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“delicious food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Z drugiej strony lustra

Z drugiej strony lustra
Ranked #13 of 256 Restaurants in Szczecin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, French, Polish, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The best definition of the z drugiej strony lustra (Through the looking glass) cuisine is a casual fine dining - signature menu, dishes made of the highest quality, fresh, natural products, served in a relaxing ambience. The leading idea is to combine classic French culinary techniques with tradition of various regional cuisines, including also Polish cuisine. These regional inspirations are not only the way we cook, but also that we strive to use as much as possible local ingredients. We use widely Polish regional products, such as goat cheese from Wolczkowo village, pickled vegetables from Kolobrzeg, fish from the Szczecin Bay, asparagus from Gryfino or oscypki (sheep cheese) from Pieniny mountains. Taste, texture and form - those three elements constitute the quality of dishes served by us. In addition to our seasonal menu, we offer something extra every day. We cook from scratch, so we are able to meet individual requests of our guests and consider food intolerances. Our menu always includes vegetarian dishes. We welcome children, for whom we are glad to cook what they like. Themed gourmet evenings with tasting menu, organised few times a year is the speciality of the z drugiej strony lustra, always announced in advance through the website, social media and our newsletter. Our desserts are prepared always with the highest quality natural ingredients. The wine list includes nearly one hundred selected labels from all over the wine world . We will be very pleased to welcome you in z drugiej strony lustra, please feel free to talk about your expectations, I think many of them we will be able to meet Iwona Niemczewska with the Team
Szczecin, Poland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have been to most of restaurants in Szczecin, but this one definetely serves the best food in the city! It's typical slow food restaurant. All the meals are prepared carefully, using traditional cooking methods as well as sous vide method. It takes a lot of effort and time to prepare the meal but it's realy worth it. Yes, you have to wait longer ... on the end you can feel like in heaven. The owners are using products not only from polish market, some ingridients are brought from quite remote locations. The restaurant is known for it's menu of unusual dishes, created following the principles of heute cusine. We recommend Z drugiej strony lustra on every ocasion! You must try deserts (top class), or prawns over spinach. Wine lists are ok, and they are served at proper temperature, what is rather not common in Poland.
It is better to have a table booked in advance, especially during events.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good up scale restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on local recommendation and was not disappointed. The food is more advanced and well-presented than other places in Szczecin. The dining room is very bright and not so romantic, but good for business dinners. All of the dishes were good. I agree with the other reviewers that the owner is passionate and takes care of the guests, but it is almost too much for me. She almost dictated what we should pick form the menu and if we had a complaint (which we hadn't) I would be afraid to tell her.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dkcsp
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InLustra, Owner at Z drugiej strony lustra, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
I am really happy that You enjoyed the dinner in my restaurant, even if You might felt not very much comfortable with our too attentive assistance in selecting dishes. Apologises for that. Your very valuable opinion could help us in improving our service to satisfy our guests.
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best food in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Small, but very special place! If you are looking for a great product, special cuisine this is the place to go in Szczecin. Excellent for intimate occasions but also for a great brekfast. Owner is almost always present and looks after guests and dishes coming out from the kitchen.

Visited December 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice place, with fresh food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

I got the chance to meet the owner and I can tell that is a passionate person and all the ingredients are always fresh and carefully picked. Their menu looks different, then in other restaurants in the city. Which is good. Unfortunately there is something missing in their food, you don't have this feeling that you want to go back to this place and have the same dish one more time.

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Thank Maria B
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Style over substance here. The food isn't plentiful. It's not cheap by Polish standards and isn't too impressive in the taste stakes. The menu reads better than it tastes. Disappointing

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil S
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, Owner at Z drugiej strony lustra, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Dear Neil

I apologise very much for your not very much satisfied visit in my restaurant

Your very straight forward criticism was discussed among our staff and in result I decided to introduce a lot of changes in coming weeks to satisfy our clients

I can assure you that if you come once again we will give you a lot of arguments to post much better opinion that this dissapointing one

regards

Iwona Niemczewska Chief and owner
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