91% from 9 reviews
+48 12 421 09 36
+48 12 421 09 36
ul. Jagiellońska 11

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Editor's review

A quiet, relaxed sort of a place with a rather traditional and elegant setting, Cechowa offers classic Polish specialities such as Krakow herrings (rollmops), zurek soup with white sausage and apple pie. The restaurant has been around for quite a while, and has a good, loyal following. An ideal place for a relaxed dinner, Cechowa is a good alternative if you've had your fill of the regular thigh-slapping live music offered by a number of other restaurants. Poles love their puddings, and Cechowa is well-known for its sweet trolley. Give the vanilla ice-cream cake its due desserts!

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Kim C from United Kingdom Reply Aug 5th, 2010

I felt slightly disappointed with the main course. The quality was good but the portion size just about adequate. However, the sweet was very good as was the service.

Per Kjellin from Sweden Reply Apr 21st, 2009

Superb food, excellent service and very reasonable prices! Highly recommended!

Stella from United Kingdom Reply Mar 22nd, 2009

Excellent food & service in quietly elegant surroundings. Tremendous value for money - we ate there twice, once for dinner and then again for lunch on our last day. Particularly recommend the potato cakes with goulash and the sour soup with potato and sausage. Well worth a visit!

john tarrant from United Kingdom Reply Aug 11th, 2008

A really great find. We especially enjoyed the bigos and the cracow herring. Lovely staff and intimate atmosphere. We ate twice and the bills were extremely reasonable. Also indulged in vodkas in neat little tall stemmed iced glasses. Recommended!!

Grumpy Steve from United Kingdom Reply May 30th, 2008

Visited on 30th May 2008. 3 of us, excellent quality, great value - service very good. A real treat! Try the excellent dumplibgs, Bigos and Sausage with horseradish cream all highly recommended

Cath-T from United Kingdom Reply Feb 26th, 2008

We came across this restaurant while looking for another one, as we were cold, wet and tired we decided to try it and we weren't disappointed. We both had Zurek (soup), which was delicious. When the bill arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find that 2 portions of soup and 2 beers was only £5.

Judith Logsdon from United States Reply Mar 29th, 2005

My daughter and I stumbled on Cechowa by accident. What wonderful food! The prices were reasonable, the restaurant intimate and charming and the food was fabulous. The best we had in Krakow.

Philip Fentem from United Kingdom Reply Jan 4th, 2005

This restaurant is a real gem! Just one street back from the main square, so very central and well worth looking for. The food is traditional Polish, which is cooked and served to perfection. We have eaten here every time we have visited Crakow (3 times this year) and have never been disappointed. The food beats the so called "authentic" cellar restaurants hands down, and has a very pleasant atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable and the food great.

Richard Shore from United Kingdom Reply Nov 30th, 2003

Bit of a find this one - reasonably priced food that's fresh and tasty, plus its close to the centre of town. Steak Tartare is the speciality of the house, which may not be everyone's idea of a great meal, but there are a good range of other Polish dishes available. Cheerful service.

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