I have heard, more than once, that Na Kuncu Korytarza (At the End of the Hall), is the most expensive restaurant in Szczecin. I’ll start by dispelling that rumor right off the bat. Out of the seven Szczecin restaurants mentioned in the 2016 Gault & Millau Polish Restaurant Guide, Na Kuncu Korytarza is the least expensive.
My dining companion, Gurkan Tatar, wanted to try the Polish delicacy that bears his name. So I chose this restaurant to grant his wish. Na Kuncu Korytarza is a Polish restaurant with traditional Polish food including tatar (raw beef with egg yolk and garnish) and czernina (duck blood soup). Of course trying these dishes is optional and the rest of the menu is quite normal for fans of “meat and potatoes”.
Gurkan said he was glad he tried the tatar dish, although he admitted that he would have enjoyed it better if it was cooked. 🙂 I had the beet soup with Pâté, which was very good, and a fish dish with grilled vegetables that was cooked expertly.
One thing that stood out was the pleasant service at Na Kuncu Korytarza. Our attentive waiter spoke English, smiled and patiently played along when we joked with him.
The location of the restaurant, inside the beautiful Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes, is wonderful, while inside, the decor was eclectic, bordering on kitchy. If it were up to me I would get rid of half the “stuff” in there but on the other hand I like kitchy junk and the “sheep collection” oddly made me feel at home.
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to all meat eaters.
Address: Korsarzy 34
Hours: 11am – 11pm (everyday)
MY DINING COMPANION, GURKAN TATAR
Gurkan is a third year law student from Erzurum in eastern Turkey. He is back for a second semester in Szczecin, taking part in the Erasmus Student Exchange Program. Gurkan is a kind, open minded person who has enjoyed his experience in Poland to the fullest. He has travelled extensively throughout the country and I was happy to hear that, in the end, Szczecin is his favorite Polish city!
He says he has been touched by Polish heartfelt hospitality recounting how his friend’s father offered him his own slippers when he came to visit, decorating the tree at a traditional Christmas family dinner and having a fantastic time at a Polish wedding.
Gurkan says that he has made many lifelong friends in Szczecin and he will miss our beautiful city when he goes back to his country in one month. He will make a superb lawyer!
Gurkan likes the Greek (Turkish) coffee and breakfast at the Greek Ouzeri next to the Odra River. For lunch he likes Bar Żak, the cafeteria at ZUT University. For a more fancy dinner or supper he recommends Paul’s Fantasia on Axentowicza Street.
Hi. Are you an English speaking foreigner in Szczecin?! Would you like some free food? Great! Then I would like to take you out to eat!
Just write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me the following:
1. your name and where you are from
2. what brings you to Szczecin and how long you will be here
3. either your top 3 places you want to go eat (in Szczecin, of course) -or- You can let me choose! 🙂