Exploring Polish Food in Gdynia
Poland is a great place to visit for many reasons, and one of those reasons is the opportunity to try some wonderful Polish food. Many people think of visiting the modern port city of Gdynia because of the port, but many of those visitors are pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy dining out in Gdynia as well. For numerous visitors the delicious dishes served up in the city have ended up becoming the focus of the trip, and with such a large variety of unique dishes to try there is plenty of Polish cuisine to experience. You could definitely spend an entire week’s vacation trying Polish cuisine and still never try everything, but you can certainly try and there are a number of particularly special places for you to try to do so.
Barracuda Restaurant – Barracuda Restaurant is a modern restaurant serving Polish dishes with a more modern twist. The atmosphere is laid-back for sure, but the interior speaks the high style of modernity that the city is known for. One thing is for certain, and that is that there are plenty of wonderful Polish dishes to choose from. From appetizer to desert, you will be pleasantly surprised by the five-star dishes served at this restaurant. A few of the dishes worth trying include the Mixed Salad w/ Pineapple, Pear, Goat Cheese, Marinated Pork Loin, and a Vinaigrette of Vanilla and Chili, the Salmon Soup w/ Marjoram, the Platter Barracuda (which is a sharing dish consisting of many different fishes and sides), and the Roast Duck w/ Potato Casserole, Baked Apples w/ Cranberries, and Salad w/ Fennel and Orange Fillets.
Polonia – Another great option for Polish food, this one a bit more on the classy side, is Polonia. Traditional Polish dishes, as well as Swedish dishes, are served at Polonia but in a more formal atmosphere typical of European restaurants. The prices, expectedly considering the atmosphere and the quality of the food that the restaurant serves, tend to be on the higher side, but the food is well worth the price if you are willing to spend that much. In addition, the location of the restaurant is great, with it being situated in the center of the city, and there is live entertainment certain days of the week, which is an added bonus, especially for tourists wanting to experience Polish culture. Some of the popular dishes at Polonia to try include the Herring in Oil or Cream, the Golonka Pomerania w/ Vegetables, Potatoes from the Water, Cabbage Zasmazana, Horseradish, and Mustard, the Fillet Kebab, w/ Rice and Spicy Color Salad w/ Vinaigrette Sauce, and the Old Polish Zraz.
Hotel Kuracyjny Restaurant – Sometimes the restaurants that are located within hotels are much better than we would expect them to be, and this is definitely true for the Hotel Kuracyjny Restaurant. The atmosphere is austere but relaxed, and the food is one of a kind and spans a variety of different types of cuisines, including Polish. Although the prices are a bit on the steep side you can at least be sure that you will not be disappointed by the quality you get for the money you pay. A few of the excellent dishes that the restaurant serves include the Crumbed Loin w/ Cooked Potatoes and Mizeria, the Zrazy Radziwilowskie w/ Buraczkami Heat and Kluskami Slices, the Cod Medallions w/ Duszone in White Wine Sauce, and the Pikantna Soup w/ Saltwater Fish.
The three restaurants here are certainly not the only restaurants in Gdynia serving Polish dishes, but they are three of the best in that regard. Each of these restaurants serves up Polish dishes that exemplify the rich, deliciousness of the cuisine, as well as the simplicity. A few other restaurants serving Polish dishes that you might want to try include Sztuczka, the Bohemian Club, and Na Skarpie. As you can see, there are plenty of restaurants in Gdynia serving up the local flavors, so there are great opportunities for trying local cuisine during your visit to Gdynia. If you do, you will return home with a completely new perspective of the city.