The cuisine is described as Wileńska, meaning from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and Familia Bistro is another to look east rather than west for its inspiration. The dishes, all made from family recipes, will look familiar if you know your Polish food, a fact which demonstrates the connection between Gdańsk and Vilnius. Before WWII, Vilnius was known as Wilno and was part of the 2nd Polish Republic, which saw many people moving to new areas, like Gdańsk, as new borders were drawn. We love the pierogi, which comes in different forms (Kibiny – dumplings with crispy pastry; Manty – steamed dumplings and Kołduny – small, round pierogi), Czanachy - a kind of beef stew and our latest favourite, and pork ribs marinated in a traditional Lithuanian liqueur sauce. There is a choice of soups and mains including fresh fish all hailing from the family recipe book and this is a great place for a lunchtime snack washed down with a glass of compote with a glass of the Kwas Chlebowy (Kvass), which is imported from Lithuania.