The Lublin cuisine, it is first of all the local producers and restaurateurs who want our region to be associated with natural ingredients and excellent traditional taste. On the Lublin table, you will find various types of groats, cheeses, fish, pork from Puławska pig or honey. Many of them are on the list of traditional products of the Lublin province. Nowadays, many restaurants can boast of original decor and a sophisticated menu. The Place of lnspiration Program is much mare than the high quality of dishes, perfect service or location. The winners of the Place of lnspiration Program make a visit to their restaurants an extraordinary adventure, and tourists have unique memories of their stay in Lublin.
The main idea of the Place of lnspiration Program is to highlight places that, apart from providing basic gastronomic services, provide their guests with the opportunity to experience the heritage and atmosphere of Lublin.
Visit Places of Inspiration:
The laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The restaurant has been honoured for wonderful quality, perfect service and the opportunity to learn more about the city due to the promotional materials and information given by the employees. 16 Stołów is located in the heart of Lublin’s Old Town. The menu which is based on the seasonal products is full of polish traditional dishes in a new different version.
Winner of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme, the place is recognized for its excellent quality, perfect service and giving the opportunity to get to know the city better thanks to the available promotional materials and information provided by employees.
Chapter One by Piotr Kwiatosz is the first fine dining restaurant in Lublin meaning sophisticated dishes from selected ingredients, a unique form of serving, professional service, and an exceptional atmosphere. Every day, a qualified team tries to surprise guests with the preparation of the products and combining them into intriguing courses. Specially selected wines and spirits perfectly complement the consumption with an unimaginable number of aromas and flavours, enhancing the positive experience of dinner. All this allows you to start the adventure in the restaurant Chapter One by Piotr Kwiatosz, which warmly invites you for lunch, dinner, and especially for the tasting menu.
The laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place awarded for the excellent quality, ideal customer service and providing their guests with the opportunity to find out more about Lublin thanks to the available promotional materials and information given by the staff.
The restaurant is situated in the hotel Alter. The chefs explore anew the secrets of the Polish cuisine in a modern arrangement, especially for their Guests. They interpret creatively the traditional recipes by using the highest quality regional products. The menu changes accordingly to the seasons. Its exceptional assets are superb meats and fishes (prepared by using the technique sous vide), delicious traditional sauces and excellent desserts. The restaurant also offers a great assortment of wines and it is a sommelier who helps to choose them.
The EGO restaurant was honoured with ‘two chef hats’ according to the inspectors of the culinary guide Gault & Millau. Moreover, it won an award Grand Awards 2016 in the culinary competition Poland 100 Best Restaurants Awards.
Special traditional dishes are prepared in the restaurant during extraordinary occasions and city events. Owing to that the restaurant refers to the culture and the history of Lublin. The menu characterises with a great number of products which come from the local market. These products are frequently deeply rooted in our local culinary tradition.
The laureate of the 5th edition of the programme The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place honoured for the excellent quality, ideal customer service, and providing their guests with the opportunity to find out more about Lublin thanks to the available promotional materials and information given by the staff.
Mandragora is like a Jewish home full of love and friendship in which a familial, whole-hearted ambience is a natural thing. The heart of cuisine is a tradition, a history of a dish and a respect for product. The recipes passed down from one generation to another are the pride of all Jewish women and are fundamental for the restaurant. The menu opens the door to the ordinary Jewish home where a cuisine is especially important. The cuisine is filled with tradition, history and symbolism. Its flavours evoke a longing for the world which passed.
The restaurant invites to the extraordinary culinary travel to the places where the Jewish tradition meets with contemporary times. The Jewish cuisine is full of symbolism and each of dishes refers to the holidays or events from the history of the Israel. Therefore, we can find in the menu, among others carp dishes which are obligatorily present on the tables during Shabbat and the holiday of Rosh Chodesh and Pesah. Carps are served in jelly with raisins, almonds and carrot. Another important ingredient of Jewish menu are herrings because of a low price and availability. There is also a cholent – it is a dish which is served at the end of Shabbat. The queen of the Jewish table is a goose – roasted to a golden colour with apples, stewed livers and goose fat.
Mandragora invites every day to the fresh cebularz (a kind of traditional Lublin onion savoury cake) challahs and bagels. All bakery products are prepared on the basis of traditional pre-war recipes and they are made only with the most natural ingredients
Mandragora is also a place where you can listen to live music. It is the only restaurant where concerts of klezmer music take place on a regular basis. The sounds of traditional klezmer instruments will transport you to the pre-war Jewish Lublin and allow you to immerge in its fascinating ambience. The restaurant in cooperation with Lublin City Office organises each year the Great Jewish Wedding. It is a staging of a Jewish wedding with the participation of the audience. It is a celebration which became a permanent element of the calendar of the Lublin cultural events.
Laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place honoured for the excellent quality, perfect service, and providing their guests with the opportunity to find out more about Lublin thanks to the available promotional materials and information given by the staff.
The Café and Bookshop Między Słowami combines passions for literature adventures, movie and musical inspirations, and long chats with a glass of wine or a cup of aromatic coffee. It is a place from dreams where time flies slower, people spend time with each other and create the atmosphere in which coffee, book and music are only the attachments. Characteristic for Lublin, intimate atmosphere mixes with its history, traditions, and tastes. Między Słowami offers not only books relating to Lublin but also the opportunity to take part in a variety of events. The meetings bring closer the literature history of the city with the photos of new and old parts of Lublin.
The Laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme, the place awarded for excellent quality, ideal customer service and giving a chance to find out more about the city thanks to the promotional materials available there and information provided by the employees.
