Polish emigration to the UK started after WWII, but most Polish migrants arrived after 2004, when Poland joined the EU and it became easier for Poles to emigrate. Amazingly, the Polish language is the most spoken non-native language in the UK. Most of the UK’s over half a million Poles live in and around London, meaning there is a plethora of London Polish restaurants to choose from. Hammersmith boasts one of the UK’s largest Polish communities, while Balham, Ealing, Haringey and Enfield also have strong Poles in residence. Accordingly, you’re likely to find a London Polish restaurant or two there. With so many influences, though, you can find Polish dishes in restaurants that aren’t explicitly Polish in places such as Southwark. Russian or Ukrainian restaurants in sometimes offer Polish fare, too. The North pole – I mean the north of London – has some quality London Polish restaurants as well.
Poland’s history is tumultuous. The silver lining is that inasmuch as Poland has been terrorised by time, Polish cuisine has benefited from eclectic dishes importing the cuisines of Slavic countries such as Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. In a London Polish restaurant worth its sausage you can expect to find soups like borscht, pickled fish, pierogi and vegetable salads and of course all manner of Polish sausages on offer: white sausage, kabanosy, country sausage and more. Polishing your search for a London Polish restaurant is easy with Quandoo. Search for Polish to find Polish restaurants and restaurants whose menus demonstrate some Polish influence. You can also select exclusively London Polish restaurants by selecting Polish cuisine. Choose district and price range and you’re away. You can always book a table through Quandoo – you wouldn’t want to arrive to find someone has already polished off your pierogi plate.