When it comes to eating in Zakopane there is only one question, where shall we eat tonight?! There are over 30 restaurants located in the town centre alone, certainly more than you will be able to try during a weeks ski or snowboard holiday and some BIG meals to be tried for those with a larger appetite!
White Side Holidays Poland have tasted food from literally every restaurant along the main street (we get hungry during the winter) and can honestly say there is not one restaurant that we would say “Maybe don’t go there because…”. Below you will find more about the eating options in Zakopane and some of our favourite restaurants that you might like to try. We will try to keep this page up to date with new and exciting restaurants that appear in Zakopane!
As of November 15th 2010 Poland introduced a smoking ban in public places! The towns restaurants, bars and nightclubs are now free of smoke as in the UK.
TRADITIONAL LOCAL RESTAURANTS
There are numerous traditional local restaurants located along the main street in Zakopane town centre. The local restaurants are famous for their Polish soups, filling meaty dishes and pierogis. Eating in Zakopane is part of your holiday! It’s not all burger and chips and basic meals, there is a wide variety of wonderful foods that you don’t get in the UK that you simply have to try. Not only do these Polish restaurants serve tasty food at very reasanable prices, but they all share a common theme, beautifully decorated wooden interiors, open kitchens, traditionally dressed staff and local bands providing entertainment. Undoubtedly one of the most popular local Polish restaurants amongst tourists is located on the top floor of the 4* Hotel Belvedere, a short walk from the town centre. Although slightly more expensive than the centrally located restaurants, Pod Aniolem (under an angel) is named due to it’s scenic location with beautiful views of the Tatra mountains.
The best local restaurants however, are hidden away in quiet corners, which we will happily take you too. Kolibecka is a small house at the foot of the national park where local people are happy to squeeze onto tables with others just to get a seat at one of Zakopane’s most tasty restaurants. Have you ever caught your own fish from a pond inside a restaurant and then taken it to the chef and said I’d like you to cook this for me now please!? No, well in Sywor restaurant in Zakopane you can! It’s located off the beaten track so if you’re interested in a visit then just let us know.
If the local food doesn’t appeal to you then you can always take a trip to one of Zakopane’s fast food restaurant choices in the form of Pizzas or McDonalds! However, if you are looking for something a bit tastier, less Polish and still great value then here are some of our favourites.
AMERICAN STYLE DINER
Pork bites, Chicken wings, pastas, snacks and drinks
The Sport Corner (new in 2010)
Tasty pasta, HUGE pizzas, and all things Italian
La Strada (XXL PIZZA!), Adamo (A one metre rack of ribs!) and Trattoria (New in 2011 – Their spare ribs and wings combo will feed you for a week!)
One of Zakopane’s Chinese restaurants is hidden secretly away within a local restaurant and the other is located next to Prestige nightclub offering an all you can eat option!
Kuchnia Orientalna, Chinese Buffet (New in 2012)
The best chefs, great food, international variations on many popular dishes. More expensive but worth every penny.
Ziemianska, 5* Hotel Litwor, Mala Szwajcaria
With the wide range of restaurants available in Zakopane, White Side Holidays Poland will be more than happy to recommend restaurants and help to book tables when necessary during your skiing or snowboarding holiday in Poland.