Inside the extraordinary Copernicus hotel, a building featuring a gothic façade affiliated with the Relais & Châteaux that dates of the 16th century, one finds the restaurant, without a doubt an embracing spot decorated with frescos and a soffit with wooden beams that provide it a medieval ambience.

The surroundings invite one to discover the finest traditional and aristocratic Polish cuisine with a menu that changes according to the seasons. The wine list is impressive, with over 200 choices for diners to select from which can also be enjoyed in the Vinoteka housed on the hotel’s patio featuring a glass dome, or at the bar located on the roof terrace. 


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Inside the menu, we find some of the most exquisite dishes prepared with genuine Polish reverence: marinated salmon with golden Metzah; venison pate accompanied with marinated mushrooms; the Polish pierogi (a type of ravioli) stuffed with cauliflower and mushrooms; pancakes filled with mushrooms and cheese; the roasted foie gras with gingerbread paste served with caramelized apples, and delightful trio of duck paired with magret, or foie grass; the tenderloin cooked with truffles, the pork prepared with Polish Kasha and balsamic oil, and, to top it all off, sweet bread stuffed with apples and orange sauce, as well as the hot chocolate cake with cold raspberry sauce. 

Dinner at Copernicus is an authentic feast that invites diners to enjoy an intimate ambience below the candlelight inside a dignified atmosphere worthy of the marvellous city that is Cracovia.


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Restaurante Copernicus, 

ul Kranonicza 16, Cracovia

T. 48 12 424 3405

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Text:  Amura ± Photo: Patrick Monney