very good seafood near the harbour in gdańsk. by the time we arrived here, we were very much looking forward to having a taste of seafood, seeing as how the area is known for its harbour and surrounding water.
we chose targ rybny largely because of the many good reviews i’ve seen on tripadvisor, but also because it was very close to where we staying and we popped in our first night there. the place was lovely – very homey and rustic, and as it was the off-peak season, the place only had a few tables occupied and service was attentive.
we started off with starters of calamari and lobster soup. the latter came with a ravioli – we were so glad it wasn’t another pierogi – and was tasty enough, even if it doesn’t nearly reach the pinnacle of goodness of the one we had in norway while on holiday a year before. the calamari was cut very thinly and fried in a crisp batter, and served with a tasty aioli-like dip on the side. I would have preferred it cut thicker as I like the seafood more than the batter, but my partner preferred it this way.
our mains of cod on potatoes and rainbow trout on mediterranean vegetables arrived, and they were delightful. cooked perfectly with the fish flaky and just not-raw, it was sweet and tasty. and if you’re afraid of bones in rainbow trout – my fillet was mostly bone-free and very nice.
we finished the meal with a baked apple served with ice-cream. this took a long time coming, so I would recommend ordering it while you’re halfway through your mains. I think it could have been softer, but as it was a warm apple on what was a very cold and windy night in gdańsk was a lovely – not-too-rich – way of finishing a good meal.