Ognisko

4.7
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1470 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Polish

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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NataliaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sensational, had the main size cheese onion pierogi (11 per serve), and the rucachy. Cannot fault the food or service. Well priced and great value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service.

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ABor
London
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there so many times and it's always a wonderful experience in many ways. Service is of a high standard. We take friends there and they are so impressed they want to take their friends too!

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July
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff, overlooking to the park from the balcony. Highly recommended to family and friends dining.

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LouisaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic dinner at Ognisko; greeted by very friendly & accommodating staff.
We were seated on the outside terrace which had a great ambience looking out onto the park. The food was delicious; we selected an array of Pierogi followed by the fried apple dessert - everything was absolutely spot on!

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AndrzejB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Amazing and authentic Polish food. It was our second visit. Terrace on the back is amazing! Will definitely come back!

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RayB
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and the service were both excellent. What a treat to eat outside with all this

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vipHappyDinner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly great experience, can’t wait to go back

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CathWakefield
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely lunch at Ognisko the other day with friends. We sat on the terrace which is so pretty looking out at the gardens. In these covid times, it's great to have a terrace to eat out outside, but the indoor dining room was very well laid out without tables being too close. The food was excellent, nice wine without being too expensive and attentive service. I do recommend the potato perogis - delicious! We had some to share with our starter. The duck to share as a main was scrummy, too.

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JaneC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful meal in a beautiful setting outstanding food....

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vipPhilipMcD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ognisko is a delightful restaurant; the food, the room and the ambiance are terrific. We are very grateful to the lovely staff as well, who, made our evening an extremely enjoyable one. We have eaten here a number of times, and, it’s always great. The bar is brilliant with talented ‘professors’ conjuring fantastic cocktails. I recommend Kavka vodka martini, it’s the best in London, maybe the world!

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FabiolaU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of my favourite restaurants in London! Ambience, staff and food is fantastic! Perfect for every occasion. Can’t wait to return for another great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and delicious home-infused vodka shots.

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Wojo
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was poor - we were greeted by a bartender who seemed to suffer having to talk to us. Waiters in general looked upset, and we felt far from welcomed
The food was great.

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AllisonR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab! Can't wait to go back again and try more dishes from their delicious menu.

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FussyTraveller
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a casual dinner or a special evening. we tend to visit the restaurant at least twice a year. Cocktails are fantastic, food great as well, give them a try. wonderful place. small side note for our last visit -special occasion was not acknowledged even though we spent a small fortune on dinner and drinks. a small gesture of any kind would have gone far but maybe they have missed a note on open table app and none of us mentioned (too awkward). Stuff are lovely though.

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DorotaN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been enjoying coming to Ognisko for many years and our most recent visit was no exception. The food was tasty and the service was competent, we felt welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We were moved to a better table with no fuss and were well looked after throughout the evening. We sat on the terrace which was lovely but we would have been happy in the restaurant room as tables were spread out. We highly recommend Ognisko; it is a special, welcoming restaurant with a lovely ambience.

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Selina
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem. the food is delicious, the wine list outstanding, both very good value, and the service is professional and friendly. what more can one say except that the surrounding are elegant and it is not too noisy. perfect!

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AggyS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant customer service and delicious food 🥘 and drinks 🍷

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chicken livers, black pudding, braised rabbit with sauerkraut and soft dumplings all deliciously authentic. Free carafe of 4 iced plum vodkas a great bonus. White chocolate cheesecake super even for those who can't bear white chocolate. Service friendly, efficient and helpful. Eating outside on the terrace overlooking Princes Sq the final touch.

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PCA123
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is an excellent local venue. Friendly service, consistent and reliable food and good ambience. It has a regular and loyal clientele. A nice selection of wines at a reasonable price. The fish option was well presented and the side dishes were generous. The vegetarian option was good although there might usefully be more to chose from in the future.

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michaelh
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were en terrace at lunchtime on a pleasant day.Beautiful setting, quiet and perfect.
Everything was perfect.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just fabulous to sit outside and enjoy the very best of all things Polish

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FJK126
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time back after over 6 months. Traditional Polish cuisine soundly prepared, served in beautiful surroundings with a classical Central European ambience. Georgian wines are back on offer, and I had too much of the red [blush].

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catherinem
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is some of the best in London and the place is exceptional. Sometimes the servers can be a little sharp. Just a small criticism as I love the place

BJ
BozenaJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place, serving the best Polish food in London. Nice atmosphere, great service,. I have been recommending this place to all my friends for quite a long time and I have never been told that they were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy polish restaurant with inspirations from further afield. Professional service.

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vipAnna
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing place, outside dining, but the service was slow... all guests at the table got their food at different times and waited for some time

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Ognisko was absolutely wonderful. It came highly recommended and I can see why. The service is brilliant, the atmosphere relaxed and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The menu had a lovely selection of things on and was reasonably priced and the food itself was really amazing. Can’t wait to visit again next time I’m in London.

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SaraG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant, the service, the food were all excellent. The only and main downside was that none of the waiters were wearing their masks. There are hand sanitizers in various spots in the restaurant but we would expect the waiters to wear a mask as they come very close to the guests. Other than that, it was a lovely experience dining in this restaurant. Thank you.

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ProfAK
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oozing Old World charm Ognisko - The Polish Hearth offers an unforgettable and unique dining experience - excellent flavoursome, modern Polish dishes, select drinks menu, attentive, understated, friendly Service...Jan Woroniecki has done a stellar job at blending culinary and architectural artistry to restore what had for many years been a traditional haunt for Post WWII veterans and their offspring....recommend it most highly.....

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JeremyT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hearty generous portions of excellently cooked and prepared Central European fare served by friendly, knowledgeable and attentive but never overbearing staff. Smart ambience, great location.

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful indulgent treat of an evening out. Such a gorgeous space, fabulous food and delightful service from the lovely team.

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jamesA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening with friends - delicious food and very helpful, cheerful service. A pleasant return to restaurant dining normality after this absurd time we have had to live through.

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ivyx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice food, fresh ingredients and good service.

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vipSIMON
London
21 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in delightful surroundings.
Really good service

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TabithaB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and the service was really excellent.

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Lardass
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ognisko is such a good restaurant. The ambience is lovely - gleaming white tablecloths & silverware and candlelight. Excellent cocktails & delicious food. The service is outstanding - all the staff are attentive, professional & generally delightful. Perfect place for a date night, family get together or just catching up with friends. It’s one of my favourite places.

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Domek
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem of a restaurant and location! Dziękujemy!!

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Alexander
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great service with good recommendations

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Ognisko does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ognisko also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7589 0101.

Ognisko is rated 4.7 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

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