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Polka Restauracja

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ul. Swietojanska 2, Warsaw 00-288, Poland
+48 22 635 35 35
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long days walking and a very large lunch at Dom Smakov we decided to stop in at "Gessler's Polka restaurant. The decor and the welcome of the staff, was as warm as an old favourite pullover. With good food a reasonable wine list and very efficient and polite service 3 very diverse couples enjoyed their evening, as a... More 

Thank Mark A
Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went there for dinner and we were extremely disappointed both with the food which was served and with the service itself. We knew that the place belonged to one of the local celebrities so we wanted to try it. I wonder if this celebrity ever eats the meals which are prepared there. The meat we got... More 

Thank Malgosia B
Bath, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on our trip to the Old Town. It was a bitterly cold day and it was nice to get indoors, We thought the decor was lovely but that was where our compliments stop. The service was ok, just about, but the food was well over priced for what we had, 2 glasses of mulled wine a soup... More 

Thank John W A P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My expectations about so known restaurant were high but reality quickly verified them. The interior are climate and suitable for Polish cuisine, but the food and service leave too much to be desired. Sour soup doesn't tasted as sour rye soup. There was too much horseradish that killed all the taste. However, you must hand that its white sousage was... More 

Thank Mikołaj M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here in January on my own. The service was excellent and the food was really good. Steak tartare to start. It comes deconstructed so you can mix it to your taste. Really fresh and delicious. Roast goose for main with delicious salty potato dumplings. Goat's cheese panna cotta with a pearl sauce and dark chocolate shard for... More 

Thank ND74
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have got a recommendation to visit this restaurant from our friend who was born in Warsaw to taste real Polish food. She said the price is worth of food quality. We came to the restaurant 11:55 and there was a bunch of people staying and waiting outside until they open (12:00). It was very cold! Just around 12 a... More 

Thank lekli
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

from the moment you enter this place you know you are eating somewhere special. the front of house staff are charming and very elegant. ihad polish dumpling to start that were made from scratch and to die for my partner had the goose liver which the couple of tastes i was allowed made me wish i had had that as... More 

Thank greg k
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A disappointing 5th visit, it is time for Magda Gessler to film a kitchen nightmare here, the standards have slipped with some of the food and staff. My main course was cold as was others in our group and the service was a bit 'hit and miss'!. Resturants can't afford to sit back and reply on the name associated with... More 

Thank Woody039
Savona, Italy
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334 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Finally, what You say Bingo!! Located in tourist city area, very refined and great atmosphere. Excellent menu and good dish presentation. Friendly staff , as for language and service but don't expect any speed actions!! Price on line for food level.

Thank lucianoferro61
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Followed the tip from a hotel concierge who said this place was great. He was right. Excellent polish food for me, I had the duck which was delicious and a good fillet steak for my more conservative partner, she loved it. House wine by the carafe reasonably priced and polish cocktails a welcome surprise. All in all a good night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Swietojanska 2, Warsaw 00-288, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw
  • Phone Number: +48 22 635 35 35

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?