Best restaurants in Łódź

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    Pączkarnia Nadziany Pączek

    Throw open a window, let the smell of freshly fried dough out and you can bet a line of smiling Poles will quickly form hoping for a nadziany pączek (filled doughnut). This small shop is a couple of cuts above the norm; yes, the doughnuts are still hot, but the fillings are high quality and everything is made with care. Don't delay, join the queue.

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    OFF Piotrkowska Center

    Created on the site of a former cotton mill, these old brick factory buildings bring together artists, designers, architects, boutiques, bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Stroll, browse, grab a drink or a meal. There's a great stall with ramen on the Piotrkowska side, but explore your options as there are many and they're both varied and good.

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    Quale Restaurant

    Fine dining in Łódź: this elegant restaurant sets a gracious tone from the moment you set foot on the marble floor. The menu changes regularly, but always features classic Polish foods such as goose, duck, pork and trout, prepared in exquisite ways. The tasting menu is never the same twice and is great value for its quality and presentation.

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    Mitmi Restobar

    Modern Polish cuisine at its best. This wildly popular bistro is always packed with diners enjoying the seasonal menu of dishes sourced locally. Choices range from casual to elaborate, from burgers to duck. The phrase sous vide appears. It's got an energetic casual vibe: the space is all bare wood and exposed brick. Good wine list; book ahead.

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    Anatewka

    This old-style, woodsy restaurant is often packed with diners eager to sample excellent roast duck and goose dishes. The atmosphere is warm and convivial, and the dining experience is rounded off with live music some nights. Don't miss anything with mushrooms, especially the soups. Big outside terrace in summer.

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    Zakład Gastronomiczny

    The food is nominally Polish but it's influenced by many of its EU cousins – not a bad thing. The simple breakfast plate of scrambled eggs with bacon is typical of the fare at this simple bistro: perfectly prepared with lovely little touches. Croissants come with organic honey. Lunch and dinner feature creative fare such as roast duck with beets and gnocchi.

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    Polka

    The over-the-top twee decor here is what might result if your spinster aunt took acid. But it shouldn't be a surprise given that Polka is the brainchild of flamboyant Polish TV personality and chef Magda Gessler. The menu is a greatest hits of local foods – expect potatoes, cabbage, pork and more in myriad forms. Everything is well prepared and service is polished.

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    Affogato

    Towards the southern end of ul Piotrkowska, this place combines slick decor with a creative menu that takes the best of Polish produce – mushrooms, pork, trout, game, beetroot – and gives it the fusion treatment, adding French, Italian and Mediterranean flavours. Drink your way through the creative cocktail menu in the well-lit bar.

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    Szpulka

    One of dozens of places to eat in the sprawling Manufaktura complex, this hopping pub serves food through the day and night. The full breakfast menu offers plenty of egg dishes, while from noon it's pasta, burgers and other crowd faves. Plenty of beers and cocktails on the menu, as you'd expect.

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    Otwarte Drzwi

    Head through the passage at Piotrkowska 120 and on the left you'll find the outdoor seating area belonging to this cosy Italian restaurant. The wood-fired pizzas are thin and crisp, pasta dishes span the gamut of faves, and service is swift and smiling. Gets crowded at weekends.

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    Ato Sushi

    Excellent sushi served in a stylish, minimalist setting. The menu is a mix of traditional nigiri sushi and rolls, plus a few inventive, more modern creations such as the truffle roll, involving fried octopus, avocado, seaweed and truffle aioli. Often crowded.

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    Green Way

    Part of a Polish vegetarian chain, Green Way is a slick, modern cafe-bar serving a range of appealing dishes with Mexican, Indian and, yes, Polish influences. Order at the counter and then sit back in one of the hard-backed chairs.