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Breaking news

The restaurant closed in May and a message on its website reads:

Sorry we're closed. A number of factors influenced these decisions. Starting with Brexit, construction of the HS2 station with limited access, the Covid-19 pandemic, inflation, raising electricity and gas prices, higher employee maintenance costs, and rising product prices, we are no longer able to maintain the restaurant.  The Karzma, 2011/2023.

survey result

Summary

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lovers of kitsch should make a beeline to this well-established venue, not far from the Bull Ring, decorated like an old-fashioned Eastern European cottage – “highly recommended to anybody who would like to try Polish cuisine” or looking for a meal with “great character”.

Summary

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

10/10 for effort on the décor at this kitschy classic five minutes from the Bull Ring, but decorated like an old Pollish cottage. Too limited reports last year for a proper rating of the hearty east European scoff, but all feedback is positive.

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Owner's description

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 !!!

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £20.00 £5.60
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £1.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu
150, 40, 25
No dress code
80
Yes
Bordesley St, Birmingham, B5 5PH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday1 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday1 pm‑11 pm
Thursday1 pm‑11 pm
Friday1 pm‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑9 pm

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