There are lots of meaty options on offer in Krakow but vegetarians should be OK too. It helps if you like beer or vodka to wash down your meal. I particularly enjoyed Bigos, a meaty cabbagy stew which is wonderful especially on a cold winters night and Pierogi, savoury or sweet stuffed dumplings, is found everywhere. We ate at some great places in Krakow, here are some recommendations:
We had a superb meal, great value meal at Starka in Kazimierz. Prior to that we had a few drinkies in a bar where Monique had the best hot chocolate ever at Siedem miliardów uśmiechów, a Twój jest moim ulubionym. Well I think it was here but the name is so impossible to pronounce and remember that I may have got that wrong! Oh the title of the bar means ‘Seven billion smiles, and yours is my favourite.’ [Thanks Google translate].
I love cellar restaurants and this one served great Polish food in a romantic setting.
This restaurant was a little more upmarket than the others we visited. The food, service and surroundings were excellent.
We just had to try this place not far from Wawel Castle which was more a pub than a restaurant. Portions were grossly huge, prices were great and it had its own handy vomitorium just in case, so thoughtful.
We also had a pleasant pierogi lunch at Malowanka on the edge of Kazimierz which I believe has now sadly closed down. I must confess that were were mostly attracted by its name!