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The Karczma

Bordesley Street | Polish Millennium House, Birmingham B5 5PH, England
+44 121 448 0017
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef stew” (73 reviews)
“pierogi” (59 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (61 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great place to go
"Epic portions, honestly the largest I have ever had in the UK."
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2. Great Traditional Polish Resta
"We visited with our Polish friends and what a great night we had."
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3. Fantastic restaurant.
"Been in the Karczma already 3 times."
Natalia G
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1 - 10 of 696 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so nice and cosy. I loved the cottage feel to it. As for the food is was wonderful, I had soup for starters and it was so tasty, as for the mains I couldn't eat as much- servings were massive and I...More

Thank Layla V
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited Birmingham just for one night and were delighted that we went to this fabulous restaurant which is just like good restaurants are in Poland. The service was absolutely excellent and the food was so good. I had Golonka which was cooked perfectly and...More

Thank Blindfiddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us dined here. We arrived on a cold february evening so the warm soups were just what we needed. I had the soup that also served within a bread bun, which was really delicious. We all had wine, polish mead and coffees as...More

Thank RYCP71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Birmingham and staying at the Clayton (which is fine) this restaurant is, even in the current climate 5 mins away and a wonderful find. Food is superb. Fresh, and freshly made. Prompt, charming non intrusive but responsive service. Surroundings are interesting but not overbearing....More

Thank 108eaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food and great service ! Definitely recommend the potato cakes and beef roulade. Staff are attentive and alcohol is top notch.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for Sunday lunch today as a party of 14. I had never been before and was a little apprehensive. As soon as I walked in I was impressed with the decor and the ambience of the restaurant. Our waitress was attentive without being...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we had booked online and were on time, there was no one at the door to greet us on a wet Tuesday as we made our visit to The Karczma. After wandering around the nicely decorated restaurant, we were told to go to...More

Thank Jude_18a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here. The trout at the end was the highlight! It was cooked very well. Highly recommened!!

Thank Superhands_A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cosy and authentic Polish restaurant within easy walking distance of Birmingham city centre. Whilst in the basement of an office building, once inside you could be sitting in a cabin in a polish forest. The food is excellent and the wine reasonably...More

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Wow! what amazing service, staff, prices and menu. Food is absolutely beautiful, gobsmackingly good. Second time we have visited and both times we have been greeted warmly and cheerfully and have held conversations with staff members, can't understand why anyone would take issue with the...More

Thank LeighLeigh2018
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31 July 2017|
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The restaurant is open from 11 am to 11 pm ( monday closed )
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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