I would like to thank the management at Moo Moo who gifted us this complimentary meal.
When we visited Kraków around a year and a half ago, we first visited Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club in the heart of the city. Returning this past New Year’s Eve for a few days, we were keen to visit again and on our second day in the city passed by the newly opened expansion of the company – Moo Moo Steak & Wine. From our past visit I remembered that the standard of cuisine was unparalleled anywhere else we ate in Kraków, and so we booked in for a dinner reservation that night at 8 o’clock.
The restaurant has a central location, on a smaller square adjacent to the city’s Main Square. It is also just a few minutes away from the original restaurant, Moo Moo Steak & Burger. We were seated at the front of the restaurant beside a wall sized mirror overlooking the square, and as soon as I sat down I was struck by the decor. Original tile flooring and the dark wood furniture gave the space an elegance, whilst the modern lighting fixtures and bar brought it into the twenty first century. After speaking with the waitress Claudia we learned the restaurant had opened only a few weeks prior to our visit, so I was impressed with how proficient the place was running as well as how popular it seemed to prove with the guests. There was a mixed crowd; couples and groups of friends filled the tables around us and the atmosphere around the place was delightful.
Both Moo Moo restaurants operate from the same, single menu which is easy for me as it means I don’t have to write extensively about several. Opening at 12 noon and closing at 11pm, there are an array of choices. The bulk of the menu is beef based, but there are options for vegetarians and those who prefer white meat or fish.
For those who are unsure of the conversion rate, £1 = 5PLZ at the time of our visit.
The menu is incredibly well priced, and it means that if you do want to eat at a higher end restaurant in the city whilst not breaking the bank. With our meals we both had a Heineken (10 PLZ/ 0.3l) each and a Margarita (20 PLZ):
- French Beef Tartare (34 PLZ) – This was my first time trying beef tartare, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The raw ground beef had a relish of finely chopped pickles, croutons and mustard mayonnaise bound together with egg yolk. The highlight of the dish was the slice of toasted bread on top with the same mustard mayonnaise to place the beef on top of. The presentation of this dish was beautiful, and the taste was incredible.
- Prawns from the Pan (39 PLZ) – I love ordering prawns wherever I can. This particular dish comes with four huge tiger prawns in a white wine, garlic and chilli sauce. The sauce was very runny, so I would recommend ordering a break basket with this dish. The prawns also came with the tails attached, so if you’re not a fan of picking them apart (like Paul) make sure to ask for them without the tails. Delicious, flavour packed and some of the nicest prawns I’ve eaten in a restaurant.
- Aged Beef Fillet Tenderloin (60 PLZ) – £12 for a 200g fillet steak. Yes, really. I have to admit I can’t eat steak unless it’s a fillet, and this one did not disappoint. Beautifully charred on the outside, I ordered mine medium. It was dark on the outside and got increasingly pink further in. It really was a delicious steak, and I ordered the Pepper Cognac Sauce (5 PLZ) and the Baked Potatoes (8 PLZ). The sauce was again very thin and heavy with peppercorns. Everything about this dish was great, and for the price I can’t recommend enough ordering this combination.
- Aged Beef Fillet Tenderloin (80 PLZ) – Paul opted for the larger 300g fillet steak and also ordered his with the Pepper Cognac Sauce (5 PLZ) and the Belgian Fries (8 PLZ).
This really was a breath of fresh air compared to the other meals we ate in Kraków. The decor was absolutely stunning and retained so much of the original character of the building whilst being modern. That the restaurant has franchised so closely to the first establishment is a testament to the demand for their food. The service was incredible and I would like to thank the management team once again for coordinating such an enjoyable meal for us both. Don’t miss this place if you’re visiting Kraków.
Moo Moo Steak & Wine
Sienna 9, 31-041 Kraków, Poland