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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Polish, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 19, 2021

If you are looking for a special time for yourself with worming welcome from Tymek , Mercato restaurant in Hilton , Gdansk is perfect . I would recommend afternoon tea with a desert , design and made by Paulina with Monika and over looked by...well known chef Dominik . Great team work .More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

We had a crayfish soup and mushroom dumplings, then turbot and beef steak. Everything was looking great and tasted even better. Honestly I've never had better steak, it was two levels above what I had anywhere else. Thanks Mikołaj for great service!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2021

After restaurants were reopened we decided to visit Mercato again. The Garden Bistro and Mercato presented a great level and delicious food. After delicious lunch, we wanted to try more from the menu and we came back for a dinner, on the same day. The...dinner was even tastier. The service was very helpful and friendly. I can truly recommend Mercato and its new Chef Dominik Karpik.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Hilton Gdańsk, Other at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2021

Dear DabusiaZabcia, thank you for choosing our restaurant. We are glad that you appreciate our cuisine and chef Dominik Karpik. We hope you will have an opportunity to come back to Garden Bistro and Mercato Restaurant. Wish you many tasty meals. Kind regards, Mercato Team

Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

We tried the tasting menu with alcohol tasting too and it was a "crescendo" of pleasure. The amuse bouche they was a perfect opening, with the bread and herb butter. The trout tartare with compressed curry cucumber and pressed Apple with homemade crème fraîche was...wonderful. The chilled beetroot soup was sweet and sour with a perfect balance. The fish main with with mangetout, cherry tomatoes and chicken stock foam was super tasty. The lamb ( perfectly cooked and rested )with the cabbage remoulade with mini lardons, puree and gravy was simply beautiful. The cherry sorbet was a perfect pre dessert, it really cleaned our palate and the acidity of that was amazing. The dessert was honestly the asked if was possible to do the compliment to the Chef and the kitchen crew because they really deserve it and he directly went to bring the truffles to our table and we had a beautiful chat. Super reccomanded, we will go back for another tasting menu as soon as possible.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Venture56202955361, Marketing at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2020

Dear Simone, thank you for your visit and for your opinion. It is so precise, that it would be helpful for other users for sure. Please be informed, that in October we will have a new menu, also tasting menu, so it will be perfect...More

Reviewed July 22, 2020

The food is excellent, nuanced and textured. The decor is minimalist but tasteful. The service is old school: refined, attentive, unobtrusive. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Hilton_Gd, Marketing at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear David A, thank you for your visit to Mercato Restaurant. We ale happy that we met your expectations. I hope you will come back. We change our menu every half year, so you won't be bored. Kind regards, Mercato Team

Reviewed February 21, 2020

It was nice, if a little cold evening in Gdańsk, after I've checked in to my hotel nearby, I went for a walk along Motława river, to find a place for dinner. The choice was aplenty, but I've moved along, till I came across the...Mercato restaurant within the Hilton Hotel, and on a whim, decided to walk in. Right from the start, I felt welcomed, and soon, after, my host Dawid, shown me to my table, presented with pretty looking menu, and a little booklet, explaining a little what Mercato is about. I chose the tasting menu, with wine flight - as everything looked good, and I hoped not to miss on anything. Delicious home-made breads were followed by venison tartare with pickled mushrooms and mustard, accompanied by a shot of Machandel - local juniper vodka with prune - great flavours all around - very strong start to the meal. "Fish soup without fish" was to follow, a nice potato consommé, which didn't reach the level of the previous dish, was still good, clean tasting. Next arrived panfried plaice with unusual kvass sauce - well balanced dish, very good flavour combinations - especially delicious cabbage puree and the mentioned sauce. Lamb shank was the main course of the meal, with chestnuts, cognac, and mushrooms, including pickled chanterelles (rarely done well, and here - best I've ever had!) - rich, and tasty dish. For dessert, I was served a choux profiterole, filled with delicious almond cream, and a tonka bean ice cream (I believe), very good dessert, let down just a bit by less than perfect choux pastry - not a big problem, as flavours were right up my street. The meal was finished with smart looking petit fours in form of chocolate truffles (very good indeed). Last, but absolutely not least - the whole meal was elevated by Dawid, who was chatting with me, explaining the philosophy behind the scenes, and suggesting good wines, and providing all around smooth, professional, and yet laid back service - very well done! Easily the best service I've ever had in Poland, by a long mile! I'm very happy I chose to dine at Mercato that night, and I'm sure I'll go back next time visiting Gdańsk. Keep up the good work, and I'm sure the awards will follow!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hilton_Gd, Marketing at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear Pawel, thank for such a detailed opinion. We are pleased that you choose tasting menu and you have a good experience. Our chef Paweł Stawicki changes the menu every half-year so we hope you will have many opportunities to come back to Gdansk and...More

