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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (103 reviews)
“salad” (247 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Random find! Desserts looked amazing so I had to go in and try! Service and welcome is pretty nice. Small restaurant but looks delightful.

Thank sevski
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We loved the atmosphere here, big bench tables, very helpful staff, just buzzing. The food was as we expected and more. Small but many portions mean you can try lots of things. Things we thought wouldn't work did, I've always been ambivalent about aubergines but...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect to meet friends, a bit hard to get a place but worth the wait. Food good, cant go wrong. Beautiful salads and the deserts to die for! Wines are very good, waiter very informative and explained origins of each grape very well ( i...More

Thank Miss M
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Went in on a busy saturday lunch time we were lucky to find a table. The food Was amazingly tasty and delicious, The service was also fabulous.

1  Thank alanst75
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The food, the presentation, the designer's decoration of the establishment, the jars of picked vegetable and seasoning around... Had some delicious cake and great cappuccino. Will go back for more delicious food. A must in the neighbourhood.

Thank Gianangel
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Went at peak lunch time during the week and got table for two with my friend. We had four salads each - that was all salads on the menu! Plus bread and a bottle of wine. Could scarcely eat it all..... Delicious food, good service

Thank stephogrunt
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I have admired Ottolenghis writings for years so a visit here has long since been on my bucket list. This cafe is so easy to get to as the bus passes the door. I had expected huge queues but front of house staff were excellent...More

1  Thank BACbonny
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I have all the books and love preparing the food. Somehow the restaurant always seems to do it better. The warm beetroot with goats whey was unbelievable. Don't talk, don't think.....just savour every mouthful and listen to what your mouth is telling you. Aubergine dish...More

Thank LenOwl
Reviewed 21 February 2016

First time to Ottolenghi - we were very happy. Food was stunning. The counter dishes (cold) are super as are the hot dishes from the kitchen. We had the tuna (amazing) and the quince with gorgonzola and walnuts (fabulous). From the kitchen we had the...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our experience with Ottolenghi was not one to remember. The food was lovely, but portions were tiny. Our food came separately, so we couldn't eat together as a family. We were sat a table, with complete strangers sitting right next to us. We were also...More

1  Thank Adam H
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Mick G
27 August 2017|
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Response from MarylynLefcovitch | Reviewed this property |
Hi so sorry have just seen your message Hope you are enjoying your day I would have said check online And go early ...so busy and queuing Marylyn
3 August 2017|
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Response from Filmman70 | Reviewed this property |
It can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. It really is a "no pressure" type place. Have a lovely meal!
23 June 2017|
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Response from Green2Amber | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, suggest just phone them up or drop them a note. We like it here and by London prices it isn't too outrageous. The flavours are interesting mixes and we have never been disappointed. If Theodoros reckons it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7288 1454
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