Food & Drinks,  Nightlife,  Restaurants

Fine Dining – The best Restaurants in Wroclaw

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It is incredible to see how the food scene has taken off in Wroclaw. From traditional Polish cuisine towards neo-bistros with high class food to even hidden restaurants… Wroclaw has become the meeting place for foodies and fine dining in Poland.

In this article we will introduce you to the best-in-class Restaurants that Wroclaw has to offer. Most of them are priced above average but we assure you, they all are worth it! The higher price range of our recommendations is justified by the quality of the food, otherwise we wouldn’t add them to this list. Again, we tried all of them ourselves and are frequent customers 🙂 

Nevertheless, if you look for more decent priced and options, check out the best street food restaurants in Wroclaw!

Let us explore the top restaurants in Wroclaw together and enjoy being foodies!

1. NAFTA Neo Bistro

Now it is time to get excited. In our humble opinion, this is the restaurant in Wroclaw where you can expect to get a best-in-class food experience. But NAFTA is not a regular restaurant…

As officially it is sort of secret restaurant and you only get the location on the day of your fine dining experience. Well, with a little bit of research, you will still find it easily online, but we do not want to spoil the fun.

When you arrive, you will be wondering if you got into the right place. You might feel that in the very industrial area they order you to go, sketchy things might happen at night. But there is no reason to be worried, the opposite is the case.

Nafta Neo Bistro Wroclaw

In terms of food you can expect the highest quality and a very creative menu. Think about exploring tastes like wontons with pork cheeks and tapioca. Or steamed buns with rabbit and teriyaki sauce. The service is very attentive and can consult you in an excellent way on which dish you should pick. And we did not even start to talk about the great wines they have!

NAFTA is definitely the perfect choice for special occasions like birthdays 🙂

Call +48 450 050 180 for reservations (required!). You will receive the address on the day of your reservation. Most likely it will be slightly east from Wroclaw centre.

2. STÓŁ na Szwedzkiej

Our next recommendation is also located in a special environment… You would not expect a world class restaurant in the middle of some huge apartment blocks.

However, Wroclaw is a city that keeps surprising… Why? There will be no menu here at STÓŁ na Szwedzkiej from which you could order dishes.

Instead, Grzegorz who is owner and chef will have a little interview with you, ask about your preferences, what you like and what you don’t. Based on that input, he will create a 100% unique dish that is matching your expectations – or hopefully even exceeding it!

After we went the first time, we just made another booking just some days after… And yes, bookings are required!

Navigate to your surprise menu here

stół na szwedzkiej Wroclaw

3. Restauracja Wrocławska

Alright, now we are moving towards some more traditional dishes which are connected to Silesia and Poland.

No matter if you are looking for Hekele (Tatar made from Hering with eggs, bacon, onions and pickles) – here you will find the classics of Silesian cuisine perfectly prepared.

In the picture we are showing you the real Wroclawian Bigos with different kinds of meat, red cabbage, raisins and apple. Highly recommended!

But of course there are many other traditional options available, just be aware that it is very meat-heavy cuisine and vegans better find another place here.

It is located directly in the city center, easy to find and navigate here.

Bigos in Wroclaw

4. Młoda Polska

Polish Kitchen, but innovative and modern – this is what you will find at Młoda Polska. The chef Beata Śniechowska is well known in Poland as she participated and won in the culinary show “MasterChef”.

We have picked a vegetarian dish for the picture here as we have already quite some meat in this post 🙂 Check out this polish hummus with cauliflower, green beans, kale and couscous. 

A great combination as we believe, but also the meat dishes are amazing here! We recommend the meatballs with Kim Chi, Almonds and cheddar-purée. And don’t miss out on the cocktails, in particular the one with white chocolate cream on top…..

The restaurant is located very central at the Salt Square, click here to navigate to it!

Mloda Polska Wroclaw

5. Whiskey in the Jar

Directly located at the main square of Wroclaw, is this another option for the meat lovers from our readers.

