i got to the polish hearth club at around eight monday night; it's right behind albert hall on 55 exhibition road in front of imperial college.
nice bar up front, softly lit and warm dining room at the back. everybody from the waiter to the bored bartender was polish. a sense of faded gentility and fake counts, but probably heaven on a cold winters night.
they don't 'do' takeout, but offered to cook me whatever i wanted if i provided the containers to take the food home in. thats fair enough, though this being london, nothing nearby was open. containers, selling, for the purposes of, anyway.
muttering polish jokes to myself, i went home. maybe tomorrow?