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The Karczma

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

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  • The Karczma - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
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  •  - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
  • The Karczma - Birmingham
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00.

Amazing food
Extremely friendly staff
Fantastic service
Pork knuckle was incredible
Good beers on offer
Massive portions
Great interior decor
Brilliant atmosphere

Scott 14 May 2019
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

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4.7 (((() (based on 327 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (274)
  • romantic (143)
  • lunch (133)
  • large parties (114)
  • private dining (106)
  • value (105)
  • child friendly (83)
  • entertainment (42)
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  • afternoon tea (26)
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  • breakfast (15)
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  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((( 11 June 2019 by David from Birmingham

    Wonderful staff with spectacular food. Service was prompt and attended to our every needs when required. Portions were quite large - you won’t go hungry! Price was good. The interior decor is lovely and made us feel very welcome and cosy!

  • ((((( 11 June 2019 by Jemma from Bristol

    Food was amazing, the pierogis were massive and so tasty, the portion sizes were extremely generous and the beef main courses were absolutely delicious.

  • ((*** 28 May 2019 by Jane from Birmingham

    I was given a groupon for breakfast at the Karczma so maybe this was why we didn't get the best experience. Shown to our seats and only words uttered to us was "tea and coffee are not included and what toast do you want" after that tea and breakfast was given without a word and we didn't see a single soul afterwards. No choice on if we wanted a vegetarian option or something left off either. The restaurant itself is lovely and quirky, the benches you sit on can be rather uncomfortable but there are a few cushions and the furs all over the place add to the quirkiness. On inspection of the menu for an evening meal it looks rather expensive but where else can you sit on a wooden bench with fairy lights and furs? Groupon customers please be aware - they do not seem to like you!

  • ((((( 14 May 2019 by Scott from Birmingham

    Amazing food
    Extremely friendly staff
    Fantastic service
    Pork knuckle was incredible
    Good beers on offer
    Massive portions
    Great interior decor
    Brilliant atmosphere

  • ((((( 29 April 2019 by Ewelina from Woking

    During my short stay In Birmingham I’ve visited twice. Amazing decor, true to Polish culture, has this stunning Polish mountain vibe.
    Food was amazing (especially Piersi Maryny)
    Fabulous beer and amazing cherry vodka shots ??
    Staff very friendly I cant recommend enough! It does look a bit rough on the outside but that doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
    Wish I lived closer

  • ((((( 18 April 2019 by Simon from Birmingham

    I went woth my partner to try for the first time this Polish restaurant as I am polish and wasn.t disapointed at all. I wanted to try the Zurek w Chlebku, my partnet had taken this dish with Sheep's cheese and it was delicious for starters. The main course was more than enough for both of us.
    Definitely will be back there soon.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Agnieszka from RUGBY

    very good Polish traditional food

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Jeanne from Birmingham

    I have spent a wonderfull time in this restaurant.
    The warming and welcoming atmosphere make you fell at home, the decoration is amazing and the food was delicious!
    The meat was perfectly cooked and the proportion are enormous! I strongly recommend the polish cheesecake which is excellent!
    The staff was very friendly and carefully.

  • ((((( 23 February 2019 by P from Birmingham

    Lovely hospitality

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Sarah from Birmingham

    Have eaten here many times, in the day and evening, brought various extended family and friends, some of whom have been to Poland, most have not. All have been very happy. This time just a late lunch with close family. As always fantastic food and friendly service! Everything is always so fresh and authentic tasting, with generous portions. My kids particularly love the soup served in bread and the pierogi. The Polish apple cake is amazing too. And the draft Zywiec is, for me, the best beer in Brum.

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