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Going Greek in a Lost Part of Warsaw
Bar Atena (Warsaw, Poland)
Member Name: dangaroo
Bar Atena (Warsaw, Poland)
Advantages: Pretty funky decor, average kebab, good price
Disadvantages: Not much reason to go there
Bar Atena is an unoriginally named kebab shop in the south eastern part of Warsaw known as Grochow. There is little reason you'd find yourself here, a district of Warsaw which is strictly residential and home to little else other than communist blocks, the nearest thing of interest would likely be the Skaryszewski Park but even that is a bit of a distance.
The reason I was there was to help a friend sort some paperwork out as district offices are located throughout the city based on the area you live in. If you are travelling out of Warsaw to Lublin, this little kebab place would be on your way. The reason I said it was an unoriginal name is because there are several other outlets with the same name and the same logo (Atena written in the Greek Alphabet) but they are not a chain, as far as I'm aware.
Like so many of the cheap kebab places in the city, it is housed in what looks like a mobile home and has an enormous sign saying kebab on it, which will easily be noticeable from the road. Enterting the building is a pleasant surprise, it is clean an cosy - it looks like Santa's workshop with a greek theme thrown in. There are several tables and two spits, the regular chicken one and the less popular lamb one with a smaller amount of meat on. The lamb looked suspicious (it's not easy to obtain in Poland) but I gave it a go anyway and was satisfied.
They offer two types of bread, a pita for 8zl and thick bread for 10zl, there is a mild sauce and a spicy sauce, of course these can be mixed if you wish. There are various beverages on offer - all of which were non alcoholic as far as I noticed, with a choice of various coffees and soft drinks. The salad wasn't particularly desirable, cabbage and beetroot but I expected little else as this is the stereotypical kebab you will find in such snack bars. A nice touch was that the kebab was grilled twice, which gave it a pleasant crisp finish. It's definitely not worth travelling out there for but I can report back to say it is indeed safe!
Summary: If you should be in the area...
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