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The Karczma

Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
01214480017
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Ranked #19 of 1,482 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Polish
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I attended a wedding last weekend and the food for the occasion was prepared by Karczma Restaurant. I was looking forward to it as I have read Jay Rayner's review of the place and I definitely wasn't disappointed. The choice was huge and everything from the traditional soup starter ('Zurek') served in beautiful bread bowl to main courses ( selection... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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992 reviews 992 reviews
544 restaurant reviews
3,789 helpful votes 3,789 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here for a unique meal when in the town, on the basis of the tripadvisor reviews. We were greeted in a friendly manner on entry, and taken to our table. The place was authentically decorated and had a good atmosphere. It took a long time for our orders to be taken after being seated. We opted for a goats... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Myself and my partner, who is Polish visited the restaurant over the weekend on a visit from Newcastle. I was a bit surprised at the 'old-fashioned' decor and its appearance from outside but Kat was really impressed and commented that it did feel like home inside. The staff were extremely friendly and made us both feel very welcome - especially... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

this restaurant has been decked out in the style of a polish country farmhouse, and the staff are all polish and very welcoming. the food is traditional polish fayre , extremely tasty and served in good sized portions. all for a very reasonable price(all mains were under £20) . the bar had a reasonable selection of wines and beers, also... More

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Brum
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was divine, and I can't wait to return and try more of the menu! The surroundings and decor are unusual, like being in a posh barn.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
393 helpful votes 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a way to represent polish cuisine! The Karczma did me proud. Great selection of regional delicatessen, drinks and puddings. We loved the décor, albeit a bit cheesy it felt very traditional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great intimate restaurant frequented by polish people in the know. Superbly presented and very fresh food... Extensive menu making choosing almost impossible. The staff very pleasant and attentive with great food and atmosphere what more does one want... They dont have Kefir but soon they will have it :) K.KURT "Walsall"

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought we'd try it based on the positive reviews. As others have said this doesn't look much from the outside, but as soon as you step inside you are really struck by the homely decor that transports you from a rather less salubrious section of Birmingham to a little slice of Poland. The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On a day out in Birmingham, we happened to be walking past the Polish Centre and noticed the restaurant. It looked inviting, so we decided to book that evening. I'm so glad we did. The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly and the food was great and very good value. Three of us are veggies, but there was plenty of choice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited yesterday evening with 2 friends. We were greeted promptly and taken to our table which was near the bar. The decor was rustic with sheep skins lining the chairs and the restaurant itself had a homely feel to it. The service was great, we were made very welcome, as if we were at a friends house having dinner.... More

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Additional Information about The Karczma

Address: Bordesley Street, Digbeth | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
Phone Number: 01214480017
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: Polish

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