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The Karczma

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Digbeth Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this lovely Polish gem on our way into town from our hotel (ReVer Inn) and I am so glad we did. The service was excellent and we were made to feel most welcome indeed. We loved the decor as it was quite typical of the feel you'd probably get in Poland (meant to make you feel warm... More 

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Thank Kendall J
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there as it was very close to our hotel. What a fabulous place, service impeccable, food great and the atmosphere just right. A little on the pricey side but the portions were HUGE! Made a mistake of starting on the flavoured vodkas....brilliant but be careful.... I cant fault it really, somewhere different and really good.

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Thank Steve J
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience traditional Polish food, done well with great service in a beautifully decorated restaurant then its well worth a visit. There's a broad range of soups and meals to choose from and everything we ate was generous in portions and tasted great, event the cabbage was yummy! There's a good range of flavoured vodkas too, we... More 

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Thank Tom B
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice waiter who was very attentive. The portions are generous and we loved the food. I recommend the soup in the bread roll. We also loved the mix of dumplings and the stuffed chicken. All was delicious. Good value for money!

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Thank Treacie
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a large group after work. Very good food (and very authentic Polish, said the Poles amount our group) and nice atmosphere. I will definitely return but order something smaller next time (my ham hock would have fed three people)

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When walking up to the restaurant, I was a bit dubious but once inside, the atmosphere was wonderful. The decoration is lovely and cosy, and on a dark winter's night felt very snug. The food itself was wonderful and very hearty with large portions, so much so we were extremely full afterwards. Another thing to mention was the delicious honey... More 

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Thank Emma S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this Polish restaurant with a Polish friend. Very welcoming staff. An interesting and charming interior which my friend told me was reminiscent of a mountain inn. Food was excellent with lots of choice. Good size portions at a reasonable price and a good selection of drinks. Very friendly staff. Will definitely go again

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Thank 2Mike2
Wolverhampton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been trying to persuade my wife to come here for around 3 years. Finally managed it for an early Valentine's date and we both loved everything about our visit. The very traditional looking Polish decor made us forget we were in Brum for a couple of hours. The menu is fantastic - we will be returning to try more... More 

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Thank Karim W
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent Polish community restaurant in Birmingham city centre and I would recommend paying a visit to it for some good, authentic, Polish food. I would stress that this is a community style restaurant, so it may seem a little rough around the edges compared to some of Birmingham’s other high rated venues, however, it also lacks the... More 

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Thank Panopticon101
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this cute little place as we returned from Latifs one late winter afternoon and popped in to check it out. What a great decision. Three of us had drinks, a selection of pierogi, and placki ziemniaczane for £40. Food delicious and well presented. Service great and the decor charming. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$26
Cuisine
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Digbeth Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 0017
Description
The Karczma is a traditional Polish restaurant, bar and grill located in the heart of Birmingham, just 5min walk from both the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and Moor Street Rail Station.

Restaurant is decorated in the style of an old Polish country cottage seating 85 people across 2 rooms.

The menu is designed to reflect a homely, hearty and rustic food that's quintessentially Polish, and prepared using only the very best quality ingredients.

The menu contains numerous Polish classics including Pierogi (stuffed dumplings), Berszcz (Beetroot soup), Pickled Herring, Zurek (Pickled Rye Flour Soup) served from a hollowed out loaf of bread, as well as a whole host of grilled meats and fish.

We wish you a pleasant stay and Enjoy !!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?