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Piwnica Swidnicka

Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza 14/15, Wroclaw 50-335, Poland
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cool experience to eat in the oldest restaurant in Wroclaw! Good traditional polish food as well!

Thank Angelina T
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a booking here through a family friend and they insisted we try this place. When you walk in it's like a medieval scene and the place is worth a look around after you've ordered your food. The restaurant was about a 3rd full and we got service quickly. The waiters were friendly and the menu's covered multiple languages.... More 

Thank James D
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there today as really wanted to experience eating in the oldest restaurant in Europe. First thing we've noticed after walking in was a waiter setting up wine glasses on what it seemed was a pre-booked table. We walked further down, smiled and said hello to the front table waitress and asked for table for two. Without any politeness... More 

Thank ewciablue
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit for at least a beer or two. Incredible sense of history. Sure, it attracts tourists and the food is supposed to be mediocre but you really must pop in for one.

Thank downing
Pelplin, Poland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Is a place that you must visit, it suppose to be the oldest "bar" in europe as they produced and drank beer there since the 1200s, beautiful place with lots of history, but the menu...worst than average, they are always missing something in the menu and for being "traditional" polish food, you can find better food in many places. Still,... More 

Thank MarcosPL
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. TOURIST TRAP. Don't go there. Hot food cool, cold drinks warm, cold food warm, portions small, prices high.

Thank John D
Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

While Poland is undergoing a culinary revolution (having lived here for the past 8 years), there still remain a bastion of dinosaur restaurants that survive on legacy and possibly location alone for business. One prime example is Piwnica Swidnicka. I've been here thrice, and only when friends from abroad literally said they heard about the place and just had to... More 

Thank pantsless
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Git stuck in dark bar area after confusing and fairly rude encounter with initial waitress. Good was completely average but was served on cold side which didn't help. Service was pretty poor and it was fairly expensive for what was a disappointing experience overall. Would suggest going in for a beer to see the building etc but I would recommend... More 

Thank Kris G
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

What a Tourist trap. No value for money. The Restaurant solely relies on its history. We had made a reservation, when we got there there was no record of it. The chairs at our table were rickety. The service was basically non existant and the waitperson had an insulting attitude, we really felt like we were a burden to her.... More 

Thank Simbas1958
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1,565 reviews
1,260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Piwnica Świdnicka is the most atmospheric and historic pub and restaurant in Wrocław with over 700 years of trading.This is one of the oldest beer cellar's in Europe named after the Schweidnitz (Świndnica) beer brewed in the basement of this fine establishment many years ago.Make no mistake this is a full on tourist pub and restaurant but an excellent one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza 14/15, Wroclaw 50-335, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lower Silesia Province  >  Wroclaw
This restaurant is located in the center of the main square and main tourist attraction of Wroclaw. Looks very interesting and welcoming from outside however when you decide to eat there it is a big disapointment. Very bad quality of food and service. You can find some negative reviews of this restaurant on other travel directories. I think this shall be presented here as a warning for all foreign tourists to avoid this place. Great location and good outlook seems to be a trap which can destroy your holidays in such beautiful place as Wroclaw.

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