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Ottolenghi - Islington

#331 of 17,850 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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a very good lunch here, the restaurant is busy and has great atmosphere. Food is innovative and there is something for everyone on the menu. Friendly and helpful service. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Dan W
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been looking forward to this for months as it was a special treat for my birthday. I loved Yotams food programmes, books and weekly column so expected a wholesome hearty meal full of great flavour. FOOD - Whilst I cannot fault the taste and flavours, for example the roasted aubergine was lovely, the portions were far too small.... More 

Thank 73scoobydoo
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff are very nice, style is modern and the menu is comprised of a good variety of interesting smaller plates of either hot or cold options (fig salad, pan fried octopus, braised violet artichokes), we chose 6 plates between 2 of us. The food is high quality and well presented, the best part was dessert where there is a huge... More 

Thank Ledders93
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've fallen in love with food again! How this man produces flavor from the simplest of ingredients is beyond me, just sublime, divine, delicious, please i urge you to visit pronto! Also the bakery serves the most beautiful cakes, pastries etc, i dare you not to be tempted...i was :)

Thank hippiegirl2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were going to a gig in Kings Cross on an evening recently, travelling up from Bristol. We've cooked some Ottolenghi recipes recently, as we're trying to eat a little more vegetarian and healthy. So, we decided to book a table at Ottolenghi's in Islington at the last minute, to make the most of our trip to... More 

Thank mrben17
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I and a friend stopped by when I was recently in London for a late lunch. The place was very crowded but almost every patron had a stroller with them, often double side by sides. Is that really necessary? I felt bad for the restaurant because they clearly can't ban them, but it's a real issue since... More 

Thank TessChicago
Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Middle Eastern fusion and Ottolenghi is one of the front runners. This was my second time at this restaurant. I really like the set up: order various dishes to share. We ordered 3 rounds of 3 dishes and deserts (for 3 people). Every dish is really great, although I still love his vegetable dishes best. Although the desert... More 

Thank Ericv58
Manchester, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Yotam's recipes and his combo of flavours so was pleased to get a table reservation for my daughter and I. From the moment of the confirmation call a couple of day's before from Monika to when we left after 2 hours of great service, food and drink every expectation was exceeded. The restaurant design and atmosphere is fresh,... More 

Thank William J
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking past for years, finally got around to booking us and our son in. Liked (surpringly) the communal seating. Very good and helpful staff. Need to have 3 dishes really, we chose 2. That said it was delicious and we didn't come away hungry, but the dessert cakes probably helped. Not overpriced for the quality.

Thank David G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the restaurant for our 45th Wedding Anniversary but the place spoilt our night out, my hot main arrived ok my wife's was wrong, my wife's never arrived by the time I had finished mine. We left in disgust at the service, although they did deduct the cost of our main meals for the bill, won't be back and certainly... More 

Thank Sheila B

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, 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?