Café Grove

Restaurants, Polish Ealing
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Café Grove continues to draw a dedicated following from Polish locals, who see it as much as a community centre as a café, not to mention a gallery for aspiring Polish artists. It doesn’t hurt that the food is also first rate: the gypsy pancake was beautifully crisp, brimming with a tender goulash filling and topped with a great wallop of crème fraîche; other knockouts include pierogi (boiled dumplings), which come stuffed with either pork and spinach or cream cheese, and a pork hock virtually falling off the bone. Be sure to book on Friday and Saturday nights, and starve in advance: portions are big enough to draw gasps from the uninitiated.


Venue name: Café Grove
Address: 65 The Grove
W5 5LL
Opening hours: Meals served 6-11pm Mon-Thur; 11am-11pm Fri, Sat; 11am-10.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Ealing Broadway tube/rail
Price: Main courses £2-£6.
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Rosalind A

We went here for breakfast (which was tasty) and they offered us dessert afterwards! Needless to say, we didn't get any but we loved the fact that they asked!


I chose the Gypsy Pancake & my fiancé chose the Schnitzel. My potato pancake was crispy edged & seasoned perfectly, the goulash filling had tender beef & silken veg.The schnitzel was thinly crumbed fried nicely. Delicious meals, generous servings lovely service - we will be regulars here!


The Grove Cafe ought to be a lot more crowded than it usually is these days. Perhaps one of the reasons is that you've got the times wrong. It doesn't open for lunch, but does open for dinner from (I think) about 6.30 onwards. And it's always served alcohol! We LOVE the crepes, the zurek soup is seriously tasty, the potato pancakes divine. Many items (such as the potato pancakes) are freshly cooked to order, so you may have to wait a few minutes. The helpings are generous, the service pleasant and the prices remarkably cheap. It's a great little neighbourhood restaurant.