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Ottolenghi - Islington

#267 of 17,567 Restaurants in London
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Ottolenghi Islington for an early dinner before a football match and it was all a bit too clever. There are only long sharing tables, which isn't always a good thing as you can be stuck in the middle, and the atmosphere is very sterile. It is a sharing plate menu which is very expensive at £12/£15 per... More 

Thank William C
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Queuing up for more than 30 minutes for a salad at lunchtime is too much (they do not take reservations). Salads are a strange mix at first sight, but really good when tasted. Decor is very nice.

Thank Roberta F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busi buzzy brill-that's the PLACE,the STAFF and the atmosphere .The food is TO DIE FOR.Dinner main courses were a little on the small side but hey,been there several times and will return whenever I'm in London.Lunches are also particularly good but just two words of advice;GO EAT!!

Thank anselm s
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Friday night without reservation. The place was full but the host rapidly accommodate us. Our waitress was incredible nice and efficient. We order four warm dishes, two glasses of wine and a dessert to share and we paid £35 each (including service charge). They offered a nice bread variety. All the dishes were delicious... More 

Thank Chani C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has enough plaudits, so just want to say I dropped in for a coffee and cake after a meal elsewhere just to allow a friend to experience the establishment. We made it last an hour. Great service, fantastic cake and coffee and the evening's clientele were just and interesting and friendly. Mike's now a fan too!

Thank hedgitheveggie
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always amuses me to read some reviews when it's clear that people haven't a clue about what or where they've visited. Ottelenghi is an example of a modern casual eatery. There are long tables where you may find that you'll be sitting next to somebody you don't know, the food served here isn't hot because it's all about the salad.... More 

Thank mkacary
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went here for a work dinner (for 10) and they could not have been more delightful - the service, food and ambiance were all perfect. Love the food, especially the beautiful array of vegetarian dishes. Can't wait to go back.

Thank VickyB99
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in late afternoon for coffee and cake and were shown to the bar area near the deli. Delicious coffee and we shared a cake! Chose a fruit financier with vanilla and mascarpone cream - definitely big enough to share. The staff were attentive and very professional. The deli was very busy and it was lovely to people watch. Pity... More 

Thank LisaSK10
Stavanger, Norway
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178 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Ottolenghi in November 2016. When we arrived the place was pretty packed but they had a place for two. The menu was limited and simple: there were 4-5 main dishes and a few salads. When ordering a main you could also choose 2 or 3 salads. We decided to go for the salmon and beef and... More 

Thank gardkarlsen
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with wife and in-laws visiting out of town. Had 4 seats at end of long table. Buzzy atmosphere and busy on a Saturday night. A fellow diner immediately next to us was a bit loud for comfort. Food was high quality, although small plates. We had 4 plates from the counter, 4 from kitchen and 4 desserts with... 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
Special occasions, Families with children
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 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?