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Garden restaurant is a green gem in the very centre of Kraków. A beautiful, green garden, hidden in the courtyard of the old tenement houses constitutes the heart of the restaurant. Thanks to the glass walls the lush garden filled with trees, bushes and flowers merges with the warm interior furnished with wood, and as a result, even on an ordinary day you can feel as if you were on holidays in the countryside. Our own menu, created by the chefs- Marcin Skrzeszewski, Mateusz Zoła, in which you can find many simple, but originally combined flavours complements the tranquil atmosphere. The menu features a selection of dishes from around the world, served with a touch of restaurant panache.
$112 - $267
Gluten Free Options
International, Fusion, Central European
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Have just finished the tasting menu here at the Garden restaurant and we're absolutely blown away by the service and the food. What a fantastic experience and if you're thinking of coming here DO IT. Mind blowing food 14 courses and all for a very...reasonable price! Staff we're amazing and can't wait to come back again! Thanks to all the staff and chefs for a brilliant night.More
My partner and I visited for his birthday meal on the 27th of September 2020. We opted for the tasting menu and WOW.
We were served by Dominika and Richard who are clearly amazing at their job, they worked in perfect harmony and provided an...excellent service. They explained all the dishes perfectly, nothing was too much of a bother and were perfectly attentive. They really showcased the dishes and highlighted the best ways to enjoy each course which we really appreciated and any questions about the preparation was entertained brilliantly.
The tasting menu is an absolute must do if you're in Krakow and we plan on returning at every possible opportunity in the future. It was spectacular, amazing flavours and beautiful attention to detail. It's definitely an experience, not just a 'meal' but one I would recommend. We have eaten at a lot of 1 and 2 star Michelin restaurants and the food here was the best we have ever had. The Chef is fantastic!!
Venue was beautiful, comfortable and well decorated. The music is perfect for the ambiance.
We loved it. Absolutely have to have the tasting menu especially if it is the only meal you have whilst here!!!!More
We have been to a lot og Michelin restaurant around the world, and this one is better than several of these. The restaurant is beautiful, the service are on point og the food are interestin, well presented and delicious. When it came to the wine...parring they did that better than most - egdy, interestin, great tasting wine that were paired perfect to the food.More
I selected this place after quite a bit of research for a special meal during our short trip to Krakow and my research paid off.
We were offered whether to eat inside or out and whilst both are very nice we chose the lovely looking...garden terrace tables.
We were presented with the limited explanation but far from limited courses, there being 14. It started off extremely well, presentation amazing, and stayed at that level. The courses were many but they were small and mainly not that rich. The course ‘desserts’ was a cruchendo of a finale with a very well presented wide range of different flavours and textures of small desserts.
Service was spot on, a perfect balance of ‘proper’, efficient and friendly. We enjoyed chatting to them, they were all fairly young but certainly well experienced in their art. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable about wines.
A great atmosphere, great food, great service, it has everything one would want for a lovely long evening. I am used to dining in top restaurants and for us as Brits it is amazingly great value! This meal in London would be nearly twice the price.More
i tried this restaurant because i read the great reviews and having lived in Krakow for two years i am always looking for great places to eat. This place is just simply amazing. I had the taster menu and it was totally fantastic. There are...some great surprises and incredibly thoughtful ways to prepare and serve amazing food. The staff are the frienliest I have seen in Poland and the wine waiter is just spectacular! She has selected perfect matches and has a real depth of knowledge. I cannot reccomend this olace highly enough it is simply the best!!More
The food was wonderful and the staff top notch. I was really impressed by the attention to every detail of the dinner from start to finish. I’m looking forward to returning to Krakow and the Garden restaurant.
We visited this restaurant on a weekend trip to Krakow. We chose the wine pairing to go with the meal and it was nothing short of decedent! Each course so intricately prepared and presented and the sommelier choosing some extraordinary wines to compliment each dish....This was one of the best restaurant experiences. The combination of different techniques, cultures and flavours was so well thought out and was an absolute triumph!
