Visitors Rate Krakow Restaurants Best In Europe

Krakow has the best restaurants in Europe, according to people who rate them on social media sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor.

Dutch and Belgian travel website,, analysed over three million restaurant reviews in 160 cities for the study, and Krakow’s restaurants came out on top.

Krakow had the largest proportion of restaurants with average reviews of 8.5 out of 10, followed by  Zagreb, Istanbul, Oporto and Riga.

On the downside, although Krakow restaurants had good reviews, London, Paris and Rome had a much larger number of restaurants with ‘very good’ reviews – perhaps unsurprising given their relative sizes.

On a measure of quality-to-price, Krakow also wins the gold, followed by Warsaw, Prague, Cologne and Budapest. Moscow, Stockholm, Oslo, London and Venice were found to be the worst for forcing visitors to dig deep for a good dinner.

Least appetising in Europe were Toulouse, Malmo and Milan, with only 30 percent of the latter’s bistros receiving a score of 8 or higher.

For vegetarians, London, Vienna and Barcelona are the best bets for a good feed. Madrid wins for fusion cuisine and Istanbul and Glasgow net the medal for variety of fish dishes.

The study only included cities with at least 25 restaurant reviews on both TripAdvisor and Yelp.

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5 thoughts on “Visitors Rate Krakow Restaurants Best In Europe

  • September 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    You can find some truly great restaurants here in Krakow, it’s true. I especially like Manzana, a Mexican restaurant that is second-to-none, and Trzy Kroki w Szalenstwo which makes some truly innovative dishes

    • September 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      CZESC, I have eaten in many and I have always wanted to to return to Korsica, the Corsican Restaurant in Krakow! For a quick snack I always enjoy the Nalesniki Factory, and its copycats. SMACZNEGO!

    • September 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      A Mexican restaurant second to none? Sorry to be blunt but you haven’t travelled a lot, haven’t you?

  • September 23, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Havng traveled all over the World and visiting Krakow many times I have marveled at the food of your city it reminds me of both my Mothers and GrandMothers cooking ! Also amazed at how many Poles eat at McDonalds and KFC !

  • November 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I think the majority of reviewers are confusing cheap food, with good food, with quality ingredients. If you have dollars/euros/pounds, you can eat well in Krakow because of the exchange rate, the food is just ok, not exceptional. It’s better than it was 10 years ago when I first lived in Krakow, but a pierogi is a piergoi, there are good ones and ok ones, but is a pierogi such a culinary revelation that you could say you’ve had a great pierogi?? Polish food is peasant food, good peasant food, but still peasant food and actually pretty boring.

    As far as any of the other types of food/restaurants available in Krakow, Chinese/Thai/Italian/Japanese …. I’ve eaten at those places also, hoping for something good, but it always disappoints!


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