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Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 797 564 167
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Description: The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great traditional food at very decent prices

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Nantes, France
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Nantes, France
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348 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great traditional polish food... Nice and friendly atmosphere. Good and friendly service. English menu available...

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Absolutely fantastic food in a great atmosphere. Lots of disches from traditional Polish highlanders' cuisine.

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You have to walk a little bit from the main promenade to get there, but it is worth, as you can see the oldest pub / restaurant in Zakopane and you can feel the traditional mood. The food is very good (definitly better then the average on the main promenade). On Sutardays (and from time to time on other days)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great family restuarant in #Zakopane Poland. Had the minced lamb with fried potatoes and salad was fantastic. My wife had the pierogi which was some of the most filling i have ever seen in pierogi. Staff where friendly and welcoming. Prices where excellent. Highly recommend

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We liked both the food - particularly "U Wnuka" pork; as well as the friendly service by the waiter. Great bulding as well - nothing to complain about, just enjoy !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Firstly, the interior of the place is what we had hoped for in Zakopane. The host, Kristoff was most obliging with a wry sense of humour which we loved. The menu was easy to read and the food was superb. We went there two nights in a row simply because the food and service was so good on the first.... More 

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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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