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U Wnuka

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ul. Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 18 206 41 67
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I had Goulash and potato pancake. This is a heavy meal but it was good. I couldn't quite finish it, as the portion was big. Good value.

Thank jimbledon
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The waiter brought wrong food and didnt apologize... Touristy restaurant with tradtional decoration, traditional bands playing

Thank 3772eri
Milan, Italy
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had 2 dinner at U Wnuka, and we liked it very much. Nice place, very simple but with its own atmospfere. The only one problem: sometimes in the evening when there are many people, probably 2 girls are few to do all the work, so we waited a little bit too much for the bill and other things, but... More 

Thank Sophie T
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Together with my family decided to spend some quality time in such popular place like this! After read some reviews I had mix feelings, but they turn into positive after a waiter came and welcome us very warm! Excellent food, friendly people working there who help and answer your all questions, nice atmosphere! On Fridays and Saturdays typical live music... More 

Thank Justyna F
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190 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Typical from Zakopane and the mountain area. Good food but not light .... and with typical music quite loud but it's in all the restaurants.

Thank Pierrick M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing, delicious food....all we tried was really good prepared, as we say food with love. Service really friendly. Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings....good and atractive 4 guys playing Tatras folk music etc. Nice atmosphere and good food- and You do not feel low level of oxigen and missing fresh air inside. :) Good job! Nice place!

Thank Reinis Š
Parma, Italy
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great polish food with kind & friendly staff..fantastic quality and decent prices.. ALL together with the typical polish style of the restaurant and music that make this place even more beautiful. .

Thank kami s
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

If you want to get a good meal you must go to this restaurant. Lovely traditional decor, very polite staff and meals are just fantastic. We tried several restaurants in Zakopane for example Watra and we were disappointed with the service there and quality of food. We found U Wnuka restaurant on our way to the hotel and we only... More 

Thank missuskotus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went on our last night staying in Zakopane. Gutted we hadn't been before as this place, the oldest restaurant in the town, knocked the socks off the rest. First off, it's off the tourist scrum hell of the main street, but that doesn't mean it's far away, just another 5 min walk, still central but just away from crowds. Second... More 

Thank IsotonicPaleAle
Kosice, Slovakia
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We arrived quite late so we were the last guests to dine here. The waitress was nice and polite, meals were tasty and the interior looks nice and smells of genuine wood. Just a few meters from pedestrian zone (Krupowki street) but much cheaper. We were satisfied and would come back again.

Thank sonulique
Uwnuka, Właściciel at U Wnuka, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinions. Enjoy again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
Polish, Soups, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Zakopane
  • Phone Number: +48 18 206 41 67
The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by his brother Sabaly - Joseph Krzeptowski . This is the first story house in Podhale. Here housed the first restaurant, the first store, the first post office, and later - also the first casino and a reading room with a library. The house was a center of culture and frequented, among others Valery Elias, Titus Chalubinski, Helena Modjeska, Karol Estreicher - senior, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Vincent Witos, Kazimierz break-Tetmajer, Wladyslaw Orkan, Jan Kasprowicz, gen. Jozef Haller. March 4, 1904 year contemporary inn Highlanders Association was formed under the Care of the Blessed Andrew Boboli, who later became a Polish Highlanders Alliance. In 1907, the granddaughter of Joseph Krzeptowski she married John Grandson, Lviv restaurateur, who came to Zakopane, to cook for the Henryk Sienkiewicz. 1907 Grandsons of Joseph and John ran his own restaurant, combined with an inn. The restaurant quickly gained a reputation and numerous customers, after all, among others Jan Wnuk apprenticed in Foyeta in Paris. And since the beginning of the inn has become a favorite place for mountaineers from all over the Highlands. In this house lived upstairs grandsons John and Joseph. Here they were born six children, of whom still lives only Mieczyslaw grandson. Vladimir grandson - a writer, author of many books on podhalanska died in 1992. Subsequent decades contact "U Grandson" lowlanders and highlanders worlds, combining and creating a unique atmosphere of the community.

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