The Michelin Guide Recognizes Poland's Culinary Masters in Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan

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How can the presence of Michelin-starred and Michelin-recognized restaurants influence the decisions of event planners, meeting planners, and international congress planners when selecting future event destinations? The recognition of Michelin stars and Michelin-recognized restaurants can indeed have an impact on decision-makers when making choices for future events. Here`s why:

  1. Enhanced Culinary Experiences: Event planners strive to create memorable and exceptional experiences for attendees, and the inclusion of selected restaurants can significantly enhance the culinary aspect of an event. Offering participants the opportunity to dine at esteemed establishments adds a touch of luxury and sophistication, elevating the overall event experience.
  2. Attracting Attendees: The presence of Michelin-starred or recognized restaurants in a destination can be a powerful draw for attendees, especially for food enthusiasts or those seeking unique dining experiences. The reputation and prestige associated with these restaurants can entice participants to choose an event in a city known for its gastronomic excellence.
  3. Networking and Social Opportunities: Fine dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants provide excellent networking and socializing opportunities for event attendees. These establishments often offer an elegant and intimate ambience conducive to building connections and fostering relationships among participants.
  4. Positive Image of a Destination and Branding: Choosing a destination with restaurants can contribute to the overall image and branding of an event. It signifies a commitment to quality, sophistication, and attention to detail, which can positively impact the perception of the event and its organizers.
  5. Cultural and Destination Appeal: Top restaurants are often representative of the local culinary culture and expertise. Including these establishments in event planning showcases the destination's gastronomic offerings and highlights its unique flavours, attracting attendees who are interested in experiencing the local culture and Polish cuisine.
  6. Economic Impact: Cities with Michelin-starred or recognized restaurants tend to attract a higher number of visitors, which can result in increased tourism and economic activity. This can have a positive impact on event planners, as it ensures a thriving hospitality industry, ample accommodation options, and a vibrant atmosphere that can enhance the overall event experience.

Can you find restaurants from Poland in the Michelin Guide?

Yes, you can! The esteemed Michelin Guide, known worldwide for its discerning palate, has concluded its meticulous assessment of culinary establishments deserving of recognition. Following an exhaustive evaluation by its seasoned inspectors, three exceptional restaurants have been bestowed with the highly coveted "stars," while an additional seven have earned the esteemed Bib Gourmand recognition.

Furthermore, an impressive total of 39 establishments have been recommended by the guide. The prestigious Michelin Plaque award ceremony, a celebration of gastronomic excellence, is scheduled to take place on June 27 in the enchanting city of Poznań.

"I warmly congratulate the restaurants recognized and honored by the Michelin Guide, which will naturally become gastronomic ambassadors of Poland," says Andrzej Gut Mostowy, the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the plenipotentiary of the President of the Council of Ministers for promoting the Polish brand.

Warsaw, Poznan and Kraków

June 19, 2023, marks a momentous date for restaurateurs in Warsaw, Kraków, and Poznań, creating a pivotal moment in Polish gastronomy history. The full Polish selection - from recommended restaurants to great value Bib Gourmand and Michelin Starred establishments - is available on the MICHELIN Guide website and a free mobile app (iOS and Android).

Polish Restaurants Distinguished by the Michelin Guide:

Two stars:

One star:

Bib Gourmand:


  1. alewino
  2. Kieliszki na Próżnej
  3. Koneser Grill
  4. Le Braci


  1. Fromażeria


  1. MOLÁM

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Do you want to know more about the best restaurants in Warsaw? Ask our colleagues from the Warsaw Convention Bureau.


Our colleagues from the Krakow Convention Bureau will tell you more about the best restaurants in Krakow.


Do you want to explore the culinary map of Poznan and taste the best dishes of local cuisine in Greater Poland and the regional capital? Our colleagues from the Poznan Convention Bureau will advise you on the best places.


