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Tawerna Mestwin

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$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
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Ul. Straganiarska 20/23, Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 301 78 82
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here following a family recommendation and were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed and given a complementary drink on arrival. The menu is traditional Polish with hearty, tasty food served in good sized portions. The restaurant is more like dining a Polish farmhouse kitchen and very atmospheric and interesting. The staff were pleasant and helpful and we would... More 

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Thank bdon257
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Super atmospheric, old world tradition here. Great food, we had roast pork with potatoes, pierogies, sauerkraut soup which was served in a bread bowl, also chicken and pork basically looked like schnitzel ....all came with beets, pickled cabbage. Wine was good also, all for about $15.00 per person....

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Thank Andywoo1
Kalmar, Sweden
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went there for lunch and when we saw the menus we didn´t really know what to excpect. Not much that we really recognised from home, and with teenagers in the dfamily they had a hard time to decide what to try out. We oredered dumplings, a soup in bread, chicken with potatoes, potatoecakes with smetana and nudelsoup. All of... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This eatery was just across the road from our hotel and we loved it. Very Polish which we like and the staff were very patient with a very rude American tourist.

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Thank groovygranny51
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

- very local decoration and taste of food ( we ordered herring with sour in kashubian style; Kashubian pork with potatoes and salad; and dumplings with cabbages and beetroot salad. all are really satisfied) - lovely atmosphere and staff - reasonable price - food comes quickly but not hurry service However: there should be more attention on the door when... More 

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Thank Trang D
Woking, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal, we shared the meat patter which was really nice. The most memorable thing about the restaurant though is the décor which needs to be seen.

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Thank rrddaa
Adelaide, Australia
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220 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Good atmosphere here and you can eat outside on the small veranda or upstairs and inside this restaurant which serves Kashubian cuisine. It's good value Geoff the tourist traps which makes it a good lunch or dinner spot. Locals ear here too, which is a good sign. Staff are friendly and efficient. Try it!

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Thank Zumba12
Zurich, Switzerland
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488 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The 'Tawerna Mestwin' must be the most Kashubian restaurant in town. The 'Velevetka', where I had been before just has Kashubian elements. Decoration, background music tries to impart some of the spirit of these Slawic people living in the countryside west of Gdansk. There is a wooden floor, a high ceiling with beams, from which are hanging ears of various... More 

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Thank saronic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

What a nice surprise that was, stepping into this charming and full of character restaurant! Not to mention lovely waitress, polite and very welcoming ( for a change 😉) Food was delicious, old Polish style, very satisfying even for very fussy one with us! Once we arrived at Celestin Residence we eat there every time as we didn't find nicer... More 

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Thank Aleksandra W
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Well... The food is really. Itching spectacular and extra ordinary.... Mother must be kaschubian if that food is "kaschubian" .. Still don't get it what was different ... Food so so ... Quality of food mmmm so so .... You definitely don't miss a lot if you miss that place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Polish, European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ul. Straganiarska 20/23, Gdansk, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Northern Poland  >  Pomerania Province  >  Gdansk
  • Phone Number: +48 58 301 78 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?