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24 July 2014
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Ognisko Restaurant

020 3463 0673

55 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN

£44.00 Polish , Eastern European South Kensington
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  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Lunch: £16.50/19.50 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

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Housed in the grand expanses of the Polish Club, this stately restaurant has shed most of its faded grandeur in favour of a thoroughly spruce look – thanks to new owner Jan Woroniecki (of Wodka and Baltic fame). Only a few antiquated portraits remain in the bar; the rest is all gleaming white paintwork, with cornices, columns and a beautiful terrace overlooking Princes Gardens. The food feels fresher too, with a heavy dose of Polish nationalism leavened by ideas from across its borders – so expect anything from flaki (hangover-busting tripe soup), pelmeni dumplings and Jewish-style herring to confit goose leg with fruity fig sauce or calf’s liver with Polish black pudding and apple mash. Details such as dark breads with pickled vegetables suggest that the kitchen is keen to impress; likewise a drinks list touting fascinating cocktails and innumerable icy vodkas.

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 25th March 2014

    ilovecakeandtea :: Review of Ognisko Restaurant

    In the heart of South Kensington is Ognisko restaurant specialising in dishes of eastern and central Europe with an emphasis on Polish cuisine. There is a la carte menu, daily set lunch and theatre menu all on offer. This beautiful converted town house once a Polish private members club it has been transformed into a glorious grand open restaurant with a terrace. From the minute you walk through giant (almost secret) black door you are transported in a world of grandeur, class and elegance. Crisp white walls and spiraling staircase was like being in the Bank’s family home in Mary Poppins, I was in complete ore of the place. Greeted immediately by the friendly and chicly dressed staff we were ushered into the high ceiling dining room...
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  2. Ever stumbled out of a museum in South Ken in need of food? We have, although there are usually kids in tow so cocktails and Polish food is not likely to be on the agenda. Shame as Ognisko, a beautiful bar and restaurant by Jan Woroniecki – the man behind the fab Baltic in Southwark, is surrounded by all the museums on Exhibition road. Housed in a very grand terraced Victorian building, where the Polish Hearth Club was founded in 1940, it has just undergone an extensive refurb. Luckily for us, they wanted us to come and see it. Despite the plush surroundings and private members style entrance, there was no stuffiness here. In fact it had an air of romance about it and we were so impressed with the laid back yet attentive service...
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Private Dining at Ognisko Restaurant

The ballroom on the first floor is available for private and corporate parties. It is an elegant and light space with a capacity of 150 seated and 200 standing. It can also be divided into 2 smaller spaces that can host dinners of up to 40 and 80 people. Party, buffet and canape menus are available as are PA systems, plasma screens and projectors.

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Private RoomCapacity
Ballroom150
Private Dining Room40
Private Dining Room80

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