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Polish Restaurant - Polski Kuchnia in the Greater Manchester area


noimmigration  
30 Dec 2007 /  #31
That's probably true. But then again, it's true of any new business and lots of new businesses fail in Year 1 or 2 of starting up.

its true of any new business yes, but there is a significant discrepancy between the failure of new restaurants and other lower risk new business.

I know it will do well if they position it in the 'best' place possible :) And that's my view........

thank god you do not work as an an investment analyst, because you 'know' it will do well, then obviously it must.
Lady in red  
30 Dec 2007 /  #32
an investment analyst

What sort of 'investment analyst' are you referring to ?

You mean one who works in a Bank ? An independent Financial Adviser or what ?
noimmigration  
30 Dec 2007 /  #33
small business analyst
telefonitika  
30 Dec 2007 /  #34
Is that the oen on Abbeydale Road?

Thats the one called Polonium :)

Gosh, Telefonitika, I didn't realise that people may travel up to 45 minutes to get to a restaurant!

Yeah .. we dont have a polish restaurant in Doncaster yet

jan78

Must have been just you then as i eat there without any complaints ....
Lady in red  
30 Dec 2007 /  #35
small business analyst

Oh I see <s>

I have some experience too......lets leave it at that. Trust me I do happen to know a bit about it <g>
hollanda572 - | 1  
3 Jan 2008 /  #36
hello

I am not polish but would love to visit a polish restuarant in manchester.
Wroclaw Boy  
3 Jan 2008 /  #37
Noimmigration is quite correct in terms of the risks associated with opeing any restaurant/take away business. The overheads are huge in relation to the return and its just about one of the most competitive markets out there, add that to staffing issues and the risks are just not worth it in my opinion.

Polish food works well in Poland as the local produce is second to none and super cheap, where will any UK based Polish restaurant be able to source the fresh produce required to make the meals come from without pushing the GP deeper into the red.

Best of luck though.

Weve alwasy got Gordon Ramsay to save the day, go'on Gordon.
Kristof  
9 Jan 2008 /  #38
Just to be frank wih you Fusar, polish people don't tend to eat in resteurants, especially the polish migrating to work in the UK. A polish resteurant targeting the British is a different story, that's what i'm thinking of setting up in Cardiff. As I'm polish myself i can tell u don't cout on polish workers visiting resteurants. We're more keen on shopping for tha polish basics in polish shops where prices are still reasonably low.

Best regards and good luck

Kristof
NickEarle  
11 Jan 2008 /  #39
I live in Altrincham and ate at Cafe Lech once with friends. It was a good experience, but I have to say that (as a Brit) I did not find the food that exciting, I don't know if this is just Cafe Lech. But I have visited Poland and I think that what they served was fairly similar to what I got in Poland. Perhaps this needs to be considered if you want to keep non-Poles visiting your restaurant.

I am sorry to see that Cafe Lech has shut, I can easily believe that rent/rates will have been a problem in Altrincham. However - I think the name was a bad choice too - I have nothing against Lech Walensa, but a "Lech" in English is a name given to certain people who are sexually perverse - Lecherous. So it was not a good name to attract locals!

We are always willing to try new restaurants, but there are a lot in Altrincham, so you need to work hard to keep people coming after the initial newness has worn off.

Good Luck

Nick
puddddddin  
12 Jan 2008 /  #40
I'm from Manchester and went to Cafe Lech a couple of times - I have also been to the Polish Church in Rusholme for food and the Polish Circle Social Club in Cheetham Hill - one thing is that i'm not Polish! (My BF is though!)

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. (we only went to cafe lech twice because we couldn't afford to go more often - otherwise we would have been there at least once a week - i think this was its downfall to be honest, along with lackof advertising.)
mrsz2b - | 2  
9 Sep 2009 /  #41
[b]noimmigration[/b
I am English and I absolutely love Polish food.You can often hear me bugging my Polish fiance to cook some for me ,especially zurek and perogi.For me Polish food is the most tastiest and best food I have ever had (thats why I love Polish weddings) My fiances mom is an amazing cook and whenever we go she is constantly feeding me the whole time. I love everything about Poland and the people are the most hospitable people I have ever met. Cant wait till next time :)
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
9 Sep 2009 /  #42
For me Polish food is the most tastiest and best food I have ever had

How can you compare Polish average cuisine with Italian, French, Greek, or even Chinese cuisine?
Piorun - | 658  
9 Sep 2009 /  #43
Simple he tried it, have you?
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
9 Sep 2009 /  #44
Yes, average at best. It would be in the Vauxhall Conference of cuisines. Italian, French cuisines etc would be in the Premiership.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
10 Sep 2009 /  #45
Polish is as bad as british when it comes to food, like revoke said italian and french reigns supreme but i do quite like spanish food.
OsiedleRuda  
10 Sep 2009 /  #46
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.
frd 7 | 1,401  
10 Sep 2009 /  #47
Polish cuisine ain't an international cuisine.. it lacks advertising and passion ; )
pol123 1 | 1  
6 Dec 2009 /  #48
There is a distinguish polish restaurant has opened in bury old road Manchester. Their prices is very affordable and has very warm ambiance. They do traditional polish home cooking. I have been there 3-4 times during last two weeks. I can recommend to any poles to see it. It is really warm and the food is delicious feel free to invite any non polish friends with you and you will not be dissappointed. I went there with 2 of good friends of mine who are British and now asking me again when we can go there soonest!!

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