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The Karczma

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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Digbeth Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regular customers of this warm Polish restaurant. We have never been disappointed by the food. We keep discovering new dishes and drinks. Try the cactus fruit juice with your meal! Delicious apple cake too!

Thank arycam82
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food, big portions, unique style and flavour. Very pleased. We also found a great nearby car park where you can park all day very cheaply at Oxford St, B5 6DY!

Thank Graham P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent lunch in this unique restaurant, 14 of us descended on the Karczma for a unique lunch. The Lunch menu included excellent burgers and offers good value for money, the main menu includes some unique Polish dishes including blood soup!

Thank 29Lilymead
East Sussex
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly rated by Jay Raynor, I thought that the Karczma was good but nothing special. Everything was cooked well, and I enjoyed my first sampling of Pierogi, especially the mushroom and cabbage pierogi, but I didn't find the Karczma welcoming or comfortable. I asked the waiter if I could move to a table with chairs rather than a bench, but... More 

Thank Bernard v
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in my party apart from me and another person (vegetarian) loved their meals. The portions were massive and no one finished because of the sheer size of meal served them. I really struggled to find anything to eat that didn't have meat, fish, dairy or eggs. Eventually I was told that the beetroot soup was OK for vegans so... More 

Thank TeapotByrne
Walsall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have walked past the Karczma many times over the years, but not been brave enough to go in as my Polish language is zero :D Always wanted to go in though, purely out of curiosity for the different. Went in on one of the hottest days of the year, finally, with a Polish friend as we were peckish and in... More 

Thank Donna T
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit if your looking to try something new, tasty food and good service, the restaurant is designed with a unique interior.

Thank P'aula K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has brillant food and amazing staff which are always smiling also the restaurant is nice and friendly.I also recomended for everyone :)

Thank Ewa J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a very special place in Birmingham offering great Polish home-made flavoured cuisine. I have visited this place several times and love going back. More on the pricey end of scale but the portions are massive - no one leaves this place hungry!

Thank Jan C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My partner and I visited the restaurant after seeing it on TV when Ainsley Harriet went there with Len Goodman. Warm welcome and shown to our table (Wooden seat/bench and table, typical Polish) with fleece over backrest. We ordered 2 different polish beers followed by 2 different starters and main meals. My starter the soup in the rye bread cottage... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $28
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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