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The Karczma

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Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Karczma is a traditional Polish restaurant, bar and grill located in...
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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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service, great food, welcoming environment

I arranged a team lunch at The Karczma for 12 people. We pre-ordered our food due to the numbers but were extremely satisfied with the speed at which it was delivered. The food was amazing and the service could not be faulted in what we could only describe as a very welcoming environment. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Laura T
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very good traditional Polish food, big portions BUT really poor customer service! We ordered kids portion for an adult and were refused to be served even though the food was already prepared. The manager's response was that unless we order normal portion we can leave and eat somewhere else. Also don't try to bring your drinks over from the bar... More 

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Jestem zdruzgotany tą opinią . Dziwię sie że nie poszła Pani po kanapkę na drugą stronę ulicy bylo by jeszcze... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I arranged a team lunch at The Karczma for 12 people. We pre-ordered our food due to the numbers but were extremely satisfied with the speed at which it was delivered. The food was amazing and the service could not be faulted in what we could only describe as a very welcoming environment. It was not my first time at... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After reading many positive reviews decided to try out the Karczma. My wife and I had an excellent meal, with good service. The food and restaurant was in our view very original and pleasing to the overall eating experience. Highly recommended and will return to try out the other Polish dishes on offer.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

if you want to try good polish food then this place is a must visit in Birmingham. they serve proper traditional polish cuisine. i like polish food a lot and have been to this restaurant quite few times.

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Thank you for your feedback and I promise I will do my utmost to keep the standard of our restaurant More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I came here with two friends recently and we all really enjoyed our meal. I had the beetroot soup to start, which was incredible; so full of flavour and accompanied by delicious mushroom pate. I then had cheese and potato dumplings as a main course; these were good but a little stodgy and lacked the flavour of the soup. My... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great place - really unusal inside. The food, the service - really good. First visit but I'm sure not the last

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been wanting to visit The Karczma for ages now and finally went last Wednesday night as a group of 7. We wandered in to the restaurant and were shown promptly to our seats by a lovely waiter, who immediately offer drinks. The wine list is pleasant and there's a good choice of spirits (vodka in particular) and beers.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As a member of the Polish expat community, I remember this venue from the old days when it was just the cafe of the Polish Community Centre in whose premises it resides. The food is good and satisfying and the service attentive and more professional than in the old days but the prices are, in my opinion, a little higher... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Approaching the restaurant I was a little dubious by the exterior however the inside more than makes up for it, you won't have been to a restaurant like it certainly not in Birmingham. The service was friendly. Portions are huge we had the herring, sheep cheese and bacon and beetroot starters all were delicious. For mains we had the trout... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

It's very nice and warm welcome. Very tasty food. Friendly service, they always smile to costumer. I love this place.

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Additional Information about The Karczma

Address: Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 448 0017
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $34
Cuisine: Polish, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 0017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $34
  • Cuisine: Polish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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 !!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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