Ognisko

4.8
1606 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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4.6
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4.8
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vipchelseafoodie
London
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, everything done to a high and exacting standard. Will definitely return.

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IanT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t tell anyone. Keep it to yourself.
It might be old fashioned but beautiful surroundings, fine food, fine wine and excellent service ensures that you just keep on coming back. One of the finest, most understated and elegant eating establishments in town.

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vipMelbatoes
London
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the food really is excellent. Can't wait until we can get back in the gorgeous dining room.

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Woody
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoked eel followed by roast duck, then apple fritters with vanilla ice cream - all excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambience, toasty with the heaters, delicious food... perfect evening!

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Albert
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal - great service, lovely heated outdoor space with wonderful views, and probably the best Polish food in London.

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Lolix
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the terrace. Food was delicious and service very good. Terrace had lots of heaters so was warm and cosy. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good to be back in one of my favourite South Kensington restaurants.

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AprilP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good set up for outdoor dining in times of Covid--large marquee and heaters. Helpful and friendly staff. Interesting and nicely executed dishes. Been here several times and always enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were beautifully mannered. The whole atmosphere was very sophisticated and slightly glamorous. They politely told us when they needed the table for the next customers. And then said we could stay for another drink. Very well dealt with. I also thought the food was delicious. (I went vegetarian.)

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Wizz
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful as always. Great service, great food and of course the vodka shots!

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Bianka
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London. Gorgeous interior and also a beautiful terrace. Soulful Polish cooking with an elegant modern twist (better even than my Babcia's!). Outstanding service. Relaxed yet chic ambience. Perfect wine and cocktail lists to complement the food. 10/10 every time.

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Kazza9
Bath
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious rhubarb vodka and lovely service.

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SophieB
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful marquee in the garden with candles, heaters, blankets and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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Dillon21
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and a great outdoor space has been set up which is inside a large tent with good heating. The staff were polite, attentive and the quality of the food excellent with very generous portions. The drinks selection is impressive with some really fine selections imported straight from Poland. My only recommendation is that the food could have been a little hotter. I will definitely go back to this charming place.

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PhilipM
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How comfortable charming and romantic to be sitting outside in the tent.

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JaniceK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Food, service, wine, atmosphere, value - all perfect! Great menu with so many options of tasty food -hard to decide. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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jujohn
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu, tasty nibbles and starters, good service, perhaps slightly crowded for Covid times

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PeterS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cleverly arranged tables on the Terrace, plenty of heaters and a blanket on the chair, made the 'must eat outside' a very pleasant experience. The lunch-time set-menu is still value for money. Their modern version of the traditional Polish cuisine is excellent, not too 'heavy'. Service is very efficient - it was good to see from the Baltic the friendly Janos over here - greeting us. Highly recommended.

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Liesel
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Loved the food, service was ok. Will def come back!

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vipBarbaraT
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Excellent vodka cocktails

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MeropeC
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, good service. The food arrived before our cocktails and wine, but this wasn't really a problem

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CarmenZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service large portions delicious food well priced!

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Guest
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dishes and service fantastic.
Clean and pleasant surrounding.
House wine average, choose bottled wine instead.
Will be back.

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WarsawinLondon
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Everything was amazing! However, once we were seated no-one came to take our drink order for almost 30 minutes. We had to wave at the staff to come and take our order.

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JoannaG
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding !! One of the best places in London !

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Grubas
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Much better than on any previous visit. Bold menu with exceptional execution...less keen on the Kavka vodka...overpriced and not cold enough. It needs to be frozen not refrigerated.

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vipbbg0
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent duck, and flavoured vodkas are great.
Marquee in garden well set up for lock down.

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SarahB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been to Ognisko many times over many years. The food is always great, Polish classics presented in a refined style and lots of great drinks. The service is also warm and efficient. They have created a brilliant ‘outdoor’ dining space post-covid, which feels as close to normality as possible/ highly recommend!!

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Lucky
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably brilliant - I have been here numerous times and always loved it. Polish food at its best.

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vipBunny
London
50 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First supper out since lockdown and so great to be back in Ognisko such a special place. Perfect evening in every regard!

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KatherineP
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to revisit Ognisko . The terrace tables were great the food very good and the staff delightful. It is a favourite restaurant of mine and I was very happy to hear back .

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RayB
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful to be back in their garden. Food, service and value are all still wonderful. Back again soon!

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SusanC
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hi
To be honest tables are far to close together , and it’s pretty much enclosed with tent canvas not enough ventilation for no of people on the terrace ,
Service good , food lovely , shame about overcrowding , felt uncomfortable.

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HelenO
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special birthday experience and it was. The food was excellent, and we even tried the flavoured vodkas which were a revelation!

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Zolto
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to be al fresco with friends in a truly authentic polish establishment
A real joy!

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Pleasant , would recommend , food Wonderful and pleasant surroundings.

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AmandaC
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a very small wedding reception ( 6 people) and it was delightful. The outside dining area was beautiful, the staff were attentive and charming, and the food as good as ever, the cocktails were superb. Our own cake was presented beautifully. The fabulous stairway provided a super backdrop for photos, as did the garden. We had a wonderful time with you, thank you.

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vipdunboyburner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress as always. An absolute gem and and an amazing ambassador.

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WojciechP
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! As always ..simply fantastic! 6 out of 5!

FAQs

Ognisko does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ognisko is rated 4.8 stars by 1606 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 reservations at the moment.