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Ottolenghi - Islington

#259 of 17,128 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 (0)20 7288 1454
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite simply one of the best resteraunts in London. Flavours out of this world. So many fantastic dishe to choose from. Excellent wine list . Book far in advance and get one of the tables on the side not the big table in the middle

Thank toddpetersen
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Monday morning for breakfast with my other half. Restaurant was a good level of busy, service was great and food was tasty. Went for the Welsh rarebit on sourdough, served with a fried egg and mixed leaf salad. Generous portion, nice mustardy rarebit and plenty of cheese. Other half went for the scrambled eggs and Hansen-Lydersen smoked... More 

Thank northlondonchap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ottolenghi offers great combinations of ingredients in small plates and main dishes, and delicious desserts. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank MartySFCA
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71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place! As a non- meater there are loads of interesting choices (although there's meat too) and the food is of a really high standard. The setting is contemporary and we were on a long shared table which was fine for our party of 3. You need to book ahead as it gets very busy at dinner times.... More 

1 Thank Emtci
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch with my family. Good selection of mains and variety of side salads to go alongside. Tasty desserts and cakes. Helpful waiting staff. Only drawback is that there be a long wait for a table, so come early or expect to wait

Thank Frances R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a really nice healthy lunch from ottolenghi's during the summer, well apart from the wine:) Would definitely recommend this if you're looking for something tasty and healthy to eat !

Thank Natjack143
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the Ottolenghi in Islington for a quick lunch and everything we tried was delicious. I particularly liked the option of choosing three of the veggie dishes for a lunch plate – it was a great opportunity to try several different things. It was quite busy when we visited and we got what appeared to be the... More 

Thank stephandgio_m
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know why people rave about this place. The portions are very small, food is served from the counter and most of it is pre-cooked and cold. Service was good and our waitress was very helpful, however, at £50 per head it was a waste of money. We should have gone to The Galley down the road and had... More 

2 Thank 338andrew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course I have the books and love the food. Lunchtimes you must queue but can have a drink while you wait.Staff were delightful,super helpful and gorgeous. We were seated at the end of a very long table. The menu works on a meat or fish dishes with + 2 salads per person...so we had 2 dishes and 4 salads...the... More 

Thank annastylewhite
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an early evening visit on Bank Holiday Monday . The menu has " from the counter " which are the cold dishes , and " from the kitchen " , which are cooked .Bread and olive oil is served gratis .To start we shared 3 cold salads : aubergine with pomegranate and various spices , figs and Roquefort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$74 - $74
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7288 1454

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