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Orient Ekspres
ul. Stolarska 13

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Editor's review

Orient Ekspres pitches itself as a culinary journey from Paris to Istanbul without having to move yourself and, after a really good meal of hearty proportions here, you may not feel like too much walking yourself. Like many of the restaurants in Cracow, the proprietors have gone to great lengths with the decor - the booths come complete with luggage racks and old leather suitcases, and the service is welcoming and cheerful. Kids will adore it, so book your berth by telephone in advance. Shame some of the locals often mistake the name "Orient" as meaning Chinese. They're missing out on a real treat. Orient Ekspres also offer guest rooms with private baths and apartments. Rates are moderate and include breakfast. For reservations call Orient Ekspres.

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United States

I first came to Orient Ekspres in 2007. The served a wonderful schnitzel that I had on several visits. The schnitzel wasn't on the menue this summer, but the food is still very good and the staff is excellent. This is one of my "go to" restaurants in Krakow.

Reply Nov 19th, 2008

wij verbleven vier dagen in Krakow en voor mij was dit het beste restaurant waar we gegeten hebben, aan te raden dessert is de appeltaart, nooit zoiets lekker gegeten :), bediening ongelooflijk vriendelijk, echter klein minpuntje,was de temperatuur, wij gaan er zeker terug!! ( als't wat warmer is lol )

Reply Mar 25th, 2008
Steve & Nathalie
United Kingdom

Visited Cracow 14 times in three years now.Love this friendly resturant and deffinatley agree the best peppered steak in town.Great for that special evening meal or why not try eating at lunchtime top service.Will be back again soon :-)

Reply Jan 28th, 2008
United Kingdom

Best meal we've had in Krakow so far. One of the few places here which knows how to do a really rare steak. Good service, good atmosphere and excellent value for money.

Reply Sep 10th, 2007
Anne Reynolds

Having read the previous reviews I was disappointed. The starters and deserts were excellent. The main courses were not great.

Reply Jun 17th, 2007
John Oxley
United States

I ate here on 23/03/2007 with a very large group of family and friends.The interior is very nice and the service was excellent.The food was good without being spectacular.I would certainly recommend dining here.

Reply Mar 26th, 2007
United Kingdom

A really quirky restaurant. Right off the main square. The food and service was excellent. Price was about medium for Cracow. Ideal place for a romantic meal for 2.

Reply Mar 16th, 2007
Ian & Pam Swinden
United Kingdom

Over our 4 night stay in Krakow, this was our favourite meal. We weren't offered a table in the 'Train' even though it did not fill up. The waitress was really friendly with excellent English. A delicious bottle of 2004 Californian Zinfandel @ £8 washed down Spinach Soup, Perch (a first for me) & Salmon. The desserts were equaly delicious, especially the 'black & white' chocolate pancakes. It was a quiet evening in February 07 so more diners may have enlived the atmosphere, but perhaps at the expense of the service which was just the right balance of informal/formal.

Reply Feb 11th, 2007
Danuta Blicharska
United Kingdom

We didn't book so didn't get a table in the 'train' bit - but no matter; the atmosphere is great even in the back room - slightly conspiratorial because it's kept quite dark with maps and various historical curios on the walls. We went for the Polish food and were not disappointed. Gorgeous soups (my little boy -10- particularly liked the zurek) and some of the best pierogi and golabki. The pork I had was lovely with the tastiest potatoes (I love the way the Polish do their potatoes anyway). Miseria salad good. The two-tone chocoloate pancakes were divine! All in all a good eating experience (apart from an American who made a BIG fuss that his meat was not cooked properly). Reservation recommended if you want a place in the more 'interesting' bit.

Reply Oct 28th, 2006
Mark Bradshaw
United Kingdom

Generous portions, discreet but friendly service, and very, very tasty, properly-cooked food. It's not exactly La Maison aux Quat' Saisons, but for my money this is one of the best little restaurants in Cracow. Children will be entertained by all the theme restaurant knick-knacks so you adults will actually get a chance to enjoy your meal. Great value too.

Reply Jan 8th, 2006
United Kingdom

When I went there they had run out of the 3 dishes that we had asked for, we consequently left but looked lovely though.

Reply Dec 1st, 2005
United Kingdom

Really outstanding pepper steak - probably the best I have found in Cracow! The decor's not bad and the staff helpful. If you want to try somewhere a little different, I'd highly recommend this one.

Reply Feb 2nd, 2004
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