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“Great find for lunch”
Review of Pod Zlotym Aniolem

Pod Zlotym Aniolem
Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Boleslawiec
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Description: The restaurant Under the Golden Angel is the oldest restaurant in Boleslawiec. It was first mentioned in the 11th century and up to the 20th century it was a tavern. In 1538 the German Emperor Ferdinand I stayed here, in 1581 the tavern had burnt during the fire of Boleslawiec. The owner at the time Barthel Wolfarm reconstructed the inn to include horse stables. During this time he has built the beautiful gothic portal which resembles birch-tree roots. On the 14th of September 1610 the Chancellor of Czech Republic was a guest in the tavern. Also in 1683 Helen Elisabeth von Gledis was baptised in the tavern. In 1776 after another fire of the town the tavern was sold to Anton Mathaej. He decided to create a bas-relief with the Golden Angel and renamed the Tavern to its present name. Previously the inn was called Under the White Angel. In 1796 Johann Gottfried Mathaej took over the establishment from his father and had the pleasure to host the Napoleon himself on the 12th December 1812. The daughter of Johann - Louise Mathaej married Engelhard Gansel who at the time was the master of masonry guild. He became the greatest architect in Boleslawiec. His work includes the Tower by the Protestant Church, Railway Viaduct over the river and his home residence at Zgorzelecka 19 Street. On the 5th May 1848 Johann's son Carl Friedrich Mathaej took over the business and his family owned the inn until the II World War. During the war the building was completely destroyed and was rebuilt after the war ended. During the 60's the restaurant was under the management of Polish government's own organisation called 'PSS'. In 1991 the restaurant was taken over by the current owners who also in 1999 bought the Gansel residence. 12th December 1812 - Emperor Napoleon visit in Tavern Under the Golden Angel At 3 am Napoleon's procession arrived in front on the inn. This happened during his retreat after his unsuccessful campaign in Russia, his sledges were damaged and needed repair. During the repair Napoleon ate noodles with roasted fruit, the meal was served in a special vase made from Proskau porcelain from Napoleon's collection. He did not have any money to pay for the services so he decided to pay with this vase. The vase is still in the hands of the owners at the time. During the repair of the sledges Napoleon's attendant spotted a pair of beautiful horses in stbles. He demanded to swap the horses however owner's wife did not agree to that. After short negotiations the horses were swapped for the damaged sledges. Louise took sledges as a part of her dowry to the Gansel family. After that Gansel family moved to the USA to work as farmers. During tough times at the beginning of the 20th century they were forced to sell them and sold them during an auction in New York for 35USD and the story was featured in newspapers. Nowadays the sledges are displayed in museum. This history was written from the documents of current owners of the Restaurant. Vase from Proskau factory (near Opole) - from Napoleon's collection
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Description: The restaurant Under the Golden Angel is the oldest restaurant in Boleslawiec. It was first mentioned in the 11th century and up to the 20th century it was a tavern. In 1538 the German Emperor Ferdinand I stayed here, in 1581 the tavern had burnt during the fire of Boleslawiec. The owner at the time Barthel Wolfarm reconstructed the inn to include horse stables. During this time he has built the beautiful gothic portal which resembles birch-tree roots. On the 14th of September 1610 the Chancellor of Czech Republic was a guest in the tavern. Also in 1683 Helen Elisabeth von Gledis was baptised in the tavern. In 1776 after another fire of the town the tavern was sold to Anton Mathaej. He decided to create a bas-relief with the Golden Angel and renamed the Tavern to its present name. Previously the inn was called Under the White Angel. In 1796 Johann Gottfried Mathaej took over the establishment from his father and had the pleasure to host the Napoleon himself on the 12th December 1812. The daughter of Johann - Louise Mathaej married Engelhard Gansel who at the time was the master of masonry guild. He became the greatest architect in Boleslawiec. His work includes the Tower by the Protestant Church, Railway Viaduct over the river and his home residence at Zgorzelecka 19 Street. On the 5th May 1848 Johann's son Carl Friedrich Mathaej took over the business and his family owned the inn until the II World War. During the war the building was completely destroyed and was rebuilt after the war ended. During the 60's the restaurant was under the management of Polish government's own organisation called 'PSS'. In 1991 the restaurant was taken over by the current owners who also in 1999 bought the Gansel residence. 12th December 1812 - Emperor Napoleon visit in Tavern Under the Golden Angel At 3 am Napoleon's procession arrived in front on the inn. This happened during his retreat after his unsuccessful campaign in Russia, his sledges were damaged and needed repair. During the repair Napoleon ate noodles with roasted fruit, the meal was served in a special vase made from Proskau porcelain from Napoleon's collection. He did not have any money to pay for the services so he decided to pay with this vase. The vase is still in the hands of the owners at the time. During the repair of the sledges Napoleon's attendant spotted a pair of beautiful horses in stbles. He demanded to swap the horses however owner's wife did not agree to that. After short negotiations the horses were swapped for the damaged sledges. Louise took sledges as a part of her dowry to the Gansel family. After that Gansel family moved to the USA to work as farmers. During tough times at the beginning of the 20th century they were forced to sell them and sold them during an auction in New York for 35USD and the story was featured in newspapers. Nowadays the sledges are displayed in museum. This history was written from the documents of current owners of the Restaurant. Vase from Proskau factory (near Opole) - from Napoleon's collection
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Looking for a place to eat the old town center and found this. Waitress spoke excellant English and gave us two recommendations. Went with those (Goulasch (spicy) and chicken with cranberries). Excellant choices and very filling.

