Here’s a cuisine you just don’t hear that much about around Manchester – Polish food.
When myself and my friends are deciding where to eat on a Thursday night in the city, we’ll trawl the recommendations for Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai, American… but Polish never comes up for some reason.
I thought that perhaps it’s because there aren’t any Polish restaurants and bars around, but after spying this little gem on Instagram this morning, I realised there is actually a highly raved about Polish eatery, just on Deansgate!
Platzki is actually in the Great Northern, and when I did some further research, I came across two other Polish restaurants with great reviews. Here they are…
Platzki is a concept created by two food fanatics whose focus is to change traditional polish food into modern delicious dishes. Following their pop up at The Kitchens in Spinningfields, Lukasz Mazurek and Przemek Marcinkowski have quietly founded themselves a restaurant to prove there’s more to Polish cuisine than dill, beets and kielbasa.
Platzki brings an adventurous twist to the country’s traditional dishes and flavours. Using only the freshest, ethically-sourced ingredients, the menu offers up hearty and delicious dishes like stews, dumplings and gnocchi, with plenty of smoked cheese and pickles.
255 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
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Based in Streford, this place has a ski-shack meets restaurant interior vibe, with wooden cladding and dark wooden tables and chairs. There are flowers decorating the tables, and a very rustic wooden feel across the place.
The menus are written in English and Polish, but again the staff here only speak their native tongue. You’ll notice the Facebook page is all in Polish too, all very authentic.
It’s £7.00 for most of the plates, in which the cabbage and dumplings get raved about the most. If you want a plate of real authentic Polish dumplings with all the sides, this is the traditional place to head.
59 Ayres Road, Manchester.
Find out more here.
3. Aida Polish Delicatessen
For those who want to rustle up their own Polish grub, this Delicatessen has everything you need to get the raw ingredients.
It’s based on Bury new road, and from the outside, it doesn’t look up to much. But inside has all the fruit, veg, meats and traditional Polish foods you need to create a traditional dish.
43A Bury New Rd Prestwich Manchester M8 8
Have you discovered a Polish gem in Manchester? Let us know in the comments so we can share…