Yummy! Best pals looking to become cream of the crop as their restaurant is nominated for UK city’s Restaurant of the Year
A Polish eatery has been shortlisted for the Restaurant of the Year award in England’s West Midlands area.
The Agie & Katie Restaurant, which is named after its owners, is the only traditional Polish eatery in the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent, in central England.
The restaurant is owned by two women, Katarzyna Sitko (Katie), who moved to the city from Choszczno in north-western Poland 12 years ago, and Agnieszka Biernat (Agie), who moved to Britain from Wrocław.
Both in their thirties, the duo started working together in 2015, initially cooking Polish food and baking for special occasions.
At first, they delivered via a Facebook page, before saving enough money to open their own bricks-and-mortar restaurant in 2017.
The menu features Polish specialities such as herring, pierogi and gołąbki cabbage rolls, along with home-made desserts and cakes.
At the start, most of the restaurant’s customers were Polish or from other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but since then more and more British people have been eating there.
It now has a dedicated following, with reviews on social media praising the food, service and friendly staff.
It was customers who nominated the venue for the Restaurant of the Year award.
“Since we moved to Burslem in June last year, customers here have welcomed us with open arms and to know that it was them who nominated us makes it mean even more,” said Katie, quoted by local media.
The winner of the award will be announced on 9 September.