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The Karczma

Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef stew” (65 reviews)
“pierogi” (57 reviews)
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll be honest with you, I love eastern European food because much of it is dense and filling and very comforting, and that's why I wanted to eat here. I was not disappointed. The place itself is in an unassuming side street, sheltered from the...More

Thank Alexandra J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we only popped in for a drink, 3 beers and vodkas later we were the last ones to leave. Excellent staff, amazing drinks, wasn't a vodka drinker until last night. The decor is fantastic, felt so authentically Polish, you forget you're in Digbeth. Will...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start from what was good. Very friendly staff and the restaurant looks just incredible. Food was ok, nothing good, nothing bad, but a bit overpriced for what we get.

Thank Aga R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Found this restaurant by chance, what a fantastic place. I felt I was on holiday. The food was excellent, staff were very friendly and service was great. A must on a trip to Birmingham. We will be back.

1  Thank Anne D
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Nice atmosphere, unlike anything I've seen before. The dishes are so big we had to ask for takeaway boxes - so you're not getting ripped off with bull**** little 'gourmet' portions. Also great vodka, but don't overestimate yourself if you're not a drinker. Fantastic experience...More

Thank adrian_i_w94
Reviewed 11 May 2017

several of us popped in to try this the other day and we were not disappointed. really enjoyed the food, which were very generous portions and super tasty. Also loved the beer which had a good taste but not overpowering.

1  Thank Guppyuk
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you're hungry this is THE PLACE. This a great place to eat (especially on a cold, wet winter's evening) but even in the spring its friendly staff and decor, reminiscent of a wooden bunkhouse with sheepskin lined wooden benches and chairs, create a warm...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Went as part of a large group, loved the decor and atmosphere. The beers were great- served in traditional jugs, whilst soups and beef stew on pancake were highlights- along with the mead and polish vodka of course. Everyone left very full and very happy.

Thank sb1899
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Polish food is not for the faint-hearted, I get it, but why perpetuate the image of Eastern European food that is heavy, made of what seemed to be cheap ingredients and completely lacking in any healthy food awareness? I didn't expect finesse, just good quality...More

Thank glodnymat
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent polish cooking. A beetroot soup almost like a consomme, flavoured with apple. Zurek w Chlebku - rye soup, served in hollowed out bread - was delicious. Main courses similarly high standard. A very good meal, but seriously filling.

1  Thank Nathan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 0017
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The Karczma is a traditional Polish restaurant, bar and grill located in the heart of Birmingham, just 5min walk from both the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and Moor Street Rail Station.

Restaurant is decorated in the style of an old Polish country cottage seating 85 people across 2 rooms.

The menu is designed to reflect a homely, hearty and rustic food that's quintessentially Polish, and prepared using only the very best quality ingredients.

The menu contains numerous Polish classics including Pierogi (stuffed dumplings), Berszcz (Beetroot soup), Pickled Herring, Zurek (Pickled Rye Flour Soup) served from a hollowed out loaf of bread, as well as a whole host of grilled meats and fish.

We wish you a pleasant stay and Enjoy !!!
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