“Morskie Oko” Restaurant is located in an art nouveau tenement building, under number 8 on the Szczepański Square, with every detail of the décor referring to the unique ambiance of a highlander’s inn. The Restaurant combines love and passion for highlanders hometown – Zakopane, its culture and traditions. It is a perfect place for families and friends to gather, and for tourist to feel the characteristic Polish hospitality.
The Restaurant has an exceptional charm, there is candlelight all around, the pleasant scent of wood burning in the fireplace spreads in the air, and in the background you can hear Highlanders’ live singing. It is a one of a kind place, in which you can try Polish regional cuisine, including a variety of delicious meats such as mutton, veal, sirloin, ribs, pork knuckles, all served with savory sauces prepared accordingly to old recipes. Our specialty are hand-made dumplings and freshly baked cakes served for dessert. Our guests can also taste regional alcoholic beverages: sweet honey vodka, liqueurs based on angelica herb or sloe, and the famous plum vodka.
The name of the Restaurant comes from the most famous and the biggest lake of the Tatra Mountains, which is surrounded by an aura of mystery. Many legends and folk stories were told about “Morskie Oko”, the name can be translated as “The Eye of the Sea”. Rumor has it that there is a direct underground connection between the lake and the Adriatic Ocean. Allegedly a treasure chest and a bottle from a sailing ship has been recovered from the depths of the lake. Other legend tells a story of an old inn, which was flooded and lost at the bottom of “The Eye of the Sea”. It hasn’t been found until today…
For our guests a band, of three Highlander musicians, plays and sings each day from Tuesday till Saturday from 7pm until 11pm. During summer season the band plays also on Mondays and Sundays, therefore we recommend calling us to get additional information.
For people who wish to give an original gift to their significant others, employees or friends, we propose an unforgettable dinner at our restaurant. Please contact the restaurant manager to establish the value of the gift card and name of the receiver.