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#122 of 2,821 Restaurants in Warsaw
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About
Restaurant “U Fukiera” is today a living picture painted by Magda Gessler. The harmoniously defined form impresses here, as well as taste, aroma, color, and sound, along with the interior design. This place not only encourages you to look at it as a work of art but discreetly provokes you to participate in a spectacle that it creates with its guests. Exquisite art is created here every day from scratch, definitely exceeding the boundaries of old bourgeois aesthetics and the main actors of everyday performances are guests who visit us in search of not only taste sensations.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this famous restaurant this week. Prises super high for poor quality food. Very salty, did not like all the three dishes we ate - "Flaki", soup and salad made of salad and bread with cheese. Honestly nothing new, nothing creative, overadverized. We went...to another restaurant few yards from the Rynek and had wonderful dinner next night. I am not sure why people get so excited about this place because choices of foods are not different than anywhere else but super salty expensive and I am not sure where the Michelin star comes from and I ate in many Polish restaurants during my 6 weeks visit. I don't recommend this place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a few negative feedbacks I was a bit skeptical but what I found at UFukiera was something exceptional and magical. Dishes are simple and few focused on Polish cuisine but the quality taste of it was out of this world. I was served by...a guy called Olaf - he was just fantastic!! The history of this place is also fascinating. I do recommend this place 100%More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing from the terrace of U Fukiera in Old Town Square, Warsaw, as I come to the end of a most disappointing lunch. U Fukiera had a Michelin rosette until 2020. I had hoped to find the restaurant straining every sinew to win...back the rosette. But no. My impression today is that standards have collapsed completely. I am feeling not merely dismayed, but downright fleeced. It may be that the terrace now operates at a lower level of service and comfort than the restaurant does, or that U Fukiera has ceased to take walk-in customers seriously wherever they sit. I am going to guess that the terrace does now have a distinctly lower status: When I went into the restaurant lobby asking for the men's room I was directed outside again, a touch gruffly, to a charmless plastic loo in the basement, accessible by the service stairs. There was no captain in charge of the terrace to show me to a table, but I interpreted a wave of a waiter's arm to mean that I could choose from the many tables which were empty. Less forgivably, I was given a food menu and then ignored for fifteen minutes — possibly more, certainly not less — before being offered a drink. When I asked for white wine I was told that just two white wines were available, a Terrazas Chardonnay and a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. When I asked for the Chardonnay, my waiter returned to say that in fact the Chardonnay was not available, it would be Sauvignon Blanc or nothing. So — one supermarket white is served at the oldest, and once the grandest, and by no means the cheapest, restaurant in Warsaw. My wine was not offered for tasting before the first full glass was poured from the bottle. Quite sensible in a way, for a screw-top bottle from New Zealand, and since it was the only wine available in any case. But it might have been nice to ask first. My first course today, a borscht, was magnificent. This was posh borscht, shimmering-red beetroot consommé with a minced-beef pastry on the side. Whatever might have been going wrong with front of house, at least someone in the kitchen could still cook. I suppose I was foolish to order a salad as my main course, but, in my defence, it was a hot day in summer, and it is not unknown for salads to surprise and delight. This was not such a salad. It was such a salad such as you or I might have thrown together from a trip to the supermarket at which we bought lettuce and kale and avocado and garlic and bacon, took the trouble to pan-fry the bacon and garlic, then threw the results into a deep bowl. There was nothing to distinguish this salad from any other salad save that it was served without dressing. This may have been intentional. When I said that I would like some oil and vinegar, the result was not that I was offered oil and vinegar, but that the salad was taken away to the kitchen and returned to me a few minutes later generously covered with a dressing which was yellow in colour, thick in texture, and, as dressing, inoffensive. By now — I am about to ask for my bill — I must have spent something like $80 on erratic food and clumsy service. But I have learned a valuable lesson, which has been more than worth the price of admission. The lesson is this: When Michelin drops a restaurant, it does so for a reason. There are 13 restaurants in Warsaw with a current-year Michelin rosette. I am sure I could have eaten better at any one of them, had I not insisted on returning to U Fukiera out of loyalty to meals enjoyed in years gone by when both Michelin and I thought U Fukiera was wonderful. Has U Fukiera changed hands in the past couple of years? Did I just hit a very bad day? Comments gratefully received. Dear U Fukiera: I was the solo customer on the terrace, nearing the waiting station, in a battered blue jacket with a yellow backpack. I hope I gave no cause for complaint, despite my inner dismay. Comments gratefully received.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is overpriced with the worst service you can get. And what is even worse: the managers blaim it on their staff, in stead of the bad process. It seems they have only one person behind the bar for 140 guests… No wonder we...had to wait for 30 minutes to get our drinks. I went here before and it was the same. I tried again because of the location, but this was definitely the last time.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

