Ottolenghi Spitalfields

4.5
2331 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Healthy
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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Ottolenghi is a casual restaurant and deli that serves fresh Middle Eastern-influenced food, pastries and excellent salads.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2331 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Tasty fresh interesting food. Very enjoyable dinner.

a
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

amazing food, keenly priced, a bit too noisy. but overall I enjoyed the food a lot!

s
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottolenghi never disappoints! The food was delicious as usual and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. I was happy with everything!

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and lovely bar and waiting staff. We had a wonderful time.

s
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we sat at bar and as well as enjoying great food had superb interaction with the bar staff who even gave us a mini wine tasting of the orange wines. Great

LP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh and look beautiful, and although we were a little late the staff were friendly and helpful.

AL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and staff. More choice would be nice 😊

CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A lovely breakfast and birthday request honoured which was much appreciated

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and the atmosphere. We had a very nice breakfast there and the staff was very helpful and friendly

SM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend here for a meal. Food was fantastic. Service was good. On the surface it may appear expensive but it was good value for money.

FC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Dining space was a little loud.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a fantastic setting. Highly recommended

RD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was outstanding. Service was also good. What let it down massively was the noise levels. There was no acoustic dampening so the chat got louder & louder.
Such a shame as it wasn’t like that when we last dined

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The clever mix of flavours and textures is a delight. Each dish is s gem on it’s own and several of the tapas sized potions together create a wonderful meal. The service is always excellent, which is no mean feat in such s busy place. Recommended.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great amazing tasty food to suit all palates. Would return.

RL
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening - thoughtful menu, delicious food, interesting wine list (though pricey), excellent service.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening and the food was lovely. The salads are unusual and really tasty. We were sat at the bar which was really comfortable and was in many ways nicer than a table.
The staff were fine and service was good. The only thing is that it is a pricey meal for the size of portions especially the meat options. The kebab is over £17 and it is more like a starter. Tasty but a bit overpriced.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and cannot fault . So much taste but not one dish over powered the other .
Ordered 5 dishes between two of us and a desert each and found this plenty.
Waiter was very friendly and helpful.
Will go back again

JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food. Everything is so tasty and researched thoughtfully. Loved it and will definitely come back

h
Hamburg Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and amazing, friendly and attentive service in a bustling-but-not-too-loud dining room.

SR
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was everything I hoped it would be. We all loved the eggplant, beef short ribs, and roasted peppers with soft cheese. It was an evening to remember.

SQ
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed most of our food I would not recommend the chicken - tough and tasteless. Visually it would have been better to have our salad accompaniments on separate dishes - not all lumped together on one dish.
If you have a problem with your hearing be warned it’s very noisy.
Overall though we enjoyed our lunch.

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

The food is amazing. Quality ingredients and full of flavour. Friendly staff, we really enjoyed our dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were carefully looked after! If I could give the restaurant even more stars, I certainly would!

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

Delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable service.

DP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tastes & useful dessert suggestion from helpful staff

M
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was simply outstanding - every bite lived up to the hype. We weren't lucky and the table next to us was particularly loud, but they left eventually and the atmosphere went back to what it must usually be like: softly animated. Splurged and had dessert although we really didn't have any room left: it was the night's third best idea (after coming, and ordering the marinated aubergine).

C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottolenghi Spitalfields was an amazing experience, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food, loved it! Would have benefitted if had vegan options available without having to tweek the existing menu options.

RB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, superb service - desserts to die for looking forward to returning

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food from the salad counter. The restaurant was bright and beautiful on the inside. My meal was healthy, colorful and full of flavor. A great experience at Ottolenghi!

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food with great service. Only point of critique is that we had our baby with us and there wasn't any baby food option.

v
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

as usual the food was delicious and the service excellent. lunch time is better value than dinner time as you can get a plate of 3 or 4 salads rather than several dishes but it's still not cheap. the food makes it worth it though.

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

I love it here, the staff are amazing and the food is great. My only slight gripe is that I wish they'd change the breakfast menu a bit more often. But it's a tiny gripe in a sea of satisfaction.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice place, sympathetic staff and gorgeous food!
unfortunately we live about 1000 miles away...

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely staff!!!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous as always and Rui, our waiter, provided an excellent personalised service! This was very much the experience I am familiar with at an Ottolenghi restaurant and the reason we keep returning!

BB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and presentation, but my partner had almost finished his food by the time mine arrived. They gave us a free cake as compensation but basic organisation for an established food outlet.

MG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual flavours, beautifully presented by knowledgeable staff, delicious experience. Restaurant was busy but didn't feel rushed, we were given advice about how the tapas style menu worked and the food arrived promptly, and was as good as we anticipated.

PG
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here on the recommendation of a friend. What a treat!
Everything was fabulous - so delicious, a great variety of flavors and textures, beautifully prepared.
We were in London on holiday and are already making plans to return the next time we come back.

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