The ‘20s and ‘30s of the last century are often remembered with a great sense of nostalgia, and the vision of a young and newly-independent Poland is no different. It is this legacy of art, culture and culinary traditions, that have been embraced by Warsaw’s Rest. Baczewskich, where every dish that finds its way to your table is a vivid interpretation of everything that the previous centuries have given us.
A Touching LegacyThe heart and soul of the Rest. Baczewskich concept is Dmitriy Babak, born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine, a student of the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain, and an intern of prestigious restaurants in Warsaw and London, including “Dinner” by Heston Blumenthal, which boasts 2 Michellin stars. For a concept like Baczewskich, such credentials may seem like a mismatch to foreigners. For Poles, however, this makes total sense. Historically, Lviv (or Lwów) was a Polish city, with an incredible multicultural community that the nation has always celebrated. This mix of communities helped to define the region, known as Galicia, the cuisine of which Babak is especially passionate about.
A Unique LocationFor a concept such as Rest. Baczewskich, its location and premises couldn’t be more ideal. Close to numerous landmarks on the The Royal Route, this neo-Renaissance Palace at Aleja Jana Chrystiana Szucha 17 was built in 1895, and is one of the few buildings in Warsaw that survived the destruction of WWII. Now nestled in a quiet square, today it remains a silent witness to past tragedies and triumphs, and there are physical signs of the earlier. However, the best of these memories are kept alive on and around the tables, as well as in the bar, at the piano and even in the restaurant’s very own cabaret! This atmosphere has been created with ease, and what better place could exist to experience the highest-quality food and the very best of company!
The Taste of „Warsaw À Lviv”The culinary history of two great cities, Lviv and Warsaw, is an inexhaustible source of imagination for head chef Dmitriy Babak, which he and his team draw upon to form their own unique character. Much like interwar Poland, the author’s menu created here respects tradition, while at the same time is bold and open to new influences. Classic recipes from Galician cuisine has driven the kitchen team to source from their own smokehouse, not to mention their own bakery section, as well as necessary ingredients for unique sweets, desserts and liqueurs.
Baczewskich BarWhat would a delicious meal be without a suitable topping? I’m glad you asked! Completing the Rest.Baczewskich dining experience, a wide selection of alcohols and cocktails have been developed and continue to be served by our experienced bartenders. You will find both timeless classic cocktails and interesting variations of them, each and every one presented in a unique form. The goal here is simple - to create an atmosphere of feasting and pleasure in a place of beauty (It is a palace, after all!)
Events at Rest. BaczewskichAn essential part of Poland’s optimistic interwar years were the lavish parties, and Rest. Baczewskich intends to continue such a legacy. Exquisite food, invigorating alcohol, exceptional service and a stunning historic interior is the perfect chemistry to spring forth a banquet and/or party! The 800m2 space includes seating for 240 guests, both inside and in the lush garden area. For more intimate events, the lower room - the so-called Nalewkowa - is a cozy 60-to-90 person space that is ideal for sit-down or cocktail parties. As part of hosting such events, the exceptionally-talented kitchen staff are always thrilled at the challenge of imaginatively adapting the menu for individual celebrations.
Breakfasts, Summer Dining & Events for Children
At other times of the day, Rest. Baczewskich also serves breakfasts (8:00-11:45 during the week, 9:00-11:45 on weekends) and fires up the outdoor grill in the warmer months, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those travelling with children are encouraged to drop in for one of their 'Family Sundays' (13:00-17:00) with events and activitivies available for children.