If you’ve been dying to try Poland’s traditional lard spread called smalec then this is your place. A nationwide chain devoted to serving rustic Polish food from the countryside, Chłopskie Jadło dishes up heaping portions of meat and pierogis on wooden slabs, with a dish of smalec and wedges of bread complimentary. The décor is country farm kitsch, with strings of hams and ancient machinery dangling from the walls. Slide onto a wooden bench (avoiding the decorative rusty saw) and start with local soups served inside a loaf of bread before loosening the belt and working through homemade dumplings and shanks of meat served by staff that appears as if they’ve just finished milking cows. A winning intro to Polish food.