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“Great Christmas present”

Ottolenghi - Islington
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Ranked #744 of 24,268 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $74 - $74
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Our children bought us an Ottolenghi voucher for Christmas. They've also bought me all the cook books, but I was just a little wary of eating at what seemed a place for young "hip" people. The staff could not have been more lovely - knowledgeable, helpful, gave us a really well-located table. Service was excellent and the food divine. We don't usually have dessert but we couldn't resist - and it was worth it. I'd definitely go back, perhaps for lunch.

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Thank Dinah W
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Ottolenghi is absolutely amazing!!! It's the best place I've been to in a long time. Great venue, great service, fabulous food and a lovely night out! I'd love to go back again!!!

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Thank HeatherM978
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

the food was really very good, exquisite salads, as was the service, the wait on a saturday lunchtime is to be expected however, and communal tables are fine in my book, but too many people are crammed on the main table for comfort, lack of elbow room really does detract somewhat from the pleasure of the food, take away next time i think

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Thank postiemark
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the second time we have visited Ottolenghis. The fist time we were with friends splitting the bill. They are light eaters and fairly frugal so the bill was just about ok. This time we visited with our grown up children as a treat - we were paying and ouch!!! £177 for an ok meal, a bottle of wine and 2 further glasses of wine. The portions are tiny ( the puddings more generous and you need them as we were still hungry ). You are advised to have about 3 plates each ( we had 10 between 4 of us - not enough unless you are a light eater ). which at an average of £10 each is not a cheap option for what was ok nothing special food.The last time we went the food was better and they do change the menus regularly. The current trend for sharing plate meals is all very well and quite fun but if I'm being cynical it's a way of serving tiny portions at inflated prices. We won't be returning for a meal but could be tempted by cakes and coffee in the daytime.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We went for lunch and had the 2x salad + 1x meat option - it was by far the nicest salad I've ever eaten and a fantastic meal. The flavours and freshness were simply sublime. Our first thought when looking at the menu was that it looked expensive, but our experience proved it to be worth every penny - an unsurpassable deli style lunch. The bakery here is also incredible.

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Thank UK_Theo
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