Wodka

 
 

THIS VENUE IS NOW CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. SEE ALTERNATIVE Eastern European Cuisine

ADDRESS
12 St Alban's Grove, Kensington, London W8 5PN 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Lunch 12:00-15:30, Dinner 16:00-23:25 | Bar 12:00-23:00
 
PRICES
Main Courses £14.50-£16.50 | Set Lunch £13.50 (2 Courses), £17 (3 Courses)
 

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Back in 1989 when Wodka first opened it was ahead of the influx of Polish immigrants who, by all accounts, have started heading home again. It may sound like a vodka bar - and there are a good selection of vodkas and vodka-based cocktails - but when Jan Woroniecki first set up shop he had the aim of getting the locals to appreciate the drink, and not just for shots. His idea was to put the emphasis on the Polish and Eastern European food so you would accompany your Polskie Martini with excellent caviar and herring blinis or cheese filled pierogi dumplings. This place proves that vodka can also be enjoyed as dessert - with a marinated berry compote. Wines are also available and go well with mains of Golonka pork shank with sauerkraut as well as more 'European' dishes of crab and cod fishcakes and venison meatballs. Housed in a former dairy to Kensington Palace, within a pretty residential street, this elegant restaurant - sister to Baltic in Southwark and Chez Kristof in Hammersmith - has successfully challenged UK perceptions of Eastern European flavours.

 

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7 minutes walk
 
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Young Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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68-69 Queens Gate, SW7 | 4 minutes from Wodka
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Ognisko Polskie
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Daquise
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20 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Wodka
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Royal British Society Of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Wodka
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Royal Albert Hall
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Royal College of Music
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Wodka
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Wodka
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Ping
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180-184 Earl's Court Road, SW5 | 10 minutes from Wodka
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Kensington Roof Gardens
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The Gore Hotel
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190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Wodka
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Wodka
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Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 8 minutes walk from Wodka

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 8 minutes walk from Wodka

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Make Up To Die For: Workshop (Ages 7-11)
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 8 minutes walk from Wodka

Georgian-themed craft activities and storytelling workshops....More

Susan Aldworth & David Dexter
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2014 

Blyth Gallery, Imperial College 8 minutes walk from Wodka

A collaboration between the artist and the Imperial College professor....More

Royal Choral Society/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 18th April 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 9 minutes walk from Wodka

Richard Cooke conducts various works for choir and orchestra. With organist Richard Pearce, soprano Lucy Hall, mezzo-soprano Madeleine Shaw and ...More

Handel's Messiah on Good Friday
Handel's Messiah on Good Friday
Concerts | On 18th April 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 9 minutes walk from Wodka

The Royal Choral Society presents its renowned Good Friday performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Royal Albert Hall on Good ...More

 
Climate Changing Stories
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2014 

Science Museum 9 minutes walk from Wodka

Installations, films and historical objects highlighting man's ability to adapt to a constantly changing planet by producing innovative designs and ...More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 18th April 2014 

Natural History Museum 9 minutes walk from Wodka

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 9 minutes walk from Wodka

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Shackleton's Man Goes South
Exhibitions | Until 25th April 2014 

Science Museum 9 minutes walk from Wodka

A small, free exhibition on the second floor of the Science Museum, the year-long Shackleton's Man Goes South is named ...More

 
 
 
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