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I was visiting Poznan in August and looking for a place to have an evening drink. I was walking along Zydowska ulica, when I heard POLISH (contemparary) music coming out through the door, so I entered & was made welcome by the bar maid, who was a student and spoke/understood English. I tried the local beer, Midowe Lubiskie & Specjal Jasny Pelny, and I enjoyed the company of the locals I returned the following evening.
Favorite Dish: I only tried the beers, Midowe Lubiskie (made with honey) and Specjal Jasny, but was very impressed with them. The prices were lower than those charged by the touristy pavement cafe/bars in Rynek
Written Aug 5, 2012
Address: Ul Zydowska 27
Phone: 61 639 31 81 or 504 037 219
Brewery restaurant and also our hotel, so, guaranteed a visit! Having to pass by one of the bars to reach our room proved impossible to us most times, actually several visits!
Anyway it's a smart place with several areas to choose from, particularly enjoyed the upstairs part ourselves.
Food we tried was pretty good, Mrs B loved the mushrooms as ever and the beer brewed just behind us certainly up to scratch. Tried both a pils and honey beer, the latter very like a märzen, enjoyed!
Written Apr 16, 2012
Address: Stary Rynek 73-74
Pretty much everything on the menu here is pierogi, now that's good for us!
Both had fantastic meals here, I didn't know there were so many fillings to choose from, finally went for chicken curry, lovely!
Very busy on our Sunday evening visit, so, looks a very popular lpace and rightly so, enjoyed ourselves here.
Written Apr 16, 2012
Address: Wroclawska 19
Now, I don't suppose that Poznan is the obvious place to try Czech cooking! This restaurant on the edge of the city centre is a great place to visit.
Unusually for us we visited twice, we rarely go back to anywhere, and enjoyed our food each time. Vegetarian goulash with dumplings is terrific.
Also has a large and interesting wine list but as both our visits were at lunch time we went for a decent unfiltered Czech beer, Bernard, which certainly was good too.
Comfortable and very friendly place, menu in English (other languages too) and reasonable prices.
If I lived in Poznan this could well be my local!
Written Apr 13, 2012
Address: ul. Żydowska 26
Phone: (61) 852 48 98
Pieprz & Wanilia, lovely, busy, restaurant and good tasty food, just out of the city centre and discovered by accident - often the best places are!
It's downstairs and very comfortable we thought.
Good veggie choices for Mrs B and a large chicken steak for me served with potatoes and fantastic fresh vegetables.
Wish we had room for a dessert, they looked really tempting but...
Enjoyed our short visit here.
Written Apr 11, 2012
Address: ul Murna 3a
Phone: (61) 851-86-64
As Poland is a very Catholic country, we had to realise that most restaurants, especially Polish ones, were closed over Easter. So the choice to dine was very limited.
The Pizzeria Rozmaitosci was among the places which were open over Easter and as it looked appealing to us we decided to give it a try.
It consists of only one small room with about 5 tables and a bar. On warm days two additional tables are available outside on the pavement. Everything is a little bit cramped, due to the limited space.
The menu offers a wide variety of pizzas (32 cm) and pasta dishes as well as a small selection of meat and fish dishes. I finally decided for a pizza Lucciola with ham, onions, tomatoes and oregano.
Surprisingly enough, the pizza came with a normal knife instead of a special pizza knife. Nevertheless, it was yummy and with 24,50 Zloty reasonably priced. To drink I had a big Tyskie beer (8 Zloty).
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Pizzeria Rozmaitosci, ul. Zamkowa 5, Poznan
It is a wooden mansion actually but the restaurant serves traditional food taste amazingly delicious... What I have tasted was well cooked Beef with some garlic sauce and cheese ( I am actually not a cheese lover) but perfect taste.... Potatoes were yummy...I appreciate the cook for nice food, the girl who has served was kind and friendly... Traditional Polish style decoration where plenty of seats comfortably...
Updated Dec 2, 2010
Address: 61 063 Poznan Browarna 37
Phone: 061 8 78 99 35
My girlfriend and I ate at Warung Bali one afternoon during our visit to Poznan in May 2010.
This Indonesian restaurant received a glowing recommendation in our “In Your Pocket” guidebook and, as we’re always keen to sample new cuisines, we decided to give it a try.
Warung Bali enjoys a central location, on Ul Zydowska, just a few steps from Stary Rynek, the city’s main square.
A lot of effort has been made to furnish and decorate the interior in traditional Balinese style. There are straw table mats, flowers and candles on the tables, large decorative fans and ornate wooden carvings and decorations galore on the windows and walls.
