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The Karczma

Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
01214480017
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Ranked #19 of 1,419 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: Polish
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It doesn't look that impressive from the outside but don't let that fool you. Inside you are pleasantly surprised by a quirky traditional cosy decor with an authentic traditional feel. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and the service is faultless. The food is amazing. It is tasty and has a real home... More

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Birmingham
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Friends of mind visited this restaurant a couple of years ago and found the food excellent, as well as being good value. On our recent visit, we found the restaurant busy with (mostly English) diners and we were placed on a long table, which made conversation difficult for our big group. My starter of four small pieces of smoked "sheep's... More

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the k, Owner at The Karczma, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinions. Your feedback is very helpful, promises of increased attention on the quality of food served and the quality manual. I can only apologize and promise of such a situation already will not happen again. I hope and during the next visit you will be pleased Sebastia Meller More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friends and I went for a dinner yesterday night. The decoration and atmosphere inside the restaurant is fantastic despite its external appearance. I had the mixed dumplings as starter and roast pork knuckle as main. The dumplings were pretty special and nice. The roast pork knuckle was a bit dry to me, not really my favourite. But perhaps that's... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This a great little place slightly off the beaten track but only a 5 min walk from Moor Street. As everyone has already said it doesn't look great from the outside but don't let that put you off as it's a different world inside, very cosy and a few quirky objects to catch the eye. The service is very friendly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An excellent hidden gem of a restaurant in the heart of Birmingham, with a great atmosphere, wonderful attentive service, (never in your face) and really rather excellent food. Having spent many of the last 20 years living in Eastern Europe I can safely say the food we had was definitely authentic in both taste and presentation. This may sound obvious... More

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UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We went there on a Friday evening without booking and the staff managed to find us a table on a busy night. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and offer advice on the menu if required. The menu provides a good choice and although the wine list is relatively small it also offers a reasonable choice at fair prices.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I took my Dad here when he came up to see me at Uni and I must say we weren't disappointed, the staff are really nice and it served exactly the purpose we wanted, a mix of a liquid lunch and hearty meal. If anyone knows Polish beer then you won't be upset, the bar is fully stocked. We ordered... More

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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Karczma from the outside is uninviting. On the inside it is quirky. The service however is excellent and the food delicious. On our visit we shared the mixed pierogi as a starter and had mains of Polish beef olives and chicken stuffed with ham and cheese. All were extremely tasty and the portions were such that a desert became... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A really limited carb based lunch menu. It was a choice between dumplings and pancakes plus a bowl of soup. Soup was very tasty, can not complain. Dumplings were mainly dough, hardly any meat in them, there was also a choice of sauce but no sides were offered with the main. I was disappointed with the food and I will... More

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the k, Owner at The Karczma, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The dishes served from 11.00 to 15.00 are just quick dishes offered at lunch time so that our customers can have a meal during a break from work, we realize that with these courses may not all held accountable but this is just a quick dinner. Nevertheless, we will try to enrich lunch menu with... More

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I know someone has said on here this is the best one in Brum but as far as I know it is the only one. I thought I'd have a crack at it never had Polish food in a resturant before the closist I have come to it was buying some stuff from the Tescos polish section. I could see... More

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the k, Owner at The Karczma, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinions. We hope you visit us again More

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