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Is Platzki the best Polish restaurant in Greater Manchester?

Manchester's best Polish restaurant, Platzki, offers traditional dishes with a twist.

It’s impossible to walk through Deansgate and not be drawn in by the mouthwatering aromas wafting from the Polish restaurant, Platzki.

I would buy it in bulk if they bottled up the scent and sold it. The family-run restaurant is nestled in the heart of The Great Northern Warehouse and serves up a unique twist on traditional Polish cuisine, featuring a delectable array of dishes crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

As I entered the cosy eatery, I couldn’t help but notice the lively ambience, despite it being a Sunday evening.

With both indoor and outdoor seating, we opt for the leafy greenhouse which provided a lovely atmosphere for a meal that did not disappoint.

If you’re a fan of Polish cuisine or simply looking to try something new and exciting, give Platzki and their brand-new summer menu a try.

Platzki’s Brand New Aperitifs and Pre-Starters

At Platzki, you can kick off your meal with a delightful selection of aperitifs. Indulge in the enticing flavours of the Golden Polish Vodka Tonic infused with the zesty essence of bergamot and orange, creating a harmonious blend of refreshing notes.

For those seeking a non-alcoholic option, the Non-Alcoholic Herbal Gin Aperitif offers a natural alternative, crafted with the finest botanicals, and tonic water, and garnished with a medley of fresh herbs.

Both options are available at £6.00 each, ensuring a perfect start to your dining experience.

Prestarters are £6.00 each and include Smalec, sourdough bread and lard adorned with crackling and accompanied by pickles.

For a herb-infused treat, try the Chleb which features sourdough bread drizzled with homemade herby olive oil. Our highlight of the selection is the Focaccia, a mouthwatering rosemary garlic bread coated with fragrant herby olive oil and served with pickles.

Platzki Summer Starters

Guests are treated to a tantalising array of Polish starters on Platzki’s summer menu.

Among the offerings, we enjoyed Pierogies, five generously filled Polish dumplings stuffed with tender pork and earthy mushrooms, creating a hearty and filling option.

The size of the dumplings is substantial, and at £8.00 are certainly not to be missed.

Equally delightful is the Kielbasa (£9.00), a fried Polish smoked sausage served with sautéed onions and tangy, homemade plum ketchup.

The presentation of this dish is captivating, embellished with edible flowers, offering a contemporary twist to the traditional recipe.

Elsewhere, Ogorek (£10.00) is a refreshing and invigorating dish consisting of cucumber, smoked salmon, and juicy orange segments, all drizzled with a honey mustard dressing and garnished with fresh dill. Meanwhile, Pomidory (£7.00) brings together British and Polish cuisines, featuring succulent Isle of Wight tomatoes enhanced by a luscious parsley pesto, zesty capers, and crunchy croutons.

Polish Main Courses With A Twist at Platzki

At Platzki, the main courses offer a delectable array of dishes to satisfy every palate.

We opt for Jelen (£24): A hearty, slow-cooked venison stew accompanied by tender carrots, shallots, and crispy platzki potato pancakes.

This is comfort food with a touch of elegance – succulent venison and a rich stew bustling with flavours.

Vegetarians will love the Kopytka Szpinak (£20), a unique blend of fried potato dumplings infused with a hint of spinach, accompanied by asparagus and smoked cottage cheese, topped with roasted sunflower seeds and a dollop of hollandaise sauce for a truly indulgent experience.

Other highlights include Dorsz (£22), a succulent butter-fried cod loin paired with baked salad potatoes, complemented by a combination of gherkins, olives, and capers, resulting in a burst of Mediterranean-inspired flavours.

The Karowka (£21), Platzki’s signature roast pork, is skilfully prepared and served alongside roasted vegetables, covered in a rich and savoury gravy, that will leave you craving for more.

For a lighter option, enjoy the Kaczka Salad (£18), a delightful combination of smoked duck breast, baby gem lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries, drizzled with a fig and balsamic dressing, creating a refreshing and vibrant salad.

We also try Schabowy (£21), a traditional meal with elevated flavours.

The crispy fried pork schnitzels are paired with a luscious béchamel sauce, enhanced further with the addition of carrots and peas for a satisfying and comforting meal.

We would highly recommend adding a side of their famous soft and crispy platzki potato pancakes (£5) to complete the meal.

Other sides include roast baby potatoes, a fresh cucumber, dill, and creme fraiche salad, and a beetroot salad with apple – all priced at £3.

Platzki’s New Summer Dessert Offerings

At Platzki, the dessert menu offers an exciting range of vodka shots and mouthwatering cakes, ensuring a perfect ending to your evening. The cakes include a rich chocolate cheesecake, creamy rhubarb cake, and an ever-changing cake of the day (£6 each).

We couldn’t resist exploring their extensive selection of vodka shots, from the rich and nutty Hazelnut to the perfect balance of sweet and salty in the Salted Caramel, each shot is a unique experience.

The Cherry Chocolate shot is a decadent treat, and the refreshing Lemon-Mint shot adds a fruity twist.

With four shots for £10, it’s a great way to end an evening with friends.

Find Platzki in the Great Northern Warehouse, 229 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

For more information on Platzki and to book a table click here.

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