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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TZ, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 (0)20 7288 1454
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Ranked #313 of 17,214 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $74 - $74
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the location on Upper Street in Islington and were thrilled to be able to grab a table for two. This location is very small and gets incredibly crowded with locals. Everything we had was amazingly fresh and flavorful. It made for a perfect first day lunch upon arriving in London from Dublin. Can't wait to return!

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A review from a few years back called Yotam Ottolenghi "the man who sexed-up vegetables" and it shows. This is robust, earthy, and masculine, middle eastern food - with nothing precious about it. And it's absolutely great. I immediately bought both of his cookbooks and gave them to my husband, with happy results since we came home. Basmati and wild... More

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You have to book well in advance but it is well worth the wait. Food looks amazing and tastes even better - so good in fact we almost didn't want to write a review as it's hard enough to get seats as it is. There was a small group of us so we literally ordered almost every dish on the... More

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant best enjoyed at night for its atmo, but could prove quite expensive, especially if you are a foody and a winey like me. So worth it, though. Even the sweets are dainty and worth a try. I've no sweet tooth yet was tempted by many a dessert.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were invited to have lunch at Ottolenghi on a recent trip and I thought it was magnificent. I would class this as one of the best lunches during our 4 week trip, and I think they do dinner as well. A simple concept that worked so very well and would recommend you make an effort to try it. To... More

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San Francisco, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Four of us thoroughly enjoyed the food at this Ottolenghi. Fresh, creative, presented with flair, and just plain knock your socks off good flavors. The space is all white and not nearly as noisy as I expected (and with mostly communal tables) ; the venue works perfectly with the food. I particularly enjoyed the eggplant dish, the tuna, the beetroot... More

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Mumbai
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68 reviews 68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had to wait a long time for a table but it was well worth it. All the salads and the main course were great. The only down side is that all the food is cold. There is no hot food. Even the mains are served cold. The beef was superb, but the salmon was very okay. The bean salad was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love the food at Ottolenghi. Nevertheless, the restaurant is really small, queues a very long and making a reservation is nearly impossible. But luckily they are having a great takeaway service! Quick, efficient... and as tasty! And try their bred!!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We accidentally walked in one day unplanned, and having heard lots of good reviews we were quite excited. The staff are very polite and effective - it does get busy! The dinner menu is well selected and very inviting, one would want to try it all! I have a dietary intolerance which the staff were very helpful about, enquiring with... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I simply love Ottolenghi. Their food is amazing and the atmosphere is great. I must try the croissants with their incredible banana jam. And please, try their hot chocolate too!!!!

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