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“Good food and service”
Review of Polonia Club

Polonia Club
Ranked #65 of 706 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Polish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: You may have tried Italian, French and Chinese foods but until you have enjoyed the best of Polish Cuisine you haven't lived! Come to the Polonia Club on Chesterton Road in Cambridge to find out how it really is.Polish Food is a relatively new phenomenon in the UK but one which is soon to as popular as popping out for an Indian on a Friday night. Pierogi, placki ziemniaczane, and many more dishes are sure to become as famous as curry, naan bread and poppadoms. Serving nothing but authentic Polish Food, the Polonia Club sources all of its food locally. Polish delicacies such as bigos, golabki and more are all on the menu for customers to try and then enjoy time after time. The extremely reasonable menu starts at just £4,50 giving everyone the opportunity to try something new for little cost. we are especially proud of our home baked bread which contains no artificial food colourings and flavourings . Poland is renowned for its alcohol and the Polonia Club brings this particular aspect of its spiritual home to Cambridge with especial vigour. An incredible range of Polish spirits and traditional vodkas are served that will put most bars and pubs to shame. 46 different types of Polish vodka are available, both pure and flavoured.Those seeking something a little lighter need not worry - 12 different Polish beers can be selected too. Especially good for parties the Club can be hired for private bookings and social events. If it's your birthday they will bake a special cake for you if advance notice is given.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Excellent food, good price and the selection of beers and vodka is amazing. I don´t know if is really polish but I enjoy it, now definitely need to go to Poland and compare

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1  Thank Maria H
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A group of friends & I went for lunch at this very small, but well run restaurant, just outside the city centre of Cambridge. I wasn't sure what to expect, because I had never eaten Polish food before, but actually, there are British style dishes too. There is also a Chef's lunch, day, which was Chicken breast in breadcrumbs, with new potatoes, peas & carrots, simple, but very tasty, the potatoes being cooked with herbs & butter! The ambiance is perfect, as the restaurant is small, so could be in danger of customers being unable to hear each other! Desserts are mainly Polish, so I tried a walnut cake, which was layered with cream, & plum compote, of which I would have liked more, as I couldn't taste it very well. That having been said, I will certainly go again.

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Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Haven't tried polish cuisine before so wasn't sure what to expect. Casual dining atmosphere and good service throughout the meal. Good choice of food and drinks, would recommend.

Thank SF23
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We visited early on a friday evening. Their website is incredibly slow, and while it has a certain naive charm, having to download the menus is a bit of a pain. We weren't entirely clear if this place was open to non-members either, but it turns out they welcome everybody. Club Polonia is slightly out of town (hugely convenient for us, however) and is in a fairly understated residential type property. No garish signs or anything out front, just discrete stone carvings in the face of the building. It's on the corner of Chesterton High Street and Chesterton Hall Crescent, the latter being where we parked (although we could have used their car park, it transpires). In through the main doors, and there's a big hall on the left, and the restaurant is through a door on the right. We had a nice window seat. You can also sit outside if the weather's nice, it transpires. Having chosen aperetifs from the epic array of Polish vodkas and beers on offer, we kicked off with some of their croquets for starters. Reminded me a bit of Findus pancakes, but far far nicer. We had a lot of fun struggling with the pronunciations, our waiter was most patient. He also had a lot of handy suggestions and advice on the food on offer. There's so much tempting-sounding food on the menu that we nearly went for three mains between two of us, but he cautioned against it. "Portions are very big!" he warned, and he wasn't wrong. For mains I had the "pierogi ruskie", which is a plate of 12 dumplings stuffed with cheesy mash, and the mrs had a pair of cheese and potato fritter type affairs (I forget its proper name). The food is hearty, and unpretentious. It is considerably more filling than it looks. Thanks to our waiter's excellent advice, we still had room for some of the delectable Polish pastries which were on offer, a couple of coffees, and some liquers that we'd spied some of the natives ordering. This epic feast came to a thoroughly reasonable 45 quid. The place was starting to get busy so we handed in our payment as we left, intending the balance as a tip. Our waiter chased us down the road in case we wanted the change! Remarkable. In short, a fantastically welcoming environment serving excellent food, something a little different from all the usual cuisines on offer. We're definitely putting this place on our "work our way through the menu" list, and will be returning shortly.

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4  Thank blowback
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We visited this evening. We booked a table after seeing good reviews on Tripadvisor. The website was a bit confusing but we managed to check out the menu online before visiting. It's a Polish Social Club and a restaurant. The restaurant is open to anyone.
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. For starters we had the spinach croquet and the meat croquet, very tasty. For mains we had the Polish Stuffed Dumplings with potato and cheese and the potato pancakes with cheese. The food is traditional Polish comfort food. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff were very nice and attentive. We will definitely visit again.

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Thank TJ S
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