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Ognisko

4.8
4.8
2579 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

7:00 PM


Booked 19 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 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 2,579 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. l

    laurencek

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real treat. Great food and excellent service is a wonderful setting. 5 star dining experience.
  2. DU

    DUndee66

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third visit. Really friendly and welcoming staff; delicious food. I'll be back!
  3. AJ

    AstridJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ognisko is always a joy and the room is so lovely during the winter months. Food was excellent the the service friendly and efficient - despite a packed restaurant. Good atmosphere without being impossibly noisy.
  4. V

    Vixie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy eating at Ognisko - lunch, dinner, supper - and open late. I cannot fault the excellent service, delicious food, bar selection, and great atmosphere. My absolute favourite spot in London!
  5. SP

    SteveP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. All great. Will be back
  6. h

    howardd

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous all round - lovely bar/dining room, great authentic menu with a tantalising mix of Polish dishes, friendly/attentive service, delicious food, plentiful helpings, lots of vodka/champagne options, and for posh pub prices - also terrific location for museums/Royal Albert Hall - a real hidden gem!!
  7. MM

    MMAA

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Disappointing. Was looking forward to dining here and turned out to be quite a let down. Beautiful dining area and food but that's it. The door to the terrace was open for most of our time there so was extremely cold where we were sat. Waited ages for starters and way over an hour for mains. I don't think it's unreasonable to want to have our mains after having sat for over two hours. Waiters and waitresses rushing, forgetting you had even ordered a drink, chased for those and the food after waiting so long. Expected more for the price they charge. Had the mains eventually waived on the bill due to the wait. I appreciate if it's busy they would be a little wait time but last night was ridiculous. If the service matched the food it would have been an amazing night. What a shame.
  8. MA

    MARTAk

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The dining room here is delightful, service attentive but not intrusive and food different and interesting with east European bias. I was surprise at how varied and delicious the vegetarian options were! It was also good value.
  9. MM

    MagnoliaMan

    Munich

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always. Excellent service. The accommodated a late reservation happily. Pierogi are a favorite. Love the caviar and the schnitzel is the best!
  10. MJ

    MarianneJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, very understanding as one guest was late. Wonderful food. Generous serving.
  11. i

    inidouh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very comfortable and good food if you want a long lunch break
  12. F

    Frances

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very friendly service, and good choice of food. The salad was a bit overdressed and limp. but otherwise all very good.
  13. RF

    RichardF

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely room in The Polish Club in Exhibition Road. Great hot food on a cold day
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philippines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for my family - thank you all. Visited with a small baby and she loved the Christmas tree. It was nice to get a corner table so that we could take care of the baby without causing any problems to other guests. Great food for winter too. Will come again!
  15. JU

    JUPutney

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely lunch at Ognisko to celebrate a new job in the family. We got two courses of the set lunch which is very good value. The soup was lovely and the fish that two of us ordered was very good. Delicious breads from a polish bakery, pickles and puréed beets are a wonderful treat when you arrive. The atmosphere is old world charming and the service excellent.
  16. NA

    NickA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    On a cold winter’s day, Ognisko warms the cockles with its friendly welcome, historic decor and invigorating polish cuisine. Start with a bowl of delicious Barszcz, choose from a hearty main and make sure you sign off with a fresh Citrynowka (lemon vodka) or two. Combine with a walk in Hyde Park after lunch ;-)
  17. CB

    ClausB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place -full of atmosphere- great food- friendly and effecient service -a gem!
  18. s

    sandrab

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food (can recommend the chicken liver!) ate in the marquee outside which was quieter than in the main restaurant and allowed conversation. Beautiful surroundings too!
  19. AS

    AndrewS

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ognisko. It's a lovely environment, and the staff are efficient and attentive. The food is drifting up in price, but then so is everything else. I haven't had a bad experience there. It's great to have Polish food in a more refined context. Maybe some more context on the menu about the correct things to order would be helpful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room. The food was delicious and the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a really lovely dinner.
  21. CB

    ChristineB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Busy. Christmassy atmosphere. Wonderful, attentive but not intrusive service. Wonderful food and vodka.
  22. VB

    VincentB

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant with great food. The only criticism is that I cannot manage to eat the portions they supply. But you can order starters and small portions (except for the big mains) as you wish So convenient for the Royal Albert Hall
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Polish restaurant in the UK, truly magnificent. Highly recommend for any occasion!
  24. PM

    PhilipMcD

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food at Ognisko and service was top draw. There is such a brilliant variety of dishes the only problem is only picking just one, you need to be able to eat three or four at one sitting. The Bornemissza Hungarian red was great too.
  25. ED

    EwaD

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always, fantastic food, lovely staff, elegant setting. Always exceptionally beautiful at Christmas.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    It was lovely food and lip staff, the disappointing thing is we were put outside in a marque which was very disappointing!!
  27. HK

    HanyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us enjoyed very much the food, it was flavoursome, interesting and served in a very esthetic way. The service was outstanding. The ambiance of the whole place is traditional with a touch of nostalgia. Something very appealing to our kind. We will be back very soon.
  28. TK

    TKP1

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent smoked eel and salmon blini. The staff were very engaging and the atmosphere was vibrant.
  29. C

    Chimera

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great if you like eastern European food. Generous portions, attentive service, reasonable prices.
  30. DP

    DariuszP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and professional service and fantastic ambience.
  31. J

    Jane

    Kent

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never disappoints. Excellent food and service Hope to return again soon.
  32. s

    steve

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Beautiful dining room
  33. LM

    LaurenM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience…my son was tired when we arrived, but when the pierogies were delivered his mood brightened immediately. The service was exceptional, with the waitstaff working as a team. Lovely cocktails - we also had the rabbit which was prepared perfectly. We come from a Polish family and appreciate a restaurant that prepares Polish food so well.
  34. PH

    PeterH

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service. Enjoyable meal. The tent at the back was a little chilly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Will be returning!
  36. PR

    PeterR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Unusual menu + good food. Service pleasant but rather slow. Outside chairs not very comfortable
  37. P

    Paulv

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in very elegant setting. Very professional and charming staff. Nothing to criticise at all.
  38. EW

    ElisabethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite dishes in the historic atmosphere of a Polish Club, established 1940. I was in family food heaven: borscht, herring, sour cream, blinis etc - all delicious and served delicately. Taste-tastic and very good value. Look forward to returning.
  39. J

    Jakub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly extraordinary place. Full of history, good food and great cocktails. All set in classy surroundings. Definitely will be back.
  40. GE

    GusE

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their in house flavored vodkas are wonderful. The food is great as well.

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Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 2579 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Ognisko

55 Exhibition Rd, London, SW7 2PN

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Princes Gardens

  • Neighborhood

    South Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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