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Ottolenghi - Islington

#459 of 18,266 Restaurants 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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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 392
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 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
Last minute decision

Popped in on off chance after some shopping for an early dinner and the staff could not be more helpful. We were given a table and the staff made us feel so welcome - lively atmosphere, beautifully and simply decorated with the signature huge plates of delicious food at the front of the shop and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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662 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

RATING: 3.5 The restaurant is cozy and clean, and the desserts at the front door are most inviting. The dining experience was good and the service was fast and responsive. We ordered 6 of the

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Popped in on off chance after some shopping for an early dinner and the staff could not be more helpful. We were given a table and the staff made us feel so welcome - lively atmosphere, beautifully and simply decorated with the signature huge plates of delicious food at the front of the shop and restaurant. Water was immediately poured... More 

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Definitely recommended, for both breakfast and lunch. Delicious main dishes and vegetables, lustful sweets and desserts. Hope to be back soon!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always inventive, invariably tasty, and served up by an exceptional and attentive staff. You will not be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good quality food, friendly staff, impressive dessert selection, interesting wine list. And yet I have to admit I'm not planning on going back. Tapas style dining experience with dessert and a bottle of wine comes to £120, conservatively. You may or may not get seated at the large communal table which is quite wide, rendering your dining companion beyond a... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pricey but the quality is always top notch and the service absolutely lovely. The menu varies enough to make it interesting to return to often.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Third time we travelled from the Netherlands to London to enjoy ottolenghi's restaurant! Excellent food. This time favourites: brocolline and the fried sweet potato

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have enjoyed many salad boxes over the last few years, but I have to say that the standard of flavour has diminished to a level where there are no real flavours - box bought on 26th March. Very disappointing and tried to make a comment on their website but nowhere to do it. Maybe it was a bad day but... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As you enter there is the counter area, full of cold savoury dishes as well as cakes and desserts with the dining room situated at the back of the space. We were sat at the end of the long, central communal table which is dim and candle lit in the evenings (there are smaller, separate tables for couples). We ordered... More 

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London
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190 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Quality and cooking is very good but the price is a bit expensive. For two tinny pieces of grill mackarel costs 11.00 pounds. You dont even pay that much in a japanese restaurant. Salade prices are reasonable as they are sharing portions. Liked the quince salade and green bean salade.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?