The Karczma

(368 Reviews)
Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, W 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.

Customer reviews for The Karczma
(based on 368 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (28)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (20)
  • business (39)
  • child friendly (89)
  • dinner (306)
  • entertainment (46)
  • large parties (123)
  • lunch (152)
  • luxury (25)
  • private dining (119)
  • romantic (160)
  • trendy (46)
  • value (113)
  • views (10)
  • By Roisin M from Birmingham
    10 January 2020

    Amazing decor, warm atmosphere, service friendly (although a little slower than expected for first drinks order and the fact the food was pre-ordered, but we didn't mind as we were chatting away). Food is beautifully presented, and tastes amazing. Large portions, so don't underestimate. Beef is succulent and falls apart in your mouth.

  • By San S from Birmingham
    27 December 2019

    Amazing food and atmosphere

  • By Bal B from Birmingham
    26 December 2019

    The food was delicious and so filling. The staff were lovely. Would highly recommend the restaurant.

  • By Marc H from Coventry
    22 December 2019

    Great food and service.

  • By Jason B B from Manchester
    20 December 2019

    The food and service were amazing but the courses did take a long time to come after ordering, this is only a little thing as we were in no rush the food was fresh and tasty and worth waiting for.

  • By Beatriz E from Gloucester
    17 December 2019

    Amazing polish food

  • By Roger E from Wolverhampton
    15 December 2019

    Greeted by friendly staff. Food freshly prepared and up to expected standards. Whole experience very satisfactory

  • By Adam L from Birmingham
    14 December 2019

    Very homely relaxed atmosphere, beer and food were spot on!

  • By Simon F from Acton trussell
    13 December 2019

    Service was excellent and you feel like your somewhere other than brum. Large hearty portions with plenty of taste.

  • By Anwen T from Birmingham
    16 November 2019

    Amazing menu and the food did not disappoint, extremely tasty and very large portions too! Lovely, welcoming and professional staff. Really homely and unique restaurant. We will definitely return.

Restaurant Location Map
The Karczma
Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, W Midlands, B5 5PH