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Looking for a typical restaurant in Wroclaw


mauro 9 | 43  
7 Nov 2008 /  #1
hello !!

can someone advice me a nice, typical and cheap restaurant in wroclaw ?
thanks a lot !
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
7 Nov 2008 /  #2
There are a couple around the main square that sell some nice Polish food at reasonable prices.
malami  
2 Oct 2009 /  #3
Hi,
I found your old massage u asked on forum about nice and cheap restaurant in Wroclaw. I want to recomend u one of my avourite. There is cheap and very nice, they serve typical polish food. The name of it, is P A S T E L O W A, there is on Ruska 58 street.

Regards :).
Mala
OP mauro 9 | 43  
11 Oct 2009 /  #4
malami

I was very long time I was not passing throught this forum...and just today I found your answer, thanks a lot....cause I need it now even in these days...if anyone else has some other advice it's very welcome.

thanks a lot !
Wroclaw Boy  
11 Oct 2009 /  #5
There are a couple around the main square that sell some nice Polish food at reasonable prices.

one of the problems in my opinion with the Rynek in Wroclaw is the lack of traditional Polish restaurants. Its the usual international mix, many a time ive experimented with food establishments there and been dissapointed, best just to have a pizza.

one must sway off the beaten track to find proper Polish quisine.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Oct 2009 /  #6
one must sway off the beaten track to find proper Polish quisine.

Same in Krakow.
I am not a great fan of Italian food, I don't know how it swamped the resturant industry on the market square.

As you say, you have to go off a bit to get good Polish food and even then it might be some dodgy "rustic" restaurant and by "rustic" I mean crap, a wheel barrow and some old bits of wood nailed together for the "authentic Polish look" cheap buggers.
esek 2 | 228  
11 Oct 2009 /  #7
if only you know some Polish then I recommend you this site:

gastronauci.pl/restauracje/wroclaw?kind=

you can find restaurants, pubs and others... people's opinions, rankings and so on...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Oct 2009 /  #8
Do you have the same Sushi fashion in Wroclaw? it is getting out of control here in Krakow.
Sushi bars opening up all over the place.
Don't get me wrong,
Sushi, when done well, is great but we are about a 13 hour drive from the Baltic sea and that is even IF the fish comes from there and I doubt it.

My advice, eat local, I had Sushi in the far East, never tried it in Europe.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Oct 2009 /  #9
I see that you are very aware of what you eat and drink, Seanny :) Maybe I should learn from you. There's one sushi place here and I just assume that he has fresh produce. In Hiroshima, the seafood capital of Asia, I had no such worries. The sushi there was so addictive. Even up in Izumo, by the sea, they had top-notch conveyor belt sushi.

Wrocław restaurant? Um, Sphinx :) Here's a list, wroclaw-life.com/eat/restaurant_directory.php

Only one sushi place gets a mention.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Oct 2009 /  #10
I see that you are very aware of what you eat and drink,

You are what you eat but I will drink anything :)

I have recently stopped being vegetarian, went to Hungary and had to try the goulash, yum yum pig's bum.
I am not eating much meat these days but at least I have not gone back on the cigarettes.

Um, Sphinx

Ah, in sphincter, you get huge portions, what is it meant to be anyway Egyptian?
The lads have done well for themselves by setting it up.

There are a few things I can't stand about some restaurants in ex-communist countries.

1.
Is when they weight each individual part of your dinner separately. e.g. the menu has the fish's price per Kg, so you never know how much it costs.

2.
You order a meal, say trout and you have to pay extra for veg and spuds. It is always a rip off.

3.
Poor service, this is changing a lot but still sometimes you get Mr's 'I couldn't care less if you lived or died' serving you.

If the waitress/waiter were to show his teeth, it'd be an act of aggression, like a rabid dog.

4.
Slow food restuarants, going for a lunch break and waiting an hour for the menu, an hour to get your order in and an hour to get your food and last but by no means least an hour to pay for it. (the trick to the last one is just to simply walk out, they hurry then).

5.
A nice ex-commie general's restaurant, where you know capitalist scum like you were never meant to be and where all the generals (these days over the top formal, unfriendly, business men) sit patting each other on the back and the waiter serves you as if you are less than him.

6. Huge tables that are meant for 12 people and two people are there, so it is taken and you may not sit down.

7. Restaurants that scream the order out, they even have them on speakers "PEROGIIIIIII!!!!".

8, A restaurant where you can not move tables, for any reason, because you will mess up the staff's system (if indeed you can call it a system).

9. Where the menu is the size of "War and Peace".
Better off doing 5 things well than 150 things substandard.

10. Your in a nice elegant restaurant and they have the pop radio blasting as if it were a disco-tec.

11. When they have TVs blasting, not for the clients, oh no, for the staff.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Oct 2009 /  #11
1. Destroy the scales

2. Don't say trout next time ;)

3. Start snapping your fingers :)

4. Yeah, stand up and head for the door. They change their tune then :)

5. Wear a commie sympathisers badge :)

6. That is irritating, they should be redirected.

7. Yeah, there has to be a flaw in that system

8. Explain freedom of choice to them

9. I forgot what you said :)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
11 Oct 2009 /  #12
Sushi, when done well, is great but we are about a 13 hour drive from the Baltic sea

I also doubt that very much. For some reason Poles like to import fish from Asia, regardless if it's Sushi or "normal fish".
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
11 Oct 2009 /  #13
Wrocław restaurant? Um, Sphinx

sphinx is ok... large plate... service ok... busy... not too expensive.

