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Aperitif Restaurant
93% from 51 reviews
ul. Sienna 9

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Aperitif is a restaurant defined by its attention to detail as much as its relaxed atmosphere. Here, you'll feel comfortable whether you come in jeans or in a suit, whether for a business lunch or a romantic dinner; in fact, it's the perfect place to come to with no occasion whatsoever. The small menu changes with the seasons and offers unique takes on French and European dishes, as well as some original creations of the chef - and if you call a few days ahead, the chef can usually whip you up something off the menu. To complement your meal, the staff will help you select the perfect wine from a list featuring over 50 carefully chosen wines. The specials change on a daily basis, and because all of the ingredients are fresh and not frozen, they do occasionally run out - all the more reason to come back over and over again!

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Bill from United Kingdom Reply Dec 15th, 2015

Extra !

mate from United States Reply Dec 14th, 2015

The best Steak in Town !

Kamil from Poland Reply Dec 13th, 2015

Najlepszde jedzenie na świecie !

oli from United States Reply Dec 13th, 2015

the best food i ever had in my mouth!

Jan from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Jedzenie rewelacja :)

Nina from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Polecam!!! Super!!!pyszne!!!

Marzena from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Najlepsza restauracja w Krakowie ! Pyszne jedzenie, miła obsługa, fajne miejsce .

Piotr from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Zajebiste jedzenie polecam

Seba from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Najlepsze jedzenie w krk polecam :)

Olena from United Arab Emirates Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Super. Polecam

Vanfadidos from Greece Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

great restaurant! love it!

Sylwia from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Polecam :) Przepyszne jedzenie, wspaniała obsługa i atmosfera. Szczególnie polecam sałatkę z pieczonym kozim serem i marynowanymi burakami, pycha! :)

Aśka from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Restauracja rewelacyjna, jedząko pierwsza klasa. Gorąco polecam:)

Grete from Norway Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

Perfect food ;)

Marzena from Poland Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Krakow !!! Fantastic food, very good vine. Great staff and brilliant chef !!!

WTK from United States Reply Dec 2nd, 2015

perfekcyjny obsługa, JKP!

Wojtek from Poland Reply Jan 29th, 2015

To miejsce niezmiennie zachwyca wystrojem, personelem i wyrafinowaną kuchnią. Jeżeli chcesz oryginalności wybierz się do Aperitif. Szczególnie polecam polish testing menu, 7 dan za 99 zł. Polecam!!!!!

Michał from Poland Reply Jan 28th, 2015

Great place, I recommend it to everyone

john c from United States Reply Jan 28th, 2015

very good. just a short walk from city center and Wawel Castel should be on your list when visiting Krakow

ANIA from Poland Reply Jan 26th, 2015

po prostu the best place w Krakowie. kocham kocham kocham

Jeremy from United Kingdom Reply Jul 30th, 2013

Having not been here for a couple of years, I went back this week and found the food and service to be very good. I was recommended the duck confit which was delicious. Prices are reasonable and service quick and friendly. Recomended.

Anthony from United States Reply Jan 7th, 2013

Tried the cheeseburger, it came smothered in RAW bacon, no choice of cheese, ketchup had a hair in it, the waitress, "sylwia" was extremely rude, didn't even apologize. She was impossible to find the entire meal, and we were her only table. I've gotten used to this kind of service in Pl, but this place looked nicer. I expected more. The coke I ordered was totally flat, and they had no tabasco or any spicy condiments whatsoever... said with a menacing frown by the aforementioned server. Pop singer adele bellowing throughout the restaurant the entire meal. Too loud. Yuck. Stay away.

Kevinb from United Kingdom Reply May 17th, 2012

I have been here quite a few times over the years and I have had mixed experiences. They pride themselves on a comprehensive wine list but on one oocasion they took my order and then 15 minutes later came back and said they were out of it; they should have known as it was not a rare wine. Overall the food is good. Good value tasting menu.

Natalia from Poland Reply Dec 18th, 2011

Uff! Nareszcie znalazłam miejsce gdzie jest bardzo fajna obsługa, a nie paniekni, które stroją wieczne fochy;). jedzenie lux szczególnie polecam chrupiące confit z kaczki z ziemniaczanym gratin. i ach! ten wystrój poczułam się jak w Italii. POLECAM!!!

Verka from Poland Reply Dec 11th, 2011

I like the look of that restaurant, but quite often when I pass by it is completely empty. Need to try it one day. Any special recommendation on the menu? thanks

Marcin from France Reply Dec 10th, 2011

Fanstastic jedzenie dla mnie jako polskiego francuza wyśmienite porównywalne z najlepszymi miejscami w Paryżu, obsługa kulturalna ale też otwarta brak sztywności SUPER!!!!!!!

Anna from Poland Reply Dec 6th, 2011

Wspaniała atmosfera doskonała restauracja na randkę, perfekcyjny obsługa. I'm love it ;)

Mike from United Kingdom Reply Mar 8th, 2011

Have just had the wild boar it was fantastic the service was excellent you must try it.

andrew from United Kingdom Reply Jan 4th, 2011

What a brillent place. Ate here on Boxing Day. Great service , food excellent ,very decent bottle of wine. Two courses and wine 201 zt you couldn't ask for better value for money. Have ate at several restaurants in Krakow and this is by far the best for value and service.

