Ognisko

4.6
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1333 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.

Private Dining

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.

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MJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time I had been to the restaurant but my friends and I will definitely be back. The food and the service was great.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu, food very well presented, service was truly excellent ... a place my wife and I will be returning to very soon. A real gem.

CG
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Recommended by friends and well worth a visit. Lovely restaurant and friendly staff willing to explain if you’ve not eaten Polish food before. We thought potato dumplings great as starter, maybe bit boring as main. Portion size is excellent and although not cheap, great value for location, quality etc. Good choice for special meal out. Will definitely go again.

MK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely place, stuff very helpfully and nice. I’ve been there twice and will visit it again.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a rush to get to a show; but the staff took it in their stride and served us a delicious meal, with wine and without fuss. We've been before. We'll come again. Great restaurant.

DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome...as always. Such a superb menu also. My 5th visit.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and drinks. The meat was cooked very well, melting in the mouth

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food not haute cuisine but very good for the price...excellent wine lust with good choice at all price points and not overpriced...hearty portions so over ordering is a hazard for someone relatively new to the resto!

U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening

TG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ognisko is very well situated in a beautiful old mansion. Our meal was excellent (Pork Schnitzel a la Holstein) with a very good Viognier. Service was prompt and exemplary. We thought it was very good value and would certainly return if we were looking for a pleasant meal in that part of London.

HS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy coming to this restaurant and will be back shortly.

JL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ognisko is a lovely restaurant always offering good value for money and a wide variety of food that will suit the most discerning dinner.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My local favourite, delicious food and wine and very relaxed atmosphere

LD
London
31 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a great menu. Such an interesting and beautiful dining room too. Really enjoyed everything about my visit from the friendly welcome to the last sip of the delicious red wine. Can't wait to visit again.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is one of my favourite restaurants because it is so different to many others. Besides that, the building is beautiful, the interior decor elegant, as is the service. They have a beautiful bar, serving a range of cocktails and vodkas, and the food in the restaurant is beyond reproach.

TH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive and informed staff, the mulled wine Glogg excellent and the chosen wine. Finishing the experience with a refreshing fresh mint leaf tea.

LW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, highly recommend, will definitely return.

ML
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Great cocktails and vodkas . Service overall good. Some of the waiting staff are lovely but the manageress is a bit austere. Need a bit more smiles and humour😉
My husband commented that the portions are smaller than they used to be, especially the black pudding which he loves. Nevertheless we’ll be back!

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently high standards of food and service in a delightful 3nvironment.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, great service, yummy food, reasonable price!!!

MK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ideal place for lunch when visiting the museums. Polish food but portions are not intimidating nor the main courses stodgy as you expect for Central Europe

RR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters were performing in concert with G4.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and super service from user-friendly staff. Great food too! (& vodka, of course)

AA
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant. Great ambience, very accommodating staff and, importantly, delicious food and wine! Oh, and the cocktail are fabulous!

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, outstanding food and brilliant atmosphere.
Really recommend Ognisko, and thanks again for a memorable evening.
Terry

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to try traditional Polish cuisine. The food was flavourful. However, very small portions. Very small choice if you are a vegan. Lovely atmosphere thanks to the beautiful period architecture.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've shared four starters between the two of us as we were running late for Händel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall. One word: Pyszne!!!

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful venue with old school glamour. Buzzing atmosphere and great cocktails. Unusual menu with lovely Baltic dishes. A real treat.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL evening! The ambiance with Christmas party was terrific, the service superb despite them being rushed off their feet, the food was DELICIOUS. Definitely one on our go-to-again list.

CX
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have invited my friends to have dinner here for several times.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. My favourite London restaurant without a doubt.

BE
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the pork crackling was outstanding.

RC
London
43 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable: generous portions and good food. Wine list quite reasonable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the start to our Christmas to have a post concert supper at Ognisko - it looks beautiful, the staff are lovely and the food is absolutely delicious!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lovely restaurant with staff that looks after you. The food was nice, not outstanding.

HC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service, lovely table and good food. All in all a perfect, tasty and stylish experience.

MM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous authentic food. Great selection of dishes in lunchtime menu. Gray selection of vodkas to try. Highly recommend

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an outstanding. I recommend all visitors of London. So kind staff and food as well.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Every dish was perfect and all 4 of us were of the same opinion - WE WILL BE BACK!!! Very reasonable prices as well.

f
London
66 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening: the service was so accommodating, understanding, respectful and generous; the food simply delicious. We will be returning.