We were in London for the weekend, but were staying near Brick Lane. That makes Hammersmith a long way away, but we made the journey because we knew it's a haven for the post-war Poles which means that there's Polish cafes and restaurants there. (My wife is Polish).
We discovered Knaypa as we walked down the Kings Street. It has an upmarket feel, but is dark which maybe strange to anyone who isn't Polish or who hasn't been to Poland. Dark bars and dark restaurants are very common in Poland.
Unfortunately we passed on the starters as our experience with Polish food is, as the other reviewer pointed out, enormous portions and we wanted to enjoy our mains rather than being unable to to eat them because we were so full from the starter.
I had golonka and my wife had the duck breast and both were cooked to perfection.
It's a good thing we don't live very close to this restaurant otherwise we'd be in here all the time!
I understand the very negative comments left by another reviewer because they were let down on what should have been an enjoyable experience. However...
We had a wonderful time and the ONLY thing we can comment on is how the service is typically Polish. With no offence to a country I've adopted as my own, we weren't offered a drink while choosing the food and were actually asked whether we wanted a dessert while still eating our main!
Given that, this restaurant should not be charging a service charge.
Those are the only misgivings on a restaurant which is otherwise swanky in it's design and wonderfully delicious in the food it deserves.
Please don't take too much notice of the negative reviewer which preceded me.
Trivial fact: Knaypa is not pronounced nay-per in English. In Polish it should be spelt Knajpa and would be pronounced k-nigh-pa.
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