Ottolenghi Spitalfields

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2775 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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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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Petra
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant in every way - the food was delicious, as were the cocktails. Would 100% recommend to others and I'd love to go back and dine again soon.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The combination of flavours in all the dishes we tried was amazing. Attentive staff. Will be back.

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KatMarH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was tasty, menu was unusual and exciting. Greeted by a welcoming host who was helpful and pleasant. Overall a good dining experience but my one complaint would be that we felt under pressure from our waiter to order quickly: he barely gave us time to look at the menu before he asked for our order and then came back less than 1 minute later to ask again; plates were whipped away as soon as the last mouthful was gone; we were handed the dessert menu and asked for our order before we had even looked properly, and so on. If the food hadn’t been so delicious it would definitely have spoiled the evening for us.

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OwenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had in years. Some unusual flavour and texture combinations.
Really wonderful.

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NineS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Echt lekker eten in een plezierige gastvrije sfeer.

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MissB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great good, great service. If you haven’t been “ottolenghi-ed” by now, what are you waiting for? Get down there and have their amazing food!!!!

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JustynaM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to dine in. Great food and exceptional service.

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FrancescaB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and flavours were beautiful, service was great

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ZoevZ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good lunch. The salads combine some lovely flavours as you would expect.

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Justok
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highlight of our travels, thank you so much for your lovely food!

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Robbie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD and GREAT SERVICE.
Loved it! Loved it!

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MarijeO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Dishes and combinations you dont see elsewhere..I really recommend the goat.

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Marie
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best meal I've had in London. Go for dinner, not lunch.

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Beamanzi
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waiters weren't very polite and friendly. Not one smile during all the service, we had the impression to disturb. We hardly had some explanation about the menu and we had to ask. The food was good but nothing mind blowing.

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Willo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love having my own personal toaster. Also gave me a little cake for my birthday which was so sweet!

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JS123
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on our trip to London. Definitely a highlight!!

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BertrandR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ! Amazing food and great service.
Try the pear and basilic juice it’s super nice

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vipChip
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and wine in a nice setting. Had a great lunch!

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HowardC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, swift service and the most amazing flourless chocolate fondant

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LauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, full of flavour. Excellent service.

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AnalyticalCriticalBlog
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really refreshing take on Israeli food and A innovative approach to using the flavours of the region.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch, had very attentive wait staff, food was top notch as per usual and there was a lovely atmosphere, spent a good 2 and a half to 3 hours never felt hurried along and stopped to buy some scrumptious things to take home.

Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you

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iainc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Ottolenghi, visiting from New Zealand, been excited to enjoy the varied dishes , the cookbooks are great but the restaurant is as you would expect better! Thank you !

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TomP
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very good service, very enjoyable and one of my favourite restaurants!

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AniaR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ottolenghi Spitalfields. It was busy and noisy but a great vibe. The food was very tasty and didn't disappoint - the wine is usual London prices. What really made it was the front of house lady and the sommelier who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special.

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EmmaS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere however the food was very salty (I prefer lunch at one of the other branches) and the wine we had was corked - the waitress said that there had been an issue with that batch of wine so I’m not sure why it was even offered to us. I love Ottolenghi but this wasn’t quite up to the usual standards and was quite expensive, sorry!

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WolfgangG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

well organised, friendly service, not too cheap, a little bit loud

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AndreaM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch with my husband. Service was great with a lovely waiter. Very attentive.
Food excellent with good size portions.
Will definitely recommend and return.

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NinaR
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing lunch at Ottolenghi and would definitely visit again!

From start to finish the service, staff and food were all wonderful. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was so filling but tasty and full of flavour.

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SarahR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect - amazing food and wonderful service. The staff were lovely with our kids too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The service was very very slow but they realised this and gave us dessert on the house to compensate

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vipSusanC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were booked to sit at the bar but they managed to find us a nice table ,

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AnneM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and lovely casual vibe. Service efficient but not pressurised.

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YorkieIlkley
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Do not take the advice of the staff re how many dishes to order - we made this mistake and ended up with an over abundance of food - my wife and I were advised to order 3 dishes each, which we did, and when the meat dishes came (beef, goat, pork) they were the portion sizes for a large hungry bloke - the bill came to £126 (with 1 non alcoholic cocktail that was 70% ice and 30% drink, and 1 glass of red wine) - it was worth less than 1/2 of that, irrespective of the fact the food tasted nice - we wished we’d gone back to Pizza Union around the corner again

Never again will we step into an Ottolenghi

YorkieIlkley

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever had a bad meal here and today was no different. First time having lunch and it did not disappoint! Everything was so tasty and the staff were really nice and helpful!

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vipMaddiemouse
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious and creative here. My favorite London restaurant.

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StLucia13
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m a huge fan of all things Ottolenghi & this visit certainly didn’t disappoint ... delicious

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LieveDS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Personal is super friendly! Highly recommended!

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ClaireW
London
3 reviews