The diversified offer of the District of Meetings and Flavours at the Warsaw Breweries is growing. Mark Zarkhin, a renowned Ukrainian restaurateur and the head of the Kumpel Group, the creator of the renowned restaurant Rest. Baczewskich in Warsaw, created an unusual concept of a place for exquisite lovers of beer and good cuisine. His own project will be established in the historic 170-year-old Cellars of the former Storage Cellar House. The reference to the history and tradition of the place, combined with Zarkhin's innovative idea, are his trademarks. Craft&Beer Kumpel Atelier will have first guests in the autumn of 2020.
Time for the Warsaw Breweries
From the beginning of our talks we realised that the Warsaw Breweries are a very important place for Warsaw. Historically, one of the best breweries in Poland and Europe was located here. Before the war, 10% of Polish beer production was brewed here, including the excellent “Eksport” or the exquisite “Porter”. We will rediscover these brands, but with care for history and traditional recipes. We will do everything to ensure that the quality of beer from Kumpel Atelier does not differ from the quality of beer from the old Warsaw Breweries. Warsaw is a dynamic city — this place will be at its new centre. I am convinced that it will attract active residents, expats and tourists, and all these people will make it a “great anthill” — a place that is interesting, cheerful and fascinating.
Mark Zarkhin, head of the Kumpel Group.
Echo Investment keeps its promises — the brewery is returning to its rightful place
The Warsaw Breweries are an exceptional development of Echo Investment: located in the heart of the capital, a balanced fusion of past, present and future, ideal as a place to live, work, entertain and relax, open and inspiring. It's really great to co-create the history of a place that combines the new with the old. Thanks to Craft&Beer Kumpel Atelier, the brewing craft will return to the Warsaw Breweries again. I think this is a great punchline of our efforts to create a new, but traditional culinary district in the centre of Warsaw — a real District of Meetings and Flavours.
Marcin Materny, member of the Management Board of Echo Investment.
I am convinced that Mark Zarkhin is the right choice for the Warsaw Breweries. Kumpel Atelier will be a worthy successor to its pre-war predecessors. I can't wait to see the old storage cellar house and the old cellars filled with the scent of traditionally brewed beer and delicious snacks.
Karolina Prędota-Krystek, Senior Leasing Manager responsible for the negotiation process with Echo Investment's parties