John M from Switzerland Reply Jan 2nd, 2011

Looked quite cosy, and appealing from the street so we walked in. Food was just really great. The service was attentive, with a bit of a personal touch. They do a lovely wholemeal bread with caraway seeds to go with any of the salads. in fact, it was soooo good, we asked for more... The wild boar was delicious, and the fish soup...couldnt have done better at home.

Ronnie from Sweden Reply Jul 29th, 2010

Best Restaurant in Krakow! One of the Best Dinner Experiences EVER! Wonderful serving staff (Magda!), amazingly delicious food, absolute best wines! Very comfortable for a relaxed, long dinner! Will go back EVERY time in Krakow!

from United Kingdom Reply Jun 19th, 2010

We were there on 11th June 2010. Gorgeous place, lovely atmosphere and fabulous food, as good as anything you would find in England and its only a fraction of the price. Try the 'Tasting Menu' 5 courses of pure heaven for only 99 zlotties.

van der Wal from Netherlands Reply May 15th, 2010

We've been there twice. Great food, treatment by Maria was superb!

krk from United Kingdom Reply May 11th, 2010

great food great serwis well worth a visit

Nicola Wilkins from United Kingdom Reply Apr 22nd, 2010

Thoroughly recommend. Lovely atmosphere, lovely setting, delicious food.

Steve from United Kingdom Reply Mar 20th, 2010

Great restaurant, great service and food excellent. Top value if in Krakow and no I am not the owner, just a very happy tourist to have found this restaurant.

Angela from United Kingdom Reply Feb 25th, 2010

Great restaurant, but mussels horrible, try something else, go for pasta tagliatelle with chillis and shrimps

Karola from Poland Reply Nov 17th, 2009

went there yesterday to try their new menu. I had thai noodles with pork and it was fantastic!Exactly the taste I was looking for. And the creme brulee is really to die for!I like the relaxed atmosphere there, warm interior and nice music. The service is very good-kind and helpful. I will definately go there again:)

Ewa from Poland Reply Sep 26th, 2009

spot the owners' plug...

Marta and Nurgul from Poland Reply Sep 24th, 2009

Average price: £30.00 Aperitif offers superb, affordable international food in a relaxed bistro environment in the heart of Krakow Just a 1-minute walk from Main Market, Aperitif Restaurant serves straight-forward and freshly prepared food at value for money prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere. inspiration for the food and design at Aperitif comes from a modern interpretation of the many famous bistros found throughout Central Europe. The emphasis at Aperitif is on simply, reasonably priced dishes and the menu includes steak, salad cesar & moules as well as lighter options . for deserts best choise- crème brûlée are the house specialities for dessert.Aperitif is an ideal restaurant for laid-back lunches or dinner with friends, and its fantastic Central Krakow location makes it the perfect location for dinner before or after the opera. Be warned though, as Aperitif has been such an instant hit, booking in advance is essential.

Martin Smith from United Kingdom Reply Jul 14th, 2009

Had a really good meal here yesterday. Living nearby, we noticed the place is often full (a good sign) so decided to give it a try. First thing we noticed - the service is fast and friendly. We were seated, given drinks and menus in just a few minutes. We chose a Caesar salad to share - it was HUGE and delicious. For a main course, I chose a rare steak. Most times in Poland, if you ask for a rare steak, you will get one that is well or normally done, but mine was cooked perfectly. The meat itself was OK and tender but lacked some taste. Overall, though, it was a big success, and I am happy to recommend it. Enjoy!

Emily and Dom Raikes from United Kingdom Reply Jun 30th, 2009

Another good choice with a pretty garden.

Richard Fortey from United Kingdom Reply Jun 17th, 2009

A fantastic restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambiance. The best restaurant we visited in Cracow.

Helen Cresswell from United Kingdom Reply Jun 10th, 2009

A real find this one. A very pretty garden out at the back, with comfortable chairs. Delicious dishes, and an upbeat atmosphere.

phil from United Kingdom Reply Apr 25th, 2009

My wife and visited the restaurant on the 22nd and 23rd April. Both nights were excellent. The starters are superb and some are a main course for some. The steak was cooked to perfection as was the sea bream. Great service and a very good wine list. The Chillean sauvigon blanc went down well. Highly professional and friendly staff. A must do when in Krakow.

A. Andersen from Norway Reply Mar 29th, 2009

This is a very good restaurant indeed. We had the 5 course tasting meny. The soup and the blue cheese salad was a bit uninteresting. But the other tree courses were excellent. The ice cake was superb, really superb!

Tor from Norway Reply Mar 25th, 2009

Had the 5 course tasting menu. What a bargain! Very tasty, well sized portions and nice presentations. I would have liked them to make the blue cheese salad a bit more interesting, but the rest was excellente!

John Fletcher from United Kingdom Reply Feb 23rd, 2009

What a super place to eat, staff so attentive, food marvellous all delicious would recommend the Caesar salad to start and perch-pike for main, didn't have room for the sweet , will definitely return !!!

Mark Walker from United Kingdom Reply Feb 10th, 2009

I had the lamb medallions for my main course and they were absolutely fantastic! Compliments to the chef...

Ania from Poland Reply Jan 29th, 2009

I tried the creme brulee you speak of - absolutely delicious! It's worth coming here just for dessert, but the fish soup was to die for as well!

DJ from Poland Reply Jan 19th, 2009

What a great atmosphere! It seems Krakow has been missing a place like this, which offers something other than the same boring Polish or Italian menu, but instead something more original (and delicious!).

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