Who likes the loud buzzing of steaks on lava stone, found the matching church in Wroclaw to his/her religion just here. Great sides as well (you have to try the beetroot with feta cheese!) are completing the experience here.

Of course – where steaks are, burgers are normally not far away and the same goes here. We also highly recommend the burgers! And did we mention the Whiskey-Cocktails yet? Of course, have one of these – many variations are created just for you….

Although in normal times it is quite touristy and not the most local spot, we like it and keep coming back. This way to Whiskey in the Jar please!

Whiskey in the Jar Wroclaw

6. Chinkalnia

Chinkalnia Restaurant in WroclawYou might have already read about our love for Georgian food in the best street food of Wroclaw. It is one of the few countries that does not have hundreds of pizza, kebap, burger and fries places all over. Georgians love their regional food culture and there is a good reason for that.

At Chinkalnia you can taste the unspoiled food culture from this beautiful country. We recommend to start with the eggplants & walnuts cream, served with pomegranates. As main dish you can pick between some traditional meet based dishes or try the special baked oven bread. This is typically prepared and baked on the wall inside of a big stone oven.

One of the main delicacies similar to Polish cuisine are Chinkali. These dumplings are typically filled with meat, spices and coriander. In the filling you have a little bit of broth. As you eat them with hands, you can find a little manual on the table instructing you how to eat them. For vegetarians there are also options with cheese filling. All are super tasty.

Two locations of Chinkalnia are available in Wroclaw:

#1 at Plac Wolności 9 very close to the four denominations district, next to the national forum of music

#2 at Sukiennice 6 located directly at the Market Square in the city centre

7. Yemsetu

Yemsetu sushi WroclawYou are looking for the best sushi in Wroclaw? This is the spot where you can find it. It is not exactly located in the city centre around the most famous attractions of Wroclaw, but a visit is highly recommended.

Yemsetu is one of the true local hidden gems that you most likely would not find in the tourist information maps. The restaurant only has four (or five) tables, is very cozy and intimate. You better call them for a reservation 🙂

We recommend you to share some of the sushi sets, where you get plenty of different options straight to your table. As starter the miso soup is amazing. The desert menu is changing depending on availability but our all-time favourite is the mango sticky rice.

Don’t miss the tea selection if you have to drive back home or are just not into alcoholic beverages. You best navigate to Yemsetu by bus and get off at Kasprowicza. Alternatively taking a car or taxi will be the best option. See more details on how to get around in Wroclaw here.

If you want to use google maps to navigate, just click here: Plac Piłsudskiego 5. In summer, a nice walk along the Odra river towards the best sushi in Wroclaw is a great idea too! Remember, there are beach bars on the way to have a little break…

8. Browar Stu Mostów

Browar Stu Mostow WroclawThe brewery of the hundred bridges is certainly a great spot to enjoy beer. But also at the highest levels of gourmet experience is their kitchen! You might expect typical bar and brewery food like burgers, fries, and similar fast food. But not at all!

With their tiny kitchen they are delivering an always changing menu, which never disappoints. Well, it disappoints only if you get there because you want to try some dish again and then the new menu is already there. But even then, you will be amazed by something new!

As starter you have to try the malt pretzel which is a consistent part of the menu. It is served with caramelized onions and a cream cheese that must have been made by god himself. Also don’t miss to go for some of the tatar appetizer options. A picture of the pretzel is available in our article about the best craft beer in Wroclaw.

As the main menu is changing, we do not want to recommend you a dish here where you might be disappointed to not get it. But be assured, every choice is a good one.

Browar Stu Mostów is located at Jana Długosza 2. That is a bit outside of the city centre, but by tram you will get there perfectly fine. As it is not far away from Yemsetu, the same comment is valid here: In summer, we recommend to have a walk along Odra, enjoy a break at a beach bar. And then finally arrive to the best brewery in Wroclaw.

Did you know that there are food tours available in Wroclaw, where you can discover the local cuisine?

