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Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant serving traditional Jewish dishes; I had lunch and tea, and generally a good time. Nice place to enjoy a good meal and get some writing done!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Mandragora during our short stay in Lublin. Luckily we had booked a table, because the place was very busy even on a Wednesday evening. We were seated in the middle of the room, able to overlook the partially open kitchen and bar. For...starters we ordered chicken soup, liver, and marinated herring. All were delicious, but the star of the show was definitely the liver; while not a great fan of liver myself, the liver served at Mandragora was deliciously balanced with the sweet and salty sauce along with the mushrooms and onion. The starters, therefore, left us very eager for the mains, for which we ordered the duck and the corned beef. As advertised, the half duck is indeed an entire half a duck, served with a large portion of carrot and buckwheat. Paired with the apple sauce and rosemary, it is delicious. The corned beef, which melted in the mouth, came with roasted potatoes, sauteed vegetables, and a puree of parsnip. Overall, the dinner exceeded our expectations, and we were frankly very sad that we did not have time to stay for dessert, as their pascha looked amazing. We did, however, sample their entire cocktail menu, which contained the best drinks we had in Lublin. The coffee with cardamom and cinnamon is also definitely worth a try. Our amazing dinner was further enhanced by the helpful waiter and the ambiance of the venue. The place was very busy, but the waiter was very attentive. The decor of the place is wonderful and adds to the charm of the place; the restaurant has a classic and aged feel, but everything is clean and the service is very smooth. We would definitely return to Lublin to visit Mandragora again, and hope to do so in the weekend this time, so we may sample their Sabbath menu. To sum up, food in Mandragora is delicious, freshly prepared, and reasonably priced, and the portions are quite large, so you will definitely not leave hungry. If you are in Lublin and looking for a wonderful dinner experience, you should definitely visit Mandragora.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021

Unfortunately I experienced terrible disapointment. After readingthe reviews I thought that restaurant will be premium choice in Lublin, unfortunately what I saw there was a disaster- emplyees put food with the bare hands, just after touching money!!!! They didnt use masks as well - considering...that Lublin has the highest number of covid cases this is unacceptable.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

This review is for the mandragora cafe which also happens to serve the food and right next to the main restaurant . I honestly don’t know what difference in food wise will be from the main restaurant and the cafe cum bar next door ....Food at this place was ok and nothing special , in particular dish with rice and meat was more of a microwave warm up job and was pretty tasteless . Bagel which was served was also very mediocre , however the third dish ( with babaganoush ) was rather nice and was full of flavour . Service was good and waitress was nice and friendly and took care of the table and surprisingly she was still learning . So no issue there . I suggest kitchen putting tiny bit of more effort in the cooked food , otherwise just take the food out the menu , as this place was supposed to serve the cakes , coffee and drinks while the main restaurant next door is for Jewish food .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 30, 2021

Terrible ugly, food flows over the rim of the plates, nobody can eat those portions and it just looks ugly and dirty. Never again!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

If we decided to write the review after our first visit we would have given 5 stars but after the second visit it deserves only 4. So, during the first visit the service was incredibly fast despite very busy day and being seated outside. The...menu is very unusual and I would recommend the duck (literally half of duck) and the special kosher beer. Unfortunately during our second visit we were asked to take a table on the patio. The service was very slow, at some time we thought we were invisible. We have heard people complaining about the service too. We asked for drinks to arrive early and after 30 minutes they were brought with food. There was no electricity despite getting dark. We we had to use torches to eat and asked for candles as nobody offer any help. I would assume that if there is no light I would either ask the guests to move somewhere else or stop the service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

How is this place rated 2nd in Lublin? Got here today so maybe need to leave tomorrow if this is really what the local food scene is like. Appreciate it is in the tourist area so shouldn’t expect much but this restaurant is at best...average. The staff are great and very friendly but the food disappointing. I had to add salt to my rosol and I’m not big on salt. No depth of flavour at all. Very dry plates of food where the cucumber salad was the star - which says it all. Incredibly disappointed and not good value for money at all.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2020

Every time I visit Lublin, I'm trying to pop into Mandragora. This time I ordered pierogi with garlic and thyme. This simple dish is brought to a different level by Mandragora's chef. Pierogis were crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Amazing smell of...garlic and herbs was inviting from the moment the plate landed on the table. I also ordered a bottle of Kosher Maher, dark beer brewed especially for Mandragora-warning, it's on a sweeter side so may not be to everyone's taste! For desert I ordered pascha, traditional cheesecake style desert with almonds, orange peel and raisins. Absolutely delicious! If you are ever around Lublin's Old Town, visit Mandragora for the food, the atmosphere, and the history!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

We have booked a table there for evening evening. Service was perfect. Music in the background, not so loud, just like it should be. Amazing interior. All was very tasty. Falafel big portion with hummus. After that I was already not hungry.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

The food is really good. Familiar dishes but all with a distinctive touch. For example the cheese-potato pierogi were surprisingly different to your normal pierogi ruskie (delicious but you MUST like garlic) I would recommend eating in the patio, nice ambiance and live music. The...only thing we didn't like is that they don't pay the musicians so at the end of the meal they told us this and ask for a contribution for them. Friendly service and they speak English. Price is a little above average but portions are good. Vegetarian friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Szalom, Mandragora Restaurant is not kosher restaurant. Our menu is traditional Ashkenazic cuisine, we have a kosher lunch box prepared by Kosher Delight Poland. Welcome to Madragory
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Mandragora Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5