U Ziyada - Krakow
Charming view of the river and Krakow from restaurant patio.
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Clinging to a steep hillside, high above the River Vistula, Przegorzaly Castle is home to what must be one of the most spectacular restaurant experiences in Krakow. U Ziyada, named after its owner Ziyad Raoof - a Kurdish Iraqi resident in Krakow since the early 90s - is an elegant restaurant whose outstanding characteristic is its large sweeping summer terrace offering panoramic views over the river, the floodplains beyond, and on a clear day even the Tatra mountains on the Slovakian border.
The menu is predominantly high-class Polish cuisine, but for the more adventurous there is a selection of Kurdish-influenced dishes. If you're a fan of lamb - something not so widely available in Poland - then U Ziyada is the place to go, with several main course choices. A number of vegetarian options, as well as fish dishes, means there is something to suit everyone; and portions are generous. A comprehensive wine list ranges from the affordable to the more exclusive.
By taxi, U Ziyada is about 10 minutes from the city centre, and must be considered a first choice for any occasion when you have guests to impress. For a romantic dinner on a warm summer evening it's unbeatable, with a profusion of flowers decorating the terrace, the vast darkening sky overhead and the quiet of the surrounding countryside. A great location if you're thinking of proposing!
On which subject, U Ziyada is one of the best places to hold a 'wesele', or wedding party, featuring two dining rooms and cafés, with room for 200 guests inside, as well as the terrace. There is plenty of room for dancing, and the restaurant offers a comprehensive and customisable wedding menu that can include such luxuries as a chocolate fountain. Experienced and helpful staff are happy to help with planning and will take care of every detail.
For more details on weddings use an enquiry for on the upper right.
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