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Wierzynek

#103 of 962 Restaurants in Krakow
#114 of 1,037 Places to Eat in Krakow
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Stare Miasto
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Rynek Glowny 16 | Ist and 2nd Floor, Krakow 31-008, Poland
+48 12 424 96 00
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wierzynek is a famous Polish restaurant with tradition dating back to...
Wierzynek is a famous Polish restaurant with tradition dating back to 1364, when a wealthy Cracow merchant Mikolaj Wierzynek hosted a legendary feast in honour of king Casimir The Great. Wierzynek Restaurant is a unique place, that will take you on a culinary time journey. The basis of the menu are old Polish recipes combined with elements of contemporary cuisine. Medieval interiors make prestige and royal hospitality of Wierzynek Restaurant remains unchanged for years.
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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Oldest restaurant in Poland

I booked from the UK as didn't want to be disappointed and not get a table . We wanted the inside restaurant not sitting outside in the square . My first impression was it was a bit austere and the waiter was lacking in friendliness . It got much better as did the waiter after he had relaxed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Debbie B
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Egham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Egham, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I booked from the UK as didn't want to be disappointed and not get a table . We wanted the inside restaurant not sitting outside in the square . My first impression was it was a bit austere and the waiter was lacking in friendliness . It got much better as did the waiter after he had relaxed a bit... More 

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Moss, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This I belive is the oldest restaurant in Krakow. Situated on the left side entering the Old Square from the lower left corner. Extremly fancy place with stunning interior. Food are served with the most profesional service. Worth looking inside even though we chose to eat outside overseeing the square. Exclusive but not expensive

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants to eat and watch people at the old town - perfect service, a nice menu - I had Herring and Roast Duck, with a chilled Pilsner beer - a perfect meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This was without a doubt a special meal. The weather was in the high 20's so most diners were occupying the al fresco tables in the square so there was no problem us having one of the first floor window tables which are obviously usually in great demand. The service was impeccable. The waiters did indeed give white glove service,... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The history that goes along with this restaurant is remarkable. The dining room is on the second floor allowing a great view of Market Square. The speed of service was typically European, but the quality of service was excellent. My wife and I had a great lunch and the food was outstanding. If you get to Market Square, this place... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Recommended by a Polish colleague now living in England. Pricey but worth it, great food and old fashioned, impeccable service.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was on the market square in a beautiful old home. It was very elegant and gave me a vibe of the medieval period. This was really upscale and definitely worth it. We had a table on the window which was very nice.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was my birthday and my husband made a reservation for our dinner month ago. Everything was perfect - from servise to food. Very high prices but I would come back while coming back to krakow.

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Newmarket, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Intriguing & delightful restaurant that offers numerous wonderful dishes to any discerning palate. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at this magnificent restaurant in the heart of Kraków. Again, for the tourist who loves historical sites, this restaurant will appeal to you. The food was hot, delicious & plentiful. We celebrated my daughter in law's mother's birthday in the finest... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant dates back to 1364 and is located at the historic market square. Even if you like al fresco dining, don't sit on the square, but go up to the (air-conned) first or second floor to experience the wealth of beauty and taste that have been used decorating these rooms. The food is produced locally and very fresh and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rynek Glowny 16 | Ist and 2nd Floor, Krakow 31-008, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 424 96 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 58
  • Cuisine: Polish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Wierzynek is a famous Polish restaurant with tradition dating back to 1364, when a wealthy Cracow merchant Mikolaj Wierzynek hosted a legendary feast in honour of king Casimir The Great. Wierzynek Restaurant is a unique place, that will take you on a culinary time journey. The basis of the menu are old Polish recipes combined with elements of contemporary cuisine. Medieval interiors make prestige and royal hospitality of Wierzynek Restaurant remains unchanged for years.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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