Restauracja U Jarka

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Restauracja U Jarka
Sikorski Polish Club, 5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7SD
  • Telephone 07756 970306
  • Opening times Mon & Wed 7–9pm; Thu & Fri 6–9pm; Sat & Sun noon–9pm; closed Tue.
  • Bar open Sun/Mon & Wed/Thu 6–11pm; Fri/Sat 12.30pm–midnight. Closed Tue.
  • Food served Mon & Wed 7–9pm; Thu/Fri 6–9pm; Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–7pm. Closed Tue.
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Restauracja U Jarka

Terrific Polish restaurant next to Kelvingrove Park, where traditional food is prepared with love and served with warmth and humour.

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One of the city’s better kept secrets, the fascinating history of the Sikorksi Polish Club is found on the walls and in the delightful time-forgotten interior. Like stumbling upon your family cottage having wandered through a secluded Silesian forest glade. Okay, Kelvingrove Park will do. Never had a Polish granny? You’ll love it. Have a Polish granny? They’ll love you. Newcomers blend indistinguishably into groups of in-the-know students and Poles old and new getting a taste of home. Rustic it may be, but rewarding it definitely is. Barnstorming beef stew on crispy potato pancakes with a sizeable croquette on the side. Pierogi, the national dish, feature prominently and whether cream cheese or cabbage and mushroom they are soft, addictive depth-charge dumplings. Richly flavoured translucent claret borsch that costs less than a bus to Baillieston? You’ll be asking if you’ve had too much hazelnut vodka. You haven’t. Yet. It’s Chopin’s left hand and Lewandowski’s right foot. It’s eating like a king and paying like a pauper. Just pray they don’t change the décor, ever.

The List's rating






Tiff Griffin visited Restauracja U Jarka on 21 February 2019
  • High point: Spoonful of soup and a slice of history
  • Low point: Not having two stomachs
  • Notable dish: Borsch
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Euro pop
  • Live entertainment: Occasional live violin & accordion music
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £9 per bottle

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