The Columbus restaurant is located on Wały Chrobrego, Szczecin’s beautiful embankment of the Oder river. It has been built solely out of wood in order to evoke the marine atmosphere of the city. In fact, its decorations constitute one of the biggest marine collections in Szczecin. Columbus has two floors as well as a big garden, from where you can admire the Oder and the National Museum of Szczecin. The varied menu encompasses crisp seafood selection, a tuna steak served with tomato sauce, and the borsch soup with dumplings stuffed with deer meat.
Address & telephone number: Columbus, Wały Chrobrego 1, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 489 34 01
Karczma Polska Pod Kogutem
The Polish tavern Pod Kogutem is a traditional Polish restaurant with a touch of history and charm, (such as straw and stuffed animal decorations in its dining rooms). It is located between Szczecin’s main park and the city center. The menu offers a variety of national dishes, the most interesting of which are: a wild boar roulade in red wine sauce stuffed with smoked bacon, onions, potato dumplings and beetroot; beef medallions in mustard and honey sauce served with vegetables; or grilled salmon with herb butter and vegetables.
Address & telephone number: Karczma Polska Pod Kogutem, pl. Lotników 3, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 434 68 73
Ładoga is a unique and beautiful restaurant located on a ship that floats on the Oder river. This restaurant offers the finest Russian cuisine in the city, accompanied by traditional Russian music and decorations. The two most spacious cabins of the ship serve as a restaurant and a more casual tavern, whilst the other cabins are nowadays parts of the hotel. Even though the ship does not move anymore, when you sit by the window you could well be on a nautical journey. The menu includes the famous Russian dumplings pielmieni or a duck baked with apples and served with red cabbage and Silesian dumplings. You should also try the Russian beverage kvass, famous across the world.
Address & telephone number: Statek Ładoga, ul. Jana z Kolna 7, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 434 57 00
Bistro na Językach
This bistro situated next to Szczecin’s old town and the cathedral, charms with its freshness and modernity. The interiors have been painted in lively turquoise and silver. You can choose to sit in a comfortable armchair or at a table. The menu of Bistro na Językach changes every few days, always ready to surprise you with an original soup recipe or a seasonal fruit shake, inspired both by the Polish and the international cuisines.
Address & telephone number: Bistro na Językach, ul. Grodzka 2, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 820 36 79
The Chrobry tavern is located in the historic building the Northern Rotunda at the Wały Chrobrego embankment. It is the oldest still functioning tavern in Szczecin. The tavern has three underground floors and a total of 300 tables. This most popular tavern in the town often entertains its clients with classical and live jazz music. The menu offers a selection of Polish beer, various cocktails and other beverages as well as side dishes.
Address & telephone number: Chrobry, Wały Chrobrego 1B, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 488 01 63
Biała Trufla is a top-ranked restaurant in Szczecin that offers dishes prepared with the molecular gastronomy method that uses chemical transformation of ingredients that occur during the process of cooking. It is located near the Pomeranian Ducal Castle and the old town. The menu changes every week and offers such plates as the leek cream and cucumber cold soup, the sturgeon served with young cauliflowers and snow peas, or the matured beef tenderloin served with bacon, potatoes and beans.
Price: Fine Dining
Opening hours: 12-10 pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 12-11 pm (Friday and Saturday), 12-9 pm (Sunday)
Watch out for: the unique method of food preparation
Address & telephone number: Biała Trufla, ul. Osiek 1, Szczecin, Poland, +48 884 908 445
Stockholm Kitchen & Bar
Stockholm Kitchen & Bar is located on the renovated Piast Boulevard by the Oder river and the old town. Its walls are made entirely out of glass, to allow you to admire both sides of the Boulevard. The place draws on a modern concept of a casual meeting place, serving all kinds of tea and coffee as well as delicious sandwiches, salads and soups inspired by the Scandinavian cuisine. In spring and summertime you can also sit outside on the Boulevard.
India goes to Poland
Szczecin’s finest Indian restaurant, Bombay is a multiple award-winner. The chef, Anna Agnihorti, prepares the dishes using the Indian clay oven tandoor, inspired by both her family’s traditional recipes from Punjab and India’s varied culinary history. The menu includes various grilled, meat and vegetarian dishes, such as chicken tikka, tandoori, tikka masala, homemade cheese cubes with green peas sauce, or freshly roasted eggplant with tomatoes, onion and green peas. Do also try the traditional Punjabi dish, Channa Bhathura: curried chickpeas served with fried bread and a yogurt salad.
Address & telephone number: Bombay, ul. Partyzantów 1, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 812 11 71
The cafe and restaurant Popularna is located in the proximity of Szczecin’s Pomeranian Ducal Castle, close to both the city center and the sites of the cathedral, the old Town Hall with the Historical Museum of Szczecin. Its menu includes homemade pouches and dumplings, a selection of Italian tagliatelle pasta as well as salads, and salmon or meat main courses.
Address & telephone number: Popularna, ul. Panieńska 20, Szczecin, Poland, +48 695 565 525
This charming café and restaurant, located in the reconstructed interiors of the Art Nouveau apartment near the town hall and beautiful Kasprowicza Park, has been designed with elegance, featuring antique furniture and chandeliers. Secesja organizes various cultural events, such as concerts, exhibitions and literary lectures. The menu includes interesting culinary combinations such as beef liver served with pears, white wine and Gorgonzola cheese, or chicken breast with pistachio mousse, basil and cranberry-Camembert sauce, as well as vegan dishes and savory pancakes.
Address & telephone number: Secesja, al. Papieża Jana Pawła II 19/1, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 434 45 45