May 11, 2018
Should a young lady whisper the magic words ‘Miedzy Nami’ to you in Warsaw, she’s not asking for directions nor sadly asking you to see her etchings but saying ‘between us’ in her native tongue. Between us, strictly between us, entre nous, if you will invite her for a drink at this perennially hip spot on Ulica Bracka. Opened a decade ago by visitors from Amsterdam, it’s hard to find as it has no sign, but it is almost invariably packed with a well-heeled crowd of models, media types and sophisticates who have managed to find their way. By turns pared down, unashamedly high-brow yet not uninviting, it is graced by fine wooden floors, white walls, lamps on tall stands and gorgeous waitresses in becoming aprons who deliver drinks to your tables, all of which sets Mi?dzy Nami apart from the also-rans. What is more, they have excellent pasta and quesadillas. Oh and the wine list is pretty good, too. The cocktails are a bit thin on the ground, but the bar positively groans with all manner of weird and wonderful spirits, some of which even the most seasoned barfly might not recognise Do make a point of asking for the ß-zestaw dniaß- (menu of the day), for it changes every day. The walls double as a gallery for artists and photographers, some of considerable standing, to exhibit their work. Some hail from Warsaw, some from further afield. The bar even publishes its own periodical. Tres impressive. ‘Miedzy Nami’ – a spot of culture, a spot of supper and some first-class tipples to boot- commit it to memory and keep it under your hat.