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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (111 reviews)
“salad” (257 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We both are Ottolenghi's fans , and since we were staying nearby , we decided to go there for lunch . The place has a beautiful display of cakes and salads . Everything looks so delicious . For our lunch we had a combination of...More

Thank Kasiapogo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the fresh salad and homemade cake. Service could be more friendly. Will come back for the food only.

Thank Thefoursaisons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit here and it definitely won’t be the last - a sublime choice of dishes paired with delicious wine - we loved every second of this dining experience. I can recommend the English beef, aubergine, hake and burrata dishes. Finished off with the...More

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere, service, and most importantly, food. Ottolenghi wins on all points. The restaurant is easily found on Islington High Street as the windows display is formed of all kinds of striking deli dishes. Inside, there was an inviting buzz and hearty welcome. We’d booked as...More

Thank SunFrizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This time I had a really really really good dinner in London. People from around took me here. Immediately I liked the big long table where all the clients were sit down. Then, a waitress took care of us recommended wine and food. To sum...More

Thank Luisa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and really beautiful and delicious food!Ambience is nice and quite romantic and cosy.Its a bit on the pricey side but worth the money.5 stars.

Thank lauracurmi
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I didn't realise there was an Ottolenghi in N1 as I usually frequent the Belgravia location but I was passing and couldn't resist buying a little cake for someone I was meeting later that day. Wonderful service, stunning choice. Love this place I just wish...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Initially the food was excellent, but the number of small dishes confused the complex taste of each dish - a mouthful of hake, then goat on lentils, then back to the veggie, then hake.Also a bit hungry with the small portions so had to reorder....More

Thank Haydn H
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very disappointed in this place, where we went for dinner since we are fans of the cookbooks and Ottolenghi's new New York Times column. The salads and cakes displayed in the front are beautiful, but seem like they have been prepared with a photo shoot...More

1  Thank LouAndreas212
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The pastries in the window not only look delicious they are delicious too. We got some cookies and pastries from Ottolenghi Islington and are breakfast one morning there. That was a nice way to start the day. Very friendly staff and delicious food (we can...More

Thank KristinMiles
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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
2 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
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  • 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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