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Inverness, UK - any polish restaurant in the area?


monika27  
18 Oct 2007 /  #1
Does anyone know if there is a polish restaurant in Inverness
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
18 Oct 2007 /  #2
Two years ago there was a place called Ziozel in Inverness which had Polish dished with a Scottish twist (game in the Bigos for example). It was good but I'm not sure whether it is there or whether there are any other places now. Ziozel was more of a cafe rather than formal restaurant
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
18 Oct 2007 /  #3
Hi Monika - Ziozel is no longer there. There are three Polish delis but no restaurant. There is a Polish supplement in the local paper ( sometimes) and there is a PL/Inverness website ( which aint that great ).

Why dont you register here and join in the fun ?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
18 Oct 2007 /  #4
Ziozel is no longer there.

As usual I'm out of date. Why did it close szkotja?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
18 Oct 2007 /  #5
The story I was told was. . . . . the lady that had the shop, it sold Baltic crafts as well, started the cafe as a sideline but ended up doing OK out of it. A few years ago she was one of the few Polish people in town, so if any new Polish folk needed help they would go to her. Being the kind lady she was, this took up a lot of her time and so the cafe suffered a bit, then the shop changed hands.

A good story but the owner probably just decided to move on.
I remember she did a mixed plate of Golbki, Pierogi and Bigos- a great introduction to Polish food.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
18 Oct 2007 /  #6
A few years ago she was one of the few Polish people in town, so if any new Polish folk needed help they would go to her.

I remember a lot of Polish folks just sitting around having a natter when I was there. The food was good. Shame but things move on.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
18 Oct 2007 /  #7
A Polish restaurant would go down well, I'ness was the fastest growing town in EU for a few years and there is a lot of disposable income around, not to mention a few thousand Polish people.

I think at least one of the Delis will close down, due to lack of quality, its selling the usual stuff in jars that you can get in Tescos.

Its cheaper to start up a deli than staff a restaurant.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
18 Oct 2007 /  #8
I'd heard that there were over 3000 Polish people in Inverness so the basis of a clientel would be there provided the pricing was OK. And if you can get the locals interested.... I sense a plan coming together here.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
18 Oct 2007 /  #9
I sense a plan coming together here

I'm in !

( But I'm heading out now - in the real world )
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
18 Oct 2007 /  #10
I'm in !

I'll do some thinking and phoning
fusar 3 | 4  
29 Nov 2007 /  #11
Good luck!

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