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“Great food, miserable waitress”

Ottolenghi - Notting Hill
Ranked #836 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $74 - $74
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
london
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, miserable waitress”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Very tasty food, but the waitress, though not rude, didn't make any effort to be charming or positive.

If you're after great Ottolenghi food then go to the Islington branch where the staff are friendlier, the atmosphere more lively and the food more extensive.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most expensive take away chicken and salad in London ”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Popped in to get take away Chicken breast and salad in a cardboard box cost £27
Food was delicious however the price was way over the top for a take away. Maybe they are basing their prices on the 2 Michelin star restaurant at the end of the street, the Ledbury.
BTW we went to the Ledbury and it was well worth the price. Fantastic food and service.
Does the ottolenghi suffer from restaurant envy?

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Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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“Amazing food! Expensive? Not at all, considering what you get”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

It bugs me when people get something of outstanding quality, amazing quality ingredients and food that as person who knows thing or two about cooking like myself, takes a long time and prep to prepare. If you buy Ottolenghi cookbook and attempt to make some dishes you will see how much work it takes to produce this innovative and superb cuisine.
If you get value for your money and unforgettable meal and desserts that Ottolengi produce you cannot call it expensive. It might not be everyone's budget and I couldn't afford to eat there every day, but I'd rather have one Ottolenghi meal or slice of their delicious cakes then 3 meals elsewhere.
Ottolengi has been great inspiration to many cafes, you can see 'milky' copies of their food and desserts everywhere, but not as close good as the original source.
Congratulation all the way to Ottolengi and for bringing our dining experiences to all new level!
I salute you all the way.
Keep up the amazing work!

  • Visited May 2012
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delhi, india
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“delish desserts !”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

had a chance to try the desserts at the kensington outlet. the outlet is tiny but the desserts we tried were delicous. i was advised by a dear friend who lives a short distance from the shop to 'try anything i please' because everything is superb ! i had the chocolate hazelnut brownie and it was divine !! highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Amazing food !!!”
Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Food is amazing, salad heaven, ingredients amazing. Aubergine fav ,
Expensive however n done by weight so avoid the heavy broc n potatoe dishes ! The meats r good but again expensive but good quality.
Staff abit rude could have some more life n humour to work,

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