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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.”

Summary

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

The “very beautiful time-warp setting” of an impressive old émigrés club, complete with “clubby” bar and “high-ceilinged dining room”, helps create a “very relaxing” experience at Jan Woroniecki’s South Kensington gem (whose “terrace at the rear is a hidden secret for outdoor summer dining”). The “Polish comfort food” is “lighter than you expect”, and there’s “a huge range of vodkas”.

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Reviews of Ognisko Restaurant Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ognisko Restaurant restaurant.
Ian R
Authentic East/Central European dishes, esp...
Reviewed 3 months, 1 day ago

"Authentic East/Central European dishes, especially Polish. Outdoor terrace overlooking Princes Gardens - glorious in good weather. Friendly service if rather slow. "

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Ian C
Our first meal out since the beginning of M...
Reviewed 4 months, 18 days ago

"Our first meal out since the beginning of March 2020. It was worth waiting for!"

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Wendy F
Visited twice when outside meetings only we...
Reviewed 6 months, 8 days ago

"Visited twice when outside meetings only were allowed - they have an excellent terrace, covered and heated which was important when Spring was so chilly"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.50 £22.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.30 £19.80 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
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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