In the series called “Smaczne Środy” (Delicious/Tasty Wednesdays), I deliver stories on my food experiences in Poland alongside my Thirsty Fridays series. Today I take you to the Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk in Poland – Kubicki. After whackpacking the world, I decided to settle in Gdańsk for a few months in 2016 in times of depression. Here is the restaurant’s website: Kubicki Website.
Where is Kubicki?
Kubicki is down by the riverside in the beautiful Old Town of Gdańsk. Your walk will take you through the Stare Miasto (dreamlike) and past the crane and some boats. It is truly enchanting and beautiful.
Not too far from the Solidarnosc Museum either, or the ill fated Post Office which the Germans stormed when they decided to start World War 2. I love Gdańsk and have also done an incredible cycling tour there with Baja Bikes and also with the sexy Mika on The Road.
Who Went to Kubicki with me?
I went on a charming walk here with my local friend, a fellow tourist and one who was helping with my tours in the Kocieiwie region of Poland – they were giving me travel tips on her region as was my other friend Karolina. We dined at the oldest restaurant in Gdansk – a feast for her with her charming Northern Irish man in Poland, her luscious mystery disappearing into the sunset after her romantic tongue kissing.
How Old is Kubicki?
Kubicki claims to be the oldest restaurant in Gdańsk. It dates back to 1918, so it has survived this city under the moniker of the “Free City of Danzig”, the Nazi invasion, the Second World War and the Communist era, Solidarnosc and the like. The restaurant has remained open and Polish cuisine has been served for almost 100 years.
The Menu at Kubicki
This is not a cheap place to dine and I went there only once – somehow the memories of dating Polish tourists will remain. The food in the meantime, was delicious and we liked it.
We were only here for a light meal, so we decided on a soup and a starter. My travel contact chose the stinging nettle and spinach soup with crayfish.
I love Pierogi in Poland and so I decided to try the Gdanski style Pierogi here.
All meals are served with bread and pickle and we also had a water each.
After the dinner date, my travel contact and I walked romantically through the Stare Miasto in Gdansk and spoke of how we would next meet in St. Petersburg in Russia and how my travel contact would take me to some cafes and bars and on a tour of her town, Starogard Gdanski. I later toured Starogard, and made the front page of her local newspaper and later dated another girl from nearby. The memories though, are saved for this table here…
Oh and there was also that spot where a fellow tourist romantically kissed me launching lips upon a tourist who was none the wiser. That was me, that was a tourist I met. Where once we dated, where once we kissed.
I was dining out with Polish – Slavic – Russian translator, clothes shop assistant and fellow tourist. The meal was not sponsored, and you can check out my travel contact’s profile here, she will also feature in my Dlaczego kochamy polske? series.
As tourists we also visited Bulgaria and Romania together and enjoyed Grzaniec in Poznan. Thanks, for the good times! And more Smaczne Środy to come!