Ognisko

4.8
2061 reviews
£26 to £40
Polish
Ognisko restaurant on Exhibition Road in the heart of South Kensington, is just a stone’s throw away from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall and London Imperial College. Housed in the beautiful Victorian home of Ognisko Polskie club the restaurant is focusing on the cuisines eastern and Central Europe. The bar is open all day serving light dishes as well as mouthwatering desserts. Ognisko’s bar serves a wide range of fruit and spice -infused vodkas, classic cocktails and a small range boutique beers from regional Polish breweries. The restaurant can sit up to 80 guests together with a terrace overlooking communal gardens seating up to 40. There is also a large events space on the first floor available for daytime conferences, weddings and corporate events.
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What 2061 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Smyth
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, utterly outstanding service from start to finish.

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marilyna
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such an enjoyable experience. A beautiful interior well trained staff great food and drinks. It’s a joy

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JulianJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, especially the pelmeni/Perogi, soups and fish

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful place with a historic atmosphere

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ShelleyVL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, lovely atmosphere, great staff very friendly. Will certainly be back again and again…….

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great SERVICE and Food !

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NickyA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and marvellous food in a lovely building. Very reasonable prices. Try the Polish martini, highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambience and friendliness great as ever. Thank you!

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Elkfan
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent food. Reasonably priced. Good ambience and nice building etc.

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Greg
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Polish food at Ognisko. The service was very friendly and attentive. Blinis with Caviar are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Me and my husband went for late lunch meal. I have enjoyed both my starter and main dish, but my partner did not have so much luck.

The beetroot starter was just a beetroot and carrots, which were only good part of the dish. Warm Beetroot without anything else is just that. Not accomplished.

The main chicken dish was not put together with thought and the flavours were clashing together.

Which is sad as clearly the restaurant has some tasty dished which shows chefs can cook, but dish which isn’t tasty and poor at best should not be on menu at all.

Sadly I will be not returning as the menu is hit and miss.

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Feegum
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in the ground floor of a historic home.
Friendly and efficient staff, superb service (pre theatre dinner and they were very quick).
A good choice of Polish specialities - meat, fish and some vegetarian food, beautifully presented, piping hot and delicious

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AgLi
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken Livers and Rabbit was excellent but Pork Schnitzel was bit dry

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Mytaste
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Interesting menu with lots of choice of traditional and delicious Polish food. Good wines, vodkas and cocktails. Friendly and efficient service. Delightful old world atmosphere and style. A very comfortable and cosy place to be on a cold day.

MB
MartaB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and amazing venue. Cocktails were delicious and reasonably priced. Wine quite expensive but a good choice.

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HilaryJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening on Friday, celebrating my husband's birthday. He had never been before and was overwhelmed by the ambiance, the service, the food - everything!

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ChristineB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant dining experience with great tasting food.

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DavidD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Polish cuisine in most comfortable surroundings. A regular establishment.

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food4life
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous find with interesting dishes to tempt tastebuds, a wine list containing unusual grape combinations and inventive cocktails in-keeping with the style of cuisine. I look forward to returning and sampling more!

KJ
KarenJH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Fabulous as always , perfect place for a long leisurely lunch with friends.

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AlbanaK
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing,but sadly I can’t say the same for the food. Was not bad but not to the stander of the place and price.
I order lamb and asked to be medium rare and was rare. Also the food in general was cold.

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AndrewS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Set lunch menu good value. Elegant room with tablecloths ( a rarity ) We have eaten here many times. usually order lots of starters rather than main course.

AK
AnnaK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly, quick and unstuffy service, amazing Georgian wine. The best choice in the area by far.

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Foody
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in marquee..very atmospheric with fabulous attentive service, good advice on which vodka to choose, delicious food. We were a party of 5, everyone chose a different main course, which were all exceedingly delicious. Highly recommend the deserts too. Honey walnut cake and baked cheesecake…to die for. Delicious Georgian white wine. Will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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sarahb
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Beautiful restaurant. Excellent food. Quality service. A real birthday treat. Thank you

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kh2017
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Polish restaurant, delicious food and amazing vodkas!

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TadD
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bread is excellent. Starters just superb both the articoke and fig and the smoked eel were delicious and plentiful. Our pierogi were really tasty and plentiful! The staff looked after us very well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Russian Christmas lunch with an important vip guest

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NicolaS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, friendly service. Recommend the quince vodka!

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LindaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was very good and the portions were substantial. Set lunch is good value for money. Polish specialities we’re excellent - dumplings etc. would highly recommend.

CB
CathB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ognisko never fails. It is quite simply the beat restaurant in this part of London on all fronts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could have chosen everything from the menu. Waitress knew what was gluten and dairy free and advised us well. We will be revisiting.

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Michal
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and atmosphere. Quite busy later in the evening but still relaxing ambience. Potato pancakes with black pudding were awesome.

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MichaelH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic Polish food in a beautiful setting. The cocktails are astonishingly good.

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KlaudiaW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Amazing food, just the main course wasn’t what we expected but it was still very good. Brilliant service. Will definitely come back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Not first time there it was very good

JR
JohnR48
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu of Polish dishes. Well prepared and presents. Good wine list by bottle and glass. Very accommodating staff with timings, advice and Covid issues.

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SallyY
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ognisko consistently provides a wonderful, relaxing and stimulating atmosphere - sounds a dichotomy, but is true!
Always a terrific place to be.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

GC
GrahamC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good meal in a pleasantly large room with very courteous staff who seemed genuinely interested to help.

Not quite as good as my previous lunch at Ogniesko, but good and I will go again.

One reservation is that another party of diners was admitted witha dog. While the dog did not cause any nuisance, I do not beleive dogs should be allowed in restaurants.

FAQs

Ognisko does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 2061 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.