Among the overwhelming number of Italian trattorias, small French bars or modern sushi-bars, customers more and more often search form traditional, home-made flavours. We recommend the best restaurants in Kraków serving genuine Polish cuisine.
W Starej Kuchni – 8 św. Tomasza Street
Located within a 3-minute walk from the Main Square, this atmospheric restaurant is full of preserves, books, copper dishes and other antiques, which impart the atmosphere of our grandmothers’ genuine kitchens to it. The centre of the place contains an enormous wood-burning stove, inside which some dishes are prepared. The menu is full of classic Polish dishes – you can eat there schabowy with grilled cheese and egg as well as stuffing made of onions and mushrooms, milky lamb chops with mushrooms, or bigos with 5 kinds of meat, forest mushrooms, dried plums and aqua vitae, served with a thick slice of village bread.
Morskie Oko – 8 Plac Szczepański
If you feel like tasting some highland cuisine, you do not have to go to Zakopane – a rich offer of traditional highland dishes awaits in the centre of Kraków in the restaurant Morskie Oko. You can eat there genuine goat and sheep cheeses, a thick slice of bread with lard, beef tartar or highlander’s potato pancake with spicy goulash and cream. Very reasonable prices, high quality and fantastic flavour of dishes, as well as a wide range of drinks, both cold and warm – to stick to the topic, you can warm yourself with some mead, fruit liqueur or regional vodka.
Restauracja Biała Róża – 16 Straszewskiego Street
Biała Róża is a family restaurant of a high level where cosy atmosphere combines with delicious Polish cuisine and responsibility for fresh and high-quality ingredients. The menu consists of numerous dishes of traditional bourgeois cuisine. That guarantees exquisite dishes served in a fancy way, related to classical flavours known from our Polish homes.
Restauracja Wentzl – 19 Rynek Główny
The story of the place located in a well-known tenement house dates back to the end of the 19th century when the Wentzl family ran there a famous restaurant. It serves typical Galician cuisine of very high level. The current owner of the restaurant is Magda Gessler, a famous Polish restaurateur! This luxurious spot joined the elite group of restaurants included in 2014 in the Michelin guide which confirms the exceptional quality of dishes made by highly qualified cooks under the watchful eye of the chef. The atmospheric and elegant interiors of every room are a perfect surrounding to enjoy the unique flavours in the very centre of Kraków.
Kogel Mogel – 12 Sienna Street
Another restaurant serving typical Polish cuisine worthy the mentioning in 2014 Michelin guide is the one located in the centre of Kraków – Kogel Mogel. A modern approach to traditional flavours will win young culinary enthusiasts who are discouraged by splendour and heavy atmosphere of the most popular restaurants in Kraków over. Here, classic flavours combine with fresh look, atmospheric design as well as unique variations of traditional Polish dishes.
Pod Baranem – 21 św. Gertrudy Street
Pod Baranem is a restaurant appreciated for years and located at the foot of Wawel. Warm and cosy interior, impressive menu, staff consisting of experienced and gifted cooks, constantly developing under the eye of the chef and the owner in one person – Jan Baran. Apart from traditional game or veal dishes, the offer of the restaurant includes several vegetarian and gluten-free ones, therefore, customers can enjoy classic flavours without any sacrifices.