MICHELIN in Poland, 2023

10 Oct 2023

Already in Warsaw and Kraków, the gastronomic world’s highly-regarded MICHELIN Guide has recently expanded its listings to include Poznań! Maintaining its independent approach, the guide’s expert inspectors will apply the rigorous criteria of quality produce, cooking mastery, flavour harmony, chef’s personality, and consistency.

As of 2023, Poznań is now officially in the world-renowned MICHELIN Guide!
Nearly a century ago in France, brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin created this system of gastronomic appraisal as a way to improve their guide for motorists. Garnering a Michelin star remains one of the most prestigious honours in the world of gastronomy, and such an award also gets you place in their iconic red print guide - AKA “the foodie bible” - not to mention worldwide recognition! A restaurant can earn a maximum of three stars - one means that the restaurant is particularly worth a visit in its category; two that it has outstanding food and is worth going out of your way to visit; and three testifies to the absolute uniqueness of the cuisine! In addition to stars, you can earn other Michelin accolades awarded for decor, service and overall ambience of the establishment and for great value for money (Bib Gourmand). And so, the cullinary magic of Poznań recently drew the attention of Michelin inspectors, who have since visited the local gastro scene anonymously to give their appraisal of numerous restaurants. Now the results are in, and we're happy to share the selection of restaurants from Poznań and Kraków!
"There's a Michelin star in this city!"

In 2023, a Michelin star has been awarded to two restaurants in Poland...

Bottiglieria 1881 (Kraków)

We'd been touting this place for years by the time this place earned Kraków's first and only Michelin star in 2020, and now, in 2023, they've garnered a second! Discreetly hidden on a side street off Plac Wolnica, this small, intimate wine bar exudes class and taste with a sharp decór of fine stonework and aged rough-hewn timber, an open kitchen, VIP service, and an expertly stocked wine cellar (of course) with over 450 vintages. The team of three top chefs regularly change the mercifully concise menu of mouth-watering modern Polish dishes, which the deft recommendations of the sommelier perfectly complement. If you can't decide on just one dish, spring for a 5- or 7-course tasting menu (served from 17:00). A great place for business or courtship, Bottiglieria has won awards from not only Michelin, but also Wine Spectator magazine. Hardly a surprise, since there are embarrassingly few venues in Kraków as beautifully elegant and unique as this one.
Bottiglieria 1881 in Kraków.

Restauracja MUGA (Poznań)

MUGA is known for its perfect mixture of fine European food, great service, and excellent wine. The seasonal menu rivals anything else we’ve sampled and the bright, well-lit interior makes for a warm and inviting stay. A perfect spot for courting couples, business deals, and those looking to impress; firstdaters should head to the far corner where intimacy is almost encouraged. On it’s assessment of MUGA, the Michelin Guide comments that “Dishes such as scallops with sea lettuce and quinoa and roast duck are characterized by depth, elegance, finesse and balance in the cuisine.” Take advantage of their Summer garden, which is open until September!
Restauracja MUGA in Poznań.

The Bib Gourmand distinction has been earned by two Poznań restaurants...


Poland’s first-ever restaurant & cheese bar in Poland, created by those with a passion for unique
flavours. Fromażeria features a seasonal a la carte menu, with the spring edition featuring elegantly prepared
pastas, salmon bass from the pan, and beef cheek with a Jerusalem artichoke gratin and Bleu d’Auvergne A.O.P. cheese! Along with a tasting menu and a very extensive wine list, smaller bites can be enjoyed at the cheese bar, with boards of international slices complemented with the option of a discounted carafe of wine!
fromażeria in Poznań.


Featuring Head Chef Filip Cwojdzinski, whose award-winning credentials include Michelin-star’d restaurants in the UK and Ireland, TU’s imaginative international menu, wine list and stylish premesis have us won over time and time again. A good chunk of the menu here is surf n’ turf, which lends itself fantastically to their woodfire outdoor grill (Friday to Sunday) where you can experience live cooking in their lovely garden space. You can, of course, enjoy their modern-rustic indoors, incredibly designed by the multi-talented architect and co-owner, Karol Fiedor. In such a setting, you may opt for one of their expertly-crafted Italian dishes or venture elsewhere on the continent.

For the remaining list of restaurants that have received a Michelin recommendation, please see the associated venues further down... 👇


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