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Ottolenghi - Islington

#325 of 17,709 Restaurants in London
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Table for 2 on a Saturday night; we were quite excited given the delightful shower of colourful food displayed on the window. However, as soon as the food arrived, I begin to wonder what the hype is all about. Food is ridiculous small portions and scandalously very expensive for what it is. Happy to pay good prices if the food... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny portions. I need at least 4 and they cost 11 a pop. Silly money. Also food nothing like you can't get in a nice said place. Tasty but not 40 pounds tasty. For that kind of money per head you can get Michelin level food. I like the guy but this was taking the piss.

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Thank Theodoros P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a very late lunch on Jan 2nd having dined in the evening on a previous occasion about two years ago. On both occasions we were bowled over by the food and the friendly and efficient service. When dining in the evening it is a little on the costly side given the dishes are quite small and you probably... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with group of friends - the food and service were excellent, but the prices were very high for the quantity of food on offer (even by London standards). Each person needs to order 2-3 plates of the 'tapas' to be satisfied. Desserts were fantastic. Would happily go again, but only if someone else is paying!

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Thank t0mw00d
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals in 2016 and that includes dining at three Michelin star restuarants over the past twelve months. Really good fresh food, great colours and great flavours. The extra bonus the staff who were amazing and for four the bill was under £100 which for London is superb. If you have not been go!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A present was ordered after receiving social media advertising. Assured of delivery and charged a surprising GBP 60.00 for the delivery cost. Recipient waited in as advised for full day 22nd, 23rd, and now still waiting on 28th. Assured by Ottolenghi staff that they are not responsible for delivery, albeit they promised Christmas delivery and were happy to collect the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is kind of a tapas bar for the well healed and well financed diner. We found the portion sizes very small when compared to the average price of £11-13 a plate. The average diner will need 3 plates to have a modest one course meal. So that makes it an expensive night out. The desserts look amazing, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went here for a small business lunch. It's definitely good for vegetarians, since most if not all of the salads are veggie, and the staff were great (except one person who kept telling us we couldn't get seated until our entire party was there, and while we were being told that, someone came in and went to join the rest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Hip place but if you really hungry go elsewhere 15.70 you get three tiny roast beef slices and two tiny salads. Cakes are 5.50. I think only good for cakes Salads fresh and original but PORTIONS too small. Sharing tables is also annoying if you want have a conversation At lunch mostly elderly women in shared table thus not good... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

As a chef and occasional food writer I have eschewed Ottolenghi's food as "city food". This is because the recipes in no way reflect the seasons and they call for all manner of complex ingredients, that are simply not available outside a hip urban conurbation. I ate with friends, who are fans of the food. The experience suggested fine dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?