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Ottolenghi - Islington

#335 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is about great food that is well presented. The table layout is basically one long table across the restaurant and you obviously say hello to you dining neighbours. I had the Shakshuka for breakfast which was excellent. The service was prompt and efficient. You can also buy a selection of takeaway foods that look amazing

1 Thank MattE217
Woking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good food, tapas style - so make sure to order enough dishes. Unusual layout, long and narrow with shop at front and bench style eating at back.

1 Thank ADuncanR
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688 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Ottolenghi in Islington, like other branches, has amazing food that is healthy, interesting and a little different. It is a crowded spot and can feel a bit squashed on the communal tables. Only real criticism is that coffee not brilliant. But worth a visit for a treat... It's a pricy, but good option.

1 Thank Matvl
London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2015

All the food tasted delicious but portion sizes were not generous given the price. 4 small plates, 2 desserts and 2 coffees came to £60. I think the layout and atmosphere of the restaurant doesn't really suit those kind of prices as we were seated in the middle of a communal table.

2 Thank chjunk
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food is excellent, but the refectory layout seems to suit some diners better than others. I cannot fault the restaurant staff or the chef, both service and food were faultless, but we were sat with diners who clearly resented being on the same table as others. It doesn't bother me, but if others are making their discomfort clear, it... More 

1 Thank MorganBarberRogers
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited Ottolenghi on a business lunch and were very impressed. The staff were attentive and well mannered and the food was delicious and filling. The dessert display in the window was so inviting that we made sure to finish our meals with something sweet! Overall, this place is a great choice.

1 Thank Francesca B
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great ambiance, great wait staff, fabulous food , prices are typical for London. The food is why we went, It was fresh, using creative ingredients with amazing flavours. The meals are served tapas style so can easily be shared if you wish. We had three cold plates and two hot plates, all of which we would order again, especially the... More 

3 Thank George C
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015

I found this place last year when I was alone and looking for a place to have dinner before a show at the Almeida Theatre. I liked it so much that I brought my husband's two daughters here on our visit to London this year. It's a great place to go either alone or in company. The food is imaginative... More 

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Limoux, France
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2015

A wonderful way to end a trip to London with friends.This was our second visit,our friends first.I am a great fan of Ottolenghi's cooking and our experience was simply wonderful.Last visit we ate a late lunch this time an evening meal.Joy of joys we were able to taste the majority of dishes on offer.A foodies paradise.I love the seating ,the... More 

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Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I kind of expected some of the freshness and shine to have faded with Ottolenghi's first outlet, but no, it was exciting, well staffed and bursting with abundant platters of sweet and savoury breakfast, snack and spoil-yourself indulgences. My wife and I sat down for a hearty breakfast and were not disappointed, hearty it was. The standout dish was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Families with children, 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?