Harden's survey result
“Faded old-world charm and traditional hearty food” (“stuffed cabbage most enjoyable with potato vodka”) are the hallmarks of this “historic Polish gem” (est 1947) near South Ken tube, where legendary restaurant critics Jonathan Meades and the late AA Gill used to meet regularly for lunch. Even if dishes can be “stodgy” they are “wonderfully authentic” and in “robust portions”, and act as a portal to “the distant past”.
This “old-fashioned”, “homely” institution has been knocking out “huge portions of solid Polish food” washed down with “potato vodka” in “ancient surroundings” near South Ken station for 70-odd years. “Like meeting a friend from the distant past and discovering there’s still something special” – “I’m just glad it’s still there!”
This 70-year-old South Ken institution “is a time-warp, but in a good way”. Old fans as well as one-off visitors love coming here for the “charming service and good, solid Polish fare”. “Excellent stuffed eggs and delicious stuffed cabbage with potato vodka – all without having to travel to Poland”.
This Polish veteran by South Ken tube station clocks up its 70th anniversary next year, and its overall appeal somehow exceeds the sum of its parts: “it’s like meeting a friend from the distant past and discovering there’s still something special”.
Daquise Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Borscht, stuffed cabbage and the dumplings are what you want to go for washed down by Polish beer. Old school, genteel atmosphere still works although you do wonder when they will give it a lick of paint. Still clean and a real find in tourist bit of S.Ken."
"Knowingly tried to palm us off with the wrong wine. Not a good start. Starters OK but both main courses were far from being as described on the menu. Very poor show."
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
20 Thurloe St, London, SW7 2LT
|Monday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑11 pm|