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$5 - $37
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Polish, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

In Lodz for the weekend, met up with 3 friends and joined them here on impulse for dinner. We had the 8 course tasting menu with matching wine pairing. I’m a very nervous eater…. No allergies, just picky! I don’t like fish or cheese in...particular. The restaurant had no issue at all with this - there is no choice on the tasting menu, you get what they choose to give you, but they amended their choices to suit me. I have eaten in Michelin-star restaurants occasionally, and this was up there with them. I particularly enjoyed the wine-pairings - so well chosen! I could bore you with what we ate… but there’s no point, as it’s different every time! Price wise… food, tasting wines, glass of prosecco - cost me about £90. Great value. The chef even came out to see our happy faces afterwards - nice touch. Just go…..More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

I've chosen the restaurant for a quiet evening with my close friend expecting a quiet place and delicious food. The food is truly unique and beautifully served, Very good quiet music makes you calm and gives you the feeling of a safe and relaxing place...for a chat. However, the staff truly disappointing.At the door, the waiter seemed to be surprised and disappointed that some guests arrived . We visited the restaurant on a Wednesday evening, possibly not the most obvious choice of the week, but it shouldn't be an issue. Before 10 pm the waiter started giving us signals that we should be finishing off. Very obvious signals. Walking nervously in an empty dining hall, making loud noises of putting glass bottles in a bag or something similar and finally looking nervously at the watch indicating us that it's time to go. Very disappointing and unprofessional. Would I recommend this place? I'm not sure. The food was delicious but there are places in Łódź with exceptional dining and professional staff. And both these factors combined make you want to come back. Not in this case.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

I was attracted by the very good reviews. And they were right. The food was great (we had the 6 course menu) and the wines were too. Staff spoke English well. The interior of the restaurant is a bit cold. Shiny tiles and a semi-basement.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

I sincerely recommend the tasting menu, which, apart from being an incredibly exquisite treat, thanks to the service becomes a real spectacle. We don't find out what we will be served, until each of the dishes lands on our table. Each one is also accompanied...with a waiter's comment, which further enhances the surprise effect. And it's so sad that you have to destroy these masterpieces with a fork. ;) I sincerely recommend it once again, especially for special occasions. With my wife, we were delighted. The only downside to an evening in Quale is that 3 hours there pass like 30 minutes.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

It’s one of the 10 best meals I had (and that includes London, Barcelona, Spain and Jersey Michelin stars establishments). If you go for a tasting menu you are taken on a journey. And what’s most impressive is that in this cold (February) and European...place you get magic crated out of local humble ingredients. Just try it (and it with the wine pairing)More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

Stunning meal - accommodated a non-meat eater easily for the 6 course tasting menu (and put up with his non-polish ability language wise!). All that aside the food was perfect - polish cuisine with a modern twist. Each course was amazing, whether the salmon or...lamb or celeriac. Whether smoked or not, all paired perfectly with the wine. Patryk and team attentive and knowledgeable - loved it and will be back! High recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

This was for us the first time visiting a restaurant like this. We went in not knowing what to expect, but where positively blown away. The service was very friendly and willing to explain everything in English for me. The food was simply sublime. They...promised a surprise and they certainly delivered. Certain food combinations were unique to us, unlike anything we tried, but even the smallest detail went together perfectly with the rest. I recommend Quale to everyone.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

We were there to celebrate my wife's and we weren't disappointed. The waiting staff were attentive, but not over "clinging". The food was excellent, the decor was just right and the ambience excellent. Well done!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

Very nice service and cool surprise with pre-starters. The tasting menu was very interesting and its really delicious ( garlic soup and Main with lamb was an absolute banger! 10/10) I'm sure we'll come back to try some more.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Quale Restaurant. This was not our first visit here. Each time we are very impressed with the beautiful interior and wonderful climate. We chose the tasting menu to try each special and as usual we were not disappointed....Each dish was delicious and prepared with great care, and its taste and manner of pouring delighted. The cook most likely has a great culinary imagination as well as enormous knowledge and knowledge of flavors, since he can compose such sophisticated compositions. The taste buds are going crazy and they keep asking for more! It is highly praised that the restaurant uses products from local entrepreneurs. The waiter service is very nice, each dish has its own story, which is told right after it is served on the table. Nothing more, nothing less - it was great. We are already looking forward to the next meeting and delicious food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

Excellent interior, very nice staff and the owner who came to ask if everything is ok. Concerning the food in my opinion the menu is too short and too expensive. Dishes are ok but only ok - aspiring premium restaurant should fullfill higher expectations.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Dariusz S, Owner at Quale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thank you a lot for your review of the restaurant. It's not easy to read such a critique. I cannot help the impression that you had not exactly experienced the evening in our restaurant. Perhaps my feeling is mistaken, nevertheless, I will try to explain...More

Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, interesting menu, served nicely, attention to detail. Good service, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Close to Michelin star quality at a very reasonable price. We paid 250pln for 2 people for staters, main courses a glass of wine and 2 craft beers....We were too full for desserts but we did see other people eating them, they looked fantastic.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Really good place for a romantic time. The food is very tasty and their wine selection is simply amazing

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020

I travel all over the world, and in Poland is not so easy to find a restaurant on this level, for me, easly one Michelin Star. I can only say, worth going to Lodz only to be there. Thank you Agata & Piotr for a...fantastsic service! We've been here 22.06.2020.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

It was not our first meeting with Quale. We once again visited this atmospheric restaurant serving unusual dishes, tastes and visual sensations this time during Valentine day. We remember the previous meetings very nice, however, in our opinion this type of restaurant is not prepared...(and better not to do so in the future) for commercial events like e.g. Valentine's Day. This is not the first excellent restaurant, which probably for the their own profit, gave customers in this special day the average atmosphere, in this case there were: 1) two turns as in the canteens during holidays in 70's; 2) the queue at the entrance for waiting for the table ordered; 3) the previous round customers leaving the premises hurriedly; 4) no intimacy - a table next to the table as in the canteen; 5) repeatedly listening to the presentation of the same dish served at adjacent tables; 6) cold dishes, Of course, as usual, the service and manager showed full professionalism e.g. we have been apologized at the beginning for waiting. As before, waiters presented dishes professionally and politely. Dishes, standard ones, were delicious as usual, but those invented especially for Valentine's Day (heart-shaped), i.e. dumplings stuffed with goat's cottage cheese and the heart on the plate haven't been of our taste, maybe because of used of the too a large amount of gel but necessary to form hearts (hypertrophy of form over content). And finally, twice for sure: 1) We will definitely visit Quale again! 2) Certainly we won't visit Quale during any events like this one!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
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