ParZona is a combination of a cafe and bistro. This is the place of numerous generations, where each person feels at ease. The local refers to the tradition of drinking coffee and coffee klatsch. It goes beyond the coffee area together with the local artists, creators and designers, meets on the green squares, public squares and streets of our city inspiring each other. ParZona offers delicious breakfasts, lunches, pastas and salads. Served dishes are prepared from fresh, seasonal products provided by the local producers.
ParZona also offers lots of sweets. Homemade cakes, surprising pancakes, ice creams and "Mega"and "Turbo" desserts.
The atmosphere favours both conversations, reading and work. A lot of positive energy and the scent of freshly grained coffee fills the air, because coffee is a passion of ParZona...espresso, americano, cappuccino, flat white, latte, chemex, drip, aeropress and any other variations...
The Perłowa Beer House is the award winner of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place is honoured for the excellent quality, perfect service and also, thanks to available promotional materials and information given by the staff, it enables to get to know the town closer. The Perłowa Beer House belongs to the company Browary Lubelskie Perła S.A. The beer house was opened in September 2014 and is one of the activities which aim is the renewal of the company. It is the only place in Lublin where you can get to know the art of brewing – the served seasonal beers are not available anywhere else. The beer house promotes the culture of food tasting and also foodpairing, that is matching a beer with an appropriate meal. The idea is based on analogy to the process of brewing – all meals are prepared on the spot and from fresh ingredients.
Perłowa is inspired by the story of the place because it is located in former Reformati Monastery, later Vetter’s Brewery. The cuisine is based on local products and cooperation with local businesses. Moreover, very important for this place is the spreading of the consumer awareness by activities as, for example couple-burger (paroburger), workshops, series of meetings, suppers with well-known chefs, producers and institutions as University of Life Sciences, Slow Food Poland and regular participation in events as Season Lublin or Night of Culture.
The laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place honoured for the excellent quality, ideal customer service, and providing their guests with the opportunity to find out more about Lublin thanks to the available promotional materials and information given by the staff.
2 PI ER is a restaurant and a café located in the Conference Centre of Lublin. The café is situated on the ground floor of this building. Except for coffee, breakfasts, desserts and smoothies are served there. Clients have also access to the daily newspapers. Moreover, a bagel baked on-site can be eaten there for breakfast.
The restaurant 2 PI ER attracts with taste, style and originally decorated round interior – hence the name. The secret of success of this place is delicious and professionally prepared dishes owing to which the restaurant gained the title of the Place of Inspiration. A cuisine of 2 PiEr characterises with excellent cooks, interesting flavours, sophisticated way of serving food and an ambience which is favourable both for family dinners, dates and business meetings.
Lublin is a melting pot of cultures, which combines a lot of traditions, also the culinary ones. Dishes created there prove that. The restaurant takes inspiration not only from old, lublinoise recipes but also from European cuisine. It also eagerly benefits from the new trends. There are used the best quality vegetables, meats, cereals and fruits of the forest and in the majority, they come from the regional, trusty suppliers. The owners are proud that it is Lublin, the city of inspiration, where 2PiEr is situated. They also try to inspire and enravish their guests with taste ''round and round".
Laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place honoured for its excellent quality, perfect service, and providing the opportunity to find out more about the city thanks to the promotional materials available and information provided by the Staff.
Trybunalska City Pub is a modern restaurant situated in the very centre of Lublin Old Town Market Square, demarcated in the 14th century. The inspiration for the place’s name was taken from the Crown Tribunal, which had been residing in the neighbouring building centuries ago. The building has changed its form over the centuries. Eventually, it was transformed into a place which blends Lublin traditions with modern cuisine of European quality.
The tenement house in which Trybunalska is located has also its own history connected with a mysterious resident. During the renovation of the tenement house, glass negatives of photos of Lublin Old Town habitants made before the war were found. They were most likely made by Abram Zylberberg, a photographer who lived in that tenement house and suffered the fate of the majority of Lublin Jews.
Trybunalska consists of closely linked elements such as café, restaurant, pub, patisserie, bakery, conference room and hotel rooms. Trybunalska’s business profile has long since gone beyond gastronomic standards. Famous for diverse events, projects and workshops, it has become an intriguing meeting place.
Laureate of the 5th edition of The Place of Inspiration 2018-2020 Programme. The place awarded for the excellent quality, perfect service, and providing their guests with the opportunity to find out more about Lublin thanks to the available promotional materials and information given by the staff.
The Olive was opened in the hotel Ilan in 2013. It serves the dishes from Polish and Jewish cuisine. This place is closely connected with Jewish tradition as it is situated in a historical building of the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva – the biggest and the most prestigious former rabbinical school. The restaurant relates to Lublin and particularly to its history associated with a former Jewish quarter.
It is the place in which guests can try the best dishes prepared accordingly to the century-old recipe like in the kitchen of a Jewish family in the Old Town years ago but served in the new arrangements. Thanks to the visit to the restaurant guests have an opportunity to get to know better the Jewish culture and its influence on the history of the city. The dishes are complemented by a wide range of wines, including Israeli wines.
The menu is rich in Jewish dishes which are an inherent element of a traditional lublinoise cuisine. The restaurant offers as an entrée a Jewish herring with raisins and cinnamon. As far as soups are concerned, a Jewish chicken soup with kneidlach made with a matzo flour is served throughout the whole year. With regard to the main courses, a Jewish cholent, that is a simmered stew, is served. When it comes to desserts, a traditional Jewish paskha is worth trying.