Food and drink
Most of the staff in the kitchen are Polish but the menu stretches across Eastern Europe, from the Baltic down to the Black Sea. You may even see the odd Scandinavian dish; for the unadventurous there’s a straightforward steak and chips. The softly chewy pierogi with potato, cheese and sour cream are heaven. Bozbash (slow-cooked lamb shoulder with pomegranate and tomato) is another winner and I always order a dish of mizeria - a depressing name for a lovely light cucumber and yogurt salad.
Minimalist skylit space with vaulted ceiling and sparkling amber chandelier (this incidentally was made to order from a bag of amber rocks the owner bought from a mysterious Russian).
Friendly and courteous if not always efficient.
A bit out-of-the-way: a10-15 minute walk from Tate Modern and the Old Vic, but close to Southwark tube.
Starters are £4.50 to £8, mains £11.50 to £17.50; you’ll pay around £60 for a three course meal, excluding drinks or service.
Sister restaurant Wódka is set in an atmospheric old dairy in Kensington, and homely rather than glamorous.
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