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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%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (190 reviews)
“cakes” (131 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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11 - 20 of 991 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here several times over the years and the food is always visually stunning and a joy to eat. The tastes, textures and combinations of both are incredible and well considered. This night was no exception, although it would be good to get more comfortable...More

Thank 185DavidW
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Whenever I'm walking along Islington High Street, I often lean towards a few favourite restaurants, this being one. They have quite a selection of cakes and great tasting meals. I love the decor, seating and often take friends when visiting. It's reasonably priced with a...More

Thank ahseekT
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a casual supper. Easy to book, had a place at a communal table. Amazing waiter, good atmosphere and perfect food. Good wine choices and knowledgable waiter advising on wine. A bit pricey but ok for London. Will definitely come again.

Thank Ieva S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is my favourite place to eat in the world! Considering the quality of the food and service it is also very good value. All the dishes are clever, fresh and tasty! Best of all are the cakes and desserts. A must go when you...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have been using the cook books for years and was so thrilled to get to go to the restaurant. The food definitely lived up to my expectations. The wait staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. The food came quickly. The atmosphere was very pleasant...More

Thank elsbethcat
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I had an early breakfast hear with my daughters who were eager to try out a place that has such a solid reputation. By early, I mean we were there as soon as it opened. As opposed to some London restaurants and cafes, this place...More

Thank cfreedma
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have an Ottolenghi cook book and had read and heard about their restaurant for some time. We went for cake and coffee - WOW. We were too poor for lunch, so had the most delicious cakes and great coffee.The service was fast and sharp...More

Thank Roddy P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We are fans of the cookbooks so we were excited to go. The food is amazing. Everything we ordered was sensational. Restored our faith in London restaurants as we have been disappointed with most places.

Thank yoyo841
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Was dissapointed to find the dinner menu such poor value. I spent £40 and got a 2 inch square of celleriac, one beatroot cut up and half an aubergine. It may be flavoured well but simply felt hungry and ripped off. Each dish was £9/£11!!!!...More

Thank Jodypans
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The food is amazing but we had the most bizarrely awful service (around 3pm on Sunday 7 May). A very nice waitress at the counter took our order and there was clearly some kind of miscommunication between her and the woman I assume was the...More

Thank christinasb1
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we would like to go here on a Sunday afternoon/evening is this a good time and is the top chef there then
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
Are you open on Boxing Day this year? Thanks for your help!
21 November 2016|
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Response from FlyMe_11 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, I a m some 400 miles away. Can I suggest you check their web site for Xmas hours. enjoy!
Do we need to book for a party of 7 on a friday evening in a weeks time
25 July 2016|
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Response from Benharessa | Reviewed this property |
yes, definitely need to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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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