Ottolenghi Spitalfields

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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Two out of three times that I have been here there has been a mix-up with the order and both times, the staff got confused as to how to put it right. Both times I gave up and went along with it (I know I am Scottish, but I’m pretty good with my articulation - maybe not!).

However, the food is always prepared to perfection. Ottolenghi fan.

ND
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yesterday was my first visit to Ottolenghi but I'll definitely be back. The food looked great but managed to taste even better. Lamb and beef as the main with mixed rice as one salad and crushed peas as the other. The flavours were delicately balanced and everything was prepared with obvious skill and expertise. A light but delicious frangipane tart rounded off what was a marvellous experience. Excellent in all regards and certainly not too heavy for lunch. I was celebrating the upcoming birthday of my friend and the occasion was honoured perfectly. If you haven't been then do so soon!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful fresh and tasty food in a lovely ambience

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding cakes as always

EW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottolenghi never disappoints. Consistently good food, full of flavour and so much variety. Amazing, I’ll be back as always!

B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food superb, the staff really friendly and helpful. Looking forward to my next visit already.

N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything as fabulous as ever but the tables seem to be getting tighter 🤔

P
Black Forest
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed every single bite of the creative dishes. We been four (two couples) people and shared ten items out of the menu. Don‘t forget to leave space for dessert ;-).

B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Visiting London. Couldn’t wait to experience Ottolenghi food. It didn’t disappoint.

F
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The lovely food that you're expecting to get from the master himself. Good service, not really cosy restaurant.

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience
Food fantastic
Generous portions
Room very noisy and some tables for 2 very close to nearby tables and so very difficult to hold conversation. Would ask for moore spacious table

KS
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so amazing! And thank you, Mary, for the birthday brownie with a candle. That was unexpected and super sweet!!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really fantastic! My friend had Shakshuka which was fabulous! I had free range chicken and salads from the counter - delicious! The aubergine with the yoghurt was awesome!
The desserts - banana cake as wellas pistachio roll with white chocolate cream and raspberries - were incredible!
We will definitely be back!

MO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reluctant to rate highly in case it increases the already stiff competition for a table! Do not go here. You will be blown away by the cumin roasted cauliflower. The duck will make you wish your kitchen was broken to give you the excuse to eat out every night. The reasonable prices will force you to question your life choices going to other establishments.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was expecting fabulous and fresh and exciting flavours and that’s what we got. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. It was one of the highlights of my trip to London 😍

SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food did not disappoint, the chefs are magicians in the kitchen. Duck croquets to die for.

J
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu but a little confusing on the amounts to order but then it is on a tapas theme. The pradron peppers with the labneh and dukkah were delicious.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great staff, excellent atmosphere.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, nice environment. Slow service so only good if you have time on your hands.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Fantastic food, so-so service. Overall, a good dining experience.

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service. Great for midweek treat

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Came for weekday lunch. Took 10-15mins before anyone came to our table to offer us water. Most servers were very friendly, but the place was really busy and service just wasn’t organized. Food was terrific, so still recommend giving it a try.

V
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My first visit to an Ottolenghi with a couple of friends, their first time too, and my goodness - it did not disappoint. Taste bud smackeroo!!! The layers of flavour are astonishing. The salads are just fantastic and how can mackerel taste that good? A total revelation. Our waitress was wonderful. I wish I'd got her name. The acoustic in the dining area is such that with a full restaurant the decibel level can be a bit of a challenge to the ears. We had to up our volume level to be heard, though we either got used to it, or the numbers of diners lessened, because it did get a lot easier. I cannot wait to try all the branches and more of the menu. And some how leave enough room for dessert.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in the world. The lunch menu is excellent value and bursting with flavours, textures and colours. Totally elevates the humble vegetable to be the start of the show! And don't start me on the cakes!

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience at Ottolenghi with my daughter. We were celebrating our birthdays. Food and drinks were excellent. We took cakes away to enjoy later. Thankyou

j
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious salads , high quality and good quality ingredients. Excellent, efficient service.
Let down by LOUD noise of people talking in loud voices as very poor acoustics.
Such a shame as puts me off going to this venue again despite terrific food and service

M
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend! Great service and the food is literally amazing. I’m sure I’ll come back to taste all the dishes! It was beyond tasty!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were in this restaurant 2 years ago and loved it
But this time the food was not that good, it was very very to
Noisy and to long

BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the flavours were intense and superb, portions spot on and the wine list exquisite

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow but didn’t matter to us since we weren’t in a rush. Good atmosphere, delicious food and deli in store provided Saturday afternoon treats!

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is absolutely perfect! The breakfast and sweet treats that we had were all incredible!

M
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very tasty but what I hadn't realised was that this was a kind of "small plates" restaurant, similar to tapas. So we ordered things like the duck croquettes thinking it was a main course, but it was just a plate with 4 croquettes and no vegetables etc. If we had known in advance we would have ordered like tapas, ie several dishes all brought at the same time. There were an awful lot of staff but they always seemed to be walking around but not actually serving us. It was ages before we were asked for our drinks order. In fact we weren't, we had to ask them. Our dessert wine came after we'd finished the desserts and the plates had been taken away. Very kindly they let us have the wine free of charge, which was a good way to deal with it, but I would rather the service had been better. I would go back but would order differently as I really liked the food.

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menue was a pleasure to read and also the staff has been quite attentive.

ES
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice, healthy food that is just full of surprising flavour profiles. Great for a date night!

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was too noisy really. When we ordered I asked the waitress to give us an extra minute to order drinks and she didn't come back till we had nearly finished our starter, then forgot one of the drinks we ordered. Of the three main dishes we ordered, they got one completely wrong. When we finished after dessert the waiting staff disappeared completely for 20 mins leaving us waiting to get the bill. Other than that fine.

RB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Beautifully designed dining room and bar, with tables for couples.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So stunning I thought I was dead. If this is what you want, do not hesitate.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic salads loved it!

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