The Karczma

(397 Reviews)
Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5PH
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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.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Karczma
(based on 397 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (32)
  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (41)
  • child friendly (95)
  • dinner (332)
  • entertainment (51)
  • large parties (131)
  • lunch (169)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (128)
  • romantic (175)
  • trendy (52)
  • value (124)
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  • By Kamil K from Birmingham
    4 November 2020

    Great place..amazing food.

  • By Tony T from Birmingham
    27 October 2020

    It was a beautiful experience. Lovely food and well decorated ambience. Loved it

  • By Paula P from Shrewsbury
    24 October 2020

    Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff: we’ll be back :-)

  • By Julia J from Walsall
    24 October 2020

    To start I had the sheeps cheese wrapped in bacon, a comforting and delicious experience. My husband had the pea soup and of course I pinched a spoonful. Wow this was like a hug in a bowl, hearty, wholesome and packed with mouth watering flavour. Smoky hints from the sausage insert and wonderfully thick. A meal in itself. We both had beef stew stuffed pancake accompanied by a wonderful pickled salad. The combination of the two was just impeccable. The beef was just divine, moist and melt in the mouth. My only issue was the uncomfortable seating. Need to take a look at that guys ??

  • By Ada A from Birmingham
    20 October 2020

    The food was great!

  • By Shivan I from Birmingham
    17 October 2020

    Very nice and big portions

  • By Adam E from Redditch
    16 October 2020

    The food was amazing lovely service and a wonderful atmosphere will definitely be back again

  • By Susanna K from Birmingham
    15 October 2020

    Fantastic meal yet again. This restaurant serves consistently excellent food. The portions are generous. The stew pancake and the "peasants pork" are personal favourites. The staff are very friendly. The ambience of the restaurant is traditional Polish with lots of dark wood. It is lovely.

  • By Linda C from Birmingham
    11 October 2020

    Excellent as always Good food and atmosphere and safe COVID measures

  • By Jerzy L from Birmingham
    11 October 2020

    As usual, very good, Food good and ample, Lots of Covid precautions in place.

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The Karczma
Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5PH