Gdańsk’s most famous restaurant? Quite possibly. It’s here that Goldwasser vodka was first distilled back in 1598 when it went under the name Der Lachs (the Salmon) a reference to how addresses were often identified by the figure above the door. Today being run by the third generation of the same family who took it over after the war, Under the Salmon is where Thatcher, Bush Sr., Britain’s Princess Anne and Lech Walesa among others have chosen to dine or host guests over the years. This is signature Gdansk dining and among the impressive local and international menu you’ll find more than a few references to its historic past with a recommended dish being the traditional roast duck with apple followed by a glass of Goldwasser. Also keep an eye out for pierogi named after the famous people who tried them, with the veal pierogi named in honour of Pope John Paul II and the salmon and crayfish pierogi that were chosen by Princess Catherine on a 2017 visit soon to join the menu. The original Goldwasser recipe went west after the war and this is the one place in the city where you can taste the original ‘Der Lachs’ Goldwasser distilled these days in Germany.