Advantages Close to the port on a nice, atmospheric street, good Irish ale, staff okay, decor okay
Disadvantages Fish tasteless
The day we visited Kolobrzeg which is tucked away on the Baltic Coast in the north west of Poland was a very hot one and one of the attractions we wanted to see was the port but it turned out to be quite a long walk before we came across it. Before turning the street corner which leads to the port and lighthouse we noticed a lot of fish restaurants and the aroma blowing gently with the sea breeze was indeed very inviting. We had mentioned earlier in the week that we would go out for a fish and chip meal during our stay on the Baltic Coast but I thought we would eat closer to Grzybowo where we were actually based for the week. I could see my son was interested in the restaurants on Cicha Street as he kept walking up and down the street comparing prices.
The Ale' Ryba is a small restaurant with tables and chairs outside. You can't miss the sign of a skeletal fish swinging high and low and the fact that it is opposite the Pod Winogronami Restaurant which is a grand and very attractive looking restaurant.Inside the Ale' Ryba the walls have been painted in a pale amber colour with names of ports like Rotterdam, Gdansk and Kolobrzeg stencilled on top of the paintwork. Stone coloured impressions of compass points also decorate the walls giving the restaurant a cosy, seaside effect. Tables are made from solid wood and seat 4 people in the rattan curved chairs. The only other accompaniment on the table top is a serviette holder filled with serviettes and a salt cellar. If you need to use vinegar, oil or pepper there is a separate tray with these items on the main counter but be careful not to confuse Soy Sauce with malt vinegar. Only white vinegar is available - the dark brown liquid is Soy Sauce! Don't do what my son did - went beserk with the bottle of Soy Sauce thinking it was vinegar and ruined his plate of chips!
As you enter the restaurant you will see the counter and serving area. This is quite jolly with a display board telling visitors the various kinds of fish on offer eg, halibut, cod, flounder, plaice and many more. The display board is written in German and Polish. Other food items on offer are fish soups, salads (things like coleslaw, potato salad etc), chips and bread. Two beers are sold on the pump - Tyskie (Polish beer) and an Irish ale which isn't quite as rich as Guinness but very nice - more like an old fashioned stout. Various teas including fruit teas and coffee is available as well as water and soft drinks.As I wasn't hungry I decided to go and find a seat with my granddaughter while the rest of the family members decided what type of fish they wanted for lunch.
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