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Ottolenghi - Islington

287 Upper Street London, Greater London N1 2TZ, United Kingdon
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  • 61%
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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Philip Whitney
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    5 Sep 18, 2013

    After having dined here on a recent trip to London my wife and two children, I am giving this restaurant the highest rating possible. I loved everything about it: local and innovative ingredients; flavorful and healthy small dishes; fun new tastes that even through a Mediterranean lens come out fresh and novel. The atmosphere and service were great too. Interesting wine list too.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Piotr Krupa
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    4 Nov 17, 2013

    The food is very interesting but the communal tables may not suit everyone and the waiters tend to be pretentious. Amazing take-away food and sweets though

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    The cakes, ah, the cakes. They are a perfect synergy of taste and beauty. If you must, get a salad, which are also inventive and delicious.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Kelly Lees
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    4 Jul 20, 2014

    Innovative and incredibly satisfying Mediterranean food. Vegetarians will find much to eat here. Yotam ottolenghis food not only tastes great but always looks great too. Casual setting with communal seating. Good place for lunch. They also have take away - helpful for last minute dinner guests.

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  • Ottolenghi - IslingtonPro 2014
    Stuart Scott
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    4 Aug 03, 2014

    Flagship restaurant of chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Reasonably priced considering this. Booking is only usually required for dinner. Excellent food.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Casey
    4 Mar 07, 2013

    It's all about seasonal ingredients and Yotam's the man right now, I think! Plus his new cookbook is gorgeous. The Islington one is the biggest and is a proper restaurant.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Phyth
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    5 Aug 17, 2014

    Ottolenghi is great for vegetarians - the choice of non-meat dishes is substantial and delicious - but there's something for everyone here. The way food is presented is almost as good it tastes.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Trisha Okubo
    5 Oct 29, 2012

    You can't not get dessert here - especially after you've been temped by the cakes and pastries at the counter upon arrival. Food was solid - super fresh and flavourful. Just save room for dessert.

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  • Ottolenghi - IslingtonPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    4 Aug 28, 2012

    The food here looks so good and pretty, especially the cakes and desserts in the window displace. I just wanted to order one of each and get at it for a whole afternoon with some tea. They also have cold salad and such for self-serve, which will also be a dangerous proposition for me. However, luckily and unfortunately, this place is always quite packed, so I am yet to try to food. My friends who have been there rave about it, so I'd say it is definitely worth trying.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Rachel Slough Eastin
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    5 Aug 11, 2014

    I was so impressed with the creativity of flavors in each dish and how well they worked together. Truly unique, fresh, and delicious food. The baked goods in the window are so beautifully displayed and taste amazing. If you want to be dazzled, go to Ottolenghi.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Elizabeth Bevington
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I would kill to eat here! Chef Ottolenghi's cookbook PLENTY was on a lot of 2011's best of lists and I have no doubt his restaurants have been similarly lauded.

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  • Ottolenghi - Islington
    Raz Schwartz
    5 Jul 22, 2014

    If you like fresh good Mediterranean cuisine don't miss this place. They make all their food from scratch and it shows. Get here hungry. you won't regret it.

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  • Ottolenghi - IslingtonPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Aug 18, 2014

    I adore Ottolenghi. The chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, is a London institution, with a couple cookbooks outlining his inventive dishes. The salads and savory dishes are great, while the sweets are a whole realm of naughty delight in and of themselves. Definitely try the passion fruit tart. And they say the food is bad in England.

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    Paul M
    5 Jun 21, 2013
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    Håkan Moberg
    5 Aug 29, 2012
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Description

Voted one of London's top 50 restaurants for 2011, by TimeOut. As close as it gets to a flag-ship, Islington is the biggest Ottolenghi and a proper restaurant. As well as take-away food, they seat about 50 in the cool, sophisticated-yet-laid-back environment, mostly around communal tables (with a few small tables for two).

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4.5 out of 5
15 members' reviews
35 people visited Ottolenghi - Islington
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    Mon-Sat: 8am - 11pm Sun: 9am-7pm
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    +44 20 7288 1454

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