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Piwnica Swidnicka

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Ul. Sienkiewicza 14/15, Wroclaw, Poland
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is located in the center of the main square and main...
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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Medieval looking place with all right food

The food is a little bit on the expensive side, but otherwise quite ok. The interior look is nice, but was perhaps a little bit too open for my taste, as there are two long rows of tables, so if you are looking for some private talk, this might not be a good place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
d7p
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Oulu, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to this restaurant being afraid it could be a tourist trap. It turned out to be a very good restaurant with a wide menu and a lot of options. We were 6 people and all the dishes excellent. The decor and ambiance were wonderful. The location is ideal just in the middle of the rynek. Prices were responsible... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food is a little bit on the expensive side, but otherwise quite ok. The interior look is nice, but was perhaps a little bit too open for my taste, as there are two long rows of tables, so if you are looking for some private talk, this might not be a good place.

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Gloucs UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Superb ambience, excellent amber beer, gorgeous food, super service. Not cheap, but well worth your money.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An evening visit to Piwnica Swidnicka and it was very enjoyable. A lot of history and apparently the old restaurant in Europe. A the time we visited it was I'd say quiet but a reasonable number of customers to give it a nice atmosphere. A good menu with traditional Polish dishes as well as more regular meals, good beers and... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

exterior attracted us to try, once inside though there was no welcome but a 5 min wait for any staff to engage with us and service continued at the same pace. Maybe the style as when ever we got the attention of the waitress she was pretty good. BE WARNED cash only no credit cards !!! Didnt have my choice... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The biggest regret is that I haven't read reviews about this place before coming in. Staff gives you impression that you are not welcome there,ignoring you. Reading newspaper for staff behind the bar is more important.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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1,058 reviews 1,058 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
1,070 helpful votes 1,070 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ul. Sienkiewicza 14/15, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lower Silesia Province  >  Wroclaw

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?