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vipLCheffings
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, cooking that makes the most of great ingredients. Really great service, there immediately when you need them, friendly and gave useful advice about the menu. Lovely evening

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SonyaB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It really lived up to our expectations , having wanted to come here since it opened

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Olivia
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food is ok but completely overpriced and you can get much better elsewhere in London.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a lively atmosphere. I do prefer the small tables for 2 as opposed to the long central one, as it gets quite noisy when there’s a few groups of people. Otherwise just exceedingly lovely!

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My parents were over in London for the weekend visiting for my father's 60th birthday. My sister and I brought my parents to Ottolenghi as we all love Ottolenghi and had previously had only positive experiences, and as this was a special occasion.

Our experience at Ottolenghi was truly awful. From the disappointing food to condescending servers, our dinner at Ottolenghi on Friday night really started my father's birthday trip off with a sour taste.

The cold dishes had clearly been sitting out for a long time and beyond that, the hot dishes were also very poor - from a burnt cabbage dish, to celeriac that tasted gone off, and a beef carpaccio so tough it was inedible and sent back.

To add insult to injury, when the bill came, my father was reading over it when the waiter scoffed at him and said 'God you must be like the only person who actually looks at a bill anymore', it was incredibly condescending and rude, and clearly the intention was to insult.

Our bill was high as we were celebrating and ordering a few bottles of wine (one of which was not a great recommendation) this would never have been an issue and we paid the added service charge but to only have the inedible carpaccio subtracted from the total bill and to be handled in such a rude manner was truly the final straw of a negative dining experience.

We were truly shocked and disappointed by our meal and our opinion of Ottolenghi has been completely tarnished.

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NarelleM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic - very very good value for money. Wine bit expensive - but overall loved it. Will be back

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TomW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our second visit to this restaurant was as good as the first. The food offers something out of the ordinary. The staff are excellent. An interesting venue.

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tb15
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Delivered the special factor, would go again!

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Cronopia63
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always delicious food. What a genius. The restaurant is lovely and very pleasant.

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vipCynthia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, I’ve never had vegetables tase so good. Would recommend this and any of his other restaurants in town. The wait staff are very knowledgeable on the food and the wine and are great at recommendations.

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Karen
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much and will return soon!

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judithj
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find the good here varies but on Saturday it was excellent good size portions and delicious, especially the cabbage....Carolina as always was marvellous.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quite delicious meal, and all enjoyed ourselves very much.
Our waiter was charming and made sure we were able to get to the theatre in time.

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vipFoodlover
London
29 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food but the quail was undercooked. Quite generous portions

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and, above all, lovely service. Staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. How dining out should be

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LianneK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good wine. We had a wonderful dinner

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AnneK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully experience. Big fans of Ottolenghi’s cookbooks and the food certainly met our expectations. Our server Geo was great. Friendly and attentive. Only drawback was that seats were low for a small person to reach the table comfortably. Maybe have a few cushions available or adult booster seats!

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Alphacharlydisapointedet
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It was a disaster, sorry to say
The starter was carpaccio and not eatable we even could not cut it We expressed our complaints but nothing was done The main was halybot and all right But to our surprise they didnt change the plates So we were supossed to eat the fish on the plates with the leftover carpaccio
We had a glas of Austrian wine but that was what they call in Austria Sturm ; so a kind of wine leftover Hendrik Geerkens and Wilma van de opleiding Wiel 00316511009287

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - wonderful flavours and combinations - some outside my usual comfort zone but works, and confidence that only high quality ingredients will have been used. Great relaxed ambience and excellent service.

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AmandaR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten at Ottolenghi and thoroughly enjoyed before but this meal surpassed expectations. It has a place on the "memorable meals in my lifetime" list!

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BrianM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love the restaurant. Been a few times now and ottolenghi’s food has never disappointed. Slow roasted mutton was a particular highlight of the night. Wine has always been a hit or miss unless you are prepared to spend silly money. Waiter was good however looked to have been hard pushed on the night. From out of town and this may have been first Saturday we have been which would explain how busy the restaurant was and how noisy it was. Overall still a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters birthday dinner. It was brilliant. The food, winę pairing and dessert all amazing :).

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just perfect - the food was delicious, with magnificent flavour and taste. The service was really good! And the dessert...the flourless coconut cake was to die for, no exaggeration!

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jimdunc
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, and so handy for the Almeida!

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MarionL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great staff (watchful but not over-attentive), pressure free.

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vipMaverickman
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, amazing food, we haven't been for quite a while will aim to get back soon, it is highly recommended

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EricS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly visit Ottolenghi when we travel to London and are never disappointed

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chrisl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday experience, Ottolenghi always delivers

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Joe119
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Recommend to anyone! Would recommend three mains between two and the a dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hospitality; Carolina was very helpful waitress and friendly. Delicious food and environment, would highly recommend

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Annelies
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was Lovely and very Good food!
Amazing was the dish With the mushrooms!

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ZakS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really calm atmosphere, sat in long benches with a few tables for two the restaurant is also a deli. It's a fairly casual set up and the waiting staff are very attentive. The choice of food is great and all brought out as sharing size plates and varying times. Would 100% recommend.

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RussellM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Found the restaurant and food to be good service good however I just donot accept that the drinks need to be so over priced completely spoiled the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great but food a bit of a let down. Fish was over salted and had way too much butter. Bitter asked was fine but underwhelming. Same for the mushroom dish. I’m an Ottolenghi fan but this meal was a big fail .

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KaiUndMartina
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We enjoied a very pleasant evening. The service was great. Esp. the wine recommondation was extraordinary. If i would live here in London, this would be one of my favourite restaurants.

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Andrew
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are in London from New York and wanted to try restaurants in different city neighborhoods. Our experience was outstanding; it was a tasty eatery perfect for ore-theater dining.

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Natalie
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have wanted to visit an Ottolenghi restaurant for some time - well worth the wait! Food was superb, service attentive but not too much, wine reasonably priced. Will definitely be going again.

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Teatwosugars
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the food, it was all delicious. The wine recommendation was spot on. Service was fantastic. Lovely evening with friends.

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

completely lived up to expectations.
Service was efficient without being overbearing;
Food outstanding
nice atmosphere
overall an excellent meal

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EmmaA
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The fennel starter was so hard it would have been better served with a saw to cut through it.
Squid main was absolutely tiny & incredibly salty.
Completely overpriced & overrated.

FAQs

Ottolenghi Islington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ottolenghi Islington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7288 1454.

Ottolenghi Islington is rated 4.5 stars by 2677 OpenTable diners.