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Ottolenghi - Islington

#319 of 17,720 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite the fact that you cannot book a table at lunch time it is well worth the wait. The food was excellent quality and delicious flavours and the staff are very friendly, attentive and helpful. Nice atmosphere and we enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank Shirley565
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Ottolenghi for lunch and soon learned just why this place is regarded as a special place to enjoy breakfast and lunch. The food was fresh, tasty and delightful and the long table seating arrangements are fun and managed superbly. We can recommend the seared roast beef with marinated peppers. Our only regret was missing an opportunity to return... More 

Thank Faulcotraveller H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food , minimalist decor and really uncomfortable seats Food tasty and light drinks quite expensive

Thank MacLean M
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the best out of all the ottolenghi's in London - yes, I've been to them all. The others are very small and only one cramped communal table inside. This one has proper seating and is quite big. The cakes are the best I've ever had and always tasty and different. They are very expensive though and it's... More 

Thank sidpatelthegreat
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch on a weekday. Got a table for two quickly and had the main and 3 salads for £17.00 which is obviously top end but it is worth it. The food was amazing. Every mouthful was a pure delight. The cakes were also out of this world particularly the Finacier which looks simple but tastes incredible. The staff... More 

Thank Nicky A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here during a trip to London. We had wanted to come here for a long time and we were not disappointed by the food. There were some unusual flavour combinations but everything worked really well. I especially loved the heritage carrots and the roasted cauliflower. As a vegetarian it was great to have... More 

Thank GemmaM21
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ottolenghi is one of those names you hear, but I really had no idea what he was all about and wasn't that bothered either. A friend, who is a fan, organised a group Christmas dinner here, so off we went. It was a weekday evening but still very busy (oh yes, get a reservation!) and our table wasn't ready. However,... More 

Thank Biz P
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you can't afford to eat there you should at least go and have a look at the window on Upper Street. The meringues are the biggest I have ever seen and just make your mouth water. This is an expensive place to eat, so be prepared to pay. The cakes are fabulous and a real treat as our... More 

Thank Louise P
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for brunch one Sunday in a group of four. We were seated basically straightaway which seemed lucky as it was peak time for Sunday brunch. Service was attentive without being intrusive - coffee orders taken promptly, water glasses constantly refilled, etc. The food itself was delicious - I read some of the reviews here which suggested the portion... More 

Thank Morgan B
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how they make it, but I have a mocha a few times a week from here and it is easily the best I've had anywhere in the world. (Sydney, New York, Paris, Rome, etc etc). Rich and smooth without being too sweet.

Thank RMMarriner

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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 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?