Thank Andrew A
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ZlotyAniolek, Kierownik at Pod Zlotym Aniolem, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. Come back to our restaurant again.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Arrived in Boleslawiec and wanted a quick lunch, the goulash was really good and served in a very unique way. Excellent service and very friendly. Great value for money

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went for lunch with friends. Great service and very good value for money.
Goulash was stunning and very filling, local beer was welcome.
Will go back for dinner next time.

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Thank Mark U
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ZlotyAniolek, Kierownik at Pod Zlotym Aniolem, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for the review, and try again.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I went here because it's nice to sit outside and look at the square with nice weather. The inside of this restaurant is also not bad, its old but i has a nice atmosphere. The chairs inside are not really comfortable, then again with great weather is nicer to sit outside. I ordered some grilled chicken breast with french fries and salad. The food presentation was good. It was presented on a big colorful plate. Almost half of my plate was filled with fries. Not that it is a bad thing but i rather had a bigger chicken breast and less fries. The chicken breast was good but not different then any other restaurant in the neighbourhood. The service was good, i had a female waitress who was very friendly and quick. The price of the food is not expensive, yet not cheap. I think this was somewhere in the middle. The only negative thing about this restaurant is that you can not pay with your bank card because they don't have the bank pay device anymore. So be aware that you have enough cash with you before you go to this restaurant. Would i come back tot his restaurant? I would, but then i would try something else. Overall it was a okay experience.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was with my partner, her granddaughter and my older sister. With the four of us I thought we would get reasonable service. We were initially drawn to this restaurant as it looked quite nice and had had a makeover by Magdy Gessler (Polish version of a cross between Alex Polizzi and Gordon Ramsey). We waited a while before some one came to take our order. Ordered both food and drinks, and sat happily waiting for our drinks, and waited, and waited (is that why they are called waiting staff). Other people who had come in and ordered after us were getting food and drink. When we noticed this (after about 15-20 minutes waiting) we called over the waitress who had taken our order. Oops she said, "I had forgotten". Pretty difficult since we were sat at the table nearest the door which she had to walk in and out of to see to other customers. So after about half an hour after ordering both food and drink we got our drinks. Then we waited for food, and waited, and waited. We were just about to leave when our 1st courses came out. This would have been about an hour, at least, from when we had ordered. Granted the meal was fine, nothing particularly special, so reasonable food. My next shock came when I asked for the bill, not that it was excessive, in fact is was quite reasonable, but the fact they wanted cash! I could not pay by debit/credit card. It was suggested that I walk to a cash machine and draw the cash out! Fortunately between us we had just about enough cash with us to pay the bill.

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