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Allora  Trip Advisor Page This great little Italian restaurant is a two-minute walk from Celestin Residence and its friendly staff is a mixture of Italians and Poles. The menu offers the traditional range of pasta dishes, pizzas and some meat and fish dishes. The pizzas are perfect and the desserts are a particular treat. The restaurant has a bright, modern look and is very popular with locals. Will be my first port of call when I am back in Gdansk. ( Ulica Grobla III, 80-840 Gdansk ) Antrakt  Trip Advisor Page Antrakt is an interesting restaurant located in the most picturesque street in Gdansk, just behind St Mary’s Basilica. Outside it looks old and traditional, but inside it is brightly decorated and furnished in a trendy style with lots of reds and blacks think 1960’s jazz bar. The traditional Polish food is excellent and the service both prompt and polite. A nice dining experience which does not cost the earth. ( Ulica Mariacka 2/3, 80-833 Gdansk ) Pierogarnia u Dzika  Website Trip Advisor Page This restaurant, located in one of Gdansk’s main “restaurant” streets, specialises in pierogi, the traditional Polish steamed dumplings, although other Polish dishes are also available on the extensive menu. You can even order pierogi for dessert, and I did. The modern, brown / beige look of the restaurant contributed to the nice ambience, the food was excellent and the waitress was efficient and very helpful. Will definitely go back there. ( Ulica Piwna 59/60, 80-831 Gdansk ) Tawerna Mestwin  Trip Advisor Page The quirky Tawerna Mestwin, located right next door to Celestin Residence, offers Kashubian regional cooking from the northwest of Poland. It is an unusual place, looking part restaurant part antique shop. The whole feel of the place is “old world” rough wooden flooring and long rustic tables, like stepping back in time, but in a nice way. The food is really good and the service attentive, although not much English is spoken. You have to try this place. ( Ulica Straganiarska 20/23, 80-837 Gdansk )

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Celestin Residence  Website Trip Advisor Page This boutique hotel is located in a 16th century building on the northern fringe of the Old Town, on “the first quiet street” as the receptionist put it. The hotel is fitted out to a very high standard indeed, with beautiful modern décor. The rooms come with a room safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and a handy full-size fridge. A good buffet breakfast is available in the basement breakfast room, and the reception staff are first class immaculately turned out, ultra-polite and very helpful indeed. ( Ulica Straganiarska 19, 80-837 Gdansk )
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Pierogarnia u Dzika Allora Tawerna Mestwin Pierogarnia u Dzika Antrakt Despite the fact that eating out in Poland is still a lot cheaper than Western Europe in general, bottled wine prices are eye-watering - noticeably more expensive than at home. Beer is an alternative, and Polish beers are both inexpensive and of good quality. Diehard wine drinkers should look for house wine in carafes, which is generally of an acceptable standard and much cheaper than the bottled variety.
The Baltic seaport of Gdansk is one of Poland’s most beautiful cities. It has a long history including a prominent role during the late Middle Ages as a member of the Hanseatic League trading network and two spells under Prussian domination during the 18th and 19th centuries. The end of World War I saw Gdansk established as the Free City of Danzig and subsequently the city was the setting for the first shots fired in World War II. In 1980, Gdansk became the birthplace of the Solidarity free trade union under Lech Walesa, which played a major part in bringing about the end of Communist domination in Eastern Europe. Gdansk has a unique look and feel that sets it apart from the other cities in Poland. Two outstanding new museums the Museum of the Second World War and the European Solidarity Centre are attracting ever greater numbers of visitors to the city. Hotels are plentiful and largely inexpensive; restaurants and bars are everywhere, and these include many ethnic options in addition to the mainstay Polish cuisine. Gdansk is fast emerging as another Polish tourist magnet like Krakow and Warsaw before it.
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The Baltic seaport of Gdansk is one of Poland’s most beautiful cities. It has a long history including a prominent role during the late Middle Ages as a member of the Hanseatic League trading network and two spells under Prussian domination during the 18th and 19th centuries. The end of World War I saw Gdansk established as the Free City of Danzig and subsequently the city was the setting for the first shots fired in World War II. In 1980, Gdansk became the birthplace of the Solidarity free trade union under Lech Walesa, which played a major part in bringing about the end of Communist domination in Eastern Europe. Gdansk has a unique look and feel that sets it apart from the other cities in Poland. Two outstanding new museums the Museum of the Second World War and the European Solidarity Centre are attracting ever greater numbers of visitors to the city. Hotels are plentiful and largely inexpensive; restaurants and bars are everywhere, and these include many ethnic options in addition to the mainstay Polish cuisine. Gdansk is fast emerging as another Polish tourist magnet like Krakow and Warsaw before it.
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Celestin Residence  Website Trip Advisor Page This boutique hotel is located in a 16th century building on the northern fringe of the Old Town, on “the first quiet street” as the receptionist put it. The hotel is fitted out to a very high standard indeed, with beautiful modern décor. The rooms come with a room safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and a handy full-size fridge. A good buffet breakfast is available in the basement breakfast room, and the reception staff are first class immaculately turned out, ultra-polite and very helpful indeed. ( Ulica Straganiarska 19, 80- 837 Gdansk )
Allora  Trip Advisor Page This great little Italian restaurant is a two-minute walk from Celestin Residence and its friendly staff is a mixture of Italians and Poles. The menu offers the traditional range of pasta dishes, pizzas and some meat and fish dishes. The pizzas are perfect and the desserts are a particular treat. The restaurant has a bright, modern look and is very popular with locals. Will be my first port of call when I am back in Gdansk. ( Ulica Grobla III, 80-840 Gdansk ) Antrakt  Trip Advisor Page Antrakt is an interesting restaurant located in the most picturesque street in Gdansk, just behind St Mary’s Basilica. Outside it looks old and traditional, but inside it is brightly decorated and furnished in a trendy style with lots of reds and blacks think 1960’s jazz bar. The traditional Polish food is excellent and the service both prompt and polite. A nice dining experience which does not cost the earth. ( Ulica Mariacka 2/3, 80-833 Gdansk ) Pierogarnia u Dzika  Website Trip Advisor Page This restaurant, located in one of Gdansk’s main “restaurant” streets, specialises in pierogi, the traditional Polish steamed dumplings, although other Polish dishes are also available on the extensive menu. You can even order pierogi for dessert, and I did. The modern, brown / beige look of the restaurant contributed to the nice ambience, the food was excellent and the waitress was efficient and very helpful. Will definitely go back there. ( Ulica Piwna 59/60, 80- 831 Gdansk ) Tawerna Mestwin  Trip Advisor Page The quirky Tawerna Mestwin, located right next door to Celestin Residence, offers Kashubian regional cooking from the northwest of Poland. It is an unusual place, looking part restaurant part antique shop. The whole feel of the place is “old world” rough wooden flooring and long rustic tables, like stepping back in time, but in a nice way. The food is really good and the service attentive, although not much English is spoken. You have to try this place. ( Ulica Straganiarska 20/23, 80-837 Gdansk )
St Mary’s Basilica Long Market Artus Court European Soldarity Centre World War II Museum            Malbork Castle Westerplatte Nowy Port Sopot Oliwa     Out of Town Greatest Hits Worth a Look National Maritime Museum Golden Gate Uphagen House National Museum The Crane (Zuraw) Despite the fact that eating out in Poland is still a lot cheaper than Western Europe in general, bottled wine prices are eye-watering - noticeably more expensive than at home. Beer is an alternative, and Polish beers are both inexpensive and of good quality. Diehard wine drinkers should look for house wine in carafes, which is generally of an acceptable standard and much cheaper than the bottled variety.