Gessler at Daquise
So my favourite Polish plumper is muscling-in on the London market now??? lol, I'm so out of touch! :D Judging by my walk around town yesterday, she seems to own half the "tablecloth" restaurants in Kraków now :0
hehe, I used to go there with my wife, so we're talking quite some time ago (early to late 1990s). it wasn't exactly a Michelin restaurant back then, but we knew what to expect - traditional Polish food, in an old-style Polish atmosphere (i.e., one which anyone who grew up in the UK's Polish clubs would understand).
Not quite the sort of place you would take a new girlfriend to, but definitely OK to go to with 'er indoors :) We always preferred our own respective mum's cooking though.
The best place back then was the Patio on the corner of Goldhawk Road, W12 - wonderful food, a proper Polish "dining room" atmosphere, but (in true Polish style) the restaurant was too hot lol. Judging by reviews, it's gone downhill since then.
'Ognisko' The Polish Club - Restaurant
Always felt a bit out-of-place there, like we were too young to go. Come to think of it, I probably still
feel too young to go there. Mind you, I hardly look like a typical middle-aged Pole, lol