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Ognisko, London,
Ognisko, London,
Ognisko, London,
Ognisko, London,
Ognisko, London,

Ognisko

4.8
4.8
3502 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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2 people

21:30


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Polish, Eastern European, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Mon–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Sun 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7589 0101
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jarek Mlynarczyk
  • Private party facilities
    This Victorian building with floor to ceiling windows offers a charming setting ideal for any gathering. Their flexible function spaces include the restaurant and a Ballroom. Unique historic location in the heart of South Kensington allows guests to get to the venue easily from anywhere in London.
  • Private party contact
    Alex: 020 3589 4382
  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Cross Street
    Princes Gardens
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Closest underground stations: South Kensington and Gloucester Rd.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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3,502 Reviews
  1. CercaTrova

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely our favorite spot in London! Impeccable food, so many great options, delicious cocktails and house made vodkas. We had the pierogis, lamb and rabbit dishes and still can’t stop raving about it! Can’t wait to go again!

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  2. MonikaZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner last night where the food was amazing and the service was attentive. We will Definitely come back soon.

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  3. George

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the delights of a bygone era - hospitality with style - excellent food and efficient service - Menu of the Day a bargain! Desserts the best in any London restaurant

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  4. Donb

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday with a marvellous dinner at the ever enjoyable Ognisko Restaurant in Exhibition Road. All the staff were helpful, friendly and welcoming. The food was a great mix of modern and tradition Polish/Ukrainian dishes and as an aperitive a delicious glass of Champaign went down so very well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cyprus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unexpected pleasure in an unassuming building in the heart of London. A sense of luxury but in a laid-back atmosphere. Beautifully decorated, it adds to the ambience and the amazing food experience. The staff, who are extremely polite and professional, are always on hand to explain the menu. Be prepared for a gastronomical delight with rich flavours and exquisite aromas. And the dessert.... And for those who want to experience something completely different, the horseradish vodka is a must.

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  6. monikam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very beauty,classy cultured restaurant . Lovely stuff,amazing food,love it that there is no music! Highly recommended,one of the best restaurants in London

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Ognisko for years and the food, staff and atmosphere have been consistent over time. A hidden gem!

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  8. Localresident

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the most welcoming atmosphere. Wonderful staff, courteous and professional at all times and always helpful. Food is excellent with a well-curated wine list and terrific bar. A particular favourite of ours.

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  9. sandrab

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had my usual-chicken livers which never disappoint. Husband had Polish sausage starter and the Schnitzel. Vanilla panna cotta and rhubarb compote (me) and the sweet pancake( him) food lovely as usual, consistently good and service friendly and professional.

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  10. CatherineM

    Warwickshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit to this amazing Resturant but it will not be our last. The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more helpful.

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  11. TERRYR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Ognisko. Pleasant efficient staff and great food. As Schwarzenegger said “I’ll be back”!

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  12. Whiters

    London

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice staff. Good food, well executed and presented

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  13. BobIW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very high standard was maintained. My 5* ratings say all I need to say.

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  14. dine42

    London

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, cocktails and service. Lovely ambience

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in London. A hidden gem.

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  16. AmandaR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service as ever. The cherry vodka is unmissable.

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  17. BrianS

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service are always consistently great. Hosting friends from out of town and they were delighted.

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  18. Michele

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. The cocktails are really good and some of them use a wonderfully quirky combination of ingredients. The food is nicely presented and not heavy.

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  19. NicholasH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent to have Ognisko as a worthy successor to Baltic.

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  20. Redbournite

    Hertfordshire

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu features a range of traditional Polish dishes ! Excellent range of vodkas . . Short but reasonably priced wine list I've been eating here for over ten years and always had a great meal!

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  21. Georgina

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, looking forward to going again very soon.

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  22. MelB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ognikso is the perfect restaurant for a grown up dinner. The dining room is romantic and perfectly lit with low lighting and candles. The service is excellent, formal yet very friendly. Every one from the coat check, bar and restaurant are super efficient, polite and welcoming. The food is very good and the portions very generous. The menu is long and good value.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! I recommend 100% Amazing Atmosphere, delicious food and friendly waiters!

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  24. JohnD

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great evening in Ognisko! Staff are SO nice!

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  25. MagdalenaA

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of my favourite restaurants in London . Everything is 5 * . Always coming back with friends and family .

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  26. PolinaS

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, mesmerising evening. The duck and the cocktails were delicious, and the concert we attended upstairs afterwards was also fantastic.

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  27. Emily

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast and attentive service, had a lovely time with great food!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and fantastic service - very attentive and a great venue

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service I’ll be definitely coming back again soon

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  30. Andy

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff. Have been dining at Ognisko for a long time. The food never disappoints.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars all round in every category I will definitely be coming back

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  32. MarianaA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and will definitely come back. It’s also a place full of hit

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  33. JULIANS

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We invited relations to have lunch. It was their first visit and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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  34. Danielle

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal, better than on our last visit a couple of years ago. The service was excellent - attentive but not too much so, and the food was delicious. The venue is very grand but relaxed at the same time. Of course it wasn't cheap but nowhere is cheap these days!

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  35. Localresident

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ognisko is reliably wonderful. The room, the friendly, professional service, and the cuisine are always excellent. Always a pleasure.

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  36. PhilipMcD

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, absolutely delicious. The restaurant is a delight, the room and ambiance is lovely and the service is top draw. The best dry martini in London, thanks to the professor behind the bar.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, wonderful surreal central location

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  38. Clerkenweller

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This well established Polish restaurant and bar is extremely well placed for visits to the museums and pre Prom dinner. An airy high ceilinged dining room and a lovely terrace make dining a pleasure. The menu is inspired by Polish cuisine but caters for all tastes. The cooking is excellent and food delicious. Service is very good. Highly recommended.

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  39. silverdiner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I do enjoy Ognisko. It's a lovely (and historic) room, with charming service and good, honest Polish food. The wines are well chosen and the 'fine' selection offers some real delights at comparatively modest mark-ups.

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  40. AndrewM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty well-prepared food, with generous portions. Good, interesting offering of fairly priced well-chosen wines. Great atmosphere, and excellent, relaxed but professional service. And vodka.

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Ognisko does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 3502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ognisko

55 Exhibition Rd, London, SW7 2PN

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Princes Gardens
  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Mon–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Sun 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Polish, Eastern European, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Closest underground stations: South Kensington and Gloucester Rd.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jarek Mlynarczyk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7589 0101
  • Private party facilities
    This Victorian building with floor to ceiling windows offers a charming setting ideal for any gathering. Their flexible function spaces include the restaurant and a Ballroom. Unique historic location in the heart of South Kensington allows guests to get to the venue easily from anywhere in London.
  • Private party contact
    Alex: 020 3589 4382
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