Opasly Tom

Warsaw, Poland

It’s not usually the first thing we’d say about a restaurant, but this Art Deco-inspired spot is really, really good looking. Like, worth visiting for the interior’s inspiration alone good looking. It’s a warren of rooms spread over two levels – a bar and reading room (a nod to the restaurant’s previous location in a bookshop), wine cellar and fine dining kitchen that’s semi-open – with corrugated steel walls upholstered in velvet in varying hues of coral, sage and ink. There’s a risk of the food being overshadowed in such a setting but Konrad Kowalski’s menus are more than capable of holding their own. Sourced from a farmer’s market in Forteca that’s also run by the Kręgliccy restaurant group, it features beautifully balanced plates that are low on fuss but big on flavour. They change with the seasons but previous favourites have included wild duck imaginatively paired with beetroot and raspberries and a wonderfully comforting version of Krupnik, a traditional Polish barley soup. A location near the Presidential Palace and metres from the Grand Theatre Opera House makes Opasly Tom perfect for a flashy pre- or post- theatre meal.

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Wierzbowa 9, Mariensztat, Warsaw, Mazowieckie Province, 00-094