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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. A perfect evening!
1. A perfect evening!
"Its beautiful inside, service was spot on and the food was amazing!"
Inwanderment
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2. Experience of a life-time!
2. Experience of a life-time!
"The top rated restaurant in Krakow, the food is beyond believe."
Royalamber
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3. Polish cuisine
3. Polish cuisine
" The food was traditional but with Michelin flair. "
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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Polish, Healthy, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high expectations going to this restaurant. It was a top recommendation from the concierge from a 5 star hotel in Krakow. The service was good but not Michellin Gourmand quality because it was too snooty. I found most similarly rated restaurants far more...genuine. The biggest problem is the food. The flavors of all the dishes were very sweet, strange and off-putting. Foie Gras was completely unedable and quickly replaced with goose broth with dumplings (the only tasty dish on the menu). It was followed by duck leg confit, good but again very sweet, and a filled of beef, overcooked bland and sweet. While the restaurant is beautifully designed and has amazing potential. In my opinion should be skipped until chef finds his voice. It's a pitty. Such high hopes!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Miss/Sir, thank you for taking time to write this review. Hope you will give us second chance to make it up for you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a mistake to return to a special restaurant? Yes, if this is an example. Wonderful setting, but very few changes to the menu, the traditional pork chop I ordered was incredibly bland. It had. A spinach crumb effect on the outside and little flavour…...Their special dessert was lovely still. In terms of cost, extras appeared mysteriously on the bill…maybe they are too influenced by the tourist trap potential of the area in Stare Miasto? There are other better options away from the main square.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful. The staff speak perfect English which is refreshing in Poland. The dishes are exquisite. And the attention to detail is just spot on. Highly recommended to anyone staying in Krakow- it's a must! Thank you for making our evening so special!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a kind words!

Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

I rarely write bad reviews so buckle up. To start with the waiter said they were fully booked and walked away with a pole up his backside. We then tried to book with his colleague for the following evening only for him to come back...to say they had a table available (how did the availability of the restaurant changed within 15 seconds?). Poor start but we were still hoping for great food. Then came the mains….. we ordered three dishes; the pork, the duck and the beef tenderloin along with three sides (cabbage, broccoli and potatoes). Let’s start with the sides: - Cabbage: tasted like MDMA - Broccoli: Tasted like soap - Potatoes: Boiled in pond water Now the mains: - Beef: no seasoning and tasted like play dough - Duck: actually not so bad (B-) - Pork: covered in this weird green frog spawn and dryer than a bucket of sand To top it off the manager was extremely militant and treated his staff so terribly I could have cried. How this place is so highly rated I do not know. Very concerning indeed!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir, thank to taking your time to write a review. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Hope we will see you again and make it up for you.

Reviewed August 31, 2021

We had dinner having a table by the window facing the main square .The design and style is more than perfect covered by a Gothic architecture ceiling . Most probably a historical building. Food is excellent , prices are reasonable for this level of restaurant...( with tip we payed 110 Euro as a couple) . Variety in the menu is limited but this is the case for all the restaurants of this kind. Service people do their job excellent but are not smiling , but for some reason this is the case for nearly all the restaurants of this kind. Overall ? A beautiful experience that you should not miss. Tip: Avoid sitting outside because this will cancel part of your experience .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2021

Thank you for such a great review!

Reviewed August 30, 2021

One of the best designed restaurants in the whole of Poland, this restaurant is a delight for the eyes. The sister of fames Koggel Moggel in the same city unfortunately does not match the quality of the décor with the quality of the food. My...beef cheeks where hard, they where short of two more hours of slow cooking (and I do eat them a lot, so I know how they should taste). The waiter remarked that he never had a complain like that and he would reduct them from the bill. Fair enough, but the dinner was spoiled. A pity for such a nice place. Also the house desert, which I had before and which was a great show, did come without the special effects (liquid ice), so it was my last time at that place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2021

Thank you for writing review. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. To be clear, our signature dessert Grey Goose egg has never neen served with liquid ice. Hope you will give us a second chance:)

Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

Stylish restaurant in the city centre. Garden with a pleasant view and nice interior. The service was proffesional and caring. Unusual tastes served in elegant way. I highly recommend trying their special dessert called Szara Ges - very interesting one. Worth visiting and definitely not...the last time I were there!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2021

Thank you very much for such a positive feedback!

Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

The location is great, the restaurant is gorgeous, the experience is brilliant and the food is delicious. The menu is based on the typical dishes of the Polish cuisine, prepared in a modern way and so flavourful. Italian-focused wine list with a great Valpolicella Ripasso...Superiore. A special comment should go to their unique desert “Szara Ges” which is just amazing. The waiters are all very kind and professional. This is always a must-stop every time we visit Cracow.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thank you very much for such a positive feedback!

Reviewed July 17, 2021

EXCELLENT ❗️❗️❗️ I definitely recommend it for a great experience and unforgettable delicious food! The chef really professional!!! 👍 Lucury interior and a perfect impression!!! It a must place to visit and a must food to try!!!❤️

Date of visit: July 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!

Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Great service, amazing food, the overall experience was great, polish cuisine with a twist definitely one the best restaurants in Krakow

Date of visit: May 2021
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Manager Restauracji MSHG, Guest Relations Manager at Szara Ges, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you very much!

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