For years, there’s been little reason to travel to the south side of the city, beyond ul. Podwale Przedmiejskie, but that’s starting to change and places like this are a big reason why. First of all, let’s state this is a restaurant in a hotel but do not let that put you off. Magiel is a really attractive space, set in a new build overlooking the canal built to seal off Granary Island from the rest of the city. The chefs hold court in a central cooking area where they prepare some absolutely wonderful tasting dishes from a menu which is original but solid. Take for example the potato soup – sounds ordinary enough but it comes with some creative use of horseradish and bacon. Then there's the Fish & Chips - a tasty piece of cod served with red bean hummus, tomatoes and chilli. Delicious.They offer a lunch menu, which offers two courses for 29zl (that’s less than €7 at the time of writing).If you’re staying in the Hotel Almond, you may never eat anywhere else, while if you are not it’s worth taking a stroll over to this part of town just for this. Keep an eye out for the chef's weekly specials and the live music on Thursday and Saturday evenings.