survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The antidote to noisy, sterile London eating”, this “wonderfully different” old-world Polish institution near South Ken tube “feels like it has been here forever, because it has”. Since 1947, to be precise, but it’s certainly a “lovely time-warp – you can imagine it’s still 1962”, in the Cold War era when Christine Keeler and Roman Polanski had assignations here. More recent regulars have included the late restaurant critic AA Gill, and they’re all drawn back by the “never-changing menu” of robust Polski classics.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£49
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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!”

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Daquise Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Daquise Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Daquise restaurant.
Tim Y
A level down from Ognisko in every way: wor...
Reviewed 2 months, 18 days ago

"A level down from Ognisko in every way: workmanlike Polish cooking with decent raw materials, cafe like atmosphere with friendly welcome. Not ambitious, but pleasant enough "

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Mitchell L
Food is good and authentic and deeply more-...
Reviewed 8 months, 11 days ago

"Food is good and authentic and deeply more-ish. Very classic Polish. But the lure is the ambiance - an elegant if mature crowd - and the light interior."

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julian g
A lovely, happy restaurant that is utterly ...
Reviewed 9 months, 3 days ago

"A lovely, happy restaurant that is utterly confident in what it does and sees no need to mess about with what works. Very good Polish cooking, in a light, big room, and handy for the Tube. They remember their regulars, the house white is dangerously drinkable, you always come out pleased you called by."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£7.00 £22.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
20 Thurloe St, London, SW7 2LT
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm

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