But... they use low quality meat... anything that resembles a cutlet is tough and stringy.

i stopped going there a long time ago.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
11 Oct 2009 /  #14
can someone advice me a nice, typical and cheap restaurant in wroclaw ?

Marche is the only choice, especially after 8pm.
Harry  
11 Oct 2009 /  #15
My advice, eat local, I had Sushi in the far East, never tried it in Europe.

There are a couple of cracking sushi places in Warsaw. My personal favourite is Sakana but Izumi is also well worth going to. Tomo has decent sushi but the prices are higher than Sakana and Izumi and the customers extremely annoying (last time I was there the bloke sitting next to us was posing with his Porsche keys on the bar in front of him). My Japanese friends say that Sakana would do well if it was in Japan.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Oct 2009 /  #16
My Japanese friends say that Sakana would do well if it was in Japan.

That is surprising.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Oct 2009 /  #17
I think it also depends on the layout of the restaurant, Wrocław. I've been to the Sphinx in Wrocław and it's not as good as the one in Gliwice. The one in Gliwice is compact and you get served pretty quickly as a result.

Yeah, the meat isn't exactly prime cuts but it's decent value overall.
Wroclaw Boy  
11 Oct 2009 /  #18
I've been to the Sphinx in Wrocław and it's not as good as the one in Gliwice. The one in Gliwice is compact and you get served pretty quickly as a result.

I ate there once in Warsaw and never again another one thats really bad and over priced is Sami Swoi, all that wonderfull food on display it looks fantastic and mouth watering but the taste is bad ive fallen for that one quite a few times but i learned my leson in the end.

In my experience its the smaller, cheap, private establishments that create the best food. I have a favourite restaurant quite near me, its on the main road. Really cheap, good menu and great consistency all traditional Polish. Have only had one meal that wasnt great it was still good but not great, all the rest have been awesome.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Oct 2009 /  #19
Fair point! The small places often have the best know-how. It's this way in Asia too. Japan has many long alleyways and it was a process of discovery to find new places. I couldn't read many kanji so it could have been a laundromat from the outside for all I knew. The best places are often tucked away like that.

Wrocław is somewhat more open.
Wroclaw Boy  
11 Oct 2009 /  #20
The best places are often tucked away like that.

Its weird but some may know i was a chef for many years i always said i would never run a food type establishment but lately ive been toying with the idea. Nothing fancy just great traditional English food such as Pies, English breakfasts and roast dinners. i think im going to venture into that in the future a cafe style establishment.

You cant not like the above mentioned dishes.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Oct 2009 /  #21
Good idea! You can snap up those that have been to the UK and miss those foods. Steak pies, mince pies, chicken pies, we have it all back home. Do you get bridies down south? Forfar bridies are popular up north, they are like pies.

English breakfasts, legendary. It's good for your discipline too as you go balls out to burn the calories. Hash browns, beans, mushrooms, fried egg etc etc. Lovely jubbly!

Roast dinners :) :) A tip for ya, WB. Put some work into the preparation. I've asked many Poles about this and they say that us Brits don't put enough effort into the presentation and also maximising the flavour (a bit hypocritical coming from those that don't use seasonings where they should).

Some proper gravy and a bit of garnish should please them. Side salad is cheap and can make the dish look that big bigger.
OP mauro 9 | 43  
12 Oct 2009 /  #22
yep...thanks....but some names ?
some small restaurant just out of the city centre not well known but with very good food ? even expensive could be !
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
12 Oct 2009 /  #23
yep...thanks....but some names ?

MARCHE.

marche.com.pl

Don't bother going anywhere else, and it's a gem of a place unknown to tourists :)
OP mauro 9 | 43  
12 Oct 2009 /  #24
delphiandomine

Oh I lost it before :)
thanks a lot...I'm going this week-end, I'll let u know my impressions !!!
cheers!!!!
jwojcie 2 | 763  
12 Oct 2009 /  #25
Good restaurants in Wrocław? Recently I liked these two:
- Oregano: pora.pl/venue/oregano

- Ragtime: en.ragtimecafe.pl

I don't know if they are typical, but they have good food :-)

If you are looking for cheaper one then Spinacz bar: gastronauci.pl/6243-bar-spinacz-wroclaw

has surprisingly good salmon pancakes considering their price...

Last but not least... if you like to taste really good chocolate cake then you should try "Czeski Film", but only upstairs (cigarette smoke downstairs is not to stand)

gastronauci.pl/5020-pub-czeski-film-wroclaw

heh... I'm hungry now :-)
OP mauro 9 | 43  
18 Oct 2009 /  #26
thanks to everybody !!
finally I went in a Georgian restaurant near Rynek...not so good.

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