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Ottolenghi - Islington

#259 of 17,075 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I come here regularly and love the food. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. I'm a big fan of the aubergine with pomegranite

Thank benjaminzachary
Zurich, Switzerland
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230 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thai fish cakes are to die for! We had different kinds of salads. One better then the other! Desserts where yummy. We wanted to book online, no table available... so we just turned up and got a seat on the long table. just brilliant !

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ottolenghi was the first restaurant to bring the now slightly overdone Middle Eastern / North African flavours to London. They always deliver on service, new inventive flavour combinations using the freshest ingredients. The prices might be a bit on the high side for the portions but every bite packs a punch. I would not recommend going here in a big... More 

Thank paksoya
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

am still thinking about the delicious and light quiches we had, together with great salads! And amazingly delicious bread! sure wish he had a branch in hte US, cause i can't yet replicate the recipes, even with the cookbooks in front of me!

Thank masiegel47
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had The Best Meal at Ottolenghi on Friday night. The food is out of this world- flavours I do not yet known how to cook myself. However I now have a cookbook purchased the following day from said restaurant and have already made the lemon and blueberry teacakes. Yum! All the staff were friendly and helpful but one girl... More 

Thank Dee U
Paris, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant was everything we hoped for from the cuisine made famous by the eponymous cookbooks. An array of innovative and delicious vegetable dishes, all beautifully presented and accompanied by amazing breads, was so satisfying that we were hesitant to order dessert and then unable to finish it. The waitress, who was helpful throughout the dinner with menu... More 

Thank M H
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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a group and had the set menu. Several of us are very little of the food as we simply didn't like the taste. I don't really understand why it gets such great reviews. There is limited choice, many cold dishes, some fish mains, which frankly tasted weird and some good looking but overly sweet desserts. The particular... More 

Thank NWSLondon
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to lunch with friends and had a wonderful meal. The food was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. It was just as good as it was when we went there 2 years ago. The prices are reasonable and it was just a great lunch experience. They have been able to combine good food with good service. Well... More 

Thank fred-pollak
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food experience on all levels. Tastey and variable. The stuff are great at engaging with dinners.

Thank Nuritsart
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 06/08 with friends specifically to sample the breakfast here as it is always delicious. We ordered the shakshouka of course, but there are plenty of other tasty items to try. The dessert counter is impressive. For salads, note that the prices are quite expensive for what are essentially prepared vegetables, but you do get some great ingredients for... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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?