziak.pl email@example.com
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SPAMORE IZAR KOBALT POTTERY AND
Spa IZAR located in the heart of Warsaw is an “island” that offers rejuvenation and beauty treatments for both women and men. With technologically advanced products and equipment, it takes the “fight” to aging skin, cellulite, and obesity, as well as to imperfections such as acne, blemishes, and spider veins. Beauty treatments by qualified beauticians using products from REPÊCHAGE, YONELLE, and IMAGE SKINCARE are beyond compare. Top-class specialists in the field of cosmetology, dermatology, aesthetic medicine, and plastic surgery work simultaneously with relaxation therapies including professional massages. The spa’s highly qualified and dedicated teams work diligently with clients who are often repeat customers due to the total satisfaction imparted. Spa IZAR’s philosophy emphasizes care of the body from not only the external, but also from the inside for perfect harmony.
Spa IZAR Jana Moliera 1, Warsaw 00-076 mobile: +48 604 209 900 www.spaizar.pl
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ELEKTORALNA DENTAL CLINIC
Elektoralna Dental Clinic Elektoralna 28, Warsaw 00-892 phone: +48 22 620 21 40 mobile: +48 600 239 539 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elektoralna.pl
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Elektoralna Dental Clinic, founded by Dr. Dżuliette Kiworkowa a leader in dentistry over many years, provides a wide range of dental services with an ably qualified team assisted by state-of-the-art technology. Comprehensive treatments are based on precise diagnoses created on the basis of computer tomography, diagnostic models, and digital photography with expert consultations in the specific fields of dentistry. A holistic approach enables satisfactory and lasting results. A wide variety of treatments and procedures ranging from the ordinary to the very complex, with surgical procedures even requiring anesthesia performed here. Specially qualified pedodontists make the clinic the top spot for parents who have dental worries about their children! Indeed a warm, stress-free atmosphere, for the most personal of our problems—this is a place that brings forth beautiful smiles!
DENTAL CLINIC VILLA NOVA
Located in Warsaw’s elegant enclave of Wilanów, one of the foremost dental clinics, Villa Nova offers unsurpassed care by its team of experienced specialists. It is in a special category very much its own with its use of top-of-the-line technology, therapeutics, and diagnostics which help remedy the most difficult dental situations. Within a clinic space which could very well be mistaken for a spa, the maxim of conservative dentistry is applied; what comes foremost is the prevention and treatment to preserve what one has to the maximum possible extent. The specialization of Villa Nova of course is aesthetic dentistry, indicated by the fact that many top celebrities are regulars here. Services include dental surgery, implantology, prosthetics, endodontics, orthodontics, children’s dentistry, prevention, periodontics, and radiology. A very special place indeed!
Villa Nova Dental Clinic Marconich 3, Warsaw 02-954 phone: +48 +48 22 651 66 22 mobile: +48 602 507 707 www.villanova.pl
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NAZWA DESA OLDEST RESTAURACJI ART & AUCTION HOUSE
ART, SCHOOLS & CULTURE
DESA - Dzieła Sztuki i Antyki Krakow, Floriańska 13, first floor hone: +48 12 422 27 06 www.desa.art.pl
DESA --Works of Art and Antiques-is the oldest art market company in Poland operating since 1950. With its headquarters housed in Krakow in the fourteenth century early Renaissance period Palace Kmitów just steps from the Main Square, DESA runs antique and art shops throughout the country and holds periodic auctions at its Auction House in Krakow. Its other activities include the conservation of valuable works of art for museum collections, and the promotion contemporary art and artists through both domestic as well as international exhibitions. With skilled experts, including forensic specialists performing art valuations, it is the leading art auction house maintaining alliances with renowned institutions such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Dorotheum, Nagel, and Drouot. With a worldwide list of exclusive clients, DESA specializes in creating individual collections as well.
CHINESE LANGUAGE CENTER
The Chinese Language Center, a professional Chinese School opened in 2011, offers a wide range of teaching services for kindergarten, school children, older students and adults, as well as business persons that interact or do business with China. The staff comprises of certified Chinese teachers who are passionate about China, who not only teach grammar, pronunciation and writing, but also present China from an insiderâ€™s perspective, show its culture, art and etiquette. The Center is experienced in teaching at companies and has an impressive client portfolio that includes both international corporations as well as smaller Polish companies. The Center organizes trips to China and summer camps in Warsaw with Chinese language classes held daily, Wushu based exercises and workshops related to Chinese culture, arts and cuisine.
