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#538 of 16,979 Restaurants in London
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Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth Club – was founded in 1940 in this magnificent townhouse; its elegant restaurant serves traditional dishes from acr...
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Ognisko Restaurant is on the ground floor of the beautiful and elegant Victorian on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Our restaurant and bar are both open to the public for lunch, dinner or drinks seven days a week. With a large terrace overlooking communal gardens, we're ideal for alfresco dining during the sunnier periods. Ognisko is positioned on the road of many world-class museums, including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum. Also the area is home to the English National Ballet, the Royal Albert Hall and the Serpentine gallery, making South Kensington one of the most important cultural destinations in London.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Just loved the atmosphere, the spirit and the vodka. The best duck ever. Not to be missed! ! They have a gorgeous outside space with a tent that looks middle eastern or Indian, it is very pleasant to eat outside during this pandemic.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 October 2020

Had a pre-birthday dinner here on the 12th Oct – seriously wow, just fabulous food, flavours, portion size, service, great cocktails too. I am the hardest diner to please, and honestly I couldn’t find fault with anything, start to finish – a rarity!. I couldn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020

I visited this place few times and never get disappointed. Vintage charming decor makes the experience even more exciting. The staff is always elegant and friendly, food is delicious-polish cuisine with a twist :)

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday, great tasting food & friendly staff. Would recommend the livers/dumplings

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020

REASON FOR VISIT Due to COVID-19, we were looking for a restaurant with outdoor seating in Kensington. Turns out this was perfect. FOOD (£50 for two with drinks) I had a “Pork Schnitzel a la Holstein with Bacon Mashed Potatoes and a Fried Egg” for...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

Everything was great as usual. We are huge fans of Ognisko but the last time we went in, the chicken liver wasn't the same as our previous visit before lockdown. If the recipe has changed, please go back and use the previous one. That would...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Ognisko for his birthday this evening - he’d been wanting to visit for a few years so there were high expectations. He came away saying that it was one of the top three restaurants he’d ever been to (the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

Delicious food, modern Polish. Excellent cocktails. Large and airy room with a convivial atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely afternoon in beautiful setting spent having lunch with a bottle of wine. All the staff are friendly and approachable. The food was delicious and very polish in style with large portions the order of the day. So much so that we couldn't eat dessert....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

I doubt whether there can be a finer restaurant in London! The service is fantastic, the place is squeaky clean! On a fine day you can eat outside.

Date of visit: July 2020
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10 January 2019|
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Response from anita3695 | Reviewed this property |
It is a smart restaurant but they are easy going without a dress code.
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Response from 66Nikki | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I've had a meal in both areas; both were lovely but for a summers evening, I'd go for the outside terrace.
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    Ognisko Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5