Last week on Smaczne Srody (my “Tasty Wednesdays” series), I went to a vegan restaurant in Warsaw to try a delicious vegan burger. This time, I did the complete opposite, I became a meat eater and went for a steak meal when my travels in Poland took me to the charming unknown town of Biskupiec in Warmia-Masuria Province. I was hungry in a world of white, snowy magic…beautiful Biskupiec.
About Steakownia Steak House, Biskupiec
Situated slap bang in the town centre of Biskupiec, on a prominent corner sits the Steakownia Steak House in the main square, Rynek, Plac Wolnosci. At one point in life, this building was a local pub. Now it’s a trendy, well priced, well recommended Steak House so I took my hunger through its doors while staying in the two main hotels in the town – a night in the Stara Kaflarnia Hotel and a night in the trendy Hotel Atelier.
Ordering Steak at Steakownia Steak House, Biskupiec
I loved the way this steak house allows you to choose and pick the exact piece of meat you will eat.
There is no behind the scenes stuff here – even the kitchen where you food is cooked has windows to the main part of the restaurant. You can pick your meat, watch it being cooked and then devour it.
I met Pawel who was working here and I ordered and picked two slices of sirloin steak. He weighs them and then prices them – I was so surprised to learn that the price was under 10 zlotys, so under £2 for 2 sirloins. To accompany it then I chose a Tomato Juice (Sok Pomidorowy) and some purple cabbage, which was recommended by Pawel. The total bill was 20 zlotys, so about £4. Where I come from (and when I worked in a butchery years ago), you could just about buy 1 sirloin steak for that price, and even then you have to cook it yourself.
There is also a good choice of wine and beer, but I felt like tomato juice. A few couples were dining and drinking red wine.
Eating at Steakownia Steak House, Biskupiec
I had ordered my steak to be cooked “medium well” and within 15 minutes, it had arrived.
As a cheap backpacker, I rarely eat good steak and this was definitely the best steak I have had for about a year, and definitely the best steak I have had in Poland. This place is well recommended and is also included in the best bars Biskupiec has to offer!
Details of Steakownia Steak House, Biskupiec
Steakownia, Pl. Wolności, BISKUPIEC 89 715 15 55
They also have a branch in the city of Olsztyn.
I regret that I didn’t make a video in Steakownia, I am not the well organised tourist and travel writer I was before July 2016. But I hope to bring you more videos soon.