Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Polish Restaurants in the North East of England

Here are names, addresses and opening hours of Polish restaurants / takeaways in the North East of England. Sadly I’ve only found two listings, so please feel free to email me with details of other Polish restaurants / takeaways in the region. This information has been requested by several people eager to try Polish food in the North East.

The Gospoda
Upper Level,
Princess Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Tel: 0191 261 0197

Opening Hours: 7 days a week, Mon - Thurs 12 noon - (last orders taken) 9.00pm, Fri - Sat 12 noon - (last orders taken) 10.00pm and Sun 12 noon - (last orders taken) 7.00pm


Serving a range of traditional Polish dishes including pancakes, soups, Polish sausages, bigos, goulash and sauerkraut salad. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, including teas, coffees and homemade cakes and pastries. Vegetarian options available.

Pierogi Place
34 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Tel: 0191 232 3332

Opening Hours: 7 days a week, Mon - Thurs 7.30am - 9.30pm, Fri 7.30am - 11.00pm, Sat 10.30am - 11.00am and Sun 11.30am - 7.00pm


Serving eat-in or take-out Polish inspired foods, such as bigos Hunter’s stew and pierogi dumplings with a choice of sweet and savoury fillings. Also serves Faitrade coffee. Vegetarian options available.

Please do support local business here in the North East of England. Here's a link to my blog about Polish shops in this region:

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Threat to the study of Slavonic languages in the UK

As a former student of Glasgow University Modern Languages Department I am saddened and concerned to hear about the department’s threatened closure.

The study of the Slavonic languages has a long history at Glasgow, which currently represents one of the only institutions in the north of the country where you can study Polish, Czech and Russian at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The proposed cut of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Glasgow goes directly against national educational policy. For me the proposed cut highlights a grave threat to the study and promotion of the Polish language in the British academy.

To read more about the threatened closure of the department please visit:

To read more about the counter campaign to maintain the department please visit:

Most importantly, to sign the i-petition against the closure of this department please visit: