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.View Private Dining Details
Great if you are going round the corner to the Proms. Lovely outdoor terrace, elegant atmosphere. But service too slow between 530 and 730 when everyone is anxious to get to Albert Hall by 730
As usual lovely food, intelligent service and good ambience at Ognisko.
One suggestion - can you please make candles taller on the tables, as I cannot read the menu or see my food very easily.
Amazing place with a unique atmosphere. A hidden gem in South Ken area right on Exhibition Road! Totally recommend it.
We love Ognisko. Perfect place to go to pre Hall or other occasions. Lovely staff on the whole although occasional one can be a bit grumpy. However, the last few times we have been there (over this summer) we felt the food quality wasn’t as good as previously. Do you have a new chef? Also we think the wine is a bit overpriced for what it is. Should be about £5 per bottle less. We don’t like to feel we’re being ripped off. We would drink more if the pricing was more sensible 😉
Another delightful experience at what’s now my favourite restaurant in London.
The terrace is a lovely haven away from the busy street. Warm, welcome and efficient service. Food tasty and well presented.
Lovely terrace for lunch , great service and great food and atmosphere.
Another delicious meal at Ognisko. Staff charming and attentive as always. Perfect for pre-Proms dining.
Perfect location, superb restaurant, dinner absolutely fine!
A great experience, great menu selection to taste, we opted to select a number of dishes and share them between 4 and very happily washed down with vodka shots. The service was perfect, a good knowledge of detail together with friendly understanding of our needs. The restaurant is in a charming room, and the outside area housed in a marquee great for outdoor seating option. I would thoroughly recommend.
We had the best pre proms supper great service and delicious food what more can I say
Very disappointing and it promised so much - an interesting building a short step from the Albert Hall, an impressive room and professional welcome. After that it all went downhill. It was a Polish restaurant with a dearth of Polish food. We ate ahead of a Prom from the pre-theatre menu. The main Polish dish was 'off' so I had a rather dry duck leg preceded by a bland black pudding. How do you extract the favour from a black pudding? My companions had boiled beef. Perhaps that's a delicacy in Warsaw. Two of us had the poached pear which was so insipid we couldn't spend the calories eating it. To their credit the restaurant didn't charge.
We have eaten here a number of times before and were not disappointed. We all had the set menu. Soup was a beautiful bright pink with contrasting green dill - looked and tasted delicious. Main course was fish and vegetables- both great. And the puddings ... It took longer to decide than to actually eat! One day I shall go to Ognisko and have a three course puddings only meal!
Three of our party had chlodnik - two portions did not contain egg and one serving was slopped around in the bowl. One of the waiters was in a T-shirt. Does this reflect that the owner was absent?
An excellent Sunday lunch after Proms! Would highly recommend
Excellent all around. Food service ambiance. We all had a wonderful time.
Delicious food. Good presentation and service and lovely to be able to sit outside, under cover. Only criticism is the portions are quite large! No way I could finish my chocolate mousse. Very convenient for the Albert Hall
Loved the place, we stepped out of busy London into calm with a green view on the terrace. The service was above and beyond which included a happy birthday song and complimentary drinks. Thanks again.
Friendly efficient service, superb food, only quibble was the 12.5% service charge which was presumptuous. Otherwise, excellent.
Great food and wine in a wonderful location.
We did point out that we were not in a hurry (a lot of others dining appeared to be going on to a prom), but felt that we weren't given any time between courses. This is the only reason for us not giving a full 10/10 rating on this occasion.
my husband and I had a most marvellous pre theatre meal. Food was excellent and service was brilliant. Loved it
Delightful meal with excellent food and attentive service.
Simply the best dining experience we encountered on our recent trip to London. Excellent service, a wide range of drinks, and spectacular dining in an intimate garden location. Well worth a visit.
Elegant dining room close to the Albert Hall. Handy after a prom. Generous portions. I enjoyed duck rillettes. Guinea fowl was served in a slightly flavourless soup. Good wines by glass, carafe and bottle.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere on the terrace was really nice for a date. Wish we had time for desserts before the theatre. All the Pistons around us looked Divine!
Love ognisko! Food is brilliant, for pre theatre it would be even better if they would start reservations from 5pm to make dining more relaxed.
Excellent food and service. We had the Proms fixed price menu, and the location is very close to the Albert Hall for pre-concert dining
We visited early before a prom concert. Set menu had a very good choice, was well presented and tasty although the herring starter was a bit salty. The duck confit was wonderful and my wife enjoyed the pan fried sea bream. We did not have time for desserts. Food was excellent value for money but the wine was very expensive for what it was.
One of my favourite places .
Excellent old school attention and service.
Varied interesting menu and wine list
Excellent food and ambience. Good value set dinner. Generous servings and yummy dessert. Highly recommended.
We had a dinner early evening on Sunday. It was a good experience. It is clean pleasant place to be. Good food, we had beetroot soup and it was nice and chicken kiev was very tasty, pavlova meringue for desert was not disappointed as well.
Unfortunately the waitress who served our table possibly had some personal issues but in general staff tried to be nice.
In general we were happy that made a choice for this place.
We would recommend this restaurant to visit
Lovely Polish restaurant close to the Albert Hall. Had the pre-Proms meal. Cold beetroot soup to die for. Staff really friendly, and lovely outside setting. We come back every year!
As always I enjoyed my visit to Ognisko and the food was delicious. This time however the service was rather slow. Having been seated on the Terrace it was at least 10 minutes before the waiter came to give us a menu. The waiting time for the drinks to come, and between the courses was also much longer than usual. This was a disappointment but I would come back another time1
Just rally nice nothing we can experience anywhere else, it’s a bit special and a bit under the radar
My visit with friends was a real surprise and a “find”.
The food was wholesome and good, but the service was brilliant and our waitress was so helpful and actually cared and kept a close eye on us so we wanted for nothing.
Have heard about this hidden gem through friends for a long time and finally tried it. It will now be one of my stand by favourites! Wonderful service and food + excellent value. Ambiance makes you want to stay for a long time, like you are in someone’s grand home.
Tasty robust meal of confit of duck. Very nicely cooked and presented and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. As it was late in the evening (10.30) we did not have starter or desert. Well situated for the Royal Albert hall. Will certainly return.
We ate at Ognisko prior to going to a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a warm summer night and the ambience at the restaurant was in keeping with a relaxed but elegant evening with friends. The food was interesting, delicious and there was plenty of variety to suit a range of dietary preferences. Service was efficient and friendly.
We sat outside on the terrace which was lovely, with a table near the corner. What did spoil it was the continuing noise of what we think was an air vent below.