Eating out in Poland is a wonderful opportunity to sample Polish history, culture and heritage, as restaurants range from haute cuisine to medieval cellars. As Poles are very proud of their culinary tradition, dining in Krakow promises to be an unforgettable experience. Here’s 10 of our favorite restaurants to visit.
With its medieval atmosphere, history and charm, Pod Aniolami is a hidden gem on Krakow’s culinary scene. Located in the gothic cellars of a 13th-century building that once served as a goldsmiths’ workshop, Pod Aniolami showcases medieval interiors that transport guests to another era. The menu offers lovingly prepared, mouth-watering delicacies of Polish cuisine such as homemade lard, Polish and Russian dumplings, succulent wild boar steaks and grilled duck fillets.
Grodzka 35, Krakow, Poland, +48 12 421 39 99
Pod Wawelem-Kompania Kuflow
Located halfway between the Main Square and Kazimierz, Pod Wawelem-Kompania Kuflow cooks up generous portions at reasonable prices, while offering a step back in time. The experience of dining during the Austro-Hungarian Empire is recreated through the décor and smaller details such as the waitresses’ uniforms and the original one-liter beer steins. The restaurant features Under the Wawel, a chopped steak with herb butter and fries, which can be enjoyed while admiring the sights of the Wawel Castle.
Św. Gertrudy 26-29, Krakow, Poland, +48 12 421 23 36
Dawno Temu na Kazimierzu
Dawno Temu na Kazimierz is a modern-day tribute to Krakow’s complex, fascinating history. The décor here is a mix of shabby chic, old-school vintage and genuine ruin. Two highlights of the menu are the honeyed lamb and the melt-in-your-mouth roast duck with cherries.
Szeroka 1, Kraków, Poland, +48 12 421 21 17
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