Warsaw’s Best Restaurants For Fine Dining

| © Przemek Więch/Flickr
Marta Podeszwa

Poland’s fine dining scene is flourishing, with Warsaw now being home to two Michelin-starred restaurants. Read on to check out who is revolutionising Polish cuisine and where to go to sample best foods the capital has to offer.

1. Atelier Amaro

Restaurant, Polish, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Situated next to Warsaw’s most beautiful park Łazienki, Poland’s first Michelin-starred restaurant, Atelier Amaro offers Polish cuisine with a modern twist. Head chef Wojciech Modest Amaro, who previously worked with the likes of Ferran Adrià (elBulli) and Rene Redzepi (Noma), creates nature and science-inspired dishes from local ingredients that challenge traditional definitions of Polish food, often associated with being fatty and heavy. The food is served alongside a wide selection of international wines and Polish alcohols including meads and spirits.

2. Senses

Restaurant, Polish, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

The Senses restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in March 2016, making it the second Michelin-starred restaurant in the city (after Atelier Amaro mentioned above). It’s headed by Italian chef Andrea Camastra, known for his sensory approach to cooking – he often listens to jazz and Brazilian music in the kitchen. The six and nine-course tasting menus (which vary according to the season) were designed to mix traditional Polish ingredients sourced from local organic farms with international products such as Portuguese rock lobsters or Umbrian truffles.

3. Nolita

Restaurant, Contemporary, Polish

Nolita | Courtesy of Nolita
© Nolita

Nolita is another exquisite fine dining destination. Located in the central Śródmieście district, it specialises in beautifully presented Modern European dishes (tasting menu or à la carte). The refined, monochrome interior features an open plan kitchen, which lets you see skilled chef Jacek Grochowina at work with his team.

4. Salto

Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse, Argentina, European

If seafood is your thing, head to the Art Deco-style Salto restaurant at the lovely Rialto boutique hotel, where Argentinian chef Martin Gimenez Castro (the winner of the first edition of Polish culinary TV show Top Chef) serves South American and Spanish-inspired dishes including the delicious cod ceviche, smoked scallops with shallots and white grouper with prawns and tapioca.

5. Concept 13

Restaurant, European, Polish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Occupying the bright and airy top floor of a luxury department store Vitkac, Concept 13 is led by Le Cordon Bleu graduate Dariusz Barański, who previously worked at London’s high-end restaurants such as Le Gavroche and Sketch. The menu focuses on Modern European cuisine and features dishes such as black truffle ravioli, foie gras terrine on home-made brioche and baked quail breast with white asparagus.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article