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One of the slightly oddball things that Warsaw seems to do so well, Bollywood Lounge combines a proper Indian restaurant with a fun nightclub/bar that serves up a kind of disco/bhangra fusion that is immensely popular. The younger set come here to dance against a backdrop of Indian movie classics, and its reputation as a place to party is second to none.
It's centrally located, in the shadow of the iconic Nowy Swiat and surrounded by picturesque side-streets. Once inside, surely, Indian décor dominates: reddish lighting, silky drapes, elephant statues and the like, along with plenty of dark polished wood.
The restaurant, considered by many the best and most authentic North Indian restaurant in Poland, is staffed predominantly - and reassuringly - by Indians. The menu includes all the popular curry varieties in chicken, mutton, prawn and fish versions, as well as a full vegetarian selection. Specials include the spectacular baked leg of lamb, which is a feast for four (although it must be booked two days ahead), and a choice of fixed price menus for two. There is of course a comprehensive drinks list.
On the entertainment side of things, there is regular dancing late into the night, themed nights with attractive discounts, belly dancing, karaoke and skilled DJs spinning an entertaining mixture of sounds. Want to relax for a while? There's a Sheesha room, where you can recline on low couches and puff away on an aromatic water pipe. A great bar with a fine choice of cocktails rounds off an establishment that just gets busier and busier as the night wears on.