The 10 best restaurants in Krakow

Kraków is home to the country’s only Michelin two-star restaurant, Bottiglieria 1881, which was highly praised in 2023. Here Chef Przemysław Klima draws deeply on the culinary soul of Poland, and on his childhood memories of summers rustic perfection, to offer dishes such as pickled beetroot, applewood smoked trout and a sauce made from walnut milk, buffalo grass. and seaweed oil. While Bottiglieria 1881 sets a gourmet bar, the town has a good range of restaurants that allow the visitor to enjoy simple classics such as coolera deliciously pink beetroot and yoghurt summer soup, chilled or a plate of it Russian pierogiwhite cheese and potato dumplings, fried crisply and served with bacon cubes and sour cream.

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Old Town

Philippians 18

This little restaurant inside the recently arrived Hotel Indigo is a real gem. Chef Marcin Sołtys offers a menu that draws its inspiration from Krakow’s oldest farmers’ market, Stary Kleparz, located nearby. Think venison with juniper peas and trout or dumplings of lobster and mushrooms, beautifully presented in unassuming surroundings. The walls are covered with bright artwork from the Polish Poster School, the kitchen is open and banquettes come in powder blue. Breads are baked in-house, followed by really good dishes that offer a modern take on Polish cuisine.

Price: ££
Reservations: recommended

Art Restaurant, Krakow

Art Restaurant has quickly established itself as one of the best places in Kraków for contemporary dining

Chimera Salad Bar

Polish food is more for the carnivore than the vegetarian but this restaurant does its part to strike the balance with a wide range of vegetable based salads. Set in a pretty, enclosed, leafy courtyard with climbing ivy and endless potted plants under a canopy ceiling, a 30-meter long bar offers a huge buffet of dishes such as Greek salad, red cabbage salad, lettuce and avocado salad, chickpea salad. and beetroot salad alongside a smaller selection of meat and fish salad, such as rice with chicken and curry, smoked fish salad and herring salad.

Contact: 00 48 12 292 12 12;
Reservations: Walk in only
Prices: £

Chimera Salad Bar, KrakowChimera Salad Bar, Krakow

Chimera offers a balance between healthy salads and heartier dishes, such as chicken curries – BARTOSZ SIEDLIK/BARTOSZ SIEDLIK

Trzy Rybki

This famous restaurant is located in the Hotel Stary, which has won many awards for the way in which 21st century luxury has been so skilfully incorporated into 14th century surroundings. Trzy Rybki’s dishes flaunt their modernity while referencing Poland’s culinary heritage. Try the beef tatare with salad, kohlrabi, chicory, black pepper and potato chips or the Polish dumplings with a twist, filled as they are with goat cheese and kimchi with colorful beets and thyme emulsion. The restaurant’s Gothic windows with ribbed, vaulted ceilings add to the beauty of the experience, making this a special occasion.

Contact: 00 48 12 384 08 08;
Reservations: Necessary
Prices: £££

Trzy Rybki, KrakowTrzy Rybki, Krakow

Trzy Rybki dazzles with cuisine referencing Poland’s culinary heritage, served in beautiful 14th-century-style surroundings

Pod Aniołami

This restaurant, whose name tanslate ‘under the angels’, is housed in a Gothic cellar, complete with original 13th century elements and thick exposed stone walls. Above it is a house from the 18th century that served for years as a workshop for a Kraków goldsmith; as a nod to its past, some of the dishes are gold plated. The menu draws on the rich traditions of ancient Polish court cuisine. Try the goose breast carpaccio with plum alcohol, the soup of wild boletus mushrooms, picked in the local mountains or the wild boar in juniper marinade. But leave room for their famous cinnamon apple kiss.

Contact: 00 48 12 421 39 99;
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: ££

Pod Aniołami, KrakowPod Aniołami, Krakow

Pod Aniołami draws on the rich traditions of ancient Polish court art


On the long, winding street that leads from the Market Square to the Wawel, dominated by the white stone tower of the Romanesque Church of St. Andrew, lies Marmolada. It offers affordable and tasty regional specialties in a long narrow restaurant filled with flowers, country crafts and lots of wood under canopied ceilings. Try the potato pancakes with beef goulash, typical of Małopolska, this area of ​​Poland; or excellent freshman soup, a mixture of sour rye broth with white sausage and a hard-boiled egg, followed by a Kraków burger made from ground pork seasoned with caraway.

