My fav restaurant in Warsaw: Der Elefant

What: Der Elefant – the Elephant, Restaurant
Where: Warsaw, Poland


Der Elefant (the elephant) is known for its extensive international range of fresh fish

A few months ago, an invitation from friends seemed like a very good occasion for a weekend in Warsaw. The metropolis on the Vistula has much to offer, also in matters of cuisine. With some restaurant tips, I coincidentally suddenly stranded in front of the restaurant “The elephant”. In the middle of Old Warsaw, already the stately, perfectly renovated facade of the historical building had a positive effect on me. An impression, which was not disappointed when entering the restaurant established in 1990.


My favorite restaurant in Warsaw? Of course The Elephant – Der Elefant!

As an interior-affine person, I was immediately inspired by the restaurant design: industrial chic meets brasserie charm. Metal windows, metro tiles, sheet metal lanterns. An aesthetic that inspired Gastronome Artur Jarczynski on his travels through the USA and Israel in the restaurants which inspired him and which he adapted for his own project “The Elephant”. There are several levels, which are differently designed with niches and cozy seats, so that the two-part restaurant – in one part there is fish, in the other meat – in spite of its size always radiates warmth and cosines.


Here emphasis is placed on local organic ingredients

The successful look is complemented by an attentive and professional service. Above all, the quality of the dishes convinced me. The fresh oysters were super delicious! A look at the menu makes you want more fresh fish of the finest: Both the grilled salmon and the meat fillet of the Black Angus were excellent. For this, the well-behaved waiter recommends a suitable wine from the extensive menu. The name “The Elephant” was, by the way, an inspiration of Artur’s wife and was based on her predilection for the gray pachyderms. BvH


Awww, the name giver! Don’t worry: the elephant head is not real!


Wines from Spain, Italy, France, Chile and Australia are stored here


Here delicious steaks and burgers are prepared


Gastronome Artur Jarczynski’s heart beats for Israel and Tel Aviv …


… and its Neve Tzedek, which is also my favorite hood in Tel Aviv


The bartender polishs the glasses


Here the motto is: Fish on the table


… and here is where the fish is prepared


The courtyard: Here you can wonderfully sit outside in the summer


Caution Burger fans! The elephant serves the best burgers in all variants


Also the restaurant furniture is ecologically correct: Recyclable materials and environmentally friendly colors have been used for the design of the rooms


The outdoor terrace


I loved the city so much that the first time in the Polish capital was definitely not my last visit

Contact “Der Elefant”

Featured pic: Der Elefant



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