Read the comments about this historic moment for Poland

"Membership in the Michelin family is prestigious but also requires annual verification of the gastronomic level of the head chef. It also offers a fantastic opportunity to exchange experiences through participating in international projects available only to the select few," says Maciej Dobrzyniecki, the President of the Polish Gastronomic Academy and exclusive partner of the Michelin Guide in Poland.

"Today, we are embarking on an entirely new chapter of Polish gastronomic tourism. The Michelin Guide brand and its recommendations attract food lovers from not only Europe but around the world," says Rafał Szmytke, the President of the Polish Tourism Organization.

Barbara Tutak, President of the Warsaw Tourism Organization, emphasizes that promoting a destination needs distinct features and unique traits, which can make it stand out among others.

"Kraków is now a culinary universe created by individuals who decided to pursue their professional dreams in the historical heart of Poland. 18 Kraków restaurants made it to this year's edition of the guide," says Elżbieta Kantor, director of the Tourism Department of the Kraków City Hall.

Including Warsaw, Kraków, and Poznań in the international publication's promotion also provides an opportunity for the gastronomic staff to expand their knowledge and improve their skills.

"The inclusion of Poznań restaurants, especially the winner of the Michelin Star, into the elite group recognized by the Guide is a tremendous honor for Poznań and our gastronomy," says Jan Mazurczak, President of the Poznań Local Tourism Organization.

How do Michelin stars and recognition impact the reputation, tourism, and economic growth of restaurants and cities?

Discover how Michelin stars and recognition drive reputation, attract tourists, and stimulate economic growth for restaurants and cities. Learn how these prestigious accolades elevate culinary experiences and put destinations on the global gastronomic map. This is a great opportunity for restaurants in Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, and the whole of Poland.

Having Michelin stars and Michelin-recognized restaurants holds significant importance for both restaurants and cities alike. Here you will find the TOP 5 reasons:

  • Prestige and Reputation: Michelin stars are considered the highest accolades in the culinary world. For restaurants, earning a Michelin star or being recognized by the Michelin Guide instantly elevates their status and reputation. It signifies exceptional culinary excellence, craftsmanship, and creativity. This recognition attracts discerning diners, food enthusiasts, and international visitors who are eager to experience the best of the best.
  • Global Recognition and Exposure: The Michelin Guide is a globally respected publication that reaches a wide audience of food lovers, industry professionals, and travellers. Restaurants featured in the guide, especially those with Michelin stars, gain international exposure and visibility. This exposure can lead to increased bookings, media coverage, and positive word-of-mouth, ultimately boosting a restaurant's visibility and attracting more customers.
  • Tourism and Economic Impact: Cities that have Michelin-starred restaurants or Michelin-recognized establishments benefit from increased tourism and economic growth. Being mentioned in the Michelin Guide puts a city on the map as a culinary destination and attracts food-focused travellers from around the world. This influx of visitors stimulates the local economy, benefiting not just the restaurant industry but also hotels, tourism-related businesses, and the overall hospitality sector.
  • Promotion of Culinary Culture: Michelin stars and Michelin recognition encourage culinary innovation, creativity, and healthy competition among restaurants. It pushes chefs and their teams to continuously strive for excellence, experiment with new flavours, and refine their skills. This dedication to culinary artistry contributes to the growth and promotion of a city's culinary culture, fostering a vibrant and dynamic food scene.
  • Talent Attraction and Retention: Michelin stars and recognition act as a magnet for talented chefs and culinary professionals. Restaurants with these accolades become sought-after destinations for aspiring chefs, providing opportunities to work alongside renowned culinary experts and learn from the best. This talent attraction and retention not only benefit the recognized restaurants but also the entire culinary ecosystem of a city, leading to a higher standard of gastronomy across the board.

In summary, Michelin stars and Michelin-recognized restaurants bring prestige, reputation, global recognition, tourism, economic growth, and culinary promotion to both restaurants and cities. They serve as a seal of excellence, attracting discerning diners, boosting the local economy in Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw, promoting Polish culinary culture, and elevating cities standing in the global gastronomic landscape.

Source: Press Release, Warsaw, June 19, 2023, own material

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