Cracovia Club’s Polish Restaurant Krakowianka, 375 Marshall Road, Beechboro, (08) 9377 5711
Open for dinner Friday & Saturdays from 5pm til late and Sunday from 1pm til late
A few weekends ago, we went to the Cracovia Club for Polish food in celebration of our friend, regetable’s birthday.
The Cracovia Club amongst our friends is called the Polish Club so I was quite excited to try it out especially as the only taste of Polish food I’ve ever eaten was a pork dumpling made by my dear Polish friend, Dona (regetable’s wife). And it was from that one dumpling that I knew that I would like Polish food. Side note – I covered the Polish dumpling with soy sauce and ate it the same way I would Chinese dumplings – all I was missing were chopsticks.
Anyway back to the Cracovia Club, I didn’t know what to expect, burger boy had been before and said it was just a casual Polish eatery with well priced food and drinks. So all I knew was that I didn’t need to dress up…when we were driving in I was surprised to find that the Polish restaurant Krakowianka was located within the Cracovia Club which is home to the Polish Australian Community organisation and the local Polish soccer team, Cracovia.
As burger boy and I were waiting for our friends to arrive for regetable’s surprise birthday lunch, we enjoyed our beers at the bar. burger boy had a Polish beer ‘Perla’ and I had a corona in a Polish glass ;) but I got a bit more adventurous later in the afternoon and had a Perla with my meal.
When everyone arrived we headed into the restaurant and began our Polish feast…
I was really keen on trying the cabbage rolls (Golabki) but didn’t want to take the risk of ordering it as my main in case it didn’t taste like the home-made cabbage rolls I used to have at my Croatian friend’s home (#childhood flashback). So I went for the safer option and had the Pork Goulash (Gulasz Wieprzowy) $19.
It was a pork stew served with potatoes, sauerkraut salad and a beetroot salad. The pork was super tender and the sauce was really thick & tasty - I was very impressed with the portion!!
These were the cabbage rolls ($18). I did have a bite and they were nice but Polish cabbage rolls are nothing like the Croatian’s so it wouldn’t have fulfilled my cabbage roll craving so I’m happy with my pork goulash, it was just what I felt like!
A few of our friends had the pork dumplings (Pierogi)…
Quite a few of the boys had the pork hock (Golonka) $25 which was massive, check out the pic below!
The chicken schnitzel $19 was a winner amongst many… I didn’t quite get to it on time with my camera
For dessert we had Polish donuts, they were $2 each and tasted just like a cross between a Krispy Kreme and a jam donut. I so wish I bought more to take home!
More Polish desserts on offer which we didn’t have room for…
We enjoyed a quality Polish meal and rolled out of the Cracovia Club very full and satisfied…burger boy and I didn’t have dinner that night! Cracovia Club is the place to go if you’re looking for quality Polish food in Perth!