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In the shadow of Krakow's royal castle, with a breathtaking view of the best the city has to offer, stands Hotel pod Wawelem, a crisp, cheery, modern building that manages to fit effortlessly into its more ancient surroundings. Its Malecon restaurant and bar maintain the elegance of the Old Town while bringing classic Cracovian style into classy modernity. With a highly-qualified staff and excellent team of chefs, Malecon aims to make each guest feel exceptional, and each meal an unforgettable experience.
The restaurant is decorated to the height of elegance, with a polished parquet floor, smooth wood pillars sinking into pools of iridescent light, well-cushioned dining chairs and bursts of colour in fresh floral arrangements. The décor melds warm-toned wood in clean geometrical lines with soft cream accents and mellow light, formal yet unpretentious. Malecon also offers its guests an upstairs banquet hall, perfect for formal gatherings, as well as a rooftop terrace and basement-level pub.
From the sun-decked terrace you can lean back in a cozy wicker armchair and gaze out over the winding path of the river, the right-bank rooftops and the beautiful expanses of unspoilt green that make Krakow so unique. You'll be hard pressed to find a better view of Wawel Castle from any other café in the city. In the pub, you can kick back in a more relaxed setting, ease into a luxurious black leather armchair, and catch up on the latest sports events which you'll find playing on the wide-screen TV.
For such a visually pleasing place, it's no surprise that meals are a work of art. Each dish is presented exquisitely, a composition of colour and form as well as flavour. And the range of culinary delights on offer is sure not to disappoint. Early risers can enjoy breakfast from 6:00am, with freshly roasted Italian coffee, freshly baked bread, platters of excellent Polish meats and cheeses, and many other satiating treats. Malecon restaurant opens for lunch at noon, with its seasonally changing menu taking guests on a voyage through European cuisine. Eager to please, the kitchen is prepared to answer to all imaginable dietary needs, including vegetarian dishes, glucose-free meals or any other special requirements. The menu is paralleled by an extensive wine list that includes the best selections from around the world.
Malecon restaurant, pub and panoramic terrace are the perfect place for a quiet romantic meal, business meeting, family party or any special occasion. In the heart of the city, at the foot of Krakow's beautiful historic castle, you will feel like royalty whether you savour a deluxe meal in fine company, host an unforgettable event or simply sip a hot cup of coffee with the city's splendour stretching out at your feet.
pl. na Groblach 22, Old-Town, 31-101View Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- A View To Die For
- Alfresco Dining