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The Karczma

Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef stew” (66 reviews)
“pierogi” (57 reviews)
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant by chance, what a fantastic place. I felt I was on holiday. The food was excellent, staff were very friendly and service was great. A must on a trip to Birmingham. We will be back.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, unlike anything I've seen before. The dishes are so big we had to ask for takeaway boxes - so you're not getting ripped off with bull**** little 'gourmet' portions. Also great vodka, but don't overestimate yourself if you're not a drinker. Fantastic experience...More

Thank adrian_i_w94
Reviewed 1 week ago

several of us popped in to try this the other day and we were not disappointed. really enjoyed the food, which were very generous portions and super tasty. Also loved the beer which had a good taste but not overpowering.

Thank Guppyuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're hungry this is THE PLACE. This a great place to eat (especially on a cold, wet winter's evening) but even in the spring its friendly staff and decor, reminiscent of a wooden bunkhouse with sheepskin lined wooden benches and chairs, create a warm...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of a large group, loved the decor and atmosphere. The beers were great- served in traditional jugs, whilst soups and beef stew on pancake were highlights- along with the mead and polish vodka of course. Everyone left very full and very happy.

Thank sb1899
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Polish food is not for the faint-hearted, I get it, but why perpetuate the image of Eastern European food that is heavy, made of what seemed to be cheap ingredients and completely lacking in any healthy food awareness? I didn't expect finesse, just good quality...More

Thank glodnymat
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent polish cooking. A beetroot soup almost like a consomme, flavoured with apple. Zurek w Chlebku - rye soup, served in hollowed out bread - was delicious. Main courses similarly high standard. A very good meal, but seriously filling.

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There were plenty of Polish customers which is a good sign, i had the beef which was melt in the mouth delicious and a very good portion, i couldn't finish it, the beer was tasty and the service friendly and excellent, will be coming here...More

Thank matthew w
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We attended brunch at Karczma Polish restaurant, tried a bunch of new dishes I had never had the pleasure of tasting before, or even hearing about before, like Pierogi and Herrings, and was impressed, the menu was interesting but the service impeccable and friendly.

Thank Nicschaw
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Spotted this excellent restaurant on TripAdvisor when in Birmingham on business. Simply excellent. Warm welcome. Delightful ambience and just great Polish food. Brilliantly cooked and massive portions. Will certainly return on next visit.

Thank KevinRichardson_11
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Lewis R
Hi, Do you have a ramp for wheelchair users?
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is there free car park near by?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 0017
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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 !!!