People may visit a polish restaurant but a polish restaurant will not retain a customer base. The british will likely visit it once and not again, this will be down to a preferance of indian, italian, chinese, spanish tapas restaurants etc.
many british people will take out indian or chinese, I dont think ill ever hear a brit saying fancy a polish.
He has a point. I've been going to the same Pakistani restaurant for 25 years, and the same Chinese restaurant for 20. There is a Polish restaurant round here, but it's not great. The ex and I went there about 2-3 times, but I've no intention of going back.
Why? Well, the food is not really any better than the packs of pierogi
which I can buy in the Tesco a few minutes away. Some Polish meals are quick to prepare - it's easy to throw some kiełbasa
into the microwave, butter some bread, and open some pickles; all at half the price of a meal out in a canteen-like restaurant.
For Polish-born Poles, there isn't really a culture of "eating out", but of course it is changing, slowly. As many Poles have no intention of staying here, they probably won't immerse themselves in the eating-out culture we have here, to any great extent. Apart from our obviously superior wędliny/kiełbasy
, I don't see much in Polish cuisine which would attract British customers - and as a Pole who grew up in the UK, I can speak on behalf of both sides.
One thing that Gtr Manchester is lacking is a good inexpensive Polish restaurant - Cafe Lech was too expensive - it was about £10 each for Bigos and Pierogi!! The final bill for me and my BF was £40 and that was for 2 starters, 2 mains, a polish beer and a diet coke! We weren't impressed... if you're going to open a place i would advise that you make it more affordable so people would go there more often.
Omg. It would be cheaper for you to drive all the way to Bradford, there's a restaurant there which does most of its dishes for around £4.00! Huge Polish shop across the road, too.