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The Karczma

Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PH 0121 659 9688

(((() Polish
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00.

Always excellent: great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Sarah Pett 30 December 2016
from Birmingham

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A cosy country-style cottage in the heart of Birmingham, The Karczma offers Polish cuisine made to centuries-old recipes. A glowing review from much-feared critic Jay Rayner champions the Karczma as ‘so good’.

Serving a wholly traditional selection, The Karczma menu spans from stuffed dumplings, warming soups and sizzling grilled kebabs, to classic stews and fresh fish. Favourites at The Karczma in Birmingham include beer-roasted ham hock with fried potatoes and sauerkraut, or sticky spare ribs with crisp salad.A host of favourite eastern European recipes for dessert includes traditional Polish apple cake, pavlova, or chocolate truffon.

A straw-covered ceiling, hefty communal tables and countless animal hides fill the homely dining room at Karczma. Head to the lively bar for a host of chilled beers served in chunky glass tankards.

Boasting 2 dining rooms and a rustic bar lined with fur-topped stools, The Karczma restaurant is a 5-minute walk from Birmingham Moor Street Rail Station and the Bull Ring Shopping Centre.

The Karczma

Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PH

Contact +44 1214480017
Reservations 0121 659 9688

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Customer reviews for The Karczma

4.6 (((() (based on 142 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (119)
  • romantic (58)
  • large parties (54)
  • lunch (53)
  • private dining (48)
  • value (45)
  • child friendly (35)
  • entertainment (22)
  • trendy (19)
  • business (16)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • luxury (9)
  • breakfast (6)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Arleta Lipinska from Ellesmere

    Amazing place. Food excellent.

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Richard Cottle from Birmingham

    Excellent food and fabulous service. The staff were very welcoming and made us feel at home and relaxed even with a young infant. Our super waiter patiently explained the dishes on the menu and enabled everyone to choose courses that we were all very satisfied with. A great and memorable night out would recommend to anyone

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Linda Cullen from Birmingham

    excellent again . friendly warm atmosphere, helpful staff. delicious hearty food

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Sarah Pett from Birmingham

    Always excellent: great food, great service, great atmosphere.

  • (((** 29 December 2016 by Richard from Birmingham

    Starters were great, dumplings were only ok

  • (**** 28 December 2016 by Joanna Kalinowska from Birmingham

    The worst Christmas Eve experience ever. Food was terrible and tasteless, service even worse , have not been asked if I would like anything to drink at all !
    And price for all that was astronomical. Never ever again

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Sarah Unitt from Birmingham

    We had the melt in the mouth beef stew. It was just heavenly. So ridiculously tasty. The potato pancake was delicious. It's the second time I've been and I will return many more.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Scott James from Birmingham

    Great food, friendly staff and something a bit different than the normal boring run of the mill chain pubs and restaurants :)

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Marianna Mancini from Birmingham

    Lovely food... we had a very good zurek soup in Katowize last month but zurek in Karczma was better!!

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Anna Grumm from Birmingham

    Had a great birthday dinner there. Good atmosphere; loved the cottage style of the interior of the restaurant. Food was delicious, pork knuckles was the winner!

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