Chinese Language Center Al. Na Skarpie 17/7, Warsaw 00-488 email@example.com mobile: +48 668 640 506 www.centrumjezykachinskiego.pl
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BONEROWSKA RESTAURANT IN KRAKOW NAZWA RESTAURACJI APERITIF RESTAURANT
Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish Krakow, Rynek Główny 42 phone: +48 12 374 13 07 www.palacbonerowski.pl
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Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish brings to mind many things; foremost among them is redefining the idea of an enjoyable eating experience. This is a restaurant pulsating with a rare vitality. Located on a corner in the Main Square, its warm earth interiors and crisp whitelinen draped tables all come together in highlighting a menu which is illustrative of the tremendous thought and effort that has been put in by the Chef whose underlying mantra, first and foremost, is a focus on fresh ingredients. There is grilled or steamed fish, variety of seafood, and steaks with meat imported from the US, Argentina, Netherlands, and New Zealand. Alongside this, select traditional Polish and Italian dishes are all incredibly outstanding. Completing the equation is an elaborate wine list, and desserts such as the home-made chocolate scuffle, or the Bonerowska tiramisu. Truly outstanding!
IN LESZNOWOLA OYCOWIZNA
On the outskirts of Warsaw, a special experience awaits; the 15 km drive from the city is well worth it! Restaurant Oycowizna, located within a guesthouse-a charming country cottage with thatched roof--welcomes with a quintessentially traditional atmosphere. Here ageold Polish recipes are painstakingly recreated, conveying the nostalgia of Grandma’s cooking! Homemade specialties, including meats and cheese which are smoked, baked, and grilled in its traditional smokehouse, intensifying what is natural and wholesomely delicious. A Mediterranean twist on the menu includes shrimp and fresh mussels. Peace and relaxation allows carefree memories to come gushing back; the 13 quaint guest rooms enable one to stay the night and stretch the experience. With a playground, summer gazebo, and a mini zoo, this is a place for children as well. Recommended highly for corporate and family events!
Restaurant Oycowizna ul. Słoneczna 241 05-506 Lesznowola www.oycowizna.pl email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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RUBINSTEIN IN KRAKOW
Rubinstein Krakow, Szeroka 12 phone: +48 12 384 00 00 www.rubinstein.pl
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IN PABIANICE WZORCOWNIA
Located in a 15th century building in Szeroka Square, the Hotel Rubinstein is brimful with history, style, and elegance. The famous cosmetics mogul, Helena Rubinstein, was actually born here on this very square, and the hotel’s name is an inspired note to this famous one-time resident. The Restaurant Rubinstein, located within the hotel combines a modern Polish fusion menu with pan-European elements to thrill gastronomically. Dishes designed by Chef Tomasz Pieprzyk are made with locally sourced ingredients; items such as the sliced seasoned beef with plum salad; the pear filled ravioli served with roasted duck ragout; the fresh mussels with pepper sauce; and the sirloin with chestnuts flavored with whisky, are all excellent. With desserts such as the pumpkin soufflé with ginger sauce, a varied wine list, this elegant restaurant remains as a feather in Krakow’s culinary cap!
Chef Wiesław Bober heads Wzorcownia, his culinary crown jewel, conveniently located in Pabianice, 1.5 hours drive from Warsaw. Bober has honed his skills for over 25 years; his culinary talents led his family to send him off to cooking school as a child! All of the dishes are authored by him with an unwavering emphasis on fresh in-season vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry from local producers. For his commitment to health, nutrition, and furthering Polish cuisine, he was awarded “2016 Personality of the Year” as well as the 2016 Chef for Central Poland. His menu “Spring Revival” is filled with the sophisticated use of fresh vegetables which underscore intense flavor and color. His dish such as the halibut with risotto, yellow-carrot puree, peas, green asparagus, young potatoes, beetroot leaves, coriander oil, and Philadelphia cream cheese with snail caviar proves Wzorcownia’s mention as one of Poland’s 100 Best Restaurants!
