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Eating in Saska Kepa

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Maska

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Restaurant | "Does the quality mask the price?"

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A couple of months ago I began working in the Saska Kepa area of Warsaw, an upmarket, artistic area, its main street 'Francuska' is ladened with cafes, restaurants and pubs, streets branching off it tend to mostly consist of residential areas or embassies, when England played France in the Euros, I finished work just minutes before kick off and had to pick a place to watch the game. I was recommended Maska, a restaurant located on the quiet, leafy Obroncow street, it was a little pricier than I was used to but I thought I'd give it a twirl, as I was cycling, I wasn't going to have too much to drink anyway. Having initially popped in during the day to check whether they were showing the gam...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2012

Maska
Obroncow 12a
Warsaw, Poland
22 616 11 19

Wurst Kiosk

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Restaurant | "Worse or Wurst?"

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The Wurst Kiosk is a little place that popped up this summer in Saska Kepa, an area on the East side of the river in Warsaw, that has a lot of shops and restaurants catering to certain cuisines, such as French, Russian, Italian, Hungarian and Spanish delicatessens.Being close to the National Stadium, entrepreneurs sought to capitalise on a temporary flow of beer swilling holiday makers in the hope that they'd be craving fast food at the tournament. After months of cycling past this place I finally decided to give it a go, the promise of German style Currywurst eventually proving to be too much. Essentially just a hole in the wall with a couple of seats outside, there's no indoor seating an...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 16, 2012

Wurst Kiosk
Zwycięzców 17
Warsaw, Poland

So!

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Restaurant | "So go or so what?"

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As I've mentioned in a couple of reviews recently, a couple of months ago I started working in Saska Kepa in Poland's capital Warsaw. Saska Kepa is full of eateries and cafes that are ripe for reviewing and I've been making use of my break time by tasting the local offerings. Location:Wedged in a small side street behind Carrefour, its address is Meksykanska 3, it's adjacent to the library, this little fast food joint has so much potential but I get the feeling they really struggle to make ends meet.Interior:The interior is a little odd, with park scenes on the wall and modern chairs and tables, it's like nothing I've really seen before. There's a couple...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 28, 2012

So!
Meksykańska 3
Warsaw, Poland

Renesans

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Restaurant | "Old school chips"

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If there's such thing as a phobia of queues then I certainly have one. Whenever there's two or three people waiting for something then I'll usually give it a miss and wait for a quieter moment or simply go elsewhere. This is the only reason that it took me so long to go to Renesans, a French restaurant in Saska Kepa, Warsaw, a couple of hundred metres from where I work. This establishment continuously draws custom and even my doss dubbed it as the place where you can find the best chip in Warsaw. Located at the beginning of Francuska street, the kitchen is visible from the street, as several chickens turn around on a spit roast and an enormous metal vat houses piles of once or twice fried ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2012

Renesans
Francuska 33
Warsaw, Poland

Galeria Wypiekow

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Attraction | "The best bakery chain in Poland"

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Poles are extremely proud of their bread but the supermarkets just don't do it justice, for a real taste of Polish baked goods, look out for a chain of bakeries in Warsaw called Galeria Wypiekow - Piotr Lubaszka, usually easily recognisable by the queues protruding out of the doors.Piotr Lubaszka's grandfather, Czeslaw was born in 1915 and by 1931 had began working in Warsaw as a baker, during the war he was supplied flour by the army and baked bread for the resistance. After the war, he joined forces with another baker and built his first bakery himself in 1945. They worked tirelessly while their wives sold bread out front. Today both Czeslaw's son and Piotr work as bakers and the chain c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2012

Galeria Wypiekow

Warsaw, Poland

Liti Kuchnia Azjatycka

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Restaurant | "Congealed beef meal deal"

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Squeezed into a row of restaurants and beauty clinics in Warsaw's upmarket area Saska Kepa comes this Asian restaurant called Liti, like the majority of Vietnamese/Chinese ventures in Warsaw, they serve up large portions of relatively bland food at cheap prices. Both my boss and coworker lauded the value to be found at this little restaurant, so it was only a matter of time before I tried it myself. After negotiating the narrow passage between little wooden tables outside, I sat at one of the two small tables upstairs and perused the menu. Split into different sections based on the main ingredient - duck, chicken, beef, tofu, pork the meals were then accompanied with different sauces, whic...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 16, 2012

Liti Kuchnia Azjatycka
Ul. Francuska 3a
Warsaw, Poland

Il Caminetto

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Restaurant | "Real Italian Pizza"

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Since I began teaching in the trendy Saska Kepa part of Warsaw, I've been asking people for their opinions on local restaurants. One that appeared to be popular was Il Caminetto (The Chimney), an Italian restaurant located at the end of Zwyciecow street, the opposite end of it's more fashionable Francuska side and near a small market. Located on the top floor of what looks a bit like a warehouse, it doesn't exactly jump out at you. Undeterred by the lack of plush surroundings, I took my student's word for it and booked a table for my wife and I on our anniversary this year. I was immediately seen to by the friendly and helpful staff and went back to work, looking forward to a scrumptious evening meal....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2012

Il Caminetto
Zwyclezcow 46
Warsaw, Poland
22 672 59 07