Best Restaurants In Gdańsk Old Town

30 Jan 2024

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The Old Town of Gdańsk has been absorbing the flavours of trade for centuries and that legacy of quality dining still exists today. Whilst Gdańsk is now a city of Poland and indeed Polish cuisine can indeed be found here, in a previous life the hanseatic and later 'free (city of)' Danzig was also a German and Prussian city. Add to that Pomerania's Kashubian cultural region, which itself is an approximate hybrid of Polish and German, and again you have something even more unique to the area. The city's undeniable main attraction sees thousands of visitors passing through from season to season and that means competition between restauranteurs is stiff! Needless to say, even the most successful restaurants need to stay ontop of their game in order for you to even read about them in a list of recommendations!
Goldwasser on the Motława Canal, Gdańsk
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Piwnica Rajców

polish | craft beer | history
A remarkable with a labyrinth of rooms that once made up the councillors' cellar (that's how the name translates), Piwnica Rajców's major draw is their selection of craft beer, in addition to their well-priced Polish and Italian menu. A perfect spot for those who experience a historic Danzig-era bierkeller. READ MORE.
Piwnica Rajców's modern brewing set-up in a historic beer cellar!


polish | craft beer | regional
The oldest continually-operating brewery in Gdańsk, the historic Brovarnia is also half-restaurant, serving traditional Polish and regional cuisine. On the heartier end of the menu, you can expect to find Gdańsk Duck and Beer and Honey Pork Knuckle, while more sophisticated pallettes will enjoy Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or Cod with Mussells. Their range of beers on tap that change seasonally. READ MORE.
Brovarnia's colourful and diverse menu.



Asian | fusion | greenery

Following their resounding success in Wrocław, this Asian fusion chain of bao buns, noodles, and rice bowls has made its way up to Granary Island in Gdańsk Old Town. Top of the list should be the signature Woosabi Bowl or a Bao Bun set. The staff here are young, friendly and especially excited about working in such a place. Resting inside amongst the cool green plants of their modern interior or outside in the shade of the palms (specially-imported, no doubt!) this is the perfect way of adding a little tropical vibe to your holiday on the Baltic coast! READ MORE.
The colourful Asian-fusion serves of Woosabi in Gdańsk.


international | local alcohol | riverside view
Still one of the best places for visitors in Gdansk, this atmospheric riverside restaurant (including a view of the iconic crane) features dishes like duck, fresh fish and delicious homemade pierogi and bread along with locally-produced beer served by multi-lingual service. The menu has a dedicated Polish cuisine section, in addition to several European breakfast sets, and souvenir hunters should keep an eye out for the traditional Danzig spirits. READ MORE.
Goldwasser, Gdańsk
With influences from Poland, Germany and further abroad, Goldwasser Restaurant is uniquely Gdańskian with an incredible view!

Pierogarnia Mandu

pierogi | pierogi | pierogi!
If you're visiting Poland, you should try Pierogi at least once and, if you're visiting Gdańsk, you should be heading to Mandu! The masses are attracted by the tasty choice of Polish dumplings with a whole host of traditional and unique fillings. While you'll find tasty classics like Russkie (Potato and Cottage Cheese), Cabbage and Forest-Mushrooms and Gęś (Goose Meat), you'll also find dessert pierogi with fillings like banana and chocolate, blueberries and even Oreo! You'll also find international equivalents like Chinkali (Georgian) Jiaozi (Chinese) served in a kind of pierogi solidarity. The ‘novelty’ is provided by the head-scarfed ladies in the open preparation area making pierogis that taste as good as our grandma’s (although we daren’t tell her that). If you want a light meal and a piece of local flavour rolled into one put this place on your list.
Pierogarnia Mandu, Gdańsk Old Town
While they do have vegan dishes too, don't be surprised to find a little bit of magic (bacon) sprinkled on your pierogi at Mandu!

