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Ottolenghi - Islington

#255 of 17,236 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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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rather pressed for time, my daughter and I hoped we would be able to eat here as we are both Ottolenghi fans and cook the recipes at home. Even though the place looked very full and it was nearly 1, the front of house asked us to wait just a few minutes and we could have a table for two.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a couple of hours in London before catching the Eurostar......there was only one place to go - Upper St, Islington! Living in Australia, it was going to be my only chance for a while. The food was superb, the welcome was warm and friendly, and the place was buzzing! Positives: * Everything is so fresh it's almost still... More 

Thank Tour_Leader
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Ottolenghi's in Islington last night to celebrate my nephews and my own birthdays and had an absolute treat. Very busy and bustling Deli and Restaurant but comfortable with very friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff Options on cold or hot plates of food served in 'starter ' size portions so a chance to try lots of different types... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my most favourite places they just have it so right, simple, but excellent. When you arrive your greeted by an amazing display of mouthwatering cakes. It can be very busy so be prepared to wait I'm not sure if you can book tables. The staff are extremely helpful & efficient and work quickly to serve you but in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed setting. Attentive service. Inventive cuisine using fresh ingredients. Great choices for vegetarians.

Thank William W
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent dinner at this intimate and stylish restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about food and wine.

Thank jennie g
Santiago, Chile
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to an Ottolenghi restaurant was on our must do list in London. The food, service,wine and just vibe were fabulous. Our waitstaff were very knowledgeable and gave good advice. Food was simply stunning with not a single dish rated less than great. No hesitation recommending! We will try one of the others on our next visit to the UK

Thank Imelda D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main courses (if you can call small plates main) are terrific - beautful to look at, inventive, packed with fresh flavours that sing out. We had slices of rare beef with a delicious coriander/mustard sauce, aubergine topped with yoghourt and pomegranate, fresh figs with blue cheeseand walnuts, and roasted cauliflower - all wonderful. However, the frangipane tart for pud... More 

Thank JM49
Bath, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is going on with you Londoners? Dish after dish came, all, as our beautiful waitress explained, ‘starter size’ – a few beans dressed with a bit of flavour, ‘heritage’ tomatoes (a few cherries of different colours), a small piece of underdone (seared) tuna (what is this cheffy infatuation with raw cold flesh, as if they live in absolute fear... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ottolenghi is my favourite restaurant in London, for a variety of reasons, but the ones that really make this restaurant stand out from the others are the quality and freshness of all the ingredients used, and the staff and AMAZING service they provide. I usually go to Ottolenghi in Spitalfields but me and my husband decided to try the "menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$74 - $74
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, 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?