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“Great place for drinks, food is ok”
Review of The Karczma

The Karczma
Ranked #23 of 2,291 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Polish
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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 !!!
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The restaurant is great, the ambiance is relaxed, service is fantastic and the decoration of the place is quite kitsch but nice! The only downside is that, unless you're into Polish food, the taste of the food will not be really exciting (in a way, the size of the dishes slightly makes up for the bland favours). All I all, I would still recommend it if you're feeling like trying something new.

Thank Iván F
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We went to The Karczma after a long day at NEC trade show. The outside of the place and location are not very inviting. But it only gets better from there. Nice decor inside and good service. Very cool idea with free appetizer table. Good portions and authentic Polish taste. Very decent but not outstanding. Worth visiting.

Thank kresju
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Though decidedly unprepossessing from the ouside, once you're inside the welcome and surroundings are authenically Polish and the food (especially if familiar with the cuisine) does not disappoint. There's a wide range of dishes, and though presentation lacks sophistication the portions and quality of cooking more than make up for this. The smoked sheeps' cheese wrapped in bacon is a great starter whilst the golonka (pork knuckle) is a succulent treat for a main. Anything missing? Oddly, the choice of Polish vodka is a little lacking in depth but what they do have warms the cockles as much as the barszcz. In short, a reliable and fun meal out.

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Thank M P
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here for my birthday, my granda is polish so I have some knowledge about the food. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they found us a table without having a reservation. The food was amazing, portions are large. I loved the free pickles you get with the food, just like my grandmas! Will come back here for sure!

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Thank Isabella R
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Went to Karczma with my parents (Mum is Polish) and was delighted with the experience. Easy to find, great traditional decor on the inside in contrast to low-key exterior. Friendly staff who were clearly making every effort despite some language barriers. Good, hearty food in massive portions at a very reasonable price. i will be going again, rest assured.

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