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CUISINES
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came for lunch whilst on a day trip to Zakopane from Krakow. I had the meat pierogi which was lovely but the staff let this place down unfortunately and made me feel quite uncomfortable as a solo traveller. I walked in and the restaurant was...quiet, the staff just looked at me blankly and I had to go to them to ask if I could just sit anywhere and if it was table service. The whole time I was there the staff were just gathered in the corner chatting whilst I was sat waiting for my order to be taken/plates cleared/waiting for the bill etc. Felt the staff were rude, unfriendly and made me feel uncomfortable so wouldn't recommend even though the food was nice.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 28, 2023 via mobile

Avoid, took 15 minutes to even be seen by a waiter , half an hour and only drinks , hope the food doesn’t disappoint. I would not recommend Only one plus, nice surroundings

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 17, 2023

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant and said to ignore the bad reviews, don't. The food was bad, the service was bad, the English menu has inflated prices, and despite me clearly saying, I'd like to pay in polish złoty the waitress selected pounds on...the card reader, which cost me an extra £3.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023

Great spot in the centre of Zakopane for food, would also be good for just drinks. The soups are delicious, refreshing, and reasonably priced. It's great in the sun to get a spot on the balcony that overlooks the main high street. We also had...an evening meal here inside and it was very good too serving traditional Polish dishes. There was always good service. They advertise when a kapela is playing in the evenings too for some extra atmosphere too.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 27, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding food, excellent atmosphere with live Goral music. Top table service. Definitely will pay a visit in near future.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 7, 2023

Customer service and food was just amazing. I highly recommend to anyone that comes down to Zakopane Krupowki

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed September 4, 2022 via mobile

repeat visit. the day before the superservice. horror today. disinterested staff. never more. who does not appreciate guests without a chance. why?

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, the decoration was fabulous and The price was reasonable. I recomnend triying the grilled sabala or the hungaroan pancake. Overall clean and organized, loved the view!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

I had only one full dinner there, it was absolutely delicious! Stuffed cabbage is great, aka Golabki (sorry I do not have the Polish letters). All food in Poland was really good , very fresh and homemade. I cannot remember names all the restaurants I...ate in...but food is quite wholesome and delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021 via mobile

Superb. Excellent experience with fantastic food. I ordered the cheese for starters (oscypek), the signature cutlet (kotlet Sabala), and pancakes (nalesniki) for dessert, and everything was among the best I’ve eaten in Zakopane. Don’t trust the negative reviews - staff was reliable, fast, and friendly....Added benefit - it’s very classy / traditional inside.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

I’m confused with the negative reviews and can only assume that the management have read those and acted accordingly. Staff we pelite, attentive and always on hand. We have sat on the balcony tonight and listened to live music watching the world go bye. Would...I return... absolutelyMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

We’ve been there a Few times got excellent food every time. Service so nice and helpful, very friendly. Thanks so much Ania! We’ll be back. Pierogi were delish!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Read other reviews but this restaurant only one who could fit us (9) in! However food was surprising good although the service was a bit hit and miss (even spoke in polish no language barrier!) Ignore the service problems if you have any and enjoy...the cooking and musicMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely awful visit. Waiting staff pretend they don't see you. Took ages to clean the table, took ages to bring menus. Waitress rude, arrogant busy on their mobile phones or just chatting at the bar... Dont recomend this place as you have so many nice...restaurants around where they really want you in their permisesMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Complete disaster service. Slow. If you ask some other waiter for cup or water they pretend like they don’t see you. Food is good enough to eat. Except tomato soup e.g.

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4