Piotrkowska 55 (inside the gate), Lodz, Poland
www.servantka.pl - + 48 42 630 75 45; +48 513 311 066
SerVantka Lodz Reviews
Blend of Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian cuisine Oct 16, 2014
SerVantka is located on the representative street of Lodz and the longest European shopping street – Piotrkowska. But to actually find the restaurant, you need to dive inside the gate where a small private courtyard is hidden. It might not feel very appealing at first sight with its old and degraded buildings, nonetheless it is safe and quiet which makes it a perfect retreat from the noisy street.
Restaurant’s menu is based on many traditional East-European recipes brought together by the owners after years of travelling and collecting the most authentic flavours and dishes.
One of the reasons why we ended up in this restaurant was its choice of menu which guaranteed an experience of Polish cuisine. The secondary reason was the location – the restaurant was right by our hotel.
When we arrived the restaurant wasn’t that busy which wasn’t very surprising considering that it was middle of the week in autumn time when the city isn’t very often visited. We took it as a great advantage since we were able to freely choose our table.
The waitress handed us the menus and offered drinks right away. Our choice was quite simple – 2 bottles of Polish beer Żywiec (one light and one dark).
After a long day of travel we decided to endeavour ourselves with a warm soup starter followed by traditional Polish mains. Our order consisted of solanka soup (Russian soup made with meet, capers, olives, pickles, lemon and cream), kapuśniak soup (Polish soup with sour cabbage and prażoki), pierogi (Polish dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms) and pork ribs marinated in beer with kopytka (a kind of potato dumpling very similar to gnocchi).
We also received 2 free small snacks from the restaurant, but unfortunately I do not remember what they were called…
The food was presented as one would expect in a high end restaurant. All the dishes were exquisitely flavoursome and cooked to perfection – one could recall all the smell and flavours from the past when one’s grandma was pottering around the kitchen. Absolutely delightful. No wonder our plates were eaten completely clean.
Once our mains were done, we were offered some deserts. However after such a feast, we could not have eaten any more.
Time came to pay our bill – a total amount was 93PLN (around €22). Very cheap even by Polish standards.
If you love food, which really broadens your culinary horizons, I highly recommend you visit this restaurant and try something out of ordinary.
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