9. Przystań

The Przystań restaurant is the perfect combination of many different factors. You will get excellent food from a regional but also international kitchen. The service has a high standard and of course the location is just one of the best in Wroclaw. In summer you can sit outside and enjoy a view towards the university – one of the largest baroque fasades in Europe. But even in winter times, the view on it is just amazing and compliments the food.

We recommend the duck breast as main dish and the salmon tatar as starter. If you are around in the cold winter season, watch out for the hot ginger & cranberry drinks, they will make you feel like home.

The mix of guests is typical for multicultural Wroclaw. You can observe business meetings, family celebrations and romantic couple dinners at the same time.

Located at Księcia Witolda 2 with a wonderful view on one of the main landmarks of Wroclaw, the beautiful university. 5 minutes from the city centre.

10. Ragu Pracownia Makaronu

Ragu italian food wroclawSlowly we are getting to the favourite cusine from many many people. Italian! Of course we could recommend you lots of pizza spots in Wroclaw, but if you are looking for pasta, Ragu Pracownia Makaronu is your choice.

All the pasta is home made and you will find lots of options. We love the ones that combine Italian and Polish cusine – try some options with mushrooms! And of course, as it is Italian food – do not miss the cannoli as desert! 

The best pasta in Wroclaw is available at Sienkiewicza 34A. Best combined with a nice walk during the sunset across Ostrów Tumski. From the city center it will take you 15-20 minutes to get here.

11. Pinto Peri-Peri

Portuguese food in WroclawHave you ever heard about francesinha? It is the Portugese answer to being hungry. Why? Because this sandwich has everything in it. It has sausage, steak, ham and is covered by cheese and a dark tomato beer sauce. Sometimes you might also get an egg on top of it. And this might not be enough, so fries come along with it too.

Okay, we did not start with our favourite dish here, but if you are really, really hungry, you should give it a try 🙂 Apart from that, at Pinto Peri-Peri you will get amazing codfish or the famous piri piri chicken. We recommend those options and to go with a traditional portugese soup as starter. Finish the evening with the best vanilla tarts in the world: Pastel de Nata.

The prestigious address Uniwersytecka 11/12 is already suggesting where you can find the best Portugese food in Wroclaw. Just on the back side of the university. Almost zero minutes from the city centre 🙂

UPDATE from May 2021: Currently this restaurant is closed (Covid). We will observe the situation and then decide if we need to remove it or if it will re-open.

12. Bernard

Bernard WroclawObviously most restaurants at the market square have a bit higher prices than the average and normally the quality is only average. 

Nevertheless, there is one hidden gem that we can highly recommend if you want to enjoy a view on the historic and beautiful townhall. With Bernard, you will be served with great Czech dishes, interpreted in a modern way.

Together with the view and a great selection of beer and wine, it is a really cool spot for business dinners in Wroclaw but also any other special reason to treat yourself.

Find it at Rynek 35, just opposite of the townhall. Don’t miss the cozy wintergarden.

13. AULA

AULA Wroclaw Restaurant

Super fresh ingredients, amazing vibes and outstanding Italian food – all can be found at AULA. 

This is one of our latest favourite fine dining restaurants in Wroclaw. As you see, we were lucky enough to try their fabulous black pasta with seafood.

The richness in taste can hardly be described with words, hence we encourage you to try this gem which is not in the city centre but more south. Just next to the water tower, one of the most impressive buildings in Wroclaw.

In terms of service this place is certainly in our top 5 in the city, very attentive and super friendly. Whatever you want to celebrate here, you will be in good hands.

AULA is located at Sudecka 96, click here to navigate.

Looking for some really cool food tours around Wroclaw? Check out some rates and available dates here.

We are convinced that you will enjoy those super tasty restaurants in Wroclaw as much as we do.

Are you also looking for amazing street food places in Wroclaw? Or you want to plan the next day with an amazing breakfast in Wroclaw?

If you are searching for vegetarian food in Wroclaw, you will find more in our article about the best vegan and vegetarian food in Wroclaw.

Just up for drinks? Check the best beach bars, craft beer pubs and bars here.

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