Chef Wiesław Bober
Wzorcownia Grobelna 4, Pabianice 95-200 phone: +48 422 068 335 www.fabrykawelny.pl
OUT OF WARSAW
LA CASA DEL HABANO IN KRAKOW
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La Casa del Habano Kraków Cigar Shop & Lounge Sławkowska 26, Kraków Stare Miasto phone: +48 790 802 930 email@example.com facebook.com/lacasadelhabanokrakow
TOP Krakow OUT OF WARSAW
Just steps from the Main Square is located La Casa del Habano, the only place of its kind in Krakow--here the topmost brands of Cuban cigars and fine liquors can be purchased, savored, and enjoyed. The place has an impressive walk-in humidor and a unique lounge dedicated to smoking the cigars purchased here, along with a wide array of wines and aged liquors. There are over 8000 cigars to choose from, as well as varied cigar accessories and an excellent selection of aged alcohols— ranging from single malt Scotch, cognac, to calvados, rum and port—all available too at competitive prices. Furnished with the comfort of padded leather sofas, relaxation is complete with help of professional advice from qualified service staff that knows their part. Indeed a place that spells class, the quality here of all that’s available is a blessing to those that crave the best!
IN WARSAW HOTEL BELLOTTO
Located close to Warsawâ€™s Old Town and the National Opera, the 5-star Hotel Bellotto welcomes guests that desire the absolute in terms of luxury, prime location, and the sense of being in a historical setting. The palace has its beginnings in the late 16th century; with several ups and downs over the centuries it was severely damaged during the Second World War, only to have now once again regained its moment of glory! 20 exclusive rooms and suites are available, each decorated with the utmost attention to detail to invoke the sense of the palaceâ€™s huge history. Amenities include gourmet dining at Focaccia Ristorante, fine confectionery at Cafe Miodowa, and the outstanding Lobby Bar. For physical relaxation there is the Wellnes zone. With ample parking for guests, conference rooms, and elite concierge service, Hotel Bellotto is an impressive Warsaw address indeed!
Hotel Bellotto Senatorska 13/15 Warsaw 00-075 phone: +48 22 829 64 44 mobile: +48 606 367 368 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hotelbellotto.pl
IN WARSAW H15 BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The H15 Boutique Hotel, a 5-star boutique hotel in Warsaw’s center, is the repository of huge history. Built during 1892–1897, it was here before the First World War that Polish patriots organized secretly to regain Poland’s independence. In 1924 the building was bought by the Soviet Union, becoming an example of socialist realism with symbols of the ‘red star’ and the ‘hammer and sickle’, carved figures of peasants and workers, and the Soviet Union Globe above the first floor balcony. In 1941 the building was taken over by the Third Reich, paradoxically saving it during Warsaw’s destruction. Now, H15 Boutique has 46 individually appointed luxury rooms and apartments for short or long stays, with comfort levels beyond that of most luxury hotels in Warsaw. With the SPA which ensures the highest quality services, and fine dining at the Signature Restaurant, H15 is indeed a class act.
H15 Boutique Hotel Poznanska 15 00-680 Warsaw +48 (22) 55 38 700 www.h15ab.com
THE BONEROWSKI IN KRAKOW
HOTEL INDIGO KRAKOW-OLD TOWN
The historical Arts Palace, built in 1836 in the center of Krakow, has been resurrected as the new Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town. Here over nearly two centuries legendary Polish artists created their works of art, now seemingly infused in the 56 individually designed rooms with decor inspired by their spirit, harmoniously connected with modern elements, together creating a remarkable ambience. With double rooms and suites furnished in the highest standards, Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town offers conference rooms, a lobby bar, and a fine international restaurant, Filipa 18. Located centrally, it is a 5 minute walk to the Main Square, and to the train station; the train puts the airport within 15 minutes reach! Quick access to the best restaurants, theatres, museums, universities, and businesses, as well as the largest shopping center, Galeria Krakowska, makes Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town a great place to stay!
Hotel Indigo Krakow-Old Town Krakow, Ĺšw. Filipa 18 phone: +48 12 300 30 30 www.ihg.com
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IN KRAKOW NAZWA HOTELRESTAURACJI RUBINSTEIN
Experience the best in Krakow.... combine a luxurious stay with a sense of history and fine food at Rubinstein!
Kanonicza 22 Hotel Kanonicza 22, Krakow 31-002 phone: +48 12 376 00 14 mobile: +48 603 951 377 www.kanonicza22.com
Kanonicza 22 is indeed the city’s premier address, here available to the guests from around the world in 3 individual apartments, in a historical building, in the city’s oldest and most prestigious street, the namesake Kanonicza . The Royal Suite, The Prince’s Apartment, and the Imperial Suite are each a different storey of the building, with access controlled by doorman and private elevator. Designed and each equipped differently, there is a range of furnishings, from genuine antiques to the modern, from classic to contemporary, from lighter to dark, creating a different mood and providing guests with a completely different experience. The essence here of course is maximum luxury and comfort in an environment that is super-exclusive and private. Quite literally this may be best defined as the “Palace away from home”!
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