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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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“salads” (190 reviews)
“cakes” (93 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

2nd visit better than an excellent First. Visited this time with a group of 9 friends none of whom had been but a couple for whom I'd bought the books as presents so it was almost a bit like a bit of a pilgrimage. Being...More

Thank swift0262
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Be sure to make a reservation. Small portions, which makes shared dining easy. The bakery is fantastic and diner is recommendable. Staff was great, as was the ambiance.

Thank Jorinde V
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I went there with high hopes, I had all the cookbooks and wanted to have the ottolenghi experience to see if what I had cooked was as good as the masters. I trapped up to the angel on a wild and wet day and got...More

Thank Schubert-Lacinski
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Excellent sharing food, unusual flavours. Would recommend, as long as you don't mind the communal dining experience!

Thank wildswimmer
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Interesting place with main/salads or salads formula only (lunch). Everything tastes great including bread basket and wine. Loved the interior minimalist decoration and the Panton chairs:)

Thank Lc1602
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I visited here back in May on the recommendation of a colleague. We were able to get a last minute reservation for a Saturday night. As soon as I walked in the door I was amazed, there was a beautiful window display full of sweet...More

Thank touristgirl86_now
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh and interesting food - a rare find! Loved the salads and took plenty home too! Staff engaging and knowledgeable- another rarity! Only downside is lack of dining space, but overall a great night. We will be back!

1  Thank Foxyhoxton60
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very small seating area but what a restaurant. Ottolinghi is a well known chef. The menu is interesting and the food healthy, fresh and organic. At the counter there's a display of freshly baked biscuits, small cakes and pies. It's a feast for the eyes....More

Thank NashB2000
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A pleasure for the eyes as well as all else, Ottolenghi deserves its reputation. We had one main course, ( a main and two or three salads ), high quality ingredients, freshly-prepared, and good value. The service was intelligent and highly-professional ( a lovely lady...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I have been a fan of Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks years now, so when I went to London with my parents I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try this place out. There are several locations to choose from so make sure you know which one...More

Thank rdizzle2015
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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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