All photos (5)Milk Bar at the Barbican (Bar Mleczny Pod Barbakanem)
Milk Bar at the Barbican (Bar Mleczny Pod Barbakanem)
Milk Bar at the Barbican (Bar Mleczny Pod Barbakanem)

Milk Bar at the Barbican (Bar Mleczny Pod Barbakanem)

8.07 reviews
Polish
Ranked #7 in Warsaw restaurants
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Mostowa 27, 00-260 Warszawa, Poland
+48 22 831 47 37
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The quality of food in this traditional milk bar has suffered from the touristic position. But the decor and atmosphere is still worth

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New York City, New York State, USA

A famous milk bar and ideal if you are looking for a no-frills, cheap Polish meal in the center of town.

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Milano, Italia

The quality of food in this traditional milk bar has suffered from the touristic position. But the decor and atmosphere is still worth

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London, UK

Milk bars are a part of the Soviet polish culture. This is where you can get really cheap, canteen style food, home cooking and bland atmosphere. Don't get the bring decor fool you. Foods here are essentially polish, and you must try the Perogis!

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Lisbon, Portugal

A last bit of communist vibe! Tough and not that nice ladies both behind the counter and kitchen!

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Toronto

Milk bars are a dying trend of Communist-era Poland. They were canteens where you could purchase cheap food and drink with the added charm of having both the plates and the cutlery chained to the tables where you sat. Look for them around the city, but the one beneath the Barbican is arguably the most famous that remains.

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Interlaken, Switzerland

A traditional Polish food experience will never get more authentic than this, nor will it ever get as cheap. We had a cabbage roll (golabki), pork schnitzel (kotlet schabowy), fantastic soups (szczawiowa and botwinka) and a sugary dessert (kisiel). Milk Bars are cheap to eat in and all levels of society are in there together eating. The two of us had enough food and drinks for three people for less than €10.”

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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This is a typical Polish Milk Bar--cafeteria-style eatery where you're dished up traditional Polish favorite by old women in aprons. Interior decor hasn't change in decades. Great place to try cheap Polish food and enjoy the vintage ambiance.

Re-reviewing this 4 years later.... interior / ambiance is unmatchable, but food is pretty low quality here. It's just canned/processed food. Disappointed.

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