Best Traditional Restaurants in Gdansk
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Pod Lososiem is a restaurant with a long tradition and history, the roots of which date back to the last years of the sixteenth century. The biggest assets today are the interiors. The restaurant was decorated in an 18th-century Rococo style full of antiques, paintings, and old furniture. There are three multi-level dining rooms for more than 100 people. The menu includes traditional Polish dishes. The restaurant offers also famous Goldwasser ( herbal liqueur containing small flakes of 22 karat gold) which is strictly connected with this place. In 1598 Dutchman Ambroży Vermollen establish there an inn and a liqueur factory, and the Goldwasser was its most popular product.
Bistro Familia served traditional Vilnius cuisine. According to the restaurant owner, all the recipes come from his family's indescribable cookbook. Each of the dishes was prepared earlier either by the mother or grandmother of the owner, who lived in Vilnius. Vilnius, today capital of Lithuania, before the Second World War belonged to Poland. The specialty of the restaurant is dumplings: Kibiny with crispy pastry, Manty – steamed dumplings, and Kolduny. In a menu, it is to find also Czanachy - a kind of beef stew and a couple of soups.
Gdanski Bowke is the restaurant that refers to the Gdansk tradition. It specializes in polish traditional cuisine. The restaurant serves a local brewery Gdanski Bowke - prepared by a local brewery exclusively for the restaurant. The interior of this place - according to the owners - refers to the traditional atmosphere of the Old Gdansk port with the photos and advertisement made before Second World War on the walls, and heavy wooden tables and benches as well as a solid, big bar.
Bazar Restaurant offers traditional polish cuisine but in the modern version. The menu includes a lot of fish dishes (zander, cod, salmon, halibut) as well as dumplings, and dishes for vegetarians. An additional advantage of the restaurant is the view of the Motława River and the old Gdańsk.
Pierogarnia Mandu is a restaurant specializing in dumplings, one of the Polish national dishes. It is located in a halfway between main railway station and Dluga street in the center of Gdansk. The restaurant offers many different kinds of dumplings - boiled on water, baked and sweet. There are also dumplings from other parts of the world e.g. Korean's Mandu, and Georgian's Khinkali. All of them are prepared in front of the guests. The restaurant also offers soups, salads, desserts, and many kinds of teas. The second Mandu restaurant is located in Oliva, another part of Gdansk.
Brovarnia Gdansk is a part of the Hotel Gdansk boutique hotel. It is located in the seventeenth-century Granary on the Motlawa river bank. This is the only one brewery in Gdansk, which produces three kinds of beer - Pale Lager, Schwrzbier (dark beer) and Häfeweizen Beer (wheat beer). Three times a week there is a live music concert. Moreover, at the request of clients, the brewer organizes lectures about the brewing process as well as about the facts what makes a great beverage.
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