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Ottolenghi - Islington

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#363 of 18,494 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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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very high quality eclectic menue and excellent service; also catering for vegetarians and with limited vegan options

I went to the restaurant at the end of July with a party of five. The restaurant's cooking follows the adventurous mid-eastern theme of Ottolenghi's cookery books. The quality of the food was excellent and most of us were surprised and delighted at the combinations of spices used. The staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I went to the restaurant at the end of July with a party of five. The restaurant's cooking follows the adventurous mid-eastern theme of Ottolenghi's cookery books. The quality of the food was excellent and most of us were surprised and delighted at the combinations of spices used. The staff were attentive and helpful. One starter, grilled nectarines and Cashel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was absolutely delicious - so hard to choose what I wanted to eat because all of it was so fantastic. I would absolutely go back on my next visit to London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love desserts, we love desserts, everybody loves desserts! They make the best sweets we've ever tasted from a restaurant. (We did like the savoury food, but it did not stand out as much as the sweets) Definitively coming back for more once we're back in England!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Some of the most delicious food we've ever eaten. The staff was really attentive, kind, and welcoming as well. We visited at the beginning of July and went back (to the Notting Hill location) on our next visit because we just couldn't stop thinking how delicious it was... it lived up to our memories. A must visit in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Go there for the awesome food. Vegetarian stuff here tastes great and that is one thing you will not regret. Place is small so gets crowded quickly. Be ready for a long wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited with 4 girlfriends for Saturday lunch. The food is really lovely, fresh and varied. One of my friends also experimented with a glass of "green" wine - the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful on this topic. One thing,one of our friends was delayed in traffic and the "meet and greet" waiter proposed that we had to wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food was all delicious! Most of the options (but not all) were vegetarian and it was very easy for three of us to each order a full vegetarian meal (1 entree/2 salads) with all different items so we could try as many menu items as possible. The food was plentiful and delicious! Our server was wonderful and took the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both times the look of the food and the way the dishes were described on the the menu far exceeded the taste. Being a fan of Ottolenghi's books, I was so looking forward to something magical on my palate. It didn't happen, on either occasion. Disappointing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I booked a table in advance (well-recommended as they're always busy), but got stuck in traffic. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, saving our table even though the place was full. The food was excellent - the vegetarian options are particularly bursting with flavour and the choice was pleasingly original. The only disappointment was the pork belly which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food here is even better than his many cookbooks lead you to expect. We had dinner one night-great variety and perfect for sharing so as to sample the variety of Mediterreanean, Israeli and Arabic/Palestinean inspired dishes. So good we came back for breakfast-also good, and bought fabulous sandwiches to eat on the Eurostar and of course a couple of... 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
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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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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