Szara Restaurant

Szara Restaurant
85% from 40 reviews
+48 12 421 66 69
+48 12 421 13 08
Szara Restaurant
Rynek Glowny 6

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Editor's review

Szara is certainly amongst the best restaurants in Cracow. It's got it all - a magnificent location on the market square, a beautifully restored gothic ceiling, friendly service, delicious and well-presented food - you could go on. It's a distinctly unpompous place too. Try the Raraka with Sour cream and Caviar, or the magnificent Bouillabaisse soup. During the season you may have to book, but its worth taking the time to do so - if you're sitting outside the view is one of the best in town.

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Lady p from United Kingdom Reply Sep 2nd, 2017

Absolutely awful. Waiter with scruffy beard and blue shirt gave me a harsh verbal talkback as I simply told him my dish was cold. Terrible behaviour and he then tried to overcharge us for our wine. Obnoxious and very rude. Said some unsavoury things to my 12 year old daughter at the table. Simply will not recommend this terrible establishment.

Mary Kraat from Netherlands Reply Oct 3rd, 2016

Very good restaurant

Dirk from Netherlands Reply Aug 7th, 2016

Excellent food on excellent location!

Barbs Hobbs from United Kingdom Reply Mar 17th, 2016

Ten friends from the UK chose to eat at Szara on Monday 14th March in the evening. The restaurant is splendid , full of atmosphere and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their chosen meal. The service was amazing, the waitress was so attentive and made sure everything was perfect. I can definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone travelling to the beautiful city of Kraków.

Hanne Hartmann Felle from Denmark Reply Mar 3rd, 2016

Me and my family visit the wonderfull restaurant mand times and we wil back for more. We get breakfast - delicious - and to years my daughter in Low' S birthsday vás celebratet for A very, very nice and delicious dinner. When we get the dessert all light in the restaurant turen off - and the fantastic waiters get in with birthsdaycake, candleligt and Birthsday song - very touching. We look very forward to went back to Krakow and Szara again.

Peter Lowe from United Kingdom Reply Mar 30th, 2015

Me and my wife with friends had a meal at the above restaurant while on a short break to Krakow (WOW). The meal was excellent also the bear the most amazing thing was the price. The meal all of us had would have cost over £100.00 pounds in the UK this worked out at lees than £10.00 pp. 26/03/2015

jane lewis from United Kingdom Reply Nov 16th, 2014

Thre of us enjoyed a 1st class meal with you at your Restuarant last Sunday evening and it was a real joy and a great experience,and the drinks to follow were a treat. The main course was duck would you be able to tell me just how it was cooked as it was exceptionally tender and duck leg is not one of the easiest meats to get just right

Kim Bertelsen from Denmark Reply Mar 19th, 2013

The last rating is long a'go and something has changed. The service from the employeded was superb, no problem. We were 4 persons from Denmark and our freinds said that the restaurant was superb. Maybe, but the day we was visiting it was no go for the main course for the person who was choising the veil medalions, the meat was "no eatebel" it was not me dalions, it was a dry/non eatebel peace of meat. Sorry. No response from the "chef". No good. The rest was 8 to 10.

Kristina o Roy from Sweden Reply Oct 10th, 2011

Min sambos 60-års middag med våra vänner Åt Tournedos ett mycket gott vin till +lite efter åt helt underbart gott trevlig personal o en vacker miljö kan varmt rekomenderas

c. guinon from United States Reply Feb 16th, 2011

Absolutely fantastic! The Chicken Supreme Stuffed with Dates was truly a memorable experience... simply amazing! Wonderful service.

Sara from Italy Reply Jan 10th, 2011

The food was absolutely amazing, both in terms of taste and presentation. The mushroom soup is GORGEOUS! The staff speaks English and is extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend it!

Alex Rawlings from United States Reply Jul 27th, 2009

Didn't actually eat here but they had a very funky bar attached. Tasty mohitos...!

Emily and Dom R from United States Reply Jun 30th, 2009

Yes. This one was worth the bit extra. Really great service but not too stuffy. And the food.... Simply gorgeous. Beef tournedos sumptuous... Quite a cool bar next door too

Helen Cresswell from United Kingdom Reply Jun 10th, 2009

We treated ourselves here on the last night, and it didn't disappoint. Tip top standards all round.Delicious steak, and blinis. We ate outside but inside looks beautiful too. Excellent.

Harry and Lynn from United Kingdom Reply Apr 14th, 2009

Beautiful building and really sumptious food, as good as any we've tried. Yeah its quite pricey but I think its worth it and would definitely revisit. Staff were very friendly and goats cheese starter, leg of goose, lamb shanks and a good New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon and two small bottles of mineral water came to 297 Zloty.

Claire from United Kingdom Reply Mar 25th, 2009

Myself and 3 friends enjoyed an amazing meal here!! Definately reccommend it, especially the planksteak :)

Peter Mair from United Kingdom Reply Mar 15th, 2009

This beautiful restaurant, with it's magnificently painted gothic arched ceiling, cleverly looks twice its actual size by use of lots of mirror glass down two walls. It's a lovely feeling to sit there and be looked after by the friendly, helpful, well informed staff offering very professional service. And then the food...! One of the best meals I've had anywhere in more than fifty years of seeking out top quality restaurants. The kitchen uses best quality ingredients which are then prepared with imagination and love by a team guided by a superb chef, so love is exactly what you feel when its comes to eating what's placed before you. It's not cheap (250 PLN -- about £52), but then I did have three courses, a half bottle of good Cote du Rhone, a small beer, two vodkas and coffee. But I assure you that it's worth every zloty and more! A great experiance. PS: they have opened a branch in Zamierz, where I had an excellent two course set lunch for the equivalent of £7.95 (39PLN). Superb!

