The Piano Rouge Krakow
Red carpets, red tea lights, glass lamps and red & gold furniture give this cellar restaurant an unusual, almost disreputable atmosphere.
In the “Bar Room” you’ll also find Krakow’s oldest iron window, and in the “Concert Hall” there’s an old Bechstein piano. Every evening it’s played by Krakow artists and entertaining guests with jazz music. The international cuisine will satisfy any taste – whether it’s meat, fish, pasta or Polish dishes.
|Address||Main Square 46, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 431 03 33|
C.K. Dezerter Krakow
This restaurant is named after a deserter. Somehow its history must have something to do with the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Because the restaurant’s interior furnishing and the Polish, Austrian, Czech and Hungarian dishes that it serves bring to mind the era of the Empress Sisi and the Emperor Franz Joseph.
The best thing is to treat yourself to a substantial meal here and ask the landlord about the history of the deserter.
|Address||Bracka Street 6, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 422 79 31|
Roast duck with honey, marjoram and apples, or roast leg of goose in a red wine sauce with Polish plums – these and other typical old Polish dishes are served at the pretty restaurant near the market place.
The interior has a comfortable atmosphere thanks to beautiful decorations and the wood and brick inlays. From time to time, guests are entertained by a female singer and a pianist. And tables are set out in the large garden during the summer.
|Address||Sienna Street 12, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 426 49 68|
Copernicus restaurant Krakow
Copernicus is housed in the Renaissance interiors of the luxurious Hotel Copernicus in Kanoniczna Street. The dishes may be called modern variations with Polish-Italian overtones. The restaurant offers both lunch and tasting menus.
Among the numerous dishes worth trying, these definitely stand out: trout tartar with pickled onion, lamb tripe stew with shrimps and garlic, parsley soup with calf sweetbread, Polish lamb with sun-choke and grilled artichoke, and cod with pearl barley and Polish mushroom salad.
In the summer, you can take the elevator up to an observation deck located on the hotel’s roof and admire the panorama of old Krakow and the beautiful Wawel Castle.
|Address||Kanonicza 16, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 424 34 21|
Trzy Rybki Krakow
The elegant Trzy Rybki restaurant is located in the open space of Hotel Stary, a building whose history dates back to the 14th century. Trzy Rybki created a menu combining traditional and modern elements, partially inspired by Polish cuisine.
The menu changes in accordance with the cycle of the seasons. Spring and summer is a time of fresh vegetables, asparagus and artichokes – a great time to try their dumplings with goat cheese, artichokes and truffles. Autumn stands for game meat, mushrooms and forest fruits. It’s a perfect moment to enjoy duck liver with caramel, saffron and celery.
Similarly to previously-mentioned Copernicus, after a delicious meal you can visit an observation deck on the roof and enjoy a view of Krakow’s Main Square, the Sukiennice (the cloth halls) and the towers of St. Mary’s Basilica.
|Address||Szczepańska 5, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 384 08 01|
Szara Gęś w Kuchni
The notion of the past inspiring the present is evident at Szara Gęś w Kuchni, a restaurant at the main square of Krakow. Here, the kitchen specializes in duck and goose – two ingredients of traditional importance in Poland. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes, glazed goose leg with prunes and roasted buckwheat, is a creative version of an old favorite.
The signature dessert is also full of nostalgia. Strawberries in jelly form the inspiration for bawole serce (buffalo heart), a strawberry mousse encased in an edible chocolate tomato.
|Address||Rynek Główny 17, Krakow|
|Telephone||+48 12 430 63 11|