There’s never been a better time to eat out in this Polish city – new restaurants are popping up all over, serving varied cuisine from around the world. Locals and tourists alike are embracing this diversity, which is helping to create a vibrant restaurant scene. Here’s 5 ideas on where to eat in Wrocław:
Small, simple Thai restaurant, which produces delicious food. The menu has plenty of choice; with starters such as shrimp tempura; soups; and all sorts of mains, from curries to sweet and sour to squid and octopus dishes. Despite its size, the restaurant has resisted the temptation to squeeze in lots of tables, instead creating a semi-private section for a large group, as well as a mezzanine. Relaxed, informal atmosphere; fast, friendly service.
Another small, basic restaurant, but don’t let that put you off. The service is good, and food even better. If you haven’t eaten Georgian food yet, then it’s well worth a try. Khinkali (thick dumplings filled with minced meat or lamb and a broth, which you turn upside down and first slurp, and then chew) are a must, as is Qababi (kebabs). Do as the Georgians do and wash down with cha cha (Georgian vodka).
Sushi is certainly nothing new in Wrocław, but Restauracja Darea combines it with hot dishes. Japanese tea is complimentary, and the combos (we tried the Darea Lunch Set 4- 53PLN) include a varied sushi selection with a choice of rice and hot meat or fish. You won’t be waiting long either, food is quickly cooked up in the open kitchen and served.
If you fancy a beautifully prepared and presented breakfast, then there won’t be many better in the city. Located in a grand neo-gothic building opposite the Monopol hotel, and Opera House, the breakfast menu has an international theme, including Mexican, Spanish, Norwegian, and Turkish breakfasts, so you can expect plenty of variety. Dinner is undoubtedly upmarket with options such as rabbit with rice and snails. Dinette also bakes its own fresh bread daily. When we visited we struggled to find a table, which tells you all you need to know about its popularity and quality.
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An old favourite situated in the Market Square, Bernard serves Czech cuisine, which has many similarities with Polish food, including Golonka (pork knuckle), which is a gluttonous hunk of meat. Despite this veritable feast, the excellent food is generally refined and sophisticated, in-keeping with the stylish, plush surroundings. There are some typically good Czech beers, and the cocktails are well worth a try.
That’s our 5 ideas on where to eat in Wrocław, but which restaurants would you recommend?