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29 July 2011

Drink at Bar Polski

An odd little bar in the winding alleyways behind Holborn Station, Bar Polski is a reasonable spot for a quick drink in passing. Your author was coaxed in by a friend who recently told him that they did vodka that was 'actually nice', and the convincing barman was very persuasive in his selling of something that 'tasted like apple crumble'.

Inside, the bar is quite plain, with metal chairs and very few features except one wall full of pictures of cockerels. The clientelle was a heady mix of group-drinkers, those on early-in-the-relationship dates and groups. There was food, but it didn't look particularly special.

Timeout says they have fifty vodkas and fancyapint give them three out of five. That seems about right. For more, click here.


  1. Funny, I was actually there last night for the first time! Brought there by a friend!

  2. I’ve not been here in years, which is a shame, as it’s a great place. The vodka menu is fun; I recall one vodka flavoured with rose petals described as ‘liquid Turkish Delight’. The food is mainly dumplings as far as I can remember, but to be honest, it strikes me as the sort of place you eat *before* you visit, and they seem to focus much more on the bar than the kitchen. Just don’t be tempted to alternate Żywiec beer with shots of śliwowica... Trust me on this one.