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Ottolenghi - Islington

#269 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
08:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

the dishes are perfect but the place a bit too "cold" and you are seated very closely to your neighbours, but if you are OK with a huge table, then go there and discover great Mediterranean food!

Thank schomaecker
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

It would be difficult to find fault with this establishment. There is a wide variety of dishes, tapas-style, that are beautifully cooked and presented. The desserts are to die for. But best of all, was the staff. I feel that enthusiastic and well-trained staff multiply the pleasure of good food. (Mind you the converse is also true.) Our waiter, Stephen,... More 

Thank Peterm2145
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

You can dine in the restaurant or you can take away. We had two large boxes filled with a delight of vegetariian dishes together with prime roast beef. The food is displayed beautifully and it tastes as good as it looks. A wonderful taste experience especially if you are not a meat eater.

Thank Linda B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

A great bright friendly atmosphere the coffee is delicious they always provide water with it which is great. Delicious cakes and food excellent service. Can be queues for lunch so need to get there early midday. Doesn't matter if you go in on your own. Newspapers provided. The toilets are the best I have been in.

Thank mary r
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Amazing place!! My first time visiting and I was really happy with the food!! Great service and the food was just Divine!! Definitely one of the best places to eat on upper street

Thank Channon K
Hoboken, NJ
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252 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I have known his cookbooks but the experience here is like none other. Absolutely great food, fantastic wines, great service that is most helpful, simple but nice atmosphere. The flavors of each and every dish are amazing and definitely save rom for dessert....they are equally amazing. We will be back.

Thank Kenbob
Lexington, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We'd been waiting for this since having take away from their Notting HIll location last year. We were not disappointed. Scallops, duck, grilled nectarine and broccolini were all accompanied by wonderfully contrasting other tastes to make for a memorable meal. The desserts were very fine as well. We were prepared for the communal table experience and it was not as... More 

Thank GrozPerk
London, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

The food is there to be enjoyed. The flavours and textures are genuinely fantastic. Never mind the prices, the quirky seating, the slight whiff of pretension this is just as you would imagine a local, hip restaurant in the middle east would be if it knew it was likely to feature in a trendy documentary or get a write up... More 

Thank spencerneal1
London, United Kingdom
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Father and daughter lunch with both ordering the seared fillet of beef with sour cream and horseradish sauce and two salads, and the bread selection, and then dessert. Really enjoyed the food, service and ambience and would highly recommend. Luckily we arrived early as there was a sizeable queue by the time we left. I bought a pastry to go... More 

Thank Michael M
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We frequent Ottolenghi's for special occasions and this birthday did not disappoint. The service is always amazing for such a busy place. They managed to squeeze us in for breakfast even though we arrived at the end of the breakfast service - thank you! The food was delicious and satisfying. Keep up the good work and see you again soon!

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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?