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Piwnica Swidnicka

Rynek - Ratusz 1, Wroclaw, Poland
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Ranked #180 of 318 Restaurants in Wroclaw
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Polish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant is located in the center of the main square and main tourist attraction of Wroclaw. Looks very interesting and welcoming from outside however when you decide to eat there it is a big disapointment. Very bad quality of food and service. You can find some negative reviews of this restaurant on other travel directories. I think this shall be presented here as a warning for all foreign tourists to avoid this place. Great location and good outlook seems to be a trap which can destroy your holidays in such beautiful place as Wroclaw.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They said it's the oldest restaurant in Europe, the atmosphere was very beautiful, but the waiters not so much. It seemed that they didn't want us, we had to guess where we could sit, and then we waited 20 minutes for the menu, another 15 for order and 30 minutes for the food (and the restaurant was half empty!). The... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

they say it's one of the oldest restaurants in Europe, whether it's true or not the fact remains it's one of the most beautiful well reserved underground places I've been to. the entry as well as the interior are very mid-eval style. We were group of 4 people and had to try the place twice so they could find us... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
906 helpful votes 906 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Whether or not it is in fact the oldest restaurant in Europe (how would anyone know?), the reality is that it's nothing special. The food's OK (my duck was anyway), the mediaeval-style painted seating with hanging canopies is vile, service is bad (slow; a couldn't care less waitress) and it's quite expensive. Leave it to the tour-groups and eat somewhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of friends ( 8 people in total) for a meal on saturday 18th Oct 2014. The food was good, the waiter was very friendly and attentive. Overall good value for money. However after we had paid for our meal, we decided to have a drink in the bar adjoining the restaurant. We sat at a... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I had high expectations given the location and a quick visit during the day. The building is amazing and the manager said we didn't need to book. What a difference come evening time. The rooms were even better than I remembered, then it all went downhill. We were told that it was fully booked and there was no room. After... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If it's not really the oldest pub in Europe, it's definitely one of the coolest looking. Even if you're not going to eat or drink there, just go downstairs and have a look. Great food, drinks, and staff. Love it.

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12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we had a lovely waitress serving us in this magnificent restaurant. I recall mostly the superb mural they had all over the curved wall,ceiling, about the most attractive eatery I've ever been in. They serve superb beers, as do nearly all bars and restaurants in Wroclaw. the menu has a wide variety of polish food and whilst the local guide... More 

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Turin, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I must mention the chef because our food was excellent, either fish and meat, and our nice waiter. The atmosphere is magic but the service is totally inefficient and the waiting time is too long. No organisation in this place and the blondie manager was impolite and welcome us telling about the payment just by cash...no words really...price was average... More 

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Ħal Qormi, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think in order to have a good experience here you need to have someone local with you. The food was just yummy but the staff don't speak a word of English. The price is also good and the decor is interesting.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Upon entering the establishment no one came to greet us. We waited about 5 minutes in plain sight of employees who simply ignored us. When we finally approached one of the staff to inquire about seating he was very rude. We finally received a table and were told we could pay with cash only. This generally isn't a problem but... More 

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Additional Information about Piwnica Swidnicka

Address: Rynek - Ratusz 1, Wroclaw, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lower Silesia Province  >  Wroclaw
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Polish

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