Warsaw has a restless food scene that is changing all the time, and part of the fun is finding somewhere new to eat. But, to get you started, we’ve listed a range of different restaurants to suit different budgets and tastes.
When you first visit Warsaw, you might be surprised at the range and richness of the city’s restaurant scene. As different districts are developed, eateries with new ideas open up. The Browar Warszawski complex off Grzybowska, for example, is packed with different places to eat, as is the Koneser factory complex in Praga. In short, you are never far from a restaurant or bar, serving excellent food at an excellent price.
Recommended Warsaw Restaurants
Part of the fun of visiting Warsaw is taking a punt on somewhere new to eat. We have listed suggestions in different parts of the city, aimed at different budgets and styles of cooking, followed by Warsaw’s Michelin-listed restaurants. There is also a map, so you can find exactly where each is located.
- Beef and Pepper Steak House: In the restaurant-heavy district south of the Palace of Culture and Science, Beef and Pepper specialises in properly-cooked Polish steak.
- Browar Warszawski Restauracja Grill, Browar & Bar: In a maze of restaurants and bars off the business district’s Grzybowska, Browar Warszawski is a huge beerhall-style restaurant with an on-site brewery.
- Bursztynowa Bistro: Interestingly, Bursztynowa Bistro was set up to showcase the produce of a particular Polish cheese cooperative, notably the long-aged cheeses: Bursztyn, Rubin, and Szafir.
- Cafe Zamek: Both a restaurant and a café within the main Royal Castle building, Zamek is an excellent place for lunch or high tea when you’re visiting Warsaw’s Old Town.
- Elementy: Elementy offers hearty, healthy comfort food, with a big outdoor area on the grounds of Krakowskie Przedmieście’s Czapski Palace.
- Falla Warszawa: Falla is a small chain of vegetarian and vegan restaurants serving tasty dishes from the Levant region and situated in the Warsaw University district.
- Fat White Coffee Bar: Close to the POLIN Museum in Muranów, for some Fat White serves the best cup of coffee in Warsaw. It’s also nice and friendly, with a barber shop attached!
- Gastronomja: Located in the labyrinth of restaurants in the Browary Warszawskie, Gastronomja might be one of the best places for lunch in this part of the business district.
- Gdański Bar Mleczny: Gdański Bar Mleczny is a contemporary update of the classic Polish milk bar, which means hearty food at a bargain price.
- Guru Restaurant & Bar: Right at the very centre of Warsaw, Guru is a good-value Indian restaurant with a menu that will make any belly rumble.
- InFormal Kitchen: The aptly-named InFormal Kitchen is a relaxed spot for a leisurely lunch with excellent service, and a largely – but not exclusively – Italian menu.
- Oto! Sushi: A reliable Japanese restaurant in swanky Nowy Świat, Oto! Sushi runs the gamut from nigiri to chirashi, with vegan options in between.
- Paradox Cafe: Close to the POLIN Museum, the sci-fi themed Paradox Café is a great place for coffee, cake… and board games.
- Pod Gigantami: Proper Polish classics in palatial surroundings with an added hint of decadence, everything about Pod Gigantami is a little bit bigger.
- Prime Cut: Located on the ground floor of the massive Spektrum Tower, Prime Cut is a New York style steak house, with fresh grilled fish and excellent service.
- Reforma Urban: Good for any time of day, but Reforma Urban is a favourite with families for a hearty weekend breakfast or midweek brunch.
- Restauracja Future & Wine: Often considered one of Warsaw’s best restaurants, Future & Wine’s intimate yet unconventional interior is especially suited to couples.
- Restauracja U Barssa: The Old Town Market Square location could not be better and Restauracja U Barssa’s menu of Polish classics matches the atmosphere perfectly.
- Restauracja Warszawska: The space itself is frankly astonishing. Luckily, the delicious food at Restauracja Warszawska fully lives up to the promise.
- Selavi Restaurant & Bar: Selavi is a very smart restaurant with bar and club attached, located in the centre of Warsaw. The menu is largely Mediterranean with the emphasis on seafood and some variations from other parts of the region.
- Stara Kamienica: Stara Kamienica translates roughly as “old tenement house”, which gives an indication of the lovingly atmospheric period interior and traditional Polish menu.
- Stolica: With an enviable location in the alleys of Warsaw’s Old Town, Stolica offers contemporary Polish cuisine, inspired by the elegant interwar period.
- SZUM: A handy place for pizza after a visit to the 1944 Warsaw Rising Museum, SZUM is one of the new restaurants cropping up in the residential and business district to the west of the city.
- The Cool Cat TR: Cool Cat delightfully laid-back restaurant with hearty, wholesome food and shady outside dining. Bao buns and K-fries, ramen, burgers, and all-day breakfasts illustrate what’s on the menu.
- To Lubię: To Lubię is a cosy cafe located in one of the towers of St. Hyacinth’s Church. They serve a continental breakfast of cheese and meats, with warm rolls and croissants, and a delicious tea or coffee.
