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Warmia and Masuria are home to many lakes and a whole host of traditions. They are especially rich in Polish culinary heritage, and there’s arguably nowhere better to dine and explore the Slavic flavors of the region than in the pretty city of Olsztyn. Here’s our guide to 10 of the area’s best restaurants.
Cudne Manowce Restaurant took its name from a poem written by one of the best bards in Polish history, Edward Stachura. This restaurant has a rustic feel to it and has garnered awards for championing the heritage of the local region’s culinary traditions. All-in-all, this one’s a great choice for those looking to discover the classics of Warmia and Masuria.
Address: Cudne Manowce, Bolesława Chrobrego 4, Olsztyn, Poland, +48 89 535 03 95
Česká Hospoda has a great choice of Czech beverages. Patrons can also enjoy a great selection of Czech wines, rums and stronger tipples too, like herbal bitters or plum brandy. You can also try some traditional Czech cuisine – from fried cheese to delicious honey-walnut cakes.
Address: Česká Hospoda, Plac Targ Rybny 14, Olsztyn, Poland, +48 506 537 070
Restauracja Olsztyńska is located in the center of Olsztyn, in an eclectic-style building from the 19th century. Meals served are a fusion of culinary traditions of the region with international trends, using only fish and meat from small local farms.
Address: Restauracja Olsztynska, Dąbrowszczaków 28, Olsztyn, Poland, +48 89 512 41 41
When asked about the most popular Polish many would answer pierogi without hesitation. Pierogi are a kind of dumplings with either a savory or sweet filling cooked in boiling water. Pierogarnia Bruner is the place to try them in Olsztyn, offering pierogi with traditional stuffing like sauerkraut and mushrooms, but also sophisticated fillings like turkey, paprika, mushrooms and bechamel sauce.
Address: Pierogarnia Bruner, Stare Miasto 26/27, Olsztyn, Poland, +48 89 521 02 74
Just next to the medieval castle, in the middle of Olsztyn’s Old Town and surrounded by a park, Restauracja Zamkowa boasts a beautiful garden and a truly stylish and interesting interior. Zamkowa serves breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts. The kitchen predominantly offers traditional dishes of the old Polish cuisine.
Address: Restauracja Zamkowa, Okopowa 25, Olsztyn, Poland, +48 89 527 68 67