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U Wnuka

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Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 797 564 167
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built...
The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by his brother Sabaly - Joseph Krzeptowski . This is the first story house in Podhale. Here housed the first restaurant, the first store, the first post office, and later - also the first casino and a reading room with a library. The house was a center of culture and frequented, among others Valery Elias, Titus Chalubinski, Helena Modjeska, Karol Estreicher - senior, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Vincent Witos, Kazimierz break-Tetmajer, Wladyslaw Orkan, Jan Kasprowicz, gen. Jozef Haller. March 4, 1904 year contemporary inn Highlanders Association was formed under the Care of the Blessed Andrew Boboli, who later became a Polish Highlanders Alliance. In 1907, the granddaughter of Joseph Krzeptowski she married John Grandson, Lviv restaurateur, who came to Zakopane, to cook for the Henryk Sienkiewicz. 1907 Grandsons of Joseph and John ran his own restaurant, combined with an inn. The restaurant quickly gained a reputation and numerous customers, after all, among others Jan Wnuk apprenticed in Foyeta in Paris. And since the beginning of the inn has become a favorite place for mountaineers from all over the Highlands. In this house lived upstairs grandsons John and Joseph. Here they were born six children, of whom still lives only Mieczyslaw grandson. Vladimir grandson - a writer, author of many books on podhalanska died in 1992. Subsequent decades contact "U Grandson" lowlanders and highlanders worlds, combining and creating a unique atmosphere of the community.
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Oldest restaurant in Zakopane. Recommended!

Had a Christmas dinner here. Mouth pleasure traditional cuisine with folk band playing for us. What an experience! Dinner started at 3.30 and finished at 7.00 PM. Wooden style restaurant. Classic highland style. They served us hering fish with nice coleslaw sauce, homemade potato pancakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and colleagues visiting the Zakopane. The service was absolutely horrible. I spent there over 45 minutes and didn't even get the menu. Any attempt of asking for menu ended with unpolite "later" from the service. Do not recommend!

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During the Christmas and New Year the number of customers in the restaurant is much larger than usual. If our service has not met during this period your expectations for what we want to sincerely apologize and promise to draw conclusions. We strive to make our kitchen, despite the increased number of customers holding a designated level and this unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a Christmas dinner here. Mouth pleasure traditional cuisine with folk band playing for us. What an experience! Dinner started at 3.30 and finished at 7.00 PM. Wooden style restaurant. Classic highland style. They served us hering fish with nice coleslaw sauce, homemade potato pancakes, mushroom and beetroot soup, fried carp with mashed potatoes and red kraut on side, trout... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The oldest and one of the best restaurants in Zakopane, established in 1870, has been one of my favorite restaurants in Zakopane for over 20 years. It serves delicious dishes from traditional Polish Highlander cuisine. My favorite dishes here have always been: the delicious cep soup with traditional Polish noodles (called zupa borowikowa z łazankami in Polish, for 13 PLN)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly, charming host but we found the food to be just okay. The service was also very slow - we waited 20+ minutes for our plates to be cleared after we finished eating as well as our drinks. The live music was a nice touch, but I would not come back on our next trip to Zakopane.

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Thanks for your feedback Our dishes are freshly prepared, so the waiting time is at least 20 minutes. This information is also on the menu. Regards More 

Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Ate here 5x within the 4 days I was in Zakopane - it was THAT good!! Never in my life have I frequented a restaurant that often especially every day! Authentic, fresh, and home made, it doesn't get better than that!

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

First the restaurant is set in a lovely traditional Log house from that southern region of Poland. Went three times, once in 2002 and twice in 2012 and in 10 years nothing had changed, if you are looking for refinement and high cuisine stay away, this is about true culinary traditions from the Tatras. Large portions of breaded veal and... More 

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Nantes, France
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A perfect and very simple tavern discovered by chance. We had one of our best lunches in Poland. Delicious hearty food and excellent service at very, very reasonable prices. Highly commendable.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant can be found a little way from the northern end of Krupowki. It is the oldest restaurant in Zakopane apparently (at 150 years old) and it feels very traditional when you walk inside. Waiting staff were in traditional clothing (and served us attentively) and the music playing from the sound system was traditional. We asked for an English... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious plus decent portions. The staff is very friendly. The place itself is very traditional and it was a pleasure to visit U Wnuka. Highly recommended.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Went for a dinner with friends. That was a great choice , nice atmosphere inside and traditional food. All what you need to feel you are in Zakopane. Surprised to try the best Chlodnik soup in a hot summer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Zakopane
  • Phone Number: +48 797 564 167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Polish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by his brother Sabaly - Joseph Krzeptowski . This is the first story house in Podhale. Here housed the first restaurant, the first store, the first post office, and later - also the first casino and a reading room with a library. The house was a center of culture and frequented, among others Valery Elias, Titus Chalubinski, Helena Modjeska, Karol Estreicher - senior, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Vincent Witos, Kazimierz break-Tetmajer, Wladyslaw Orkan, Jan Kasprowicz, gen. Jozef Haller. March 4, 1904 year contemporary inn Highlanders Association was formed under the Care of the Blessed Andrew Boboli, who later became a Polish Highlanders Alliance. In 1907, the granddaughter of Joseph Krzeptowski she married John Grandson, Lviv restaurateur, who came to Zakopane, to cook for the Henryk Sienkiewicz. 1907 Grandsons of Joseph and John ran his own restaurant, combined with an inn. The restaurant quickly gained a reputation and numerous customers, after all, among others Jan Wnuk apprenticed in Foyeta in Paris. And since the beginning of the inn has become a favorite place for mountaineers from all over the Highlands. In this house lived upstairs grandsons John and Joseph. Here they were born six children, of whom still lives only Mieczyslaw grandson. Vladimir grandson - a writer, author of many books on podhalanska died in 1992. Subsequent decades contact "U Grandson" lowlanders and highlanders worlds, combining and creating a unique atmosphere of the community.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?