When booking a weekend in Poland the last thing I thought I would be doing is raving about the incredible cuisine.
Landing at 9am local time we headed off in search for some breakfast. We never once thought of looking for a British style restaurant, although a full English would have gone down well, so visited the near by Jewish quarter and soon discovered HAMSA.. A Hummus and Happiness Israeli Restobar.
Nightlife in Krakow, like most cities, doesn't get going until around 11pm. This, however, is perfect as it gives us an excuse to spend some quality hours in some fine restaurants. We were recommend Pimiento, an Argentinian Grill, by some of the locals. As expected the menu was a meat feast but had an incredible choice. All steaks were served in either 200, 250 or 300g or if you were brave, or very hungry, you could opt for the T-Bone at either 500, 600 or 700g!!. None of us were that brave! The food was delicious with a decent wine list to compliment and at ridiculous value. The exchange rate favours us remarkably and we ended up paying around £17 per person for dinner, 4 bottles of wine!
Located in the cellars of a medieval building from the end of the 15th century it offers fine food and incredible service and has apparently been visited by Prince Charles.
My first visit Krakow and it will not be my last. I imagine the summer months may attract more tourists which will inevitably include stag weekenders but in the last week of October this was not the case. The city is beautifully intact and a morning coffee over looking the historic square, watching the world go by, is a must for any one visiting!