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The Karczma

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Digbeth Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten here a few times with my boyfriend and I have promised for a while to take a friend from work. We finally made it last week and she loved it so much that were going back with friends this week! My grandmother was German and my friend is Estonian so between us we have had our fair share... More 

Thank Jehopewell
West Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Karczma for a Saturday night evening meal based on TA reviews, a few thoughts... Setting... nice, kind of a rustic/authentic Polish (surprisingly enough) feel to it and certainly a nice spot for a dinner for two, we liked the vibe. Service: Good, very attentive and pleasant, we felt most welcome and wanted for nothing. Food:... More 

Thank giblett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday evening treat. Food is top, service is perfect, staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Attila T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visted to celebrate birthday. As always the food was great and we had a amazing time. Great service as usual

Thank Harry J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4.45 on a Sunday afternoon, a tired and very hungry film crew stumbled across this place.... The welcome , the food and the ambiance was fantastic

Thank Paul T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventured to The Karczma after reading the most amazing reviews - we were not disappointed! Extremely welcoming and an overall fantastic service from our waiter Michael. Food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere & decor was so authentic we felt like we were on a holiday in Poland! Will definitely return to The Karczma :)

Thank Rubyy123
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a real hidden gem. After seeing the good reviews we decided to try it for dinner, and we weren't disappointed. The staff were attentive and welcoming, and the place has a really authentic Polish feel to it. I had the Russian dumplings for the main which were delicious, as was the apple pie for dessert. With low... More 

Thank Josh H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time trying polish food and what a great discovery it was, Highly recommend the hearty rye soup !

Thank Zack H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Karczma is a cosy little restaurant with a real Polish feel to it. It has a very interesting menu of traditional dishes and the ones chosen by our party were excellent. It was such a shame therefore that most of us just couldn't clear the plates. The portions are extremely generous and we all agreed that the taste and... More 

Thank Mary W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Having missed the praise-filled national newspaper reviews, and the glowing Trip Advisor recommendations, we happened on this place by accident late one Saturday afternoon while exploring Birmingham. First visit definitely won't be the last. Hearty, tasty, deeply satisfying (and filling) dishes, great atmosphere, good service. Work up an appetite before you go, and leave happy. Beef stew, filled dumplings, pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $26
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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