ul. Szewska 24 ,   Old Town          (+48) 502 84 55 79     more than a year ago

It's rare you see a place go through such a transformation as this. Formerly an old school Polish restaurant with folk motifs, grumpy staff and budget food, model turned celebrity chef Ewa Wachowicz has kept the basic concept and curbed the rest, whipping the menu and interiors into shape. Most notable is the lovely year-round terrace right on the Planty, which offers a tranquil escape from the high street chaos. The elegant, highly feminine interiors feature soft lighting, pastels and elaborate hand-painted floral patterns on every wall (which it should be noted do NOT represent Zalipie-style). Still, the modern overhaul is welcome, and most pronounced on the menu, which takes familiar Polish tastes and products and turns them into something exciting and contemporary. Try the creamy sour cabbage soup with bacon and caraway oil (what could be more Polish?), Ms. Ewa's version of 'maczanka' - the local take on pulled pork. There's also a large wine and cocktail list and selection of local alcohols, including their own house nalewki (tinctures) - finish your meal with a shot of quince or black currant liqueur. The perfect place to take the parents, and overall an excellent and affordable option right in the centre for authentic Polish food in a contemporary style.

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Outside seating
Dogs Allowed



Open 09:00-23:00. Fri, Sat 09:00-24:00.

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Mike Smart

My Wife and I visited the U ZALIPIANEK on 16th March 2011 on arrival the restaurant looked as described but as we sat down, Rap music was plying from speakers on the bar, as we discovered it was from a radio,not very suitable for the type of restaurant. We ordered drinks and food. I then went to use the toilet and as I entered the toilet I was followed by an angry woman who spoke to me in Poish which I did not understand and I indicated this, she then pointed to a sign on the door which said 1 zloty (Polish money) I made it clear I was eating in the restaurant and made for the toilet and she stood in front of me shouting to get out. I understand that restaurants in Krakow charging for non customers, but we were customers. I was angry and paid for the drinks which we had started and walked out. I would not recommend this restaurant. I will also post a review on Trip Advisor. I hope you note these comments.
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