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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to check out Ottolenghi since it was close to the hotel I was staying at. After 5 days of the traditional English breakfast, I was ready for a change. I had heard of Ottolenghi from a New York Times article, so I expected...More

Thank DMacNeil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Ottolenghi - this time with a friend who is a regular and knows the staff, so we were greeted as friends and given a warm welcome. The atmosphere is very trendy - of the hipster and smartly dressed ladies...More

Thank Bart S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here last evening and had a truly wonderful meal. We booked last minute so were on a 'communal' table but if was absolutely fine. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was fabulous... highly recommend the octopus,...More

Thank nicky w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant meal, the food was delicious and the surroundings pleasant. Unfortunately things started to unravel when we tried to pay the bill. None of the card readers were working so I as forced to leave the restaurant and draw out cash...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mum after years of using the cook books. Fabulous service, lovely ambiance and brilliant food. The dishes are sublime. We shared the aubergine, peaches, tuna, octopus and belly pork. All were delicious. The octopus dish is one of the best we've...More

Thank Charlotte w
Reviewed 16 September 2017

3 of us - all in London for business - went here on a Sat evening and it was a good job we had booked; it was very busy, but our table was ready immediately. In fact one doesn't sit at individual tables - there...More

Thank VanceHarvey
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I have the book at home and this restaurant was on my wish list. My sister and her partner took me here for my birthday. I loved the food and atmosphere, we shared about 8 plates and had 2 cakes for desert. I would rate...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

As a long time fan of Yotam and proud owner & user of his recipe books I finally came here for my birthday this evening. The food was exquisite! We shared the aubergine, seared beef & grilled veg counter plates & then the cod &...More

1  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This was a birthday treat for my husband and we were not disappointed. Reservations are essential for the evenings, but they don't take them for lunchtimes. There are a wide variety of cold salads to choose from and you get to see them on display...More

Thank CustardV
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a small place and mostly family style seating. Booking is necessary. Everything on the menu was tempting and sharing is encouraged. The vegetable dishes in particular were outstanding. The bread was so good that we took a loaf home. Highly recommended!

Thank Bob T
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Mick G
27 August 2017|
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Response from MarylynLefcovitch | Reviewed this property |
Hi so sorry have just seen your message Hope you are enjoying your day I would have said check online And go early ...so busy and queuing Marylyn
3 August 2017|
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Response from Filmman70 | Reviewed this property |
It can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. It really is a "no pressure" type place. Have a lovely meal!
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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