The historic capital of Poland, Warsaw, is one of the best places to try traditional Polish cuisine from all different regions of the country. Here we round up 10 of the best restaurants to visit in Warsaw if you want to sample the country’s most authentic dishes, including the infamous pierogi and bigos.
Another excellent Polish restaurant in Warsaw is Dawne Smaki, which is arguably the most authentic and sophisticated Polish restaurant in the city. Here, you can get really traditional Polish cuisine, taking you in a step back in time. It is a swanky venue with real character and charm, evoking childhood memories for locals and introducing foreigners to the best of Polish cuisine and culture. Top-class chefs cook up dishes such as roast duck with apples, potato pancakes or cheesecake made with cottage cheese – all, of course, with a Polish twist. Evenings are a great time to visit as there is often live music, so be sure to book your table in advance. Dawne Smaki is located on Nowy Świat.
Another superb local venue with a historic feel about it is the Bar Mleczny Prasowy, which dates back to 1954 and has been serving up cheap and tasty Polish food ever since. Bar Mleczny Prasowy is located on the main Marszałkowska street in a grey building and serves up a delightful range of pierogi in a very typical ‘Milk Bar‘ atmosphere. Inside features a bigger interior than most Milk Bars as Bar Mleczny Prasowy needs to satisfy hordes of customers on weekdays, particularly during the 12-2 pm peak time. Enjoy one of the cheapest places in central Warsaw for pierogi from 6 złotych, soup from 3 złotych and kompot for 2 złotych.