Ask the Concierge @Hotel Bristol
Warsaw no.113

by Slawomir Oleksiak, 
Concierge at the Hotel Bristol a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw.

Dear Warsaw In Your Pocket Readers,

The golden Polish autumn is an amazing occurrence in the world of nature and astronomy. It is a time when sunny days and the magic colours of the surrounding world motivate us to go for long walks, have nostalgic thoughts, contemplate changes occurring in nature, and the phenomenon of transience.

Lazienki Park. © Ministry of Foreign Affairs PL,

However, in these beautiful natural conditions, Warsaw’s parks in the Royal Lazienki Garden, Praga district or Wilanów, Vistula boulevards offer a great aesthetic experience and relaxation. Our Concierge team also recommends immersing yourself in a spiritual feast in the form of the 35th Warsaw Film Festival which has been held in Warsaw every year since 1985. WMFF finds itself in the elite category of “international competition festivals” of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, in which there are thirteen festivals across the world – Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Moscow, Montreal, Mar del Plata, Tokyo and Cairo. The festival runs 11-20 October, and screenings will take place in Warsaw`s: ‘Multikino’, ‘Zlote Tarasy’ and ‘Kinoteka’. All festival information can be found on their website (also available in English):

In addition to the spiritual and intellectual offerings, October/November are traditionally rich in culinary treats. In autumn, venison and dishes with forest mushrooms have always dominated on Polish tables. Our Concierge team has the pleasure to recommend Hotel Bristol a Luxury collection restaurant “MARCONI” that is open for breakfasts, lunches and dinners serving Mediterranean and Polish specialities. Our chef Michał Tkaczyk and his team do their best to create top class food specialties for even the most demanding guests.

© Hotel Bristol.

The new autumn menu of dishes by Michał Tkaczyk is a feast for the palate containing, among others: duck roasted assiette in pumpkin and sauce with forest mushrooms, deer with bread dumplings, saffron milk cap mushrooms and caramelized vegetables.

November 1st is also a unique date – All Saints’ Day. Poles meet in cemeteries to reflect on the lives of the dearly departed: relatives, national heroes and the people who built and fought for Poland. This year, on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, we recommend a visit to the cemetery in Powazki, where the Polish soldiers of the September campaign rest.

© Ministry of Foreign Affairs PL,

Finally, an offer for consumers looking for attractive shopping and discounting opportunities. Lovers of sales and promotions of all kinds must know that Black Friday always takes place on the last Friday of the penultimate month – not only in the U.S, but also around the world. Black Friday in 2019 in Poland falls on November 29th. Not to be missed!

Shopping in Warsaw

If you have any questions, remarks or requests please do not hesitate to contact our Concierge department or other colleagues gathered in the organization “Le Clefs D`Or”.

Enjoy the beautiful Polish “golden autumn” and have a nice stay in Warsaw!

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