Long gone are the days that a good meal in Warsaw was reserved exclusively to diplomatic heads of state in the capital. Nowadays, there are almost 100 restaurants, bars, and lounges that rival some of the best eateries in London, Paris, and Madrid. Although Poland isn’t internationally renowned for its local cuisine just yet, they are making long strides forward with hip bars and funky fusion restaurants that will make you coming back to Warsaw for more.
Although there is a plethora of restaurants that serve international menus, not many Polish make the cut with both tourists and local residents. This is not because they’re bad, instead, they’re more like hidden gems and well-kept secrets that the locals like to keep for themselves. Renowned Polish celebrity chef Magda Gessler’s restaurants are your best bet for trying original Polish dishes. If you are up for the best pierogies in town, try Gessler’s Ale Gloria restaurant in the heart of the city, or the Zielnik Cage, which has been named one of the best restaurants in Warsaw for several consecutive years by local newspaper rankings.