Ottolenghi Spitalfields

4.6
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2712 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Spitalfields is the latest Ottolenghi deli and restaurant to open and also, being able to sit up to 70 people, its largest. As well as table sitting, there is also communal bar which customers can dine at. For those on-the-go, Spitalfields also has a pack-to-order counter service as well as a grab-and-go fridge of ready-made sandwiches and salads.
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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as usual. Good food, nice staff. Great cakes to take away at the end too

EM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We tried many options from the counter and also mains - everything was above the average.

Desserts were heavenly.

The noise level might be too high for those who enjoy calmer places

AL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing lunch in this restaurant. The food was to die for and the service was very good aswell.

BR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, delightful staff and unbelievable food.

RP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Everything was done just as it should be.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and seats at the bar were as good if not better than a table.

CK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible vegetable forward lunch. Such interesting dynamic flavors.

AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good and attentive, the food was also very good in particular the light and fluffy carrot cake and delicious coffees. We had a table by the window which was perfect so we could watch the world go by and meant it was light and airy. The restaurant was busy so it was a little noisy but still possible to have a good conversation and be heard. Generally a good experience and especially good that we could extend the time we had booked there. It was a little pricey with the steep service charge on top however I would visit again for a special occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Ottolenghi after many years cooking his recipes. Will be back soon lovely food and ambiance and service

A
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was outstanding

Service wasn't the best. We ordered the quail and it didn't arrive. Some of the servers we had weren't very welcoming and seemed like they didn't want to be there.

OB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great service as usual. You pay a premium for it, of course. But, it is absolutely worth it.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Excellent business meal. Would definitely recommend!

LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Our food was imaginative and delicious, and came very quickly - perfect as we had only 40 minutes to get in and out. Everything on the menu looked appealing, I'll definitely return if only to try some of the other dishes.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, tasty food and top notch and friendly service
Room is a bit loud, only downside

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and went the extra mile to deliver a fantastic service. The food was excellent, as expected, and the atmosphere was lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about going.

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the trendy and international feel of the restaurant. I didnt quite understand the difference between kitchen vs. counterdishes... prices were reasonable and affordable. Would love to come back and try more dishes! Service was very friendly! Noise level was quite high on this busy saterday...
We all loved the dishes we choose...delicious duck and plum croquettes en cod. Salades were also lovely altough presentation could have been better.

AK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit. Had the most amazing scrambled tofu for brunch!

MH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food, highly recommend the chard and the mushrooms. Service perfectly attentive, only thing was my coffee / cinnamon cocktail was extremely sweet when the waiter said it wouldn't be. Loved the sparkler in my desert for my birthday! Amazing place.

BD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my third time at the restaurant and it is consistently great, although a bit expensive. Food, Service, wine - all great. Vegetarians and carnivores are all catered for very well. Simply a gem

CP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early evening supper with my two adult children. Food was delicious but portions are small, so we all needed 3 courses which is quite expensive.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Great to catch up with friends or for being on a date. What an amazing atmosphere. The stuff was extremely friendly. The food is great. Must try the desserts!

l
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food not as good as usual and noisy. Waitress and wine good though

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. From just the aperitif alone it was already the best dinner ever. The staff were lovely and made our evening feel really special

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

service felt a bit rushed, and table layout a bit crowded, otherwise great lunch spot

HK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a fantastic experience for two vegetarians. Would highly recommend it.

HK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Atmosphäre, the Food , especially the salads, were very special.

S
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal but a bit disappointed there was no warning hot food wasn’t available until 13:15 on a Sunday. We had booked for 12:15 due to travelling home. Food however was good, just the fennel was a bit tough. Delicious hot chocolate, we were too full for pud. Excellent service, friendly & knowledgeable waiter & we really appreciated the taster of the orange wine.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were more than happy to accommodate me after my guest had to cancel last minute and were
polite and attentive throughout. There was a nice buzz at midday on a Sunday, with mix of friends catching up and families with small children. Brunch was delicious!

MB
Limburg
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at Ottolenghi Spitalfields. We enjoyed the food very much and the atmosphere was good. Very friendly staff!

SV
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tutto perfetto, cibo eccellente ma su quello non avevo dubbi, gentili, ambiente accogliente, servizio perfetto, assolutamente da andare

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were perfect. This was my second visit to ottolenghi and will not be my last.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at this Ottolenghi location. The lamb with so flavourful and the aubergines perfectly flavoured. Not to mention the apple cake! I can not stop talking about how delicious my recent meal was! Will be back in April to celebrate my anniversary

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious, fresh food. It is slightly pricey but you definitely get great quality food and great service. They even gave a complimentary birthday cookie which was a lovely surprise. Leave room for dessert!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good

FL
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A busy, atmospheric restaurant with attentive but easy service and delicious food

SH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch - the salads were very tasty and there was a good choice for vegetarians.

RS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious veggie food. Sharing plates quite substantial. We had ordered a starter nibble and 4 plates between 2 of us but we had to cancel one as we were so full! The subtle flavours of each dish were delicious. Looking forward to my next visit and will starve myself beforehand!
I would have liked some lighter deserts among the selection. I had no room for the various cakes even though they looked scrumptious . We had a decaff coffee which was far too strong. Should have sent it back.
Overall a great place and would definitely recommend.

B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit and we very much enjoyed the experience; for a special lunch on a day out to London, we felt we’d made an excellent choice. The food was creative and delicious without seeming over-indulgent.

PB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really spectacular meal!! Somewhat boisterous but also cozy and welcoming. Sat at the bar for good people watching. Incredible food, great service and truly absurd dessert selection.