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About the restaurant

Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem is situated in a historically preserved realist pavilion of the “Lipsk” type. The building was given to the city of Warsaw at the end of the 60’s and beginning of the 70’s by Erich Honecker, leader of the German Democratic Republic. Fans of PRL’s cuisine (The Polish People’s Republic) might associate him with the popular milk bar restaurant “Magda”.

The theme of the restaurant is connected with the stormy, yet very interesting history of its location. The Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem is situated on the border between today’s town centre and the Wola district, place where, in those times all the Warsaw factories and breweries could be found. It is here that, within the working class, the first Polish communist/socialist movement was born.

The name of the restaurant (which translates as “the Inn Under The Red Hog”) comes from the original Inn which was operating in this area since the XIX century till World War 2. The restaurant was named after the type of people who frequented the Inn, namely “red” communist leaders- Lenin, Dzierżyński, Marchlewski. The Oberża pod Czerwonym Wieprzem was first mentioned in 1909, in the letters from Rosa Luxemburg to Gustav Lübeck, in which she was talking about the visit of Lenin in the Inn Under The Red Hog.

In the PRL Times, the Inn was the favorite place for secret meetings of party dignitaries.

Today’s Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem takes you, with humor, on a sentimental trip back to the fortunately over communist times. It brings you to an old communist restaurant for the party’s elite, where surrounded by chandeliers, portraits and flags you can feel the historical atmosphere and the climate in which feasted the biggest communist leaders- Lenin, Breżniew, Honecker, Fidel Castro or Mao Tse Tung.

Holder of numerous Polish and International titles and awards, The Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem is one of the best and most interesting restaurant in Poland. It is a place where forgotten culinary traditions from the PRL times are cultivated.

In the restaurant’s menu you can find mainly traditional Polish cuisine, but amateurs of good food will be pleased with culinary hits from countries that can no longer be found on the map of the World: the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, The German Democratic Republic. All the food is prepared based on favorite dishes of country leaders and special unique recipes.

 A trip to the Oberża pod Czerwonym Wieprzem is a culinary as well as a tourist attraction in Warsaw. The venue is decorated in an original style featuring many items from the communist times, some of which are valued as museum pieces. One of the attraction of the Inn is the huge portrait called “The Last Communist Supper”, representing all the great leaders from behind the Iron Curtain, gathered for the last time around a festive table.

In its latest history, the restaurant had the honor to host many prestigious guests from Poland and abroad,  such as the Polish presidential couple Jolanta and Alexander Kwasniewski , Hollywood star Bruce Willis, Boxing champion Lennox Lewis, as well as football stars Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (FC Bayern Munich), Eric Abidal (FC Barcelona), Florent Malouda (Chelsea London) and Laurent Blanc (World champion and coach of the French national team).

We warmly invite you on a unique culinary travel in time…

It all started more than 100 years ago…                 read more in  the Legend…