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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ, England
+44 20 7288 1454
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (92 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing but we had the most bizarrely awful service (around 3pm on Sunday 7 May). A very nice waitress at the counter took our order and there was clearly some kind of miscommunication between her and the woman I assume was the...More

Thank christinasb1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had three cold dishes to start, a green beans and peas in coconut dressing & almond flakes, oven roasted aubergine with tomato & pine nuts etc and a wonderful seared tuna in sesameseed with a honey and ginger dressing. Perfect start to the meal...More

Thank JinN21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast twice at this fantastici friendly tasty café. The Shashuka Eggs were to die for and the avocado had great flavours. Not sure what they added but it was yummy. Coffee excellent for a highly discerning Aussie coffee snob. Highly recommended

Thank Grahame E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As big fans of Ottolenghi's cookbooks we were afraid it would be disappointing, but in fact the food was excellent and the informal atmosphere worked really well. Menu offers selection from the takeout counter in the front or small plates from the kitchen, and both...More

Thank DCGourmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the number of times we've been to this restaurant and the number of dishes that we have tried, everything has been absolutely perfect . Service is friendly and helpful. Be sure to leave room for their amazing desserts.

Thank Kenbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have tried this place a good few times and by far I find it best from breakfast or brunch. Really well put together food, not an overwhelming choice but all incredible tasty. The brunches are much better value for money than evening dining.

Thank Cavofiori
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our daughters for a pre concert dinner and were not disappointed. we are massive fans of Ottolenghi's cookbooks and were eagerly anticipating the meal. Tapas style menu with both cold dishes and hot food cooked to order. The service was fabulous and our...More

Thank HuddersfieldMarco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant was nice and the staff friendly but the food wasn't as good as expected, especially given the price that we paid. It wouldn't be somewhere we would go back to, there are better places that serve similar food.

Thank JimmyJams12
Reviewed 22 April 2017

But he food was good. This type of restaurant is not to our taste because of the design. They sit you at a very long table right next to other people so there is absolutely no privacy. And because they have not covered any hard...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Attempted to eat in but the queue was long. It was Easter weekend tho! Picked up a pack of their oatmeal & cranberry biscuits (topped with white chocolate). One word.....DELICIOUS!! The food laid out for lunch looked v appetising so plans to return. Think I'll...More

Thank Kim62
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on Boxing Day this year? Thanks for your help!
21 November 2016|
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Response from FlyMe_11 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know, I a m some 400 miles away. Can I suggest you check their web site for Xmas hours. enjoy!
Do we need to book for a party of 7 on a friday evening in a weeks time
25 July 2016|
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Response from Benharessa | Reviewed this property |
yes, definitely need to book.
what days of the week are you oipen for lunch? how many days in advance can we book a reservation? we want to have lunch on either October 12 or 13, 2015.
6 June 2015|
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Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not accepted for lunch. Even without reservations as an option, it is worth waiting in a queue for a table! Opening times Monday to Saturday 8am-10:30pm Sunday 9am-7pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
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
  • E-mail