Oh, how we have missed this kind of restaurant where one could drink and eat an unpretentious meal. Lokalna Bistronomia is a place with a homelike atmosphere: wooden tables, dim lights, open kitchen, and friendly service. This perfect combination you will find at the back of Praga Koneser Center in Nieporęcka Street, near Skamiejka. What do they offer there?
And here comes the best part: Warsaw delicacies which you will clearly notice when reading a menu written in the Warsaw dialect. There is a herring called Katolik (with marinated beetroot, onion, bread crisps – we have not eaten such a good one in a long time!), sour rye soup with smoked bacon or the Różycki tripes. As for flour dishes: pyzy (potato dumplings), śluski kląskie (Silesian dimpled dumplings – little sips of heaven!). For the main course, we recommend pork chop called Poniatoszczak, gołąbki (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice) and duck leg. Everything sounds familiar but is prepared with a little twist. From time to time, you will be surprised with some addition or sprinkle (popcorn from buckwheat groats). Needless to say, everything is delicious and offered at reasonable prices. Additionally, you can have a glass of wine, vodka, and Maryensztadt craft beer.
Krzysztof Chełchowski is in charge here. He has been in the gastronomy business for 20 years now and he comes from Praga. “We have been dreaming of such a familiar place with good Warsaw cuisine. We haven’t even particularly thought of Praga however, it is the place where we have found our perfect venue. We immediately felt that was it”, he recalls.
Now he is thinking of a new step – building an outdoor garden. “Expect more summer-like tastes: salads, cold soups”, says Krzysztof. “I am also dreaming about a journey into childhood to bring back some tastes like mortadella in bread crumbs coating. However, for now, let’s see how our menu is received”, he declares.
Come over to Lokalna Bistronomia for late dinner with friends, date, and especially visit this place with foreign guests. It is currently the best, laid-back destination with Polish cuisine with a classic twist.
text: Magda Assanowicz
photos: Filip Klimaszewski and bistro’s own materials (dish)
Lokalna Bistronomia, Nieporęcka St 6