The Knaypa Restaurant

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Our party of eight had a great experience at the Knaypa last night. We booked a table in the rustically decorated basement area where we were looked after by an efficient waiter from Poland who patiently guided us through the menu. There were six British Poles among us, who had fairly high standards and specific requests, and we all left happy, full, and a little bit tipsy...

All of the starters were tasty and substantial, from the croquettes (krokiety) and beetroot soup (barszcz) to the hearty steak tartar with garnishes of pickled cucumbers and mushrooms, onions and mustard, which was ordered by two of us but sampled by most.

We ordered a wide range of mains and thoroughly enjoyed them all. My partner and I shared the traditional polish platter of pierogi, bigos and golabki and others had the pork cutlet (kotlet schabowy) and beef roulade. The surprise winner was the roasted duck breast, not perhaps the first thing one associates with Polish cuisine, but so succulent and juicy that our Muslim friend couldn't stop raving about it.

We finished with elaborately garnished and equally tasty apple cake and ice cream. Topping everything off was varied drink selection - several polish beers on tap and in the bottle, a nice wine list including selections from Eastern Europe and a large menu of vodkas at very reasonable prices. We split a bottle of Zoladkowa Gorzka - served freezer chilled in a bucket of ice with chilled shot glasses - all nice touches. Na zdrowie!
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Ian R
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8
Sunday, November 04, 2012

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