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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 #420 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $74 - $74
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is must go to place. Food is good quality, service is good. Type of food not truly my style which is why i would not return. Other members of the family loved it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having been impressed by others' reviews, we booked a table for dinner at Ottolenghi Islington. I must say I am seriously confused by all the positive reviews here! I can see how this place would be great for lunch: a cafe with plenty of delicious, seasonal salads and sweet treats. The interior reminded me of Carluccios. Friendly and upbeat service.... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Looked fab smoked Salmon & Eggs .. half way through found 2 hairs tangles in the egg... yuk could eat no more. Give them their due they did not charge for either the food or my drinks but was a not very nice experience finding hairs in food and 2 at that

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went to this restaurant with a friend to celebrate my birthday and we had lunch. It was a bit of a wait but not too long. The staff provided us with menus so we could have a look and decide while waiting. I loved my order of fried cauliflower and two side salads, however I found there could be... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On recent trip to London , thought I'd treat myself to breakfast here as no time for any other meal here .Use their cookbooks on a regular basis and love the recipes and style of food. This was a letdown though .Lukewarm coffee, average scone loaded with sugar , grubby butter dish obviously just used by previous customer as 1... More 

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Brookline, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having cooked from Ottolenghi's cookbooks for as long as they've been available, I was eager to eat at the source. And we were not disappointed. Started with – besides the plate of homemade breads – a salad of poached quince, mixed bitter leaves (red & white endive among them), spiced pecans, creamy Gorgonzola, & orange blossom dressing (from the counter).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My friend and I visited here 30th November 2014 specifically for the Shakshuka. We were greeted upon arrival by a friendly host. At 11.30am there was already quite a queue but luckily we only had to wait about 7 mins before being seated. The main table inside reminds me of Wagamama, you have to sit very close to each other,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My title almost fits how I feel about the food on offer from Ottolenghi's! Granted I have not tried the other two, but imagine Yotam & Sami have these under control and offer the same unbelievable food! I think it is the combination of uniquely Israeli flavors combined in the most magical ways that hits the spot with the delightful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

food was superb fresh and tasty and service courteous and friendly. Atmosphere in the restaurant is spacious and clean

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ottolenghi has a deserved reputation for the vegetarian, and he brings together delicious dishes that include some unlikely ingredients, and all with that warm, gently spiced levantine aroma and taste. The service was friendly, and although it's pricey, it isn't THAT pricey, so book and go and have an evening where every mouthful is a delight. The decor is quite... More 

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Additional Information about Ottolenghi - Islington

Address: 287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7288 1454
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Islington / Clerkenwell
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
Average Prices: USD 74 - 74
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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