Recommended restaurants


- An elegant first-floor restaurant serving unique international cuisine. It is located on the Main Market Square in a house, which was built in 1635. The restaurant dates back to 1792, when Jan Wentzl moved his gastronomy from Krzysztofory Palace to this tenement. The restaurant offers mild duck livers in aromatic oil, chanterelle mushrooms in cream with roast poultry, excellent soups of smoked mushrooms, artichokes or crayfish soup with trout dumplings, duck fillet marinated in bison grass vodka, lamp chops, desserts with traditional French vanilla cream. Capacity: 110 seats in 3 rooms.

Pod Różą

- In a historic courtyard in the Old Town, decorated with beautiful, Renaissance portals, the bright, spacious interior was created. It is enclosed by a glass roof, which is supported by rows of columns. In such a space, impossible to find anywhere in the rest of Kraków, the restaurant “Pod Różą” is located. It offers excellent Polish and European cuisine. The menu features a veritable plethora of birds and forest animals; pheasant, venison and rabbit are a few of the options on offer. Wine-lovers will be satisfied by the generous selection of Italian and French beverages. Live piano music. Capacity: 120 seats.

Villa Decius

- It is one of the most impressive Renaissance residences in Poland, built in 1500 for Justus Decius, royal adviser. Beautifully renovated, surrounded by an old well-kept park, it is an ideal venue for dinners and banquets. The location, midway between the airport and the city centre, enhances its qualities. An elegant restaurant offers exquisite Polish, old-Polish and French cuisine based on the best recipes. Candles, waiters wearing old-style garments and live chamber music create an unforgettable atmosphere. Capacity: 85 seats in 3 rooms.


- The stylishly appointed interiors, located in the Old Town in a Gothic cellar, offer comfortable seating for up to eighty guests. Three dining rooms are furnished with antique furniture pieces clearly reminiscent of Italian Baroque, boasting elegant tableware adorned with the image of Maestro Mozart, and exude an ambience of quiet elegance and tranquility. The restaurant offers Polish and European cuisine. Capacity: 80 seats in 3 rooms.


- This restaurant is located on the Main Market Square and offers traditional Polish cuisine. Hawe?ka is something of a Cracovian institution. Founded in 1876, this is an elegant, rather formal throwback to the twilight years of the Austro Hungarian Empire. A stately portrait of the Emperor Franz Josef adorns the walls, resplendent with his legendary bushy whiskers – Hawe?ka hails from that golden epoch when the Austrians and Poles put aside their differences and Kraków regained its status as Poland’s cultural capital. Capacity: 150 seats.

Ogniem i Mieczem

- A restaurant in an old tenement house converted into a knights’ fort with cannons, a wooden tower, and a crane in front of the entrance. Indoors, aged wood, benches, boarskins and suita of armour. Speciality of the house: fowl with garlic and honey, shashlik made on a small grill, pork knuckle, sour rye soup, apple sponge cake served hot with Eiercognac. Capacity: 150 seats in 4 rooms.


- An exquisite ambience is fed by the decadent rose colour schemes, chandeliers and wood-panelled ceilings. The impressive menu has some delightful dishes, including a wonderfully rich duck in apple cooked just the way a bird should be. The Tetmajerowska Restaurant belongs to the “Hawe?ka” family of Polish restaurants. Capacity: 50 seats.


- One of Kraków’s most famous restaurants with outstanding views of the Main Market Square. Wierzynek has been linked with Kraków since 1364, when a legendary feast for foreign Royalty and dignitaries took place. The Restaurant is located in two historical buildings in beautiful, Renaissance interiors and offers an excellent traditional Polish cuisine. Capacity: 230 seats in 7 rooms. 

Klezmer Hois

- Located in the Jewish district, across from the Remu’h synagogue, in the building of a former “mikvah” (traditional Jewish bath) from the 19th century, with authentic furniture and decoration from this period. Typical Jewish cuisine (non-kosher) based on old, traditional Polish Jewish recipes. Specialities of the house: Jewish caviar, stuffed vine leaves, goose livers fried with almonds, Concert of Jewish klezmer music. Capacity: 120 seats in 3 rooms.


- This very cracovian restaurant is situated in the beautiful St. Thomas’ Corner (close to the Main Market Square). Tastefully and imaginatively decorated: 2 rooms on the ground floor with tables in carriages and cars and others with wooden ornamentation, old boats and an old stove with a grill. The third room is in the medieval cellar. Excellent Tuscan and Polish cuisine. Capacity: 146 seats in 3 rooms.

Pod Krzyżykiem

- The Restaurant is located in a medieval townhouse in the Main Market Square. The tradition of the Restaurant and Cafe Pod Krzy?ykiem dates back to 1580. The name of the restaurant comes from the old, medieval tradition of marking all honey-serving establishments with a cross. The interiors of the restaurant are full of legendary and surrealistic details. Here the guest will have a mouth-watering feast right next to the Tower of the Mariacki Church or the Old Town small streets and old buildings, which are situated under the glass floor. The chef offers traditional Polish as well as international dishes. Capacity: 70 seats in 3 rooms.


- Located in the Old Town, in a Gothic cellar. Ancora is the creation of master chef Adam Chrz?stowski, whose own dishes form the menu. Ancora’s uniqueness is immediately obvious, from its exclusive yet open character, a large selection of wines – 400 at the moment, to its open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant, where you can watch as professional chefs prepare every dish with flair. Capacity: 120 seats in 4 rooms.


- Situated in the Old Town, close to the Floria?ska Gate, on the ground floor of a renovated, historical building. With its reputation for marvellous food, Farina stands apart as one of Kraków’s great restaurants. A range of traditional Polish and European recipes. Quality food is matched by the setting: elegant, candle-lit rooms each decorated in a homey, personal style. Capacity: 100 seats in 3 rooms.

Miód i Malina

- Located on the Royal Route in the Stadnicki palace, this restaurant recalls the warm atmosphere of a picturesque village in the centre of Kraków. There are rustic garlands and raspberries painted on the walls, dried and fresh bunches of flowers, herbs, a variety of cereals, and a huge smoky wood-burning stove, in which Polish dumplings, roast ribs or roast knuckles sizzle. Capacity: 80 seats.

Krupnicza 3

31-123 Kraków

tel. +48 12 422 58 40

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