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Quality Food, Bistro Style
The popular Osiem i Pół bistro in the heart of Warsaw offers the quintessence of “bistronomie,” a term referring to bistro-style gastronomy, where quality food is served in small portions. The term is also used in France to describe culinary chic and style without a hint of snobbery.

Unceremoniously elegant, Osiem i Pół has a casual ambiance and interiors dominated by simple and minimalist shapes. The restaurant is furnished with 1960s furniture, matched by vintage Polish movie posters on the walls and a terrazzo floor. The most eye-catching feature is the restaurant’s long and spacious bar.

The menu caters to all tastes with new and intriguing combinations of flavors, scents and inspirations. Osiem i Pół specializes in international cuisine with a special focus on Asian and Mediterranean, hence the abundance of fish and seafood. The autumn menu introduces several inventive dishes, such as veal with tuna gravy, avocado salad with shrimp, fried mackerel icefish with butter and fresh grated horseradish, and Provencal fish soup.

Osiem i Pół owners Misia Zielińska and Łukasz Bromski say that their restaurant only uses the best, fresh and seasonal ingredients from trusted suppliers and farmers. Fruit and vegetables come from the nearby Hala Mirowska covered market. The owners also make sure to buy meat, fish and seafood of the finest quality. Cakes, pies and desserts for Osiem i Pół are provided by Warsaw’s Misianka confectionery, which is also owned by Zielińska and Bromski.
Osiem i Pół Bistro

10 Nowogrodzka St., entrance from 45 Krucza St.
Reservations: tel. 784 461 397