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Ambasada Sledzia


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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(the name: Herring Embassy) open 24/7One of the most hip spot in Cracow - hangout place with polish vodka, nice atmosphere and the best herrings in Cracow, prepared in nine different ways! Hot dishes for dinner(soups, potato pies, pork knuckle etc.) and polish tapas(pork jelly, lard etc.), coffee, home-made cakes. Place recommended by Lonely Planet, The Guardian, Die Welt and many other titles.
Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Polish, Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews herring tapas rye bread mango tarts tartare chilli soups burger cheap beer vodka shots great friendly atmosphere nice small restaurant simple restaurant visiting cracow great vodka old town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the concept of this place. They sold light bites including various pickled herring options and ample amounts of flavoured and original vodka. This place was cheap, cheerful and had a great atmosphere. For a person new to herring I must admit I couldn’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a city that has an amazing amount of pubs and bars aimed predominantly at the tourist especially in the Old Town it's refreshing to visit this most frills bar. The interior is lovely, mostly chunky wooden tables and chairs, the walls have some cool...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Walking through the streets of center Krakow I came across this small restaurant. Really nice and cool decorations I had two plates of smoked fish, a beer and a shot of palinca. Really nice taste and the price is well worth it (36 zloty)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Guybajour101
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We went to the Ambasada Śledzia as a group of six. We ordered different herring dishes and vodka shots. The herring dishes were all excellent and the vodka was impeccably icy too. The atmosphere was friendly and we all felt good. The problem began when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jerzyBP
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Went here today to some vodka shots as well as the mixed herring plate. The vodka shots were good as well as the herring.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Awful food and service. Don’t even try so called ‘tapas’, it will kill your liver! Waitresses are rude and nasty! Cheap beer is all they can ‘boast’ about! Do NOT recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maria B
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Great bar open late into the evening/night. Good cheap Herring dishes. Beer starts from 5 zloty and other drinks such as whiskey, vodka, and shots are good prices too. Fantastic atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TobiasH2580
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Fine place to get good Polish cusine at reasonable prices in Krakow. I had a żurek soup as well as zapiekanka, while my wife ordered a hering tatar and we both be enjoyed our dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank C2918CGtomaszk
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Very poor choice of food on the menu, with low availability. Poor service (the place is self-serving, which is ok, but they gave us all the food - starters, soups, main dishes etc. - at the same time). Not recommended.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank FanniHathazi
Reviewed July 30, 2018

A fantastic bar, frequented by locals and tourists. Very good value for money and a brilliant atmosphere. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful to customers. We enjoyed it so much that we returned later on in our trip.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Yes, you order at the bar and the waitress brings the food
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