In summer months, Poland’s prime seaside town Sopot attracts visitors from far and wide. It’s a town which boasts some of the best bars
in Poland. On evenings, as the sun prepares to go down for the day, aromas fill the Baltic Sea air here with a fusion of flavours. With restaurants on every corner of Sopot’s main strip, Ulica Bohaterow Monte Cassino you are spoilt for choice but, luckily, this selection should satisfy your taste buds.
Restaurant, Polish, Seafood, European
With its beach-side location and cosy interior, Restauracja Bulaj is a great spot serving some unusual and extraordinary dishes. It is a family-run restaurant with excellent chefs. Specialities include the fish gołąbki
(fish cabbage bag), which is traditional Polish fish cabbage bags on tomato sauce with mussels, and braised rabbit (rabbit braised in cream and thyme) with peas puree served with broccoli and green beans.
Smak Morza (Taste of the Sea)
Restaurant, Seafood, European, Polish
Being on the gorgeous Baltic Coast of Poland means lots of good seafood is available. For some absolutely delightful fish dishes, head to smak morza, which literally means “taste of the Sea.” In here, you can try the popular fish dishes Śledz Bałtycki (Baltic herring) and the Krewetki Black Tiger z Poncu
(Black Tiger Shrimps). For non-fish dishes, the Tatar z Łososia z czerwonym Kawiorem
is a delicious raw meat dish with red coffee!
Restaurant, Polish, European, $$$
Piaskownica has a superb location in the seaside park right by Sopot beach. There is an unforgettable atmosphere within, and the chefs serve up tasty, homelike cuisine. Fish once again features heavily on the menu, and it can be cooked and prepared in numerous different ways — fried, grilled, smoked, barbecued. The restaurant also offers beautiful views from its balcony.
Restaurant, Polish, Mediterranean, European
Monte Vino is situated toward the seafront of Sopot, on the left hand side as you head down the famous street, Bohaterów Monte Cassino. In here you will find some exquisite dishes specialising in Mediterranean
cuisine and great cocktails, a good range of wines and champagne on ice. Breakfast options include a good French toast with summer fruits. Monte Vino also has Wi-Fi, and the neat location also means you overlook the main square in front of the pier.
Restaurant, European, Polish
Pieprz is a great venue, with opening hours from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. With the catchphrase “Eat, smile, drink, repeat,” it makes for a relaxing place that you can call home. The interior decor has modern art on one wall and old-fashioned brick work on another wall. On the menu, Pieprz offers a mixture of international dishes which include huge burgers, fish and chips and healthy salads. The venue is also licensed but more of a place to eat than drink.
Cyrano & Roxane
Restaurant, French, Vegetarian, $$$
Cyrano & Roxane is an absolutely exquisite French restaurant serving high-quality cuisine all the way from France. It also makes for a pleasant escape from the congested part of Sopot’s busy Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street since this place is closer to the train station at the top of the hill. Popular dishes include Bouillabaisse (fish soup), grilled octopus, stuffed filet mignon of pork “à la provençale” and snail casserole. This is one of the most recommended places in Poland to try authentic French food.
Bar, Restaurant, European, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Pub Grub, $$$
Crudo — which in Spanish means raw — is a swanky venue with an ideal location also in the heart of Sopot’s famous main Monte Cassino Street. The restaurant has a mix of European style and cuisine with Italian, Spanish and Polish options on the men. The interior of the restaurant also reflects the name — informal, yet designed with style and flare. Concrete, bare walls and wood and metal elements give this place a special ambiance. It has a fantastic wine menu with some very expensive wines from all over the world. It also has some superb Polish soups.