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Restaurant Reviews

Folk Gospoda, Warsaw

Folk Gospoda, is one of my favourite places to eat in Warsaw and also happens to be a short walk from the hotel, an added bonus with these often unfavourable weather conditions.

This restaurant is one of the oldest in the city with a history dating back to the 17th century, and legend has it, is the site of a duel between General Branicki and Giacomo Casanova of all people (might need to fact check that one). History aside, they have a great selection of foods made with locally sourced ingredients and staff dressed up in traditional dress.

I opted for the Grilled Masurian Zander, a large fish from the northern part of Poland. This was accompanied with potato pancakes, boletus mushroom sauce, fennel, chervil (a type of parsley) and dried tomatoes. Overall I liked this dish but perhaps as the Zander is a freshwater fish this needed quite a bit more salt on it! But cooked well, white, flakey and all went nicely together. Maybe a little extra sauce would’ve been better, but generally good dish.

Polish Masurian Zander

For dessert, I chose the “Warsaw Manhattan” Cake, named because of all the layers being like stories in a sky scraper. The photo didn’t really do the portion size justice, as this was a particularly large slice which ultimately, in a first, I wasn’t able to finish! The cake was layers of sponge and dulche de lèche covered in white chocolate. I was expecting this to be overpowering sweet but actually it was delightfully light and creamy. If I hadn’t drank so much coffee already to get me over the long day, I think it would have gone down a treat with it.

“Warsaw Manhattan” Cake

So, while I quite enjoyed this meal, the restaurant wasn’t as good as the last time I came, so on this occasion will need to score accordingly
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️🔸

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