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Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “opulent, high-ceilinged dining room” within a Polish émigré club in South Kensington (“a stone’s throw from the Royal Albert Hall”) provides a “truly elegant” backdrop for a meal. “Inviting and cosmopolitan in atmosphere”, it is “unusually, equally good in summer and winter” thanks to its “delightful” covered rear outside terrace, which provides “a memorable location on a warm day”. “Delicious” Polish fodder comes in “hearty” portions and “without any grand prices despite the grand setting”; there’s a wide range of affordable central and eastern European wines; and “the cocktails and vodkas are well worth a shout out”.

Summary

£60
  £££
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 magnificent interior of the entrance hall and dining room” of this characterful Polish émigré club in South Kensington (near the museums and Royal Albert Hall) creates a “lovely and airy” ambience boosted by its “warm and friendly” staff. And in recent years it has also added “a fabulous all-weather terrace” with “a marquee in the attractive garden” at the rear, where the atmosphere can be “incredible”. The solid Polish fare is “good if not fantastic” but keenly priced and accompanied by a wide drinks list, including “fab homemade flavoured vodkas”. Top Tip – support Ukraine by buying a ‘Zelenskyy’ – “a special (delicious) cocktail in the national colours”.

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.

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55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PG

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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.
Alistair S
lovely room, handsome staff, decent wine li...
Reviewed 14 days ago

"lovely room, handsome staff, decent wine list, excellent vodka and cocktail options. Sea Bream in sorrel sauce was exceptional, pierogi very generous and tasty. A favourite stylish civilised option."

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Andy B
An interesting choice of dishes on a lively...
Reviewed 2 months, 14 days ago

"An interesting choice of dishes on a lively Thursday lunchtime."

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Richard F
lovely Polish restaurant with great service...
Reviewed 4 months, 18 days ago

"lovely Polish restaurant with great service "

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Phuong P
A useful option before going to a Prom, for...
Reviewed 8 months, 16 days ago

"A useful option before going to a Prom, for competently done Eastern European food. The rear terrace overlooking the garden square is a pleasure on a summer evening."

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Peter C
Again this year Ognisko has opened their re...
Reviewed 9 months, 3 days ago

"Again this year Ognisko has opened their rear terrace which provides a very pleasant place to eat on a summer evening. The pre-proms menu is interesting and served with speed to ensure that you can get to the hall on time. With little alternatives nearby this is my go-to restaurant when attending an event in the Albert Hall."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £38.00
Lunch £23.00 £27.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.00 £23.80 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.70
Extras  
Service 12.50%
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PG
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:45 pm

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