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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”.
Advocates of this South Ken survivor (est 1947) say it “deserves better ratings” for its “semi-Polish” fodder (more contemporary nowadays than in times past); it’s sometimes accused, though, of “tired” results.
There’s a “distinct Polish character” to this “shabby-chic” fixture (est 1947), by South Kensington tube, where the cooking mixes the “very traditional” (dumplings and so on) with more modern fare.
Daquise Restaurant Diner Reviews
"this venerable institution always delivers a good experience - stuffed eggs, herring, salmon venison, vodka all terrific."
"A party of six of us entered without a reservation at around 5.15pm. We were quickly accommodated on a nice round table and given excellent service throughout. The choice of food was extensive and was of a very good quality and enjoyed by all. A nice touch was that the chef came from the kitchen and assisted with service. The bill when it came was less than £150. A bargain. We noted that the premises were undergoing re-decoration. Generally a very homely atmosphere. Well worth the visit."
"It's like meeting again a friend from the distant past and discovering that there is still something special in it. Excellent stuffed eggs and delicious stuffed cabbage most enjoyable with potato vodka, and without having to travel to Poland!"
20 Thurloe St, London, SW7 2LT
all day noon - 11 pm
Last orders: 11 pm