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Ottolenghi - Islington

#351 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a long time fan of his newspaper recipes and books, this was nevertheless our first visit to one of Ottolenghi's restaurants. It was every bit as good as hoped and expected. Friendly staff explain the menu, options and portions and as vegetarians we were both spoilt for choice many times over . Great flavours, combinations and ingredients typical of... More 

Thank Flynn59
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with my friend. The decoration here is clean and fashion in white&simple style, love it! High class and quality food, small portion but delicious. My favorite was their dessert, delicate and gorgeous, must come again! And staffs here was really friendly and warm to everyone! (even they were really busy! )They explained the menu to every customers with... More 

Thank Yihui C
Doune, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was such a wonderful treat to eat in this fantastic restaurant - this is one of the best foodie experiences I have ever had! We had booked months ahead and it was well worth the wait. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable service. We shared lots and of small dishes - all of which were delicious. I could not recommend more highly.

Thank fionag0
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One of our favourite places when in London, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This was a breakfast visit whilst staying in Islington. What we love is the relaxed atmosphere and communal tables. The flavours of the dishes are always different and worth trying. We enjoyed the creamy vanilla porridge with fruit and nuts and the grilled Mastello cheese and za'atar... More 

Thank Green2Amber
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Trying a get a table at Ottolenghi during the weekend is virtually impossible. However, during the weekday, it's really cool. You can hear yourself speak and enjoy the ambience lot more. That's why I gave it a high score. Your senses are tantalised by the array of goodies displayed in the front window. Defintiely a crowd pleaser. Served by Joseph... More 

Thank Happyfriends047
Zurich, Switzerland
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327 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We enjoyed the great composition of salads, carefully selected ingredients and very nicely combined. Happy to get back here whenever in London. Good service and not crowded.

Thank haktus
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

As a local resident, I have been coming here since it first opened. It is now so busy that its feels like a factory conveyor belt. However to be told that they serve cold coffee because a lot of their customers like it that way, it nothing short of a joke ! Whilst the food is nice, the staff could... More 

1 Thank hilary-london
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120 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been here on a few occasions as it offers great vegetarian and vegan variety. It is also very healthy food in comparison to some of the other eateries in Islington. There is always a buzz about this place and it is always busy. It's quite hard to come here with a larger group as it can get quite... More 

1 Thank Kp2000
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our daughter made a reservation here for my recent trip to London and my birthday. What a great choice, casual dining at its best and the salads are to die for. Please open one up in Melbourne

Thank allorasprings
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had a very good lunch here, the restaurant is busy and has great atmosphere. Food is innovative and there is something for everyone on the menu. Friendly and helpful service. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Dan W

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?