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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%
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“cakes” (102 reviews)
“salad” (232 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're a fan of the Ottolenghi cookbooks, then this is a "must." If you're not a fan, then you probably haven't tried them. The restaurant is truly creative gourmet food. Our menu included everything from hake to goat to pork belly, pumpkin slices to...More

Thank D W
Reviewed yesterday

Was so looking forward to eating here, sadly the reality was a disappointment. Lots of lovely fresh 'on trend' ingredients, but Iacking any exciting new middle eastern gutsy flavours which I expected. The best thing we had was the roast beef with the mustard dressing,...More

Thank toastedmallow
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A casual lunch during the week with my fiancé. There’s a bit of a queue, but ohhhh worth every second! Food is just amazing, full of flavour and delicious aromas, well seasoned. Quality ingredients and portions are very decent. Bread with olive to start with-...More

Thank Kat N
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would have given this restaurant a higher mark if some of the staff did not have a personality lobotomy, some times they're courteous other times it feels like they're doing you a favour. The Islington branch is notorious for this. Aside from that, if...More

Thank Camille M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just to look in the window was a feast for the eyes. Salads, cakes and desserts. Heaven!. A short wait and We were seated. Superb service in a lovely modern setting. Even a trip to the Loo was a delight with beautiful toiletries. Lots of...More

Thank PeterPhippin
Reviewed 1 week ago

They are all positioned a little differently. We sat at a communal table which is fine if it is wide and you can have a side by side conversation. This is awkward with strangers right at your elbows. The cold salads are wonderful. While the...More

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to book for lunch. Fabulous food, decor, service & beautiful wine. What more could you ask for?

Thank Sarndra12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG what a fantastic place. The cakes were to die for! Staff were lovely, just the right amount of attention.

Thank Ruthlgreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

i am a big fan of his cookbooks - so I had to visit his restaurant when in London. we had booked well in advance, and was really looking forward to eating here. the food was tasty but didnot wow me! my take away dish...More

Thank Sauanu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Ottolenghi’s a while ago. So glad we did. Booked a table in advance. We were seated in one of the few tables for two. Liked the fact that the waiter asked if we were there for the first time and explained...More

Thank Joni N
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Mick G
27 August 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
2 August 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!
23 June 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
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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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