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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%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (194 reviews)
“cakes” (137 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to Ottolenghi several times in the last few months so this is just not a single review. Before visiting I fell in love with the Jerusalem cookbook ... I used to see the queues on Sunday when I strolled Islington and I knew...More

1  Thank Kermit C
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Our one "must try" restaurant on our trip to London was Ottolengi so made an on-line reservation and were pleased our reservation was recognized when we arrived. After carefully reviewing the menu, my husband decided on the "Main from the Counter" with a selection of...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Just about everything was spot on for my 50th birthday. Service was happy and friendly and not pushy. Great atmosphere. Got the last table for two before the place started having queues. Best ever roast peppers. Amazing butternut squash quiche and very spicy aubergine. Only...More

Thank Rolo65
Reviewed 18 December 2015

So you sit at a long table which is supposed to make you feel everyone knows each other (it doesn't, but still the atmosphere thus created is cool and hubbubby), and you look at the menu and wonder how all these ingredients can possibly be...More

Thank Veljko A
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I love this place for lunch rather than dinner. The lunch menu has a great number of options for vegetarians and has delivered consistently everything I've been. The service is good. The food is delicious. The dessert selection is brilliant too. I'll continue being a...More

Thank Kikibella007
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Second visit and as around 5pm mid week it was quieter than when we went previously. Had the mid week late lunch with a main and 2 salads. All very fresh, original and tasty. Had a coffee afterwards too as well as drinks with our...More

Thank KateMark_13
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Tip 1:Make reservations Tip 2: Get a table at the back if you want to enjoy a little more peace and quiet. Tip 3: Cold Menu gets served first , then the From the Kitchen is served second, try missing your dishes to get the...More

Thank matthew_vanderheide
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch several times here and never been disappointed. The selection of food options are great and for veggie food, amazingly tasty. One of the best in London from my perspective. Have come for dinner a few times but found the dinner menu a...More

Thank Viko J
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Went for a family meal this evening and we were presented with an expensive cocktail and drinks menu - we insisted on tap water to keep the bill low. Then the food menu was a huge surprise - £11 to £13 for each tiny dish...More

3  Thank askingabout h
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The food was great, the waitress suggested that we should order seven dishes between three of us and she was right, we enjoyed all of it: tuna, lamb, beef, prawn etc. The bread which was brought to us on arrival was exceptionally good as was...More

Thank kalikome
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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
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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