survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stylish, high-ceilinged and opulent” – the marvellous period dining room of the Polish Hearth Club (an émigré haunt in South Kensington) serves “well-cooked Polish specialities” alongside a selection of “extraordinary vodka”, all overseen by Jan Woroniecki. It’s just “a stone’s throw from the Royal Albert Hall” and the museums, “so perfect for a relaxing meal in sumptuous surroundings” during cultural outings, all at a very surprisingly reasonable price. The “peaceful terrace” is particularly recommended in this bit of town – and is now covered and heated in chilly weather.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a wonderful oasis of calm in the hustle of London’s museum area” – this “elegant dining room of a Polish emigrés’ club” (open to the general public) has a “wonderful 19th-century vibe” and is a “civilised and reliable” setting that’s both “cosy in winter” and with a particularly “beautiful terrace for summer”. Its “authentic traditional Polish fare” is “charmingly served” in “huge portions” with lashings of vodka and some interesting wines.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a wonderful oasis of calm in the hustle of London’s museum area” – this “elegant dining room of a Polish emigrés’ club” (open to the general public) has a “wonderful 19th-century vibe” and is a “civilised and reliable” setting that’s both “cosy in winter” and with a particularly “beautiful terrace for summer”. Its “authentic traditional Polish fare” is “charmingly served” in “huge portions” with lashings of vodka and some interesting wines.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “superb” setting of this “big and airy room” – plus “a lovely terrace at the back for those warm summer days” – sets up a “special” atmosphere at this former émigrés club, occupying a wonderfully “elegant”, if romantically faded, building in South Kensington. The “flavourful and varied Polish cuisine” is arguably “better than in Poland” and “you will not leave hungry”; but at least as great an attraction is the “impressive range of vodkas” and “a great long wine list including some lively, rarely seen eastern European vintages”. “Ideal for the Royal Albert Hall.”

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Ognisko Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ognisko Restaurant Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ognisko Restaurant restaurant.
Peter C
The outside terrace is a delightful place t...
Reviewed 1 months, 12 days ago

"The outside terrace is a delightful place to eat on a summer evening. The pre-Proms menu was interesting and some dishes varied almost nightly. Service could be a bit erratic but the food was all presented very well and was extremely tasty."

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Richard F
Excellent service and food. I loved the dec...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Excellent service and food. I loved the decor. I must have walked past it many times but never knew it was there"

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Richard F
Excellent, I have past it many times but di...
Reviewed 7 months, 17 days ago

"Excellent, I have past it many times but did not know existed will definitely go again"

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Tim Y
Atmospheric, distinctive, reliable, welcomi...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"Atmospheric, distinctive, reliable, welcoming, reasonable: I value this place very highly."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.00 £27.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.80 £19.00 £5.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £2.40
Extras  
Service 12.50%
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PG
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm

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