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Topolski London

The Facts

NAME: Topolski

IT’S A: New bar and café that pays homage to the works of Polish-born British expressionist painter Feliks Topolski

OPENED: 1st November 2013

WHO’S BEHIND IT: Company of Cooks

DID YOU KNOW: The new bar and restaurant features a self-supporting scaffolding structure within the arches to hold and display Topolski’s artwork

LOCATION: South Bank

ADDRESS: 150-152 Hungerford Bridge, Concert Hall Approach, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XU


OPENING HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 7am-1am

PHONE NUMBER: 020 7620 0627

MAP:View map


Housed under a railway arch behind the Southbank Centre, the former studio of Polish-born artist and illustrator Feliks Topolski has been transformed into a bar-come-restaurant-come-exhibition.

Topolski’s menu, created by Bruce Wilson and Claire Cook, takes us on a journey through Eastern Europe with dishes such as Zurek, Borsch and Cracovian sausage featuring on sharing plates.

A range of strong Polish lagers, handpicked wines and fruit-infused vodkas are on-hand to quench thirsts.

Paying homage to its namesake, Topolski features the artist’s eccentric work throughout the space (vast canvas portraits of leading 20th hang from arches) and will host a specially curated series of live music events.

The team from B3 designers have created a unique space that allows visitors to enjoy Felix Topolski’s work along with a seating and bar area , at the same time keeping Felix’s utilitarian artistic style visible throughout.

Topolski wins foodies and art-addicts hearts once they’ve experience the artist’s passion for life and culture through a very arty foodie adventure.



Sochi 2014

Some highlights have included the usa sweep of the men’s slopestyle skiing and the usa win over Russia in the preliminary hockey round. During the opening ceremony, one of the mechanical stars did not open fully into a ring, hence the background in the image below. We really enjoyed the Paralympic TV coverage and especially watching USA Sled hockey win GOLD! It was our friend Taylor’s third Paralympics, and he won another gold!


Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Breakfast
Website Joy the Baker


  • 1.25 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1.25 cups Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 0.5 cup Low-fat buttermilk ((* I fre­quently sub­sti­tute with greek yogurt and non-fat milk))
  • 0.5 cup Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 Large Egg (Lightly beaten)
  • 0.75 cup Blueberries (Fresh or frozen)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper wrappers.
In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil and egg.
Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist.
Fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Blueberry Ricotta Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Cake

Serves 9
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Dessert
Website Stacey Snacks



  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 0.75 cup Sugar
  • 1.25 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.66 cup Milk
  • 0.25 cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Zest Lemon
  • 0.75 cup Blueberries (Fresh)


  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1.25 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 0.66 cup Sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoon Vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add the milk, butter, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
Spoon the batter into a greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
Sprinkle the blueberries over the batter.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs until frothy, then beat in the cheese, sugar and vanilla.
Spread this mixture evenly over the blueberries.
Bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until it's golden brown around the edges.
Remove from the oven and cool to lukewarm before serving.