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Restaurants in Gdansk

Restaurants in GdanskHard Rock Cafe has arrived in Gdansk
Dining in Gdańsk continues to improve and there are now a few restaurants which we receive regular positive emails about to the office. The figures in brackets denote the approximate price of the cheapest and dearest main course on the menu. The opening hours we list are flexible and are rough guidelines as to when you can expect the chef to be working. If business is slow people will have no qualms about shutting early particularly out of season. Service in general has improved considerably, although it can still be annoying slow. Also beware of using ‘thank you’ when paying for your bill. This is often taken to mean ‘Keep the change’.
With the number of bars and restaurants ever increasing we now find ourselves having to choose a selection of our comprehensive collection of up-to-date, independently written reviews for the print edition and this selection is designed to give you some tips and warnings as to where to spend your time and money. All of our content can, however, be found online.

Here are some recommendations depending on what you are looking for.


Check out the local Gdansk cuisine in Gdanska or try Metamorfoza for a modern take on traditional local dishes. If it’s pierogi you want then Pierogarnia U Dzika is for you while Swojski Smak is great for meaty moments. Goldwasser is one of our favourites with great food and a view over the river from their terrace. Check out their collectable sets of Goldwasser liquer. For local fish, then try Targ Rybny or Tawerna while the old Fish Market area is now home to a collection of good restaurants offering a variety of cuisines


The legendary Bar Pod Rybą does an excellent line in baked potatoes served with a wide choice of toppings while we love Nalesnikowo for pancakes and crepes. Alternatively take a step back in time and eat in one of the ‘Milk Bars’ where basic and very cheap food is served up in a pre-1989 atmosphere.


Head to Brovarnia, a posh microbrewery complimented with a strong menu, go to Masala for an Indian or test the chef’s use of spice at Buddha Lounge.


Not just for couples but Filharmonia is probably the city’s standout restaurant both for food and wonderful views from their terrace. For those looking for a remarkable meal in a popular restaurant, try Tekstylia. The lighting is nicely subdued, the food good, the atmosphere warm and the prices pleasing. 


Prices are still competitive compared to Scandinavia and Western Europe so nowhere is going to have you seeing stars. For a special occasion visit the city's most historic restaurant in the former Der Lachs distillery, where Lech Walesa takes his foreign guests - Pod Lososiem (Under the Salmon).


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