Restauracja Pod Bazantami
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Are you fed up with the loud and crowded city, or maybe you're simply into exploring Polish countryside? Well, when visiting “Pod Bazantami” (“Under Pheasants”), a traditional Polish restaurant on the outskirts of the Ojcow National Park, you can have both. Ojcow is a fantastic Krakow getaway destination less than 40 minute drive from the city centre, with breathtaking Jurassic landscapes, and a royal castle resembling miniature Wawel. And as the surrounding itself, the restaurant is also somewhat unique. The business was opened in 1972, as one of the first of this type in then communist Poland, and operates only in spring and summer. Despite the passage of years, the restaurant still remains a family business, run by Mr. Piotr Witkos, who embodies the best of Krakow old school gastronomy. The name comes from the multitude of pheasants that reign not only the restaurant’s plates, but also the whole area of Ojcow. But “Pod Bazantami” is famous not only for the for lip-smacking, traditional Polish cuisine prepared on a traditional stove, but also for its warm family atmosphere. After all, not many places serve game on a veranda with a view of nature, and a breath of fresh air right? To add to the picture, the service is very professional and discrete, and the owner himself personally oversees that his guests are served the best of the best and having a special time. And it is exactly why for over 40 years “Pod Bazantami” has hosted thousands of visitors from around the world, including some of the greatest Polish artists and writers. Though finding the place might prove a bit challenging, as it's off the beaten track, it’s worth to join “Pod Bazantami” for a cultural and culinary journey.
Editor & Krakow Local
Excellent ! From the starters to the dessert !!
I first visited Poland with my parents in 1989 - we had an excellent driver who assisted us throughout the trip, and one evening brought us to this restaurant. Since then, every year, we visit Pod Bazantami multiple times for dinner during our stay in Krakow and surrounding areas - I think even one year we spent every night here:) When my sister and I were very little, the owner used to ask us what we wanted to eat and if it was something not on the menu he'd have his cooks prepare it fresh for us anyways (usually blueberry pierogi, our favourite). He also made an excellent nalewka (herbal liquour) and shared his secret recipe with my mother. I remember the first folk group performances, with the owner's wife playing her special mandolin and the performing family being very young - now when we go back their children/grandchildren are the performers! This is our all time favourite place to eat!!
Especially lovely in the summer. Great food !
A refreshing dining atmosphere nestled in the countryside. Freshly made Polish cuisine like their kielbasa, pierogi, baked deviled eggs in shell, and beet soup in a family friendly atmosphere. The entertainment by the Knapik family folklore show adds to the fun filled evening.
Po wielu latach wrocilam do Polski aby odwiedzic miejsca z dziecinstwa i odkrycie dzieki tej stronie iz restauracja gdzie z dziadkami jedlismy niedzielne obiady istnieje nadal !!! Niesamowite jednak okazało sie na miejscu smak potraw atmosfera bezcenne !!! Goraco polecam
The best Polish meals , great veranda with old furniture.
It is amazing time stopped here !