On Matt’s recommendation we ate lunch at this traditional restaurant on the main square, and were pretty pleased with our choice. We managed to get a table outside although had to wait for another group to pay their bill and leave in order to do so – this is it seems a popular place (at least when a large group of VTers is in town!) Most of us only wanted a light meal so chose one of several soups on the menu. The traditional mushroom soup served in bread was a popular choice but I opted instead for the intriguingly-named “flour” soup, another traditional dish. This proved to be excellent – possibly one of the tastiest things I ate during my stay in Poland. It included bacon and chunks of potato, and reminded me more than anything of a New England clam chowder – without the clams! With a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice I paid 20 PLN including a tip (just under 5€), which seemed very reasonable for such an enjoyable lunch.
The only criticism I would have would be the delay one of our group experienced – he was brought the wrong soup and although this was happily corrected, the replacement dish took a very long while to arrive and the rest of us had long since finished eating by the time that it did. But the mix-up may well have been due to language difficulties so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the restaurant or to go back if I were ever in Pszczyna again.
And if you want to know more about this restaurant and the range of food on offer here I recommend that you read what matcrazy1 has to say about it here.
This is probably one of the best restaurants in Pszczyna. It is situated just in the heart of the town, on the main market square. The interior is very nice and you may feel friendly atmosphere inside. Service is quite good and well dressed.
It is possible to pay by credit card but only when you bill is higher than 30 zloty. This seems to be againts law (agreements beween seller and service operator), but, unfortunatelly, there are some shops and restaurants that make a `surprise` to their guests when they want to pay by card..
Favorite Dish: I ordered a greek salad and it was really well done and big.:) They serve local meals, as well as International.
Kathy ordered (or rather we recommended for her, hmm... risky order, she was from steak state of Texas :-) Polish beef steak. Referring to menu it was:
beef steak with "smardze" (a kind of Polish forest mushrooms - click here) served in winy sauce with grilled potatoes - 28.00 zl = $7.4.
It was served on wooden, round table-board with lemon, grilled garlic and secret white sauce by side.
Favorite Dish: Polish beef steak - tasted delicious (like steaks I ate in the USA :-), grilled potatoes, too :-).
Haha, it was as delicious as caramelized pears! Yummy :-)))
Pancake Suzette with fruits in aromatic, hot sauce is a thin, flat and round cake made from a mixture of flour, milk and egg that is fried on both sides. It costed 13.00 = $3.4.
It's crepe in French, crepes Suzette. Do you want recipe? Follow the link below, please :-).
Favorite Dish: Pancake Suzette
I drank green beer (draught) for the first (and last) time in my life just there - in Frykówka restaurant. Hmm... I didn't like it except an unique colour like I tried green ketchup once before hehe. It costed 7.50 zl for 0.5 l = 16.91 oz (large beer) and 6.50 zl for 0.4 l = 13.53 oz (small beer).
$1----> 3.8 zl
1 Euro ----> 4.5 zl
But you can try it and... dream about green Ireland or St. Patrick's day like I did that time :-))).
Favorite Dish: Devil's food.
Saturday May 29, 2010
After our tour of Pszczyna Castle Museum, most of us looked for a place to eat. A few of us chose the CAFE' U TELEMANNA. Great choice as their menu was quite good and reasonable prices.
Hans chose a delicious crepe (10 zl) and I chose a ham and cheese toasty (6 zl). Hans also had a expresso and a small ice cream cone - all together 23 zl which is about $7.00 US.
Bernd, Carmen, Stace, Antonio and Teresa also had lunch here with us.
I had not planned to spend my limited time sitting down and having lunch but when I spotted other VTers on the terrace having those pancakes that looked ofh so yummy... I could not resist. And I did not regret it.
The cafe in the gatehouse of the palace is famous for pancakes with a wide variety of fillings and toppings.
Favorite Dish: I had a pancake with a filling of various nuts and dried fruit with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and vanilla icecream, and a caffelatte.
Russell the wombat loved it, too.
This is a really good restaurant in the main square with a charming interior that tries to be rustic and atmospheric, but is a little too clean and polished for that. The service was prompt and the food . . .
Favorite Dish: . . . the food was great! I had a delicious bowl of "zurek", which is a traditional Polish soup made with sour rye flour and has a creamy consistency packed with yummy wild mushrooms (which are AWESOME in Poland in the fall). For my main course, I had a steak that was lightly season and cooked medium rare on my request. Everything was good!
The menu has a great selection of what Maciek says are authentic Polish dishes (all I know is that they tasted great!) as well as a selection of some Italian specialties.
Kathy (Kodi01) ordered hot wine. Hmm... I was a driver so I couldn't taste it that time (in Poland you can drink NO booze while you drive).
I tried it once before and it tasted very good. I don't know what they add to this wine (herbs?) but it had great aroma and taste. Inexpensive. Good in colder days especially.
Favorite Dish: Hot wine
The best tables (as for me) are just by these two windows on my picture. There are two tables for 4 persons each there. You can look at Pszczyna Market Square sitting by the windows.
Hmm... usually (but not always) they are not free in evenings - call to book them in advance.
Favorite Dish: Devil's food :-).
This is unbelievable good restaurant in my opinion. I love eat there. Delicious Polish food (REAL Polish), very nice service, reasonable (surely not the lowest) prices, warm atmosphere and nice costumers inside.
They offer some Italian dishes there as well: spaghetti, lasagne and pizzas but I never ordered them.
Last time I was there with my wife and our very sympathetic guest Kathy (Kodi01) from Dallas, Texas :-).
Favorite Dish: ALL dishes were great there - Polish food, I mean!
Enlarge my picture and read Kathy's (Kodi01 on VT) opinion on Frykówka Restaurant. Thank you very much, Kathy :-).
We that's I, my wife and Kathy from Dallas, Texas, USA drove to Pszczyna for a diner in Frykówka Restaurant on 7 Oct 2003 - the day of Kathy arrival to Poland. After diner a waiter brought a memory book (is it correct name or my next English neologism? :-) and asked us (hmm... I mean Kathy) to sign there.
Favorite Dish: Devil's food :-).
They offer 3 kinds of draught beer there:
Okocim Premium (Polish)
Green beer ("piwo zielone" - unknown hehe)
I would choose Carlsberg beer which is suprisingly good and cost the same as Polish Okocim Premium beer = 4.50 zl for 0.5 l (16.91 oz).
There are a lot of kinds of bottled beer as well including
Zywiec (non-alcohol as well)
Favorite Dish: Tyskie and Zywiec bottled beer (Polish).
Carlberg draught beer.
It's my favourite dessert in Frykówka Restaurant. I love it: caramelized pear with adding of almonds, raisins, nuts and figs ice-cream dressed in various tastes of nut. A must taste whenever you go there. It costed 14.00 zl = $3.7 (add approx. 10% tip).
Favorite Dish: Caramelized pear.
There a few delicious desserts served in Frykówka Restaurant. One of them is a nut pastry with chocolate and cream. Yummy.
Warning: it contains a lot of calories, I suppose :-))). It costed 8.00 zl = less than $2.
Favorite Dish: Nut pastry.