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Ul. sw Anny 3, Krakow 31008, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48 12 292 12 12
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #70 of 760 restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: European, Polish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
Description: The restaurant serves Polish and European food.
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236 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Tried the downstairs restaurant for dinner (it was excellent) and the upstairs salad bar for lunch (almost as good). This was probably my favourite eating place during my (too brief) visit to Krakow and I highly recommend it. The service downstairs was faultless, the food tasty and beautifully presented; upstairs was reasonably comfortable and the food generous and flavoursome, served... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

More photos to show youwhat it's like going into this place and downstairs to the main restaurant (Upstairs there is a cheaper and more relaxed salad bar with 2 mains to choose from) it gets very busy and sometimes you have to queue) This is about the food, which was lovely Goose breast with barley and stuffing and mash arrived... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We looked here at the upstairs vegetarian & healthy options first which looked inviting but went downstairs to eat in the cellar! Menu was varied & we ate the pork & beef dishes which were delicious & very good value. Service was friendly & the ambience of the place was great. Would certainly go back here. Next time!

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Great Yarmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

6 of us visited to have lunch everyone had a lovely freshly cooked lunch and very helpful service would recommend this for excellent value for money and a different eating experience

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Chimera has a salad bar dining area and a cellar restaurant, we only realised this once we had been seated in the conservatory part of the salad bar. There was such a wonderful bohemian ambience and as we comfortable where we were, the very helpful friendly waiter suggested we just ordered from restaurant menu, as it all came from the... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Once this place was a vegetarian, and then I liked it more. Now it's just a milk bar with a few meat dishes. Do not expect fireworks, this restaurant is famous, but it used to be much better. In general, if you want to eat something cheap, fast and reasonably healthy, you can enter. Because it is cheap, a lot... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I'll start off by saying that we went for new years' eve dinner, and from past experience (though I do not understand it) bad service and/or bad food is a must, it would seem. So take this into account when reading this review. I liked the restaurant's decor. It was very cozy and rustic. The service was not that bad... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Some Polish friends took me to this place and I immediately fell in love with it. It's the heaven of salad bars with so much variety to chose from. As I remember it's cafeteria style where you pay per plate, and it wasn't very expensive. I dream of finding places like this here in the states.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had dinner here on our first evening in Krakow...Service was Excellent and our Lamb, Duck & Venison dinners were tasty and very well presented. Prices were more than reasonable and music by Edith Piaf was playing when we arrived. Portions of the cellar are from the 1300's making it the third oldest place I've ever had dinner...I would certainly recommend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This little gem was recommended by our hotel concierge. The setting is bohemian, yet spacious, and quirky. Food is freshly prepared, excellent variety and very cheap. Great for lunch and a mid afternoon pick me up

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