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Gesia Szyja

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Polish, Soups, Central European, European, Eastern European
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ul. Podmurna 28, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 621 07 10
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Pembroke, Malta
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a wide range of options in their menu and some items require a wait of 40 minutes for their preparation because they use what they call "live cooking using real coal grill". but the wait is worth it. The food was very good and the service was really client-oriented as the staff tried their best to help give... More 

Thank Dan401
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to try how polish people indulged themselves back in 17th century you need to go to Gesia Szyja. Recommend to try goose liver and goose and pheasant meat. Place looks really nice in the interior.

Thank Stanley I
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Title says it all. I am a returning customer from poor service in the past. I will not be returning again. Poor service, and the food wasn't great - Slop.

Thank UKCouple1985
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101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I always come here when I visit Torun! The restaurant has a lovely decorated inside as well as an outdoor patio. The menu provides a variety of options from soups, to casseroles, to various types of meats. It is reasonably priced, and the portions are generous and filling. The atmosphere is great, and they have menus in English!

Thank marysia7
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I took my mother out for dinner and we came back home very hungry. First of all we've waited for long time until someone came to greet us and it wasn't even our server. Secondly, we've waited for at least 45 min for our food to arrive. After taking few bites I new we won't be able to finish our... More 

1 Thank nicegirl67
Torun, Poland
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We don't have many good Polish cuisne restaurants in Toruń. This has a lot of potential but it fails due to poor robotic staff and ventilation. You will leave the restaurant stinking of cooking fat. Big shame.

Thank GlennStandish
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

It's down a dark lane off the Main Street and up the stairs in a dimly lit building. But obviously locals know the place. We almost left thinking it was closed. Ordered dumpling soup and grilled oscypek and bacon. The latter was deliciously smoked. We watched the cooks grill and obviously they were very experienced. For mains we had ribeye... More 

Thank Emily W
Houston, Tx
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Out of the restaurants I visited in Torun, this was my least favorite. I may have just picked the wrong entree so I don't want to be too harsh on my review. We were treated to dinner here by a local business group and we tried the local sausages and cheeses which were really good. I had the tomato cream... More 

Thank dbla72
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Recently we had dinner in this restaurant. Service was okay, but the quality en taste of the food was terrible. We also need to pay an extra amount for french fries (not extra) with normally goes with the meat and vegetables. For us, never again!

2 Thank Staalgoud
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I went to Gesia Szyja in November 2015. I first tried to get in on a Saturday evening but the place was fully booked and really packed, so I would advice you to make a reservation if you want to go on a Saturday evening. So I went for Sunday lunch instead. The place is funnily decorated, with stuffed animals... More 

Thank Falco1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Polish, Soups, Central European, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Podmurna 28, Torun 87-100, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Kuyavia-Pomerania Province  >  Torun
  • Phone Number: +48 56 621 07 10

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?