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Ottolenghi - Islington

#383 of 17,119 Restaurants in London
#412 of 17,997 Places to Eat in London
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287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 (0)20 7288 1454
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 30
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A place that makes you return again and again

A great bright friendly atmosphere the coffee is delicious they always provide water with it which is great. Delicious cakes and food excellent service. Can be queues for lunch so need to get there early midday. Doesn't matter if you go in on your own. Newspapers provided. The toilets are the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
mary r
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great bright friendly atmosphere the coffee is delicious they always provide water with it which is great. Delicious cakes and food excellent service. Can be queues for lunch so need to get there early midday. Doesn't matter if you go in on your own. Newspapers provided. The toilets are the best I have been in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing place!! My first time visiting and I was really happy with the food!! Great service and the food was just Divine!! Definitely one of the best places to eat on upper street

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Hoboken, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have known his cookbooks but the experience here is like none other. Absolutely great food, fantastic wines, great service that is most helpful, simple but nice atmosphere. The flavors of each and every dish are amazing and definitely save rom for dessert....they are equally amazing. We will be back.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We'd been waiting for this since having take away from their Notting HIll location last year. We were not disappointed. Scallops, duck, grilled nectarine and broccolini were all accompanied by wonderfully contrasting other tastes to make for a memorable meal. The desserts were very fine as well. We were prepared for the communal table experience and it was not as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food is there to be enjoyed. The flavours and textures are genuinely fantastic. Never mind the prices, the quirky seating, the slight whiff of pretension this is just as you would imagine a local, hip restaurant in the middle east would be if it knew it was likely to feature in a trendy documentary or get a write up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Father and daughter lunch with both ordering the seared fillet of beef with sour cream and horseradish sauce and two salads, and the bread selection, and then dessert. Really enjoyed the food, service and ambience and would highly recommend. Luckily we arrived early as there was a sizeable queue by the time we left. I bought a pastry to go... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We frequent Ottolenghi's for special occasions and this birthday did not disappoint. The service is always amazing for such a busy place. They managed to squeeze us in for breakfast even though we arrived at the end of the breakfast service - thank you! The food was delicious and satisfying. Keep up the good work and see you again soon!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Absolutely brilliant. Loved the cinnamon french toast with orange yogurt and black currant jam, loved the butternut squash and goat cheese tart, and loved the flat whites too! We will be back with guests!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We met a young couple we knew well here for dinner to celebrate their engagement which had happened 12,000k from home as we were over visiting the UK. Booking easy as on line. Confirmed the day before so nothing left to chance. Communal tables hardly noticed when we got settled in. Four seems the correct number as were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is about great food that is well presented. The table layout is basically one long table across the restaurant and you obviously say hello to you dining neighbours. I had the Shakshuka for breakfast which was excellent. The service was prompt and efficient. You can also buy a selection of takeaway foods that look amazing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7288 1454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 74 - 74
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?