Ognisko

4.8
1706 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 1706 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnettaB
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous as always. Amazing. We love the place. Will be back of course.

CS
ChristopherS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly good food, pretty and intelligence waitress who spoke polish, lovely choice of vodka and nicely set table - you couldn't do better.

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Riki
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Fathers Day lunch, exceeded expectations. Will definitely go back!

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Foodfanatic2014
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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vipMasandarm
London
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and I always celebrate my birthday here. The food is outstanding and the setting very pretty. Prices also very reasonable

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely touch by the staff who brought out a little birthday cake and candle for my sister

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So soooo good!!

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AlexanderC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, delicious food and charming service and decor

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good as usual

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Guest18062021
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious. Staff needs customer service training, though, because currently they’re ruining the whole experience making it not worth the price.

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Jules
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful room looking on to a garden and delicious food

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vipSusanne01
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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PAUL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere and a big selection of drinks. What could be better

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Joann
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Took friends for dinner, every time we going out we are trying different cuisine. That night was time fore Polish cuisine. We all loved the place, a bit hidden, doesn’t look like a restaurant from outside at all when you passing by . Lovely decor, beautiful high sealing, big garden with alfresco, friendly staff. Food was ok. I was expecting much better food after reading some of the reviews. But overall we had have a good Thursday night.

JJ
JolantaJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, good time was had by all. Food very good, my choice (rabbit) somewhat spoiled by making it sweet'ish which didn't expect that as it was served with sauerkraut.
My starter (smoked eel) was v.good as were dishes of my companions.

We would like to see the wine list re-jigged, more choice of non French wine

Cocktails very good. Service attentive and quick despite the restaurant being quite busy.

JW
JillW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the second time I have visited this restaurant and both times the food was excellent and the terrace at the back was delightful

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in London in my opinion!

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guya
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service and good genuine food excellent vodkas

JR
JonathanR
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful summer sunday lunch in warm weather, with fantastic staff who explain polish cuisine and vodka in the most engaging way... thanks a lot

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KarolinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice food and cocktails. Worth visiting.

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Mojo
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a firm favourite and always delivers. My friend and I were extremely impressed with the quality of the food, excellent service and general ambience- it doesn’t get much better than enjoying a wonderful meal on a terrace overlooking a beautiful square.

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SimonB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and atmosphere, fantastic food!

PT
PinkTourmaline
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch. Great food and ambiance. Charming service

ML
MikeL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly memorable lunch mixing choices from both daily and a la carte menus. We enjoyed black and red caviar blinis with cold crisp vodka, cold beetroot cream soup and succulent sea bream or Polish sausage main dishes, perfect in every detail down to the bread basket and spreads. The quality service and interior make this a must visit location - we chose the covered terrace in its quiet leafy Kensington enclave - and look forward to our next exploration of the Polish, Baltic and Russian menu and bar specialities. Top choice.

EG
EponymousGirl
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden secret. The food is exceptional, the staff are helpful and not intrusive, the ambience is perfect - a real find.
And being so close to all the museums, it extends a perfect day out.

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vipgpopr
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch in a terrific setting with attentive service.

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AngelaT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting on the terrace with attentive but not intrusive service. Menu was perfect for a hot day, light and tasty. The suggested fig vodka is definitely worth trying

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Wroclaw
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A table on the edge of the terrace is perfect. The food is consistently excellent - but the smoked eel portion has shrunk considerably. The Service is just right, attentive but not overbearing.

NW
vipNWFoodie
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

An outside table which was lovely on a very hot day. Service is top notch, friendly and efficient. Food is good value and tasty.

AL
AnneL
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Lovely people. Beautiful terrasse. Excellent food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good at Ognisko as are the cocktails. Beautiful setting on the terrace, perfect for delicious Polish food with a sophisticated twist.

LW
LauraW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A firm favourite. Fantastic food and service every time.

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In very special surroundings there is great attention to detail in everything they do.

DW
DagmaraW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simply wonderful place, tasty food, and excellent service. We will be back.

WS
vipWendySalisbury
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd visit to Ognisko with friends who had never been there but are real foodies and we all absolutely loved it.

Wonderfully comprehensive menu, very attentive service, well-presented, plentiful and delicious food in a gorgeous, airy, high-ceilinged room that makes one feel special and privileged to be there.

This is not a threat but...... I WILL BE BACK!

TM
TheMayne
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reeeeally nice food and very friendly staff. I had the fish!

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fish1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Something different. Reasonably priced. Generous portion sizes

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, different on the palette, exciting and high quality. Staff were amazing, attentive but not overbearing. Definitely going back to indulge some more. ps the vodkas are something else!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely food and good service! Highly recommended!

AW
AliceW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Great service. Wonderful atmospheres. It always feels really special.

FAQs

Ognisko does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 1706 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.