So how many world cuisine eateries, of various sizes, can you squeeze into one space and how many is too many? One of the biggest ‘problems’ Hala Koszyki poses to visitors is where and what to eat? Not eating is in fact out of the question. Any time of the day or night you enter the building your taste buds are immediately assaulted by smells and flooded with flavours wafting from many of the gastronomic outposts in the main hall. The bar is without a doubt the single biggest attraction immediately giving the hall the laid-back ambience of an after-hours lounge without which the food stalls would just seem like an above average food court.
The creme de la creme of the last decade of Warsaw’s gastronomic trends are all on offer including hummus, sushi, burgers, curry (Indian and Thai), seafood, grilled meats and artisanal sandwiches galore. To wash them down choose from craft beers on tap and in bottles, artisanal ciders, bio-dynamic wines, original cocktails plus a number of alternative non-alco beverages from mango lassis to John (On) Lemmons and everywhere in between.
Eat near where you sit or split up to cover more ground and find a place.
☞ Here’s our shortlist of recommendations to enjoy some food and drinks.
The crown jewel of HK, this long central bar tights the place together.
Sobremesa Tapas Bar
As the name suggests, this is a place to sit, relax, chat and eat. Who doesn’t love tapas and a good glass of wine? Sit-in venue, make a reservation. Ground level, Loc.26
tel. 739 044 422
If you’re up for some spicy Indian food, this is the place to go. Make sure to try their Chicken Tikka Masala. Ground level, Loc.25
Gringo Bar / Salsownia
There’s a reason why Mexican food is listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Tacos and salsas, what else can you ask for? Ground level, Loc.29
Kiełba w Gębie
Polish grill plus craft beer! This is as good as it gets. Sausages, incredible sandwiches and much more. Ground level, Loc.24
Fish, clams, oysters and other sea monsters. Perhaps the only oyster bar in Warsaw. Sit-in venue, make a reservation. Ground level, Loc.28
Meat lovers drool and rejoice! Crafted burgers and sandwiches with boutique bakery bread, fresh meat and sauces. Ground level, Loc.08
In a nutshell, Thai street food. Try the BBQ king prawns or the duck in tamarind sauce. Ground level, Loc.09