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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (116 reviews)
“salad” (267 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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11 - 20 of 1,138 reviews

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Been here for the first time and i was pleasantly surprised. The arancini balls were just delicious. I wished it was served hot, but still the taste was good. Loved the rosewater pistachio cake. Delicious.

Thank Kiran K
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I was looking forward to eating here. After all, he is a good chef, writes nice cook books etc. Wow. What a major let down. Kept waiting for ages, ignored by harassed and grumpy looking staff....despite the fact it was only 5.30pm and hardly anyone...More

1  Thank mrsnuffles
Reviewed September 23, 2018

we'd been to the restaurant in Spitalfields which was ok but nothing thrilling. Gave the Islington branch a try and found it a mediocre experience. The chairs are ridiculously uncomfortable. The room is appallingly noisy, conversation was almost impossible. The so called share plates are...More

Thank Astroboy1955
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Being in trendy Islington and featuring regularly in the Guardian, I thought Ottolenghi's would be a good bet for a decent vegan meal. Nothing was marked as vegan on the menu but the (very lovely) staff were happy to help me identify / adapt non-dairy...More

Thank kormachameleon
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been fans of Ottolenghi’s books for years and we finally made the pilgrimage to London (NOPI also on deck this week). We had incredible service and we did a shared ‘salads’ menu (healthy right!). We chose the dishes that we...More

Thank GregM484
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the 20 minute wait for a table on a Sunday lunchtime! Everything about this restaurant was right, delightful service, friendly, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food. As we waited we appreciated and had our taste buds stimulated by the most colourful and beautiful salads...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time in Ottolenghi, had some cakes and coffe, stayed for a beer. The waiters and the manager guy is super friendly also super caring. Absoluetely recommended!!!

Thank szabolcsm585
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Having lived and worked in 6 countries in the Middle East, and being a fan of his programmes and books, I came with friends for the first time on Saturday. I really hate to be critical, but it's impossible not on so many levels. Firstly,...More

1  Thank Steve N
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner that was particularly notable for the fantastic service provided by Oli. This was some of the nicest and most genuine service we have had in London in years. The food is tasty and fresh, with nice wine recommendations to boot....More

Thank oremstango
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic. Food to take away or large tables to sit alongside friends or strangers enjoying the most delicious salads. Great atmosphere, staff attentive & menu superb.

Thank janwilsonsmith
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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
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idc98
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!
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travelmadbob
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$74 - $74
Meals
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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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