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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 #245 of 17,142 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Delicious desserts so elegant, certainly worth a second visit! Such lovely surroundings and mountains of great looking food piled high! Most inviting and thoroughly enjoyed my mid day indulgence at this fantastic restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love this place. Usually visit for breakfast and love the selection of their jams specially the banana jam as well as the chocolate spread. Service is outstanding and go quality and service it is good value for money. Only negative comment is that we would have loved to buy the jams they serve on table but they do not... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Really great service and lovely food. Meal for two with wine cost around £90. Highly recommend it. The desserts were very nice indeed.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

After hearing so much about it, I decided to try this restaurant. The place is nice with a relaxed vibe to it. The personnel was nice and helpful, the food was very good and excellent value for money. I will certainly go back!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival we were pleased to get one of the single tables for two rather than the long communal tables as they don't seem to offer a particularly intimate dining experience in such a long and thin building. As many others have mentioned, you choose some cold dishes and some hot. The cold comes quick and the hot 20 mins... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have the Ottolenghi cookbooks and so naturally wanted to come here. I was not disappointed but enjoyed Nopi more. This is a super popular place. The thing I didn't love here is that there is this huge long communal table and I am just not the communal table type. Otherwise the food was healthy and very nice. Not as... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Healthy, flavoursome, seasonal options! The staff were exceedingly friendly and even though you may have to wait 15 minutes during peak hours, it is definitely worth the wait! Cant wait to go back!! Great salad deal for lunch! Everything was spot on!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had lunch here before a theatre trip in July. Although we had to queue for a short time, which initially I didn't appreciate, the wait was worthwhile. The staff were extremely attentive which complimented the food that we had. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, but be prepared to wait - it will be worthwhile.

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Apt, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a wonderful meal in the restaurant, food perfect, service really good, I then bought some food for take away for 1 person. The bill was £25 for just 2 salads,3 small slices beef,1 small filo parcel, a small tart & some Biscuits. It was more expensive than our meal & we both had wine. Having mentioned this to some... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Brilliant, fantastic food. Plenty of choices. Great atmosphere. Would eat here every night if I could.

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