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Ognisko

4.8
4.8
2389 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

21:00


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 2,389 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bunny

    London

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Ognisko!
  2. DA

    DANN

    London

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lunch yesterday was a delight. Accompanied by 2 colleagues, one of whom was visiting you for the first time. She was overwhelmed. A real change in both the dishes served and the ambience from the norm nowadays. Keep it up.
  3. IC

    IanC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location on the Terrace with excellent food , wine and service.
  4. A

    Appreciative

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful hidden gem near the Royal Albert Hall. Excellent food & service and kind staff who made us comfortable in the heat. Sitting on the terrace in central London… a great place, thankyou
  5. T

    Tabby

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Having been here on occasions for several years now, I was pleased to return. The food
  6. p

    pbmb

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a pre Proms supper outside on the pretty terrace and loved it - will definitely go back
  7. M

    Mandy

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was deliciously and particularly enjoyed the dumpling with mushroom sauce.
  8. JN

    JackieN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal out - quality food, prefect location of pre-Proms
  9. MJ

    MarieJulie

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the time we ate here before we went to the Royal Albert Hall. The food was delicious, the service excellent and attentive, and we had a 3-course dinner within an hour. Therefore we were perfect on time for our concert.
  10. JM

    JeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ognisko is a gem: good dining in a delightful setting. My 'go to' in South Kensington.
  11. c

    ceaedinburgh

    London

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was packed and the staff evidently under pressure. However, as a group of 10 we were accommodated outside as requested and all the dishes were great…. as always. It’s so hard to maintain high standards in the hospitality industry right now due to staff issues so I think they did an amazing job.
  12. JU

    JUDITHStar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu. Have been going to O for years and have never had a bad meal.
  13. p

    prommers

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Love the venue both indoors and out. The food was excellent, as always, and the waiters are charming. On the night the restaurant was very busy and the service was slower than usual. We had 2 hours to eat before a Prom, but didn't have time for dessert and only a rushed coffee. Won't put us off though.
  14. M

    Mena7

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance are outstanding. In my view, Polish food is underrated.
  15. AB

    AnettaB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Thank you for having us. We will be back.
  16. d

    dtw927

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only better Polish food was Grandma's. Great staff, ambiance.
  17. P

    Peter

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very convenient for the Albert Hall and South Kensington museums. Very efficient service during a gap between two proms.
  18. L

    Lockside

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very pleasant lunch with excellent service and an original set menu. A pleasant carafe of chardonnay enhanced the experience and the quiet cool restaurant was wonderful.
  19. BB

    BarryB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality food and service. Very convenient for Albert Hall concerts.
  20. DS

    DamonS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time but not the last, superb food, staff and atmosphere. Thank you again
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food great location. They didn’t do anything above and beyond for my birthday but it was a lovely meal.
  22. CG

    ChrisG

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are frequent visitors to Ognisko. With a Polish background, I find the food very recognisable, I love the opportunity to practise my rusty Polish and it is a real treat to introduce this lovely oasis to English friends wh otherwise would never have found it, especially on the summer, on the terrace overlooking the sun-dappled Prince’s Gardens. Excellent!
  23. TW

    TgpWong

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Yummy. highly recommended. Suggest to ask for recommendation on choices from menu, staff there will explain.
  24. m

    margerita

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, atmosphere and food. Will definitively come back!
  25. RM

    RaviM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant. Delicious food lovely location with outdoor seating overlooking gardens at Imperial College. Had the pierogi dumplings and placki spiced chicken livers for starters, salted beef for main and white chocolate and vanilla cheesecake for dessert. Excellent table service too.
  26. RB

    RichardB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second night in a row, before the Proms: wonderful table outside, excellent service, delicious horseradish vodka: perfect, thanks. See you in a week or so.
  27. E

    Elkfan

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Very welcoming staff, loads of atmosphere and really good outdoor terrace. Good bar and cocktails and excellent food. Big portions and very reasonable prices. Unless you don’t like Polish food, it would be very hard to find fault with this restaurant. Consistently superb.
  28. RB

    RichardB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a special meal before the Proms - excellent food and attentive service in teh most beautiful surroundings that the central parts of London have to offer. Thanks again
  29. M

    Mmnnn

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and very well prepared food, fast courteous and attentive service One of the best experiences in London
  30. TW

    TrudieW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A delicious meal, out on the beautiful tented terrace on a balmy London evening… what could be better?
  31. TL

    TimL

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great regional food with an interesting menu e served at speed that allowed us to eat 3 courses in 1.5 hours from ordering to leaving.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely terrace into the park. Very nice guys and friendly service
  33. AG

    AbbeyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic place, lovely food, lovely atmosphere
  34. TN

    TimN

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a really enjoyable meal and were well looked after by the staff despite the large number of diners. Thank you.
  35. AZ

    AgnieszkaZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone originally from Poland, this food is authentic, very tasty and good quality. Fast and friendly service.
  36. E

    Emes

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I tried Chlodnik as a starter and it was delicious ! Pierogi were also very tasty. It is very reasonably priced and worth the money. Location is also amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. I will definitely come back. Very good for romantic dinner :)
  37. KS

    KarolS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and unique cuisine, reminds me of my mums traditional meals. The venue is just stunning in the middle of west Ken. Part of a very long and rich history.
  38. AD

    AndyD

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I'd heard lots of good things about Ognisko - turns out they were all true. We went early evening for a pre-prom dinner and, after one of the friendliest greetings ever, were shown out to a table on the terrace, which was delightful on a warm evening. A bowl of bread and pickles appeared within seconds. Service was efficient and friendly. The food was superb , and we washed it down with imported Polish beer. The staff were just lovely. Enjoyed it so much we are going back in a couple of weeks.
  39. s

    simplyparklands

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is my go to place when spending an afternoon/early evening in London. Friends that have never been before are delighted by the charm and elegance of the dining area. Its excellent value, waiting staff are gracious and the food is delicious and homely. The house Rose is very nice.
  40. JB

    JayB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual food - beautifully prepared and presented. Would definitely go back.

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Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 2389 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
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

  • 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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