The restaurant wasn’t very busy when we arrived, although this might have been due to the fact that we were eating early (around 5pm). The friendly and attentive staff showed us to a table and presented us with menus that showed the Indonesian name of the dish, followed by descriptions in both Polish and English along with accompanying photos. This made it much easier for us to choose from the various unfamiliar sounding dishes on offer.
With the aid of the translations and photos, many of the dishes were more familiar than we first imagined. The starters selection included Indonesian spring rolls (vegetarian, meat and shrimp options), beef and coconut soup, fried dumplings and calamari in chilli sauce. Main dishes included chicken, beef and rabbit satay and a variety of chicken/beef/pork/prawn options in sweet and sour, black pepper and Padang sauces, accompanied by rice or noodles, vegetables and Indonesian crackers.
The full menu (complete with pictures) is available in PDF format on the restaurant’s website HERE.
I opted for:
”Mie Goreng Spesial" - Cost: 32 Zl / 7 GBP
A large portion of fried noodles containing egg, chicken, beef, large prawns and vegetables.
This was accompanied by two very tasty skewers of chicken satay in an extremely peanuty sauce, as well as strands of omelet, Indonesian crackers and a mixture of cucumber and chillis. It was also accompanied by a tasty substance that I didn’t recognise. It’s something that I’ve had in Asian restaurants before, often sprinkled on seaweed, is brown, sweet and has a texture somewhere between ground ginger and candy floss. When we asked the waitress, she referred to it as “sweet beef”, but I haven’t been able to ascertain its real name.
This was a very enjoyable dish. The food was well cooked and there were plenty of contrasting tastes to enjoy.
For dessert, I had:
”Rujak” - Cost: 18 Zl / 3.5 GBP
This was described on the menu as Balinese fruit salad with chilli palm sugar.
The contrasting flavours of hot chilli and fresh fruit really appealed to me.
The waiter asked whether I would like it spicy or VERY spicy. Would I like it “European spicy” or “Asian spicy”? The gauntlet had been thrown down, so I told him I’d go for the latter; the spicier the better!
As I waited for it to arrive, I started to question the wisdom of that decision. After my first mouthful, I was really beginning to wish I hadn’t acted with such bravado! The spicy chilli sauce numbed my tongue and brought tears to my eyes. I soon got used to it though and managed to eat the whole dish full. Underneath the potent chilli sauce were copious amounts of pineapple, mango, kiwi, melon and watermelon.
This dessert was (quite literally!) breathtaking. I would highly recommend anybody visiting Warung Bali to give it a try…and to tell the waiter you want it spicy!
Warung Bali offers a great choice of soft drinks, fresh fruit juices, beers, wines and hot beverages. The choice of beers includes bottled Indonesian, Thai and Singaporean beers, but I opted instead for a 500ml draught Tyskie at 7 Zl / 1.50 GBP.
Emma opted for:
”Ayam Asam Manis - Cost: 24 Zl / 5 GBP
Chicken in a sweet and sour sauce, accompanied by steamed rice, Indonesian crackers and mixed vegetables.
”Lemper Kelapa” - Cost: 15 Zl / 3 GBP
Coconut rice wrapped in palm leaves. Three large palm leaves crammed full of sweet, sticky, coconut-flavoured rice.
Emma enjoyed this at first, but it became a little sickly after a while. I tried it and would agree that it is best eaten in small quantities. Very nice, but only in moderation.
If you asked Emma her favourite thing about this restaurant, I could almost guarantee that she would tell you that it was the ”Teh Tarik”: Malaysian pulled tea (Cost: 8 Zl / 1.60 GBP) that she had to drink. This concoction of black tea and condensed milk is “pulled” between two containers to make it frothy and to help cool it down. It tasted similar to a chai latte.
We asked the waitress where we could get hold of some Malaysian pulled tea, but she informed us that they had imported it from neighbouring Germany.
Excellent Indonesian food in the heart of Poznan. I strongly urge you to try the fruit salad with chilli sauce, while Emma would no doubt insist that you sample the Malaysian pulled tea. Highly recommended!
Updated Aug 2, 2010
Address: Ul Zydowska 1
Phone: +48 61 853 23 11
This cafe was one of the top 3 places I've ever been. I can still feel the taste in my mouth. I'd like to thank my Polish friend Solveig who brought me here. You can find tens of cacao based drinks and strudels with affordable prices.
Written Jul 20, 2010
Address: Zamkowa 7, 61-768 Poznañ
Phone: +48 61 8554378
The decoration inside is worth to see. Especially, the downstairs area is impressive. it's called "grill cellar". The service is high quality and the menu is rich and the manu paper is something like "imperial edict".
Written Jul 20, 2010
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