U Fukiera just oozes charm & elegance. From the beautiful wooden floors, paintings of roses to the sunflowers decorating the window sills, it must rate as one of the most romantic of settings to enjoy a meal.
Favorite Dish: under construction
This fancy restaurant is located in pretty renovated tenement house in the Old Town. Candlelights, old paintings, flowers, old oak tables and floors, fruit compositions on silver, crystals and antique furniture create unique and unforgettable warm atmosphere of old times. Our waiter was perfectly trained, fast, very gently (but smiling as well) and he knew more about food than I could expect. We were first treated (free) with wild boar pate, Polish style - unforgettable taste :-)!
The restaurant serves what I call Polish Nouvelle cousine: medium or large but not huge in size real works of art, cooking art in taste and aroma and visual art for eyes. Well, they offer what I call Polish, old Polish (of the past times - both royal and peasant's) and European cousine.
Unfortunatelly, the restaurant is probably the most expensive in Warsaw or even Poland. It's one of those places I always skip in more expensive countries than Poland and I usually wait long for a sponsor (business meeting) in Poland :-). But that time celebrating the very special event I paid by myself... a lot. From a Polish visitor's point of view it's either snobish place to show off or a place for "rich and famous", mainly for people of business or foreign visitors.
From a foreign visitor's point of view (from more developed and expensive countries) it may be a great place to eat like a queen or king at... "reasonable" price. Such restaurants in Paris, New York, Rome or London are high more expensive, I guess. Haha, princess Anna, Margaret - Queen of Denmark, Sarah Fergusson, Henry Kissinger, Icchak Rabin, Felipe Gonzales, Yoko Ono, Naomi, Claudia Schiffer, and at least a few VT-ers dined in "U Fukiera." Why not to join them? Expect to pay 300 - 400 zl (80 - 105 euros) for two people (soup, main course, dessert plus drinks/wine and a tip). Warning: some single bottles of wine may cost more there.
Favorite Dish: We had:
1. Polish white borscht flovoured with porcini mushrooms - delicious a bit acid taste.
2. Aromatic beef rolls game style with Silesian blue potato dumplings (92 zl) - FANTASTIC!
3. Whole roasted leg of baby lamb, perfumed with rosemary and thyms (98 zl) - FANTASTIC!
4. Crunchy, crispy spring salad (22 zl) - good but nothing very special.
5. Krakow Vienna cheesecake, extremely light and served with hot chocolate sauce (25 zl) - FANTASTIC!
Add some great Spanish wine (chosen by our waiter, I am not a wine expert) and... again that addictive cheesecake :-) I'd like to repeat it someday... Well, there are twice less expensive restaurants serving also great food in Warsaw.
If you've never had the money to eat at one of the top restaurants in Europe here is your chance. I have personally worked at some very posh restaurants and so know quality when I taste it and this is it, but for less than a quarter of the price. There is a range from cheapest (around £3.50) to most expensive (around £20) so you can go to either extreme if you wish. The cheaper food tends to be local food and the more expensive, something you would expect to see at a Western European gourmet restaurant.
Guests they claim have eaten here:
England's Princess Ann, Denmark's Queen Margaret, Sarah Fergusson, henry Kissinger, Icchak Rabin, Felipe Gonzalez, Yoko Ono, Naomi and Claudia Schiffer.
Favorite Dish: I had Duck with forest fruits and my partner had White sausage. Both lovely, but duck was better.
As with the other things, eating out in Warsaw is not a problem. Whether you want to purchase a hamburger on a street or go to a really fancy restaurant Warsaw has got it.
Anyway the Traditional Polish food is very good. Many foreign dignitaries dined here. they says...
Favorite Dish: the icecream was great ... I had two ...
If you are looking for an upscale restaraunt with great and traditional local and Eastern European food in Warsaw, or in the Warsaw's Old Town in particular, this is the place you can't miss. This is classic for Warsaw and elegant dinner or business meeting in relaxed evening atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Mushroom traditional Polish soup and Polish-style whole duck and apple or leg of veal swaddled in white cabbage for the main course. Also delicious traditional cakes
Some comments here might make you think that this is an restaurant worthy a star in Guide Michelin. I beg to differ; while it is a nice restaurant, it is not as upscale as for instance neighbouring Dom Gessler (where you have three or four people each serving you his contribution to your meal, and where prices are considerably higher than at U Fukiera). Instead it is a place where you will be served a not so very dry martini in a whisky glass, and where you will have to explicitly order a glass of water to complement your wine. That being said, I think that the food is delicious, and I will definitely come back for more.
I dedicated a travelogue to Fulkier restaurant as it is one of the best restaurants I have ever joined.....and I love eating.
It is quite expensive for Warsaw but, in my opinion, it deserves a visit.
The price for a meal is around 30/40 dollars
the atmospheare is incredible.
Favorite Dish: Favourite dish was cavriar with wodka.
A liitle imposing as you step in, although the staff are very friendly
Interesting ambience - fin de siecle with candles everywhere and rich deep red colours. Luxurious WCs are in the basement, next to a rather intriguing private dining room.
We did not book, as we dined at 1900 midweek in early April, but I suspect reservations are a good idea later in the evening or in season.
Polish menu, plenty of seafood and game as well as the inevitable pork
Favorite Dish: Game pate - huge portion and excellent. Not too strong, served with some small, but tasty, pickle, stunning horseradish sauce and excellent bread.
Roast venison, thinly sliced and quite rare, served with pasta and a 'crunchy Silesian salad'. After a week of pork and beetroot at my accommodation, quite simply wonderful.
Fukier is a restaurant that is located right in the Old Town Square. The food is delicious and the service is friendly.
Favorite Dish: Perogies!