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London, United Kingdom
April 7, 2008
Carshalton, United Kingdom
January 17, 2007
From journal Krakow - History, Culture and Legends
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
July 19, 2006
From journal The Stags of Krakow
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
June 22, 2005
The interior is like that of an old inn, with wooden tables and benches, which are draped in sheepskins and very comfortable. Old cooking and farming implements have been used to decorate the place, and there is an old-fashioned fireplace of the type used for cooking.
We were brought some crusty slabs of bread with two earthenware mugs; one overflowed with tasty lard containing lovely crispy pork bits, the other a delicious herby cream cheese. We ordered two huge mugs of beer. I started with the pickled herring, my partner with the smoked eel. Both were excellent, and the herring was well complemented by the shot of cherry vodka I ordered to have with the fish.
For the main course, we shared a huge plate of pierogi - a bit like large ravioli filled with tasty fried cabbage, onion, and potato chopped very finely. We also had a selection from the salad bar - in actual fact, a variety of different pickled vegetables stored in earthen pots (which made it hard to see what was on offer). This, too, turned out to be an excellent choice.
Chlopskie Jadlo restaurants are often used on day tours of the city, so it is a good idea to go in the evening, when the tourists are eating at their hotels, or just before the lunch rush, (say around noon) to make sure you get a seat.
There is good food and reasonable prices, and this is a fun place to eat!
From journal Enjoy Some Polish Spirit
Rath Cairn, Ireland
March 11, 2005
The portion sizes are so large that is impossible to eat both an appetizer and a main course, so it works out to be cheaper than the listed price range.
When you arrive, you are seated and presented with Polish bread and two spreads. Clearly one was cream cheese with herbs, but we argued about what the second one was. One person in our party insisted that it was mashed potatoes with pork crackling, but it turned out to be LARD! Anyway, the non-vegetarians enjoyed it like it was butter.
The soups are delicious, and the main courses are huge. A particular favourite (if you like cabbage) is golabki. The fish (I had carp) was fresh and perfectly barbecued. All main courses are cooked upon your order, so make sure you leave at least 2 hours for your meal.
Beer is available on tap (piwo beczkowe) and recommended.
From journal Krakow In the Snow
New York, New York
June 26, 2001
From journal Beautiful Krakow