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Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #1
It's my Birthday on Tuesday and, as such I am looking to go somewhere for my birthday dinner. I am not really sure what kind of food I fancy so really just looking for some personal reccommendations on places that serve nice food (and plenty of it) at a reasonable price. Also somewhere not too romantic as I will be dining alone.

It's gonna be a nice big deal because, with the break up, the stress of being homeless for a couple of days and being now on Polish wages as my sterling has dried up has meant not having had a proper sit down meal in about a month, added to the fact that it's my birthday I am looking for something a bit special.

Cheers for any help :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Nov 2008 /  #2
Hey Cardno85,

I hope you moved into that place, you have been having a rough time.
You must eat and eat well, I don't mean to sound like an old woman, but your body and mind need nutrition. This will help you have a more positive attitude (I'm not saying you are negative) and make you feel better. Your machine needs fuel.

If you fancy vegetarian I recommend VEGA in Poland, Krakow.

or some of the Italian places around Ulitca Senacka.

I am not sentimental about birthdays, I have not celebrated my own since I was about 9.

How is life going for you now? You had a bit of a rough entry, if I remember correctly?
What made you choose Poland in the first place?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #3
I found another place by Krowodrza Górka which is really nice. Good heating, nice flatmate, nice big room and super fast internet which is a bonus. I am fully aware of the health benifits of eating food. I watched Live8 and all that stuff!

I do quite like vegitarian food, although my experience in Glasgow of Vegi restaurants is that the portions never fill me up and I end up having to make myself an egg and bacon piece when I get home haha.

It was a rough entry into Poland, that's for sure. But things are starting to fall back into place. I have a job now (I also got a small raise after 3 weeks which is good), made some friends and have somewhere nice to live (with good transport links so I don't need to waste money on taxis.

I have always been quite a big birthday person, always took the week of work for a week long party with my mates so this will be the first time I am working and don't have a crowd of folk all about the city that I know...so I wanted to do something nice.

Oh and I was meant to be going to Norway in July to vaccinate fish (doesn't sound too good, but it does pay 800pound a week after tax), but I met my girlfriend in Scotland about 3 months before I was due to fly out and so bailed on that idea and decided to stay on in Scotland for a while longer...then another 3 months on the missus had to come back for uni and asked me to come along too. That's why I chose Poland...fool that I am.

But as I say, things are getting better and hopefully after a bit longer I will be more settled and stuff. It's not an easy city to live in, but I'm sure I will get used to it. I managed in South East Asia for 5 years...no reason I can't stick it out in Poland!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Nov 2008 /  #4
Good heating, nice flatmate, nice big room

good stuff

It was a rough entry into Poland

I'd say so.
I had such an easy time coming here it is amazing.

I was meant to be going to Norway

I have worked in Norway many times doing various jobs.

South East Asia for 5 years.

Where abouts?

stick it out in Poland!

I think you are over the hump, I hope you have it better from here on out.

I am going to have to go now but I will check this thread later.
Take care
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #5
I was in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam for various amounts of time.

Things can only get better...I need to pop off as well to get some stuff for lunch.
See ya!

Now, everyone else...restaurants, Krakow, inexpensive, big portions, nice food!

Get it posted!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Nov 2008 /  #6
Now, everyone else...restaurants, Krakow, inexpensive, big portions, nice food!

You sound hungry ha ha ha

I know a great place in Szeroka street in the Jewish quarter.
It's called Ariel.
Try ringing them and asking if they will have live music that night.
It is a very small Jewish restaurant but i doubt the meat is kosher.
It might not be the cheapest though...hhhmmm... i don't remember it being overly priced.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #7
I can check it out tomorrow on my way to work. I just work on Miodowa so it's handy enough. I have never eaten Jewish food...what should I expect?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Nov 2008 /  #8
Check here [Ariel Menu]
Looks great actually and it gives prices.

What do you make of the prices?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #9
35pln is pretty good, portions in the pictures look a decent size and 35pln for 3 courses is decent.

I think I may have made myself a decision. Good shout mate!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Nov 2008 /  #10
No problem,

I recommend that you ring them up and ask them if there is any live Jewish music playing that night.
The live music is fantastic, it is such a cozy place.

I wrote about it here.
In the post at the bottom about the Jewish quarters
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
19 Nov 2008 /  #11
I will wander in and ask tomorrow afternoon cos i have work at 1800 and so have pretty much a whole afternoon to waste. I think me and my workmate are off to view another flat as well tomorrow as his flatmate hates him, she wants to live with a girl.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
26 Nov 2008 /  #12
Hey Cardno85,

What did you do for your B-Day?
Did you go to Ariel? did they have music?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Nov 2008 /  #13
Sadly I had to work last night and tonight so I am now going for dinner tomorrow night. I am currently thinking I might just hit a Bar Mleczny with 50pln and have a feast!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
26 Nov 2008 /  #14
I normally put off festivities untill the weekend, myself.

I might just hit a Bar Mleczny with 50pln and have a feast!

Sure, I have gone to milk bars lots of times.
A lot of restuarants in Krakow are over priced for the tourist.
The only thing is, it seems you wish to celebrate your birthday, so perhaps a milk bar is not the best place.
The vegatarian restuarant VEGA is not expensive.

Have you not met a nice Polish girl yet? (get a girl who loves cooking and is good at it)
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Nov 2008 /  #15
I have met many a nice Polish girl, but sadly the large bald fellows next to them don't seem to like me too much.

Although possibly a date on the cards tomorrow night now, so will find somewhere nice to eat.

I am not a big "dinner to celebrate" kind of person. More of a "dinner to fill the stomach before going out to celebrate" kind of person...so the milk bars could be an ideal shout.
dcchris 8 | 432  
27 Nov 2008 /  #16
the large bald fellows next to them don't seem to like me too much.

hmm maybe because its the boyfriend or brother or father?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Nov 2008 /  #17
It was a joke...
mazzastaffordsh 2 | 68  
6 Dec 2008 /  #18
Has anyone tried the Sioux restaurant in the main square Krakow? We had 2 lovely evenings there, food was good and quite reasonable.
LeoDaVinci - | 2  
31 Mar 2009 /  #19
Anyone knows the Aqua e Vino restaurant? Is it truly the best Italian restaurant in Krakow?

Thank you!

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