Franciszek Barss was a respected attorney, publicist, political activist who was committed to Warsaw and Poland. The restaurant named after him is located in the very centre of Warsaw – in the Old Town. Such a location guarantees a great time in the company of historical monuments. Especially in the summer, you can rest and enjoy delicious food in a special garden with a wonderful view of the capital.
The interior is full of interesting historical facts, as well. Before the restaurant was reopened in 1955, it was the registered office of the Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Filatelistyczne (National Philatelic Company) “Ruch”. All that remains after it is a grate of the Polish girdler Henryk Grunwald and a nearly 30 square metre wall painting by the so-called grupa 55, also known as the Old Town group. The enormous work depicts seals of Polish cities.
The local chef – Tomasz Giziński – offers a wide range of Polish dishes. For starters, you can try grilled shrimps with chilli peppers and grilled bread, a classic beef tartar with home-made pickles or herring in 3 different versions. If you’ve an appetite for something more, we recommend: dumplings, caviar with potato cakes, sauerkraut served in bread and soups, e.g. delicious rye soup, tripes or boletus soup. Enthusiasts of meat dishes can count on goose, game, duck, steaks and Polish matured sirloin prepared based on traditional recipes. There’s a lot to choose from, that’s for sure.
You can also order high quality wine from different countries, which will impress even the most demanding wine lovers.
The restaurant has a lot of experienced in organising private events. It offers advice, excellent service and a tasty menu. All these things will allow you to have a great time in an elegant and carefree atmosphere.