Oławska based Vertigo Jazz club has installed itself as the natural successor to the now defunct Rura, which had developed a solid reputation as the city's premiere Jazz venue. The live Jazz at Vertigo is not its only attraction however – as we discovered during a spontaneous lunchtime visit to this club & restaurant.
For the past couple of months Vertigo have been knocking up a great value lunch combo, which consists of a soup, a choice of two main meals plus 1/2 a litre of fizzy or still mineral water. All of this costs just 17zl, which is about 3-8zl less than some menus cooked up by the city centre competition . Vertigo's lunch menu is available on weekdays and is updated on a weekly basis via the club & restaurant's Facebook page.
On the day we popped in to Vertigo, we enjoyed a simple but tasty cabbage soup before ordering both the vegetarian and meat main meals for the two of us. The latter, (photographed above) was a nicely presented goulash with mashed potato and beetroot side salad, while the former (photographed below) was a rissotto-esque dish with rice, spinach, various vegetables and some melted cheese. Both were very good value for the money, especially when you take in the elegant surroundings.
Vertigo's interior pays homage to the legendary Jazz venues of the past and has plenty of character for a club that's only recently opened. The dining tables are all elegantly nestled around the club's stage, where a piano and other musical equipment lie in wait for the evening's performances. It all makes for an ideal backdrop for a swift business lunch or a bargain weekday surprise for a friend or partner.
Vertigo's nightlife scene clearly has a lot going for it music wise, but this addition to its offering also makes the place a most worthy candidate for a budget lunch. There are numerous places for lunch around town that fail to match Vertigo's character or comfort and (rather surprisingly) price too. Of course, there are better quality lunches available in the old town, but for value for money alone, it's difficult to beat Vertigo right now.
Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, ul .Oławska 13
Telephone: 71 335 21 29 Website