Copernicus Restaurant

Copernicus Restaurant
ul. Kanonicza 16

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Editor's review

This is unquestionably one of the most elegant places to eat in Cracow, with charming frescoes on the walls and a lovely Renaissance ceiling. In different hands, some of the dishes on the menu might end up being rather heavy. But here they are delivered with a lightness of touch, offering pleasing reinterpretations of classic Polish dishes. There's a fine wine list too - the owners have something of a soft spot for Italy, and they've gone to great lengths to track down a good selection. In summer you can kick things off with a drink on the rooftop terrace - the view overlooks Wawel Castle and is one of the best in the city. All in all, an absolute pleasure!

Editor & Krakow Local


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United Kingdom

It's good but not good enough to justify the high prices. There are better restaurants at this end of the market in Krakow.

Reply May 17th, 2012

I'm a student in Cracow, and went few weeks ago to Copernicus with my parents that came from Norway to visit me in here. I wanted to take them to the place with fine food and good selection of wine, and my professor sugested me this small restaurant. My parents were shocked that they could experience that good quality place in Poland and believe me, they've been travelling a lot. My father was impressed by knowledge of a young sommelier with perfect english and it is hard to impress him usually. Staff was friendly, attentive and proffesional. I've had a wonderfull experience, food was perfect, atmosphere just fine, not too crowdy, candle light and fresh flowers, next time they'll invite me there when they'll come back :-) and i can't wait!

10/10 definitely!!

Reply Mar 14th, 2012
Emily and Dom R
United Kingdom

Very fancy. Best of all the bar on the roof. Really romantic....

Reply Jun 30th, 2009
James P
United Kingdom

After the stone cold greeting at reception, and then another chilled blast at the restaurant, things improved. We had lunch, and couldn't fault either the food or the service in any way ...... by the end of the meal the waiter had nearly smiled ... twice! Seriously though, an elegant and classy place with lots to offer and I would be pleased to return.

Reply May 9th, 2009

Of course it is a good restaurant, of course it is the best I have been to in Cracow but it is not perfect. It cannot be perfect when they serve a tea from tea bags!!!

Reply May 25th, 2008
United Kingdom

Stunning, stunning, stunning.

If you are a foodie that appreciates the best in food, service & wine, you have to go here.

Reply Feb 28th, 2008
Igmar de Haan + Liza Berry

Unfortunately, our experience at Copernicus (07/07/07) was far less satisfactory. The crab salad had very little crab in it; the asparagus soup was quite bland and did not taste of asparagus; I couldn't find any bacon in the bacon ravioli; and the lobster (our main course) was well overcooked: chewy and rubbery. It was depressing to have these wonderful animals killed with such poor results... We had high expectations of Copernicus, but were very dissappointed.

Reply Jul 23rd, 2007
Eliza Halliday
United States

Thank you Cracow-Life. Copernicus is simply outstanding--truly great food, thoughtful service, excellent wine offerings...the restaurant is small, intimate--a lovely backdrop for a romantic evening. We shall return.

Reply Feb 1st, 2007
United Kingdom

Great food, great wine in a beautiful restaurant in a wonderful city.

Reply Apr 29th, 2006
United States

Superb, elegant dining. I'm not normally a big fan of hotel restaurants, but this was the exception. Not too formal, but just right, and the food was outstanding. Full marks!

Reply Jul 12th, 2004
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