If you are in Krakow I implore you to go and try this restaurant!More
Ate here recently with friends and while it is certainly not the cheapest option around and is a little off the beaten track, I have to say that I was positively surprised by the quality of the whole experience.
I say "experience" because this is...very much the kind of place where you go for an experience that lasts the whole evening and is as much about the service, the setting and the overall concept as it is about the food and wine itself.
The experience begins from the moment you enter the building (which is set back from the street a little and looks a bit like a hotel or even a consulate or something with all the flags outside), where we were professionally welcomed and shown to our table. There are two seating areas, one indoors and the other on the garden terrace. The interior seating area has a kind of King Kong tropical island theme to it complete with monkey statues and even a large Gorilla figure as you come through the door and while this may seem a little quirky at first and it all starts to make much more sense as the evening goes on.
The garden from which the restaurant obviously takes its name is a quiet courtyard with a spacious garden area including a corner where they grow their own herbs.
We were seated in the garden and as I understand it they try to manage bookings so they have either a seating in the garden only or inside only depending on the weather, so they can move you inside if the weather takes a turn for the worse (which indeed happened as a fairly heavy downpour meant we had to move inside for the dessert course!)
As for the dining experience itself, the concept is a set tasting menu with (on my count) around 14 different courses and over 20 different elements (counting the different individual components of the starter course) divided into three different countries with 3 or 4 courses for each season (currently: Italy, Spain, Japan and Poland - though I suppose they may change these from time to time / based on the season) plus the dessert course which brings together elements from each country. Drawing on elements of molecular gastronomy and small often deconstructed versions of classic dishes, each course aims to give you a few intense mouthfuls of the flavours typical of those countries, served with a touch of fun and theatre.
The wine pairing consisted of wines usually from that same country matched with each course (or two very interesting sakes in the case of Japan and only one Polish wine and a Burgundy and a Bordeaux for the Polish dishes).
Not enough space to go into full detail about all the courses here but highlights for me were the deconstructed Caprese, Focaccia and Ciabatta starter course (featuring a white tomato-shaped ball served on a spoon on a bed of tomatoes which when you bite into it cracks to release a burst of fresh tomato juice that mixes with the creamy flavour of the coating (meant to recall mozzarella?)); the duck tongue ravioli; and duck two ways (one small bite of roast duck (leg?) on the end of the feather and another bite of steamed duck on crispy duck skin which gave me the impression of eating one mouthful from the top of the duck and one from the crispy underside. Even the intermezzo was fun as, in a return to the King Kong-esque theme, we were presented with a model of a volcanic island, complete with dry-ice smouldering volcano, where a refreshing, zingy lime granita was to be found nestling in the jungle canopy. Beyond that, the dessert course was a really fun Pandora's box of discovery to top the whole evening off and bring the "tour of tastes" to its logical conclusion .... But I won't say more so as not to ruin the element of surprise by going into more detail...
Otherwise, as is often the case with this kind of thing, some of the courses and pairings were more successful than others (for me, the katori sake with the crab chawanmushi was a real highlight among the wine/sake pairings and worked really well, while I found the potato omelette which was meant to be a play on the tastes of a Spanish tortilla to be a bit bland and the burnt potato powder a touch on the bitter side). But of course it's all very much a matter of personal taste so the best thing is to just go with the flow and see where the overall experience takes you.
Of course, there's absolutely nothing new or revolutionary about a tasting menu that presents an alternative inspiration of the taste of different countries using molecular / deconstructed techniques, but overall I thought it was pretty well executed and there are not that many places doing this kind of thing in Krakow right now, so if you're in town and fancy something a little out of the ordinary and / or want to treat yourself for a special occasion, this place is definitely worth checking out. You will need to have a sense of adventure and leave your prejudices at the door though. If you do you'll probably enjoy it.
Having said that, if you're the kind of person who likes classic portions / techniques and is looking for a good square meal without any fuss, then look elsewhere - this is not that place.More