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Ottolenghi - Islington

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Certificate of Excellence
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We used to always pop into Ottolenghi when living in Highbury, and it’s near impossible to walk past and not want some of the cakes. On this occasions though, we booked in to dine. Four of us in total were sat on a table towards the back of the restaurant. The layout is relaxed dining with a long table sitting... More 

1 Thank Jonathan C
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

we eat here each month. The food is always fresh and interesting. However, the broccoli has been undercooked twice! Also, the food on the plates has started to shrink in the last few months. Maybe there is a concern that there will be no food for the late comers -we tend to be there by 12.00. On the other hand... More 

Thank Fortzeig
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I went there seeing great reviews and always hearing about how great this place was. Boy was I disappointed. I am a vegan. Yeah yeah what did I expect? Well a log actually since so many vegos rave about this place. £10 per plate and "tapas" size. The plates we got were veganised, aka literally all cold plates and all... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I went to the restaurant at the end of July with a party of five. The restaurant's cooking follows the adventurous mid-eastern theme of Ottolenghi's cookery books. The quality of the food was excellent and most of us were surprised and delighted at the combinations of spices used. The staff were attentive and helpful. One starter, grilled nectarines and Cashel... More 

Thank Simon L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lovely tasteful food and setting.Vegetarian choice good,but maybe a few more to choose from.The puddings are just too many to choose from.A fiar price and attentive staff.Wish we had one here.

Thank Sue B
London, England
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The food ranges from exciting and delicious to drearily ordinary (here's a comment I've never made this before: I suspect it was all over-salted). The waiter explains upfront that the portions are too small, and recommends 5 dishes between 2 people. Since the prices are pretty hefty anyway, this leads to a seriously inflated bill. Maybe all the above would... More 

1 Thank Rassrass
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner are culinary geniuses. I have 3 of his cookbooks and do cook from them, hence the reason I needed to visit this restaurant while on vacation in London. It did not disappoint, the service was fantastic, and the food met expectations on all levels. On entering the restaurant, which is very casual, your sight is... More 

Thank mang0es
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Absolutely loved all his outposts across London. His sweet treats are heavenly. Please check out my extended review on my food/travel blog www.theportmanteaupress.com/ottolenghis-empire/

Thank harted
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

It was absolutely delicious - so hard to choose what I wanted to eat because all of it was so fantastic. I would absolutely go back on my next visit to London.

Thank Amelia B
Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I love desserts, we love desserts, everybody loves desserts! They make the best sweets we've ever tasted from a restaurant. (We did like the savoury food, but it did not stand out as much as the sweets) Definitively coming back for more once we're back in England!

Thank SvetAndAli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 74 - USD 74
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?