When I told people I was going to Warsaw for a weekend city break, I had many curious and inquisitive reactions: ‘I never consider Poland for a holiday’ or ‘is there much to do there?’ To be absolutely honest, I didn’t have the answers to the curious questions about why I had chosen it, I just wanted somewhere different and unusual, and it didn’t disappoint. I had heard the food and bar scene was up and coming, and all with an extremely cheap price tag. Whilst Warsaw holds a heavy history, the city honours this but gives more than that. It’s cool, inexpensive, and the locals are beyond lovely. But the thing I will remember Warsaw by the most has to be the food and drinks.
Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of The Day
Bulke Przez Bibulke: an Instagrammers Haven for Breakfast
I’m a big breakfast fan, it’s the most important meal of the day after all! It was the first thing I researched on my trip, and luckily I found a place so good I went back twice in the three days I was there. Both times queuing down the street for a table in the cosy breakfast hangout that is Bulke Przez Bibulke. Bagels that are a twist on a MacDonald’s egg and bacon McMuffin, with a perfectly circular omelette and crispy bacon and caramelised pear salad that was so good it was the deciding factor for my return a second time, washed down with an autumnal apple and cinnamon-infused hot water- only a couple of the magical treats produced by the female-dominated kitchen.
A Secret Speakeasy
Walking down a discreet alley, you stumble across a candle lit staircase with an unknown door at the top. Behind the door lies Charlie’s speakeasy. A 1920’s style bar, with green velvet and bold gold lights. This place is easily missed, our Uber driver was uncertain why we’d want to be dropped off in the middle of a street but once you’re sat with a cocktail in hand, you’re glad you know about it!
I can’t say No to Nolita
You’re spoilt for choice in Warsaw for eateries, but our final dining experience made the trip. Nolita, a Michelin-star restaurant with bold coloured ice lolly models on the table to add some colour to the white, sleek interior.
The Polish people are exceptionally lovely, and Nolita made no exception. From wagyu dim sum to seabass with chips that have a 2 day cooking process (I never knew a chip could be so delicious!!), and of course to finish a chocolate soufflé with pistachio ice cream- from start to finish this eatery is a must for a fancy meal in Warsaw.
I’m a massive foodie and so, to be in a city where you’re spoilt for choice from breakfast through to a night-cap, I can’t recommend Warsaw enough.
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