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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant meal, the food was delicious and the surroundings pleasant. Unfortunately things started to unravel when we tried to pay the bill. None of the card readers were working so I as forced to leave the restaurant and draw out cash...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mum after years of using the cook books. Fabulous service, lovely ambiance and brilliant food. The dishes are sublime. We shared the aubergine, peaches, tuna, octopus and belly pork. All were delicious. The octopus dish is one of the best we've...More

Thank Charlotte w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us - all in London for business - went here on a Sat evening and it was a good job we had booked; it was very busy, but our table was ready immediately. In fact one doesn't sit at individual tables - there...More

Thank VanceHarvey
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I have the book at home and this restaurant was on my wish list. My sister and her partner took me here for my birthday. I loved the food and atmosphere, we shared about 8 plates and had 2 cakes for desert. I would rate...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

As a long time fan of Yotam and proud owner & user of his recipe books I finally came here for my birthday this evening. The food was exquisite! We shared the aubergine, seared beef & grilled veg counter plates & then the cod &...More

1  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This was a birthday treat for my husband and we were not disappointed. Reservations are essential for the evenings, but they don't take them for lunchtimes. There are a wide variety of cold salads to choose from and you get to see them on display...More

Thank CustardV
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a small place and mostly family style seating. Booking is necessary. Everything on the menu was tempting and sharing is encouraged. The vegetable dishes in particular were outstanding. The bread was so good that we took a loaf home. Highly recommended!

Thank Bob T
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Upper street has a very nice vibe with cool restaurants and boutiques. Ottolenghi surprises you already from its windows, full of sublime desserts. We went for dinner with 2 friends. Personally I had a salad of grilled vegetables which was good but a bit spicy...More

Thank camo81
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Great tapas style dishes. Had a pollock Thai stew which was just delightful. 4 or 5 dishes between 2 is max needed as it's all very filling. Would recommend 2 from counter and 2 from kitchen. Mozzarella ball with pickled red onions was FAB.

Thank Becky M
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

The best time to go is for lunch (make it an early one or a late one to avoid queuing). The salads on offer are always delicious which makes it hard to choose! I find 3 salads or a main and 2 salads is plenty...More

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Mick G
August 27, 2017|
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Response from MarylynLefcovitch | Reviewed this property |
Hi so sorry have just seen your message Hope you are enjoying your day I would have said check online And go early ...so busy and queuing Marylyn
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Filmman70 | Reviewed this property |
It can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. It really is a "no pressure" type place. Have a lovely meal!
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Green2Amber | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, suggest just phone them up or drop them a note. We like it here and by London prices it isn't too outrageous. The flavours are interesting mixes and we have never been disappointed. If Theodoros reckons it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$74 - $74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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