Today, we are delighted to unveil our new selection of restaurants for the MICHELIN Guide Poland 2023. As well as spending time in Cracow and Warsaw, the MICHELIN Inspectors were thrilled to explore the restaurant scene in Poznań for the first time – and they discovered 11 great restaurants in the city to shine a light on.
The 2023 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Poland features 22 new additions, resulting in a total of 49 recommended restaurants: 18 in Cracow, 11 in Poznań, 1 in Kościelisko and 19 in the capital, Warsaw. This figure includes one restaurant newly promoted to Two MICHELIN Stars and 2 restaurants newly awarded One MICHELIN Star, as well as 6 new Bib Gourmand restaurants.
Poland's First Two MICHELIN Star Restaurant
Bottiglieria 1881 in Cracow is Poland’s first ever Two MICHELIN Star restaurant, having been promoted from its One MICHELIN Star status. For those who like to watch chefs in action, there are tables in front of the open kitchen. The drive and maturity of that kitchen is palpable in dishes that are as refined as they are original. Understated menu descriptions like ‘Fish and Peas’ and ‘Countryside Pork’ belie the artistry and layers of flavour which underpin in each dish.
2 New One MICHELIN Star Restaurants
With the addition of the city of Poznań, Muga goes straight into the Guide with One MICHELIN Star. The ground floor of a smart apartment building is the setting for this formal and professionally run restaurant which opened in 2014. There is depth, elegance, finesse and balance to the cooking, in dishes such as scallops with sea lettuce and quinoa, and roasted duck with beetroot and elderberry.
In Warsaw, experienced chef and restaurateur Andrea Camastra’s previous restaurant ‘Senses’ was sadly a casualty of the pandemic, but he has bounced back with a vengeance with the opening of NUTA. Flavours and textures from across Poland combine with his Italian heritage and his love of Asian food to create original dishes like Baltic sea trout with Oscyoek, and Leczo with lobster, calamari and octopus.
6 New MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Restaurants
Fans of the Bib Gourmand award will find much to celebrate with six new recipients highlighted for offering good food at reasonable prices. MOLÁM in Cracow is a buzzy Thai restaurant; in Poznań, Fromażeria is the place for cheese lovers, while TU.REStAURANT is a striking looking spot with an appealing modern European menu. In Warsaw, Koneser Grill occupies an old vodka factory and specialises in steaks, Le Braci is an intimate Italian restaurant with an enticing menu and Kieliszki na Próżnej combines hearty cooking with an extensive wine list. They all join the existing ‘Bib’ alewino, which also specialises in traditional Polish flavours and a great choice of wines.
The full MICHELIN Guide Poland 2023 selection is available on the MICHELIN Guide website and on the MICHELIN Guide App, available for free on iOS and Android; where users can research restaurants via their locations, cuisine types or additional features.
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