Contact: 00 48 012 422 02 33;
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: £

Marmolada, KrakowMarmolada, Krakow

Marmolada is a long, narrow restaurant with flowers, folk crafts and lots of wood under canopied ceilings – Roman Slomka/Roman Slomka

L Concept: Bar & Restaurant 13

Two old townhouses on Market Square have been converted into a stylish shopping mall, Pasaż 13, with a range of designer concept stores. On the ground level is L Concept, which serves contemporary international cuisine with an Italian flair in a bright environment that draws on the nearby deli and wine shop. An open kitchen sits at the end of exposed arched stone walls delivering minimalist art. Try the classic beef tartare, the tagliatelle with shrimps or the entrecôte with pepper sauce before the Polish lemon cake, Babka Cytrynowa, served here with milk ice cream and fresh strawberries.

Contact: 00 48 12 617 0212;
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: £

L Concept, KrakowL Concept, Krakow

L Concept serves contemporary international cuisine with an Italian flavour


With immaculate period furnishings, coffered wooden ceilings, antique tapestries and oil paintings, Wierzynek is a great place to visit during a stay in Kraków for some serious history to accompany the food. From 1364 onwards, when the wealthy merchant Wierzynek entertained European monarchs for the Polish King Casimir the Great, the restaurant serves royal dishes, such as delicious cream of lobster soup or pheasant consommé, followed by duck breast with ginger sauce . or saddle of venison with blackberry juice.

Contact: 00 48 12 424 96 00;
Reservations: Necessary
Prices: £££

Wierzynek, KrakowWierzynek, Krakow

Expect royal dishes at Wierzynek, presented under antique tapestries and oil paintings


Bottiglieria, 1881

The first – and currently the only – 2-star Michelin restaurant in Poland, this is the place you should book if you want to understand the depth of Polish cuisine. Destroyed by wars and border changes, this country preserves its culinary heritage with passion and Klima is certainly one of its guardians. Chef Klima succeeds in capturing the essence of Polish cuisine in a rural-centric menu that transports you to another place and another place but go with him and you may understand the strength of a nation that, time and time again, needs him. fight to survive.

Contact: 00 48 660 661 756
Price: £££
Reservations: necessary

Miodova Restaurant

Miodova is located on a popular restaurant street in the old Jewish district of Kazimierz, famous in Schindler’s List. The restaurant is consistently praised for its rediscovered classics with a modern twist, inspired by a 19th century cookbook where influences of the time from Austro-Hungarian to Jewish to Russian can be seen on the menu. Among exposed red brick walls, try the traditional Krakovian pasta, barraszcz – Polish beetroot soup – or a typical cucumber salad with dill and sour cream. Alternatively, have fillet of fish scones with pickled cucumber and white wine sauce followed by cheesecake.

Contact: 00 48 22 12 432 50 83; miodó
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: £

Miodova Restaurant, KrakowMiodova Restaurant, Krakow

Miodova’s rediscovered classics inspired by a 19th century cookbook

Restaurant Szeroka 12, Hotel Rubinstein

Named after Helena Rubinstein, the queen of international cosmetics who was born in the building next door, this hotel restaurant offers modern food in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, with a large outdoor space for the summer months. The house specialty is duck with spinach in a blackcurrant sauce, but try their dill cream soup and their oscypek sheep’s cheese with pear and raspberry mustard first. There is a good selection of wines by the glass, including some Polish selections. Start the evening with a drink in the hotel’s skybar, which offers views all the way across Kraków to the Wawel.

Contact: 00 48 12 384 00 00;
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: £

Restaurant Szeroka 12, KrakowRestaurant Szeroka 12, Krakow

Szeroka 12 offers modern dining in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, with a large outdoor space for the summer months – Whitedressphoto

How we choose

Every restaurant on this curated list has been tried and tested by our destination expert, who visited to provide you with their insider perspective. We cover a range of budgets, from neighborhood favorites to Michelin-starred restaurants – to suit all types of travelers – and consider food, service, best tables, atmosphere and price in our recommendations. We update this list regularly to keep up with the latest openings and provide up-to-date recommendations.

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