I went to the restaurant with few friends. The price is far over what other restaurants are proposing to customers in the same area and the quality is not much better. I would have expected a better one given the last prices the restaurant was...awarded with. Then the bill came and we decided to split. A double payment was made. Unfortunately it was not the fault of the waiter but mine. It took me 8 visits to the restaurant, 10 calls and more than 10 emails exchanges and they still did not return the 40€ back. I will never go back to this place nor recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

Cute looking gold coloured building in Old Town Warsaw. Entrance to Restaurant was a little cluttered and unusual. Entrance to dining room was via a short corridor and through a curtained hallway which then opened into a vaulted dining room. Low lighting plenty of candles...and an eclectic mix of pictures and odds and ends resulted in a cosy living room feel. Staff were friendly. Quite an extensive menu of local cuisine. Food and service was prompt. I had a glass of white house wine which turned out to be Cloudy Bay Then has beetroot carpaccio with a local cheese. This was followed by seasonal asparagus risotto. All where excellent. Portions weren't especially large 😒 but sufficient Courses were circa £15 up each so expensive for Poland. So interesting experience worth tryingMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2022

Thank you <3 We hope see you soon!

Reviewed April 20, 2022

DON'T EAT HERE. I got food poisoning from the spaghetti Bolognese. Also service charge should be optional, especially as the service was so slow!! Signs to toilets should be clearer also.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant was located in the center of old town, strategic location and there’s even fire place around those tables. As an Asian guy that stays in a country without cold weather, I felt extra cold but the waiter is helpful in giving a blanket...and move the fire place nearer to me. Enjoyed the prawn dish and 2 beersMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Thank you <3 We hope see you soon!

Reviewed January 7, 2022

I can not say it's bad or tourist trap, but they should try harder, as keeping in mind they associated with some local kitchen star. Everything was just reasonably well or in average - service, food, value for price paid. For some might be attractive...this old style interior and ambience, but as I am not big fan of it, so it didn't impressed me.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 21, 2021

My spouse and I popped into U Fukiera for lunch without a reservation on a frosty Sunday afternoon. We're so glad we did. The appetizer pierogi followed by the potato pancakes with gulash were hearty and perfect for a cold day, with the winter tea...to wash it all down. The interior is charming and the staff was professional and attentive. The overall experience was very good and we'd love to go back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2022

Thanks so much for review, See you soon!

Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

We went there without high expectations. We have promised ourselves to be very objective. However all we have ordered was average or really bad. For example pork chop was bad quality, very fat. I have left 2/3 of it and left restaurant hungry. It is...ridiculous when you consider how much you pay. Cabbage was too salty. I will never again visit this restaurant. I have only 1 advice. Owners they should call M.G. and make revolution in this restaurant. The only advantage is perfect location and nice service.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

I was quite surprised about the decor of this place but my surprising was very nice. I liked the decor ( traditional polish decor) The food was good. I loved the veal.The wild boar pate was good but a little bit dry. And i was...told that the owner of this place Mrs. Magda Gessler was there at the same time and she made my day. She is such a lovely and beautiful women.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2021

Thank you <3 We hope see you soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2021

Every time we are in Warsaw we have to go to that place at lease twice . Restaurant as always clean with fresh flowers and outstanding deco. Feels like you in some magical place every time I am here. Food absolutely fabulous and profesional service..., nothing was a trouble at all as always . Already booked few dinners for next time in December.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're so happy. See you soon!

Reviewed October 27, 2021 via mobile

Astounding decor of the restaurant, excellent food- perfectly seasoned and beautifully plated. The service was extremely friendly, delicious mulled wine and fair prices. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Oskar Tomczak, Marketing at U Fukiera, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're so happy. See you soon!

Reviewed October 5, 2021

The food was very bad, bland and tasteless considering It's high price. We needed to salt and pepper the food ourselfs. The waiter came to our table sometimes to spice our food like they can't do it in the kitchen It was a bit annoying...aswell. The only good thing about this restaurant was the wine, beer and the enviroment. You should avoid this place. I feel like I've been scammed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Looking at about 170 zloty per person - roughly £35 or €40 to €45 - for a starter, main and drink.
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Yes, U Fukiera is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

U Fukiera is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4