Krakow is best for...

Hearty dishes: Try specialities such as Pierogi dumplings, kielbasa sausage and Barszcz beetroot soup on your holiday

Cakes galore: The city is famous for its cupcakes, szarlotka apple cake and sernik cheesecake

Quality restaurants: Head to the Main Square on Grodzka Street to find a lot of great restaurants for your evening meals

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Krakow is Polish

Currency: The currency used in Krakow is the Zloty. Euros are also accepted.

Local time: Krakow is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Krakow's main airport is Saint John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice

Krakow has recently seen a boom in its restaurant scene and now there are bistros, burger joints, cafés and coffee shops on almost every corner. World cuisine is well represented with Thai, Italian, Asian fusion and American food across the Old Town. You’ll definitely want to make your way through some traditional Polish options though, with meats, pierogis and sauerkraut most common.

Of course, the venue is almost as important as the food and, like its bars, many of Krakow’s best restaurants are tucked away in underground cellars. Come summer though, these spill out onto the streets so you can enjoy your potato pancakes and Polish hotdogs with a view.