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Ottolenghi - Islington

#265 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
09:00 - 19:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ottenlenghi in Islington is one of our favourite places to go when in London. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Last Sunday we enjoyed an incredible brunch. I opted for the breakfast menu, while my wife had a selection of salads from the lunch menu. The porridge with stewed fruit and nuts was truly exceptional, and I'm a big fan... More 

1 Thank JohnL63
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Every dish here is a taste explosion. I'd recommend taking a hardened carnivore here, to prove to them that you do not need meat for satisfaction. My favourite place to eat in London.

Thank Sophie-Louise T
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great meal - super creative dishes, all super fresh and awesome for sharing. Recommend going with a few people if you can so you can taste more! Service was excellent, even on a busy Saturday night. Best cheesecake I've ever had!

Thank Juliana R
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have always loved Ottolenghi's and bought all the books and have eaten there on several occasions. However, they seem to have decided to reduce the portion sizes to a level where its frankly insulting. Having spent £80 on a meal for 2 with one glass of wine each, we had to stop off at a take away on the... More 

2 Thank Dtc2345
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Rather pressed for time, my daughter and I hoped we would be able to eat here as we are both Ottolenghi fans and cook the recipes at home. Even though the place looked very full and it was nearly 1, the front of house asked us to wait just a few minutes and we could have a table for two.... More 

Thank Elcbee
Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had a couple of hours in London before catching the Eurostar......there was only one place to go - Upper St, Islington! Living in Australia, it was going to be my only chance for a while. The food was superb, the welcome was warm and friendly, and the place was buzzing! Positives: * Everything is so fresh it's almost still... More 

Thank Tour_Leader
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at Ottolenghi's in Islington last night to celebrate my nephews and my own birthdays and had an absolute treat. Very busy and bustling Deli and Restaurant but comfortable with very friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff Options on cold or hot plates of food served in 'starter ' size portions so a chance to try lots of different types... More 

Thank Spikey1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

One of my most favourite places they just have it so right, simple, but excellent. When you arrive your greeted by an amazing display of mouthwatering cakes. It can be very busy so be prepared to wait I'm not sure if you can book tables. The staff are extremely helpful & efficient and work quickly to serve you but in... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Relaxed setting. Attentive service. Inventive cuisine using fresh ingredients. Great choices for vegetarians.

Thank William W
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had an excellent dinner at this intimate and stylish restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about food and wine.

Thank jennie g

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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
US$74 - US$74
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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?