As we head into 2019, there is a sense of real positivity and optimism in the Tri-city of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. The cities have enjoyed a period of growth and development and one of the most successful areas in recent years has been the tourism sector. When In Your Pocket began publishing in the city in 2000, there were considerably fewer tourists and even fewer people who had heard of Gdansk and that it was worth visiting. Gradually the tourists started to venture to this part of the world, word got out that it was a fascinating and beautiful place and the investment in the sector began to grow. We are now fortunate to be home to some fascinating places and a vibrant culinary scene.
There is now a wide choice of places that are ready and eager to serve you, the visitor. Visiting at this time of the year (this issue covers the winter and early spring) means that the competition for your business is fierce and therefore you not only miss the crowded streets of high-season but you get that extra time and attention that maybe aren’t available in summer. Enjoy it – we tend to enjoy these quieter moments of the year ourselves, even if the weather is not as cheerful.
Whatever you do, please drop us a line and give us your thoughts. You’ll find us in all the usual places, addresses for which are sprinkled throughout the guide.
The cover shows the beautiful Millers’ Guild House (Dom Cechu Młynarzy). Built in 1894, the building was completely destroyed in WWII but was carefully rebuilt to original plans in 1997. It’s one of the city’s most photographed sights.
More foreign visitors are discovering the Tri-city of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia is not just a great place to visit but also offers an attractive place to live and work. We asked
Kino Kameralne Cafe
A small screen with an adjacent bar and cafe and old-fashioned seating in a cellar in the cellars halfway along ul. Dluga. READ MORE ➞
A tiny, affordable and authentic Indian restaurant just metres from Oliwa Park. READ MORE ➞
Meat Shack BBQ
A super bistro/restaurant right in the Old Town serving delicious, original and creative dishes. Dine fine at Fino. READ MORE ➞
Al Ponte Ristorante
An Italian owned ristorante right next to the modern bridge linking the Olowianka island to the main town. READ MORE ➞
Ristorante Con Giardino
Pierogarnia Stary Młyn
A Napoleon era fortress overlooking the city transformed into a restaurant offering Polish and Gdansk favourites such as herring, rye soup (Zurek) and duck. READ MORE ➞
Chang Thai Street Food
Much like a Bangkok street stall, it offers a short list of mains with the core ingredient of your choice: tofu, chicken, pork, duck or beef. READ MORE ➞
Ministerstwo Śledzia i Wódki
The latest in the ‘Snacks and Shots’ style bars, offering old-fashioned bar food such as pork in jelly, herring, bread and lard and pickles. Wash it all down with vodka. READ MORE ➞