Chleb i Wino

European | fresh products | upmarket
  Found on ul. Stągiewna on the Granary Island, Chleb i Wino was promising in its early stages, and has since gone on to become one of Gdańsk's most popular points on the gastro map. There's a lengthy queue outfront at just about any time of the day, so there must be something going right to be pulling such a crowd. The central theme here, as can be deduced from the name, is bread and wine. The bread is made in-house, as is the pasta and the wall of wine beautifully presented inside the very attractive interior, is comprehensive in choice. In our experience (We've queued up many times for meal here!) the pasta has always been phenomenal and their roasted meats always strike a mouthwatering synaptic chord. Special mention goes out to the staff, as this restaurant is always working at full steam, due to its popularity. They remain cool, calm and collected, and get your orders turned around in a timely manner. So successful has this venture been, that the owners have opened a second restaurant around the corner on the Granary Island waterfront
A feast for all senses at Chleb i Wino in Gdańsk

True Restaurant

red meat | seafood | surf & turf
  The foundation of True Restaurant's menu is very much Surf & Turf, combining meat and seafood. Whether it's a big shared-grill for your table or a single main-course salad, their mission statement is flavour and aesthetic and every dish meets that standard. Their ingredients are high quality, the fish and seafood are freshly-imported, if not locally hooked! Be aware, however, that everything comes at a price (we must emphasise this: literally) While steaks hover around the 60zł mark, there are platters that are upwards of 450zł! The restaurant is a modern development located in the new heart of Gdańsk - on Granary Island, the promising new culinary and tourist center of the Old Town. The sunlit and comfortable terrace of the restaurant offers a wonderful view of the Motława River and the surrounding monuments.
True Restaurant perfectly summarised! Delicious!!


beer | craft beer | polish cuisine
  Compared to household names like the aforementioned Brovarnia, PG4 is comparatively overlooked due to its location on the outer edge of Old Town. It's located right next to Gdańsk Główny Train Station, which may sound like low-down area, however the mightily impressive building that the brewery- restaurant calls home well and truly makes up for that. The stunning two-floor restaurant, cabable of handling it's large and devoted local following, serves excellent Polish cuisine, with key dishes including cod in a beer dough, dumplings with veal, fish soup and kotlet schabowy (pork schnitzel). Burgers, steaks, soups, and plenty of others can also be found on an extensive menu that has also delved into beer-pairing with each and every item! On that note, this is indeed a microbrewery as well, and there are 6 homemade brews on offer, including a Pils with the others regularly changing. These tap beers are all brewed on-site in one of the 8 huge vats you’ll see during your visit. The drinks menu also features a rather novel range of beer cocktails too.
PG4 brewery-restaurant


authentic italian | pizza | pasta
When it comes to Kashubian cuisine, there are surprisingly few restaurants in Gdańsk representing Poland's most prominent ethnic minority, who are based in the region just west of the Tri-city. Fortunately, the one you'll find in Gdańsk Old Town (the only one, in fact!) is about as authentic as it gets! Tawerna Mestwin is a shadowy eatery from which dolls and carvings peer spookily from the corners, who occasionally break into song and dance with occasional live music events throughout the year. Recipes here are Kashubian-inspired, and the results arrive courtesy of wispy-haired spinsters who creak carefully around the assembled handicrafts. There are a number of fixtures from this regional cuisine on offer, however, we highly recommend trying their version of śledź po kaszubsku (Kashubian-style pickled herring), which apparently has garnered national press for its excellence.  
Forza in Gdańsk Old Town.

Lookier Cafe & Restaurant

restaurant market | casual | international
  The concept of a restaurant market is not a new one, however the recently-opened Słony Spichlerz (ENG: Salty Granary) is a damn fine example of one and is quickly making Granary Island the new culinary heart in Gdańsk. Found in the repurposed Deo Plaza granary building, many restaurant keepers share this space, serving high-quality dishes with much diversity - Mediterranean, Asian, Polish, Vegetarian-Vegan cuisine as well as other meats and creative culinary ideas. In such an ideal location in Gdańsk, just across the canal from the centre of Old Town (though just as historic), it has now become a popular meeting place where everyone can eat and drink what they please and at any time of the day. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner from all over of the world or drop by during the weekend late-hours for a quality snack.
Luscious breakfast options at Lookier Cafe & Restaurant.

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Best Restaurants in Gdańsk Old Town


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