Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch"Espresso lunch" in Restauracja Gessler.
Lunch, or 'obiad' in local parlance, has always been the primary Polish mealtime in a feeding schedule that generally bookends small bites for breakfast and dinner around this laboriously prepared afternoon feast.  A typical 'polski obiad' includes soup, meat and salads, followed by something sweet. However, going out to eat the traditionally home-cooked meal has never been a popular Polish practise, unless it's to a budget cafeteria. As such, you'd usually find all of the city's finest restaurants with empty dining rooms until the onset of dusk.

Taking their cues from Warsaw, however, the trend of the budget lunch deal has now reached Kraków and many of the city's best restaurants are now strategising to fill their seats by offering multi-course meals in the afternoon at prices that are a fraction of what you would pay a la carte. As such, it's a great way to enjoy some of the city's most elegant establishments without breaking the bank or feeling out of place. You'll notice offers for two-or-three course set meals priced from 15-30zł (4-7 Euro) all around the Old Town, and we've listed some of the best offers below. Bear in mind that these are not budget restaurants, but special day-time offers from restaurants that might otherwise be out of the price range of some, and that the prices rarely include something to drink. 'Smacznego.'

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