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 Pat D from Lichfield
    16 November 2019

    Lovely food but disappointed with the service you need more than one person to take orders etc and had to go to keep going to the bar for menus etc.

  • By Julie G from Swindon
    16 November 2019

    Food amazing and service exceptional. Be warned the portions are large!!

  • By Ian J from London
    1 November 2019

    Loved the decor, a thoroughly enjoyable and authentic polish meal, nice staff and best of all we did not feel rushed.

  • By Julie G from Birmingham
    26 October 2019

    Big hearty tasty dishes with friendly and efficient service. Will definitely go back

  • By Sandra W from Tewkesbury Gloucester
    19 October 2019

    What a fantastic experience. The decor and ambiance is so welcoming and warm. I came for lunch with my twin sister to celebrate our belated birthday. Our father was polish and it was such a delight to be transported back in time to our childhood memories of polish cuisine, a real nostalgic trip that we will treasure forever. We both had soup to start, the first mouthful of the beetroot soup was such a joy, just how i remembered it and the mushroom croquets were fabulous. My sister had the sour cabbage soup, almost a meal in itself! We were both wondering if we had room for our main dish! I had the sharing platter for 2 as my main course, a fabulous array of polish cheese, meats and pate accompanied with bread and pickles, far too much for 1 person , however, this was neatly parcelled up for me to take home. My sister had the beef roulade with silesian dumplings and red cabbage, the beef was tender bursting with flavour. The staff were attentive and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely be back with more family members and friends to share such a fabulous experience with them. Thank you for making our birthday treat so special. Kind regards Sandra and Sally

  • By Katarzyna K from Dudley
    13 October 2019

    All good

  • By Agnieszka S from Birmingham
    13 October 2019

    Lovely, tasty dishes, friendly staff, we will come again.

  • By Yanru L from Coventry
    12 October 2019

    Good environment, best service, delicious food

  • By Matthew P from Birmingham
    12 October 2019

    A lovely immersion into Polish cuisine, in a setting just the right side of kitsch. Authentic dishes and faultless service was what we received, alongside s decentvif not comprehensive selection of vodkas.

  • By Gerry C from Birmingham
    5 October 2019

    Lovely, charming place. Good food and drinks.

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