Gill and Julia from United Kingdom Reply Mar 6th, 2008

Having already been to the Kazimierz Szara restaurant a few days previously, we didn't hesitate eating at the Krakow main square restaurant. Again the food was wonderful, service great and generally worth every penny. I would strongly recommend this to anyone visiting Krakow.

Julia D from United Kingdom Reply Sep 13th, 2007

we enjoyed our meal here. They fitted us in when we were late and tired and we had a lovely meal. It was a bit expensive though.

John O Neill from Ireland Reply Jun 19th, 2007

Tried this place once and I'm not really sure what it is trying to be . Wine and food prices are expensive by Krakow standards . We ate here once and paid double the standard rate for the square (Rynek). There is much better vaule available , and , in my opinion, the whole set up is a bit pretentious .

Tara Gregory from United States Reply May 7th, 2007

Not a bad restaraunt not the best we had but still good. Nice staff , relaxed atmosphere & good food served inside or outside.

Marie-Hélène from France Reply Apr 21st, 2007

Le meilleur restaurant de Cracovie. Vraiment !

Jukka from Finland Reply Jul 9th, 2006

Visited Szara Kazimierz... Excellent meal! Smoked salmon rolled around a fresh Wasabi cheese is a great starter and Grilled tournedos with red wine sauce, sundried-tomato, feta cheese, cream, bacon, served with roasted "half-moon" potatoes the best for months! Tiramisu is a classic desert well accomplished here! Recommended!

Jacinta Mc Creanor from Ireland Reply May 16th, 2006

We had a excellent meal here - worth every penny. The service was excellent too.

John Sutherland-Smith. from United Kingdom Reply Feb 9th, 2006

The service was very good. Food of the international nouveau cuisine type, tasty and imaginative. House red wine quite expensive but very good. Quite pricy overall but recommended for a special meal, or to those who will pay for extra quality.

willy from Ireland Reply Jan 31st, 2006

it's ok but i so only italin mafia them

Ciolffi from Italy Reply Jan 14th, 2006

Ristorante Szara in Cracovia non si puo piu'.Si trova sulla Piazza di Vechio Mercato. Interno di ristorante in stillo gotico, una meraviglia, niente da dire, cibo ottimo, servizio non ce' male. C'e anche un bar con vero cafe' italiano. Si beve come in casa!

Jenny from United Kingdom Reply Jan 7th, 2006

I have eaten in Szara many times, evry time l'm nicely surprised. The food is always great, the service is exellent. l have never payed more than 10 zl for water. Happy New Year from me to the hole Szara staff.

Duncan from United Kingdom Reply Dec 17th, 2005

A real gem. We thought that the food was exceptional and would definately visit again. The staff were very efficient but some were a bit stuck up. Bad form for a waiter. Go there - it had the best food we found in Krakow.

stephen hillman from United Kingdom Reply Dec 12th, 2005

fab food dont order a jug of water it was 55 zls 10 £ in english money my partner sent it back shame it has a great menu my main dish was cheaper than the water shame we will not be going there again we can get ripped off in london so when we go back we will not be eating there again we did tell them how fooish they were

Tony Magnus from Australia Reply Nov 13th, 2005

It is not a Polish restaurant - it is a international restaurant in Poland.  Have a look at the menu on the net site (   Actualy I just looked at the net site for the first time and it probably gives a good indication on the restaurant - professional and fun..  Centrally located in the square, it is a superlative international restaurant.  The cuisine is outstanding, and the presentation on the plates is equally impressive. Tony Magnus?Sydney, Australia

Angus from Canada Reply Jun 23rd, 2005

Great atmosphere and nice espresso machine. Too bad they use such cheap beans. The coffee was awful.

Tim from United Kingdom Reply Jun 14th, 2005

One of the best places I have eaten in. Quality food and the staff were excellent.

Urbian from Netherlands Reply Jun 7th, 2005

Excellent!! Great meals, we went there. Just to check it out. But we went every night, sitting on the terras. LLovely, very kind personel, they are so nice. A bit in a rush everytime, pay attention to your customers and it will get back to you...

Paula and Pekka from Finland Reply May 9th, 2005

Gourmet meals with reasonable prices. Friendly service - who said you can't eat well in Poland? Highly recommended!

Anette from Germany Reply Mar 6th, 2005

Noisy music. The worst place for me (of course the better ones by the windows kept free during may stay). The food: an artificial something on huge plates,mushroom soup without too much mushrooms, fish without salt... would not recommend this restaurant. Anette from Germany

Helmut J. Lidinger from France Reply Feb 28th, 2005

The food is outstanding and the ambiance is great, most importantly, the waitresses and waiters are attentive and courteous. This represents great value. And it has class, something you simply cannot buy. Special thanks to Asa and the "Pepper-Mill - Man in black.

Matt Gray from United Kingdom Reply Jan 10th, 2005

...truelly magnificent place and would recomend it to anyone just like a city. Aparently Warsaw used to be Paris of the east now it's definitly Cracow.

leilah from United Kingdom Reply Nov 3rd, 2004

beautiful setting, wonderful food, perfect service

Louise L Armstrong from United Kingdom Reply Sep 10th, 2004

I certainly agree with what has already been written. The ambiance, decoration, food everything is excellent. Only downside for me was price of wine, just as bad as UK. Food prices very good value. I had teh bouillbase soup and a steak dish, excellent. The house red was a Chateau 2002, also excellent. We made friends with a couple from brazil, altogether a wonderful evening.

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