Reviewed January 19, 2020

Time for a visit to the city Gdansk, Poland. Besides the fact that Gdansk is a beautiful historical city to see, restaurant Mercato is the main reason for our visit. The restaurant is situated in the famous Hilton hotel, right at the side of the...Moltawa river. If you have the chance to stay at this hotel, make sure to check out the terrace bar on the top floor, which actually is the highest bar of the old town of Gdansk. Since 2011, the kitchen of restaurant Mercato is lead by head chef Mercato is Pawel Stawicki. He worked at several 1, 2 and 3 starred restaurants, through which he developed a modern cooking style based on classic techniques. The ingredients used at restaurant Mercato may be from around the world, but you can also notice that the chef remains dedicated to use local culinary traditions. This has always been the essence of Gdansk cuisine. An intense start at the restaurant is created by a heavy shot of local liqueur. Ok, we’re awake and fully ready for our dinner now! The dish this liqueur is accompanying is a fresh roe deer tartare with cauliflower and mustard. Surprisingly, these two form a fantastic combination. The second course of potato soup with mushrooms manages to calm us down a bit, before going to our healthy shot of apple, celery and melon. Fried plaice, with armillaria mushrooms, cabadge puree and Kvass sauce is our favorite dish of the menu: the fish could not be more fresh. The head course is a heavy one: pork with three types of mushrooms. The quantity however, is just perfect. A fresh and light finale is provided by our lime dessert, with an espresso martini to close the evening. All seen together, restaurant Mercato is the perfect spot for a (business) dinner in the center of Gdansk. Although there were some minor inaccuracies regarding the service inside the restaurant, we had a beautiful dinner at restaurant Mercato and a fantastic stay at Hilton hotel.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Magdalena M, General Manager at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Dear Ohh Cuisine, thank you for so detailed review! I believe it will be helpfull for other Guests! I am glad, that you enjoyed your visit at Mercato restaurant and I hope, that good memories will make you come back soon to us. Please remember,...More

Reviewed January 11, 2020

Tasting menu was delicious and very creative. Fishsoup with no fish was delicious, tartare also amazing, and dessert! Dessert was sooo good. But all evening we had to heard irritating nois from the bar in the same room. Service was professional and apologized us for...this. If we will come here another time it will not be weekend's evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Magdalena M, General Manager at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Dear DanusiaZabcia, thank you very much for your opinion! I am glad, that you enjoyed your dinner at Mercato Restaurant. I am sorry, that noise from the bar was interrupting your visit. Unfortunately it is impossible to avoid regular, but irritating sounds from bar, however,...More

Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

When I am in Gdańsk, I don’t miss a chance to enjoy this restaurant and it’s amazing wine list. Very tasty dishes, also for Vegetarians. Strongly to be recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Magdalena M, Dyrektor generalny at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Dear GianfrancoN, thank you very much for your opinion! It is really important for us to always make our regular Guests feel special! I hope you will visit us again soon and try oue new, seasonal menu created according with our new, extended philosophy. Yours...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019

My husband and i have had the tasting menu 3 times at Mercato, including New Years Eve last year, they were all exceptional. We always bring new family members and friends there, every time we visit Gdansk. Slightly higher cost than other local restaurants, but...worth every penny!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Magdalena M, Dyrektor generalny at Mercato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Dear EvieG77, thank you veru much for your opinion! As a Mercato team we really appreciate opinions of our regular Guests, that is why we always do everything to always meet your expectations! Next Friday, 18.10.2019 we will have a premiere of our new seasonal...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5