- Whiskey in the Jar: The Warsaw incarnation of a homegrown phenomenon, Whiskey in the Jar is the ‘turn it up to 11’ meat, liquor, and rock‘n’roll restaurant.
- Wrzenie Świata: Wrzenie Świata is an atmospheric independent bookshop with coffees, teas, and bagels. You can also sit out on the terrace on sunny mornings.
- Żebra i Kości Restauracja: Advertising itself as “modern Polish and European cusine”, Żebra i Kości offers tender sous-vide meats in an eccentric setting.
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Michelin Restaurants In Warsaw
The 2023 Michelin Guide includes 19 restaurants, covering every bracket and every corner of the city. See our Michelin Restaurants In Warsaw page for more details.
- alewino: Holder of Michelin Bib Gourmand status, relaxed alewino grew out of a wine business. It offers good value dishes at very reasonable prices.
- Bez Gwiazdek: Robert Trzópek’s delightful Michelin-listed bistro is tucked away on a quiet street and features an ever-changing menu of Polish rustic given a contemporary treatment.
- Butchery & Wine: Butchery & Wine is a Michelin-listed establishment specialising in steaks prepared in a Bertha oven, and paired with a good red wine. Located close to the Palace of Culture and Science, the menu represents real value for money.
- Concept 13 Restaurant: Up on the roof of the Vitkac luxury department store, this Michelin-recommended restaurant and bar specialises in modern classics with a Polish accent.
- Dyletanci: Dyletanci is a smart bistro is focused around an impressive collection of 1,100 wines, with many organic and biodynamic choices. The food is modern Polish with organic leanings, often from the restaurant’s own farm.
- elixir by Dom Wódki: Dom Wódki means “House of Vodka”, and there are over 750 varieties of the spirit here to be expertly matched with the Michelin-listed menu.
- Epoka: The past of Polish cooking is mined and updated for Epoka’s gorgeous fine dining experience, which includes a short history tour and visit to the kitchen.
- Europejski Grill: One of the two Michelin-listed restaurants in the historic Raffles Europejski Hotel on Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Europejski Grill is a sophisticated dining experience showcasing local produce.
- hub.praga: With each plate an exquisite work of art, chef Witek Iwański’s hub.praga has really put Eastern Warsaw’s restaurant scene on the map.
- Kieliszki na Próżnej: In a quiet street around Warsaw’s business district, Kieliszki na Próżnej has Michelin Bib Gourmand status, representing good quality and good value.
- Koneser Grill: In the heart of the Praga Koneser factory complex of shops, restaurants, and bars, Koneser Grill’s wood-fired Polish beef gets Michelin Bib Gourmand approval for good quality and value.
- kontakt wino & bistro: Located in residential Mokotów, close to Łazienki Park, kontakt is a wine bar and Michelin-listed bistro with a contemporary Mediterranean menu.
- Le Braci: Le Braci is an intimate and good-value Italian restaurant a little to the north of Łazienki Park, with a correspondingly strong selection of Italian wines.
- Muzealna Restaurant: Tucked within the National Museum building, Muzealna is a Michelin-listed bistro with a broad menu of punchy Polish favourites for hungry culture lovers.
- Nobu Restaurant Warsaw: The Warsaw branch of Nobu Matsuhisa’s chain of luxury Japanese restaurants, located in the beautiful minimalism of the Nobu Warsaw hotel.
- Nolita Restaurant: There is no shortage of restaurants along ul. Wilcza, but Michelin-listed Nolita has one of the more diverse menus, tied together with beautiful presentation and a discerning aesthetic.
- Nuta: Chef Andrea Camastra’s Nuta is currently the only restaurant in Warsaw with a Michelin star. The dishes are Italian, with Polish and Asian influences, giving an imaginative twist to the dining experience.
- Rozbrat 20: Located in a relatively quiet neighbourhood to the north of Łazienki Park, Rozbrat 20 is a smart contemporary restaurant specialising in modern Polish cuisine.
- Szóstka: Located on the sixth floor of the iconic Prudential building (now the Hotel Warszawa), Szóstka has glass walls and an outdoor terrace for excellent rooftop views to accompany the Michelin-listed food.
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Map of Warsaw Restaurants
Plan where to eat in Warsaw with the WarsawVisit map. Restaurants are marked in red, with Michelin locations in a darker shade.
Each type of landmark has a different colour marker on the map:
- YELLOW: Warsaw Sightseeing
- BLUE: Warsaw Hotels
- RED: Warsaw Places To Eat – Michelin restaurants are DARK RED
- ORANGE: Warsaw Nightlife
- PURPLE: Shopping In Warsaw
- GREEN: Warsaw Transportation
Click on a marker and it will give you the name of the landmark, with a brief description and links for more information and directions. You can pan, scroll, and zoom around the map, or use the + or – buttons in the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out.
Click on the icon in the top left corner for an index of every location, sorted by category. Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want. Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
Each category is on a different layer, which can be switched on and off. So you can just see the Hotel or Restaurant pins, for example.
If you are using the map on your phone, open the Visit Warsaw map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.