Great breakfast, a lovely and caring service, who was a bit too present, and a nice atmosphere. But the best thing is the new taste you get when you aren't used to real Ottolenghi-food!
Fantastic experience. Friendly attentive service, great food. Felt a little expensive for lunch.
Sehr viel Lärm bei gut besetztem Lokal. Schadet der Ambiance. Zu laut.
Die neue Gestaltung der Räume farblich hübsch, gut.
Mobiliar: Die Stühle sind zum Teil abgenutzt und zerschliessen. :-(
Superb and delicious breakfast, a laid-back atmosphere and good service, I relly do love it there!
I really appreciated the food! And good advice regarding the number/ amount of dishes to be ordered. Great experience
Recommended by a very dear friend of mine, Ottolenghi Spitalfields was everything I expected it to be - and more. Foodies of all walks of the Joie-de-Vivre tradition, this is a must-have experience!
The food is great but everything is too spicy. If you want to eat anything lighter, it is not the best place to go. Waiters are very attentive and helpful. Good drinks and good dessert.
Delicious food as always, good variety of mains and creative salads for lunch . Staff catered for dairy, gluten and garlic food intolerances offering a much smaller choice of menu but equally as delicious lunch. Interesting cocktails offered and good wine choices. A lovely experience.
Food was lovely and I would go back for that but waiting over 15 mins for a table you’ve booked and having to stand like a lemon in the doorway is incredibly poor service. Sort it out please and ensure you have some room at the bar!
Excellent service that really made us feel welcome and added to our evening. Samples of wine were offered to make sure we chose to our tasting. Will be booking again.
Sehr gute Auberginen. Fantastischer Schokoladenkuchen. Fleisch und Fisch gibt es, aber angesichts der guten Gemüsegerichte braucht man das nicht. Sehr raffinierte Gewürze. Wein auch gut, aberwie oft in London teuer.
Ich würde wieder hingehen.
I'm a big Ottolenghi fan and just found this one really disappointing. Food was dry and not the fresh vibrant produce and dishes that you associate with Ottolenghi.
Perfect service and delicious food. Really lovely evening.
Not been before and will go again... Loved how healthy it is
The Best meal we’ve had in years ! We even went back for breakfast fully recommend and such value too ! Can’t wait to go back
Delicious food and great attentive service. Cakes were incredible!
We visited for my Daughters birthday & were really looking forward to our meal. Everything was wonderful & exceeded our expectations. The food was lovely & our waitress was brilliant, well informed & very helpful. We will be back & will definitely visit your other restaurants.
A poetic journey through an enchanting world of savours and tastes.
Too much noise, too many staff running around, too rushed. Did not have the feeling being out and have an relaxed dinner.
Excellent food as ever. Though a busy lunchtime made service a little rushed.
Lively ambiance, interesting food, very nice desserts, great service.
Obviously the food was delicious, and the recommended number of dishes to order was more than enough. Staff lovely, restaurant simple but smart interior. It's very, very loud in there with no soft furnishings so it can be a bit overwhelming (my older lunch companion struggled to hear conversation over the noise). But overall a great experience and cannot wait to return.
Was really excited to experience Ottolenghi. Staff was very friendly however the four dishes we ordered tasted quite the same. Wish someone would have advised us differently or there was more variety in texture and flavors used. Beautiful ambiance . Great wine selection.
Food was great but the place seemed to be packed with screaming babies which ruined the ambiance s little.
Relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Nice mix of clientele and staff who seem to enjoy working there.
Tasty food and decent service. The lighting was good and the temperature was just nice. Some bread was complimentary.
The value of main course was poor as it was more expensive but had no side. The cocktails were a little hit and miss. Worst part was the deafening noise from other tables partly due to absent sound modulation built into the decor (lots of hard reflective surfaces!) so it was difficult to hear others clearly so people were shouting.
Fantastic food. Shame no skimmed milk
The breakfast I had at this restaurant made me question my life choices. Beautiful! The standards in this restaurant are exemplary, could not ask for more on any level.
Wonderful food and service. 6 share plates between 3 people was perfect. Plus delicious desserts!
I was disappointed. I’ve cooked from the recipe books and loved the results, but the food at Ottolenghi Spitalfields seemed ordinary to me, as if it had been cooked by someone who was disinterested or just going through the motions. Especially at that price it didn’t seem worth it.
The food was great as was the service. There was a little bit too much noise.
I would definitely come again
Leider sehr schwierige Raumakustik..
Aber das Essen ist eine wunderbare Inspiration für Augen und Geschmackssinn
Just amazing 10/10
Such great food and wine
We ordered four dishes to come in succession. In fact, we received one then waited too long and then the final three came at the same time. Also we were told we should order three dishes each. In actuality, our four dishes was too much.
I went for lunch with my husband. The food was wonderful, the cocktails were excellent and we left with a bag of goodies from the counter. The only slight disappointment was inattentive staff - they were very busy. But, we were left waiting at the door and for dessert menus/bill for a bit longer than expected, but overall it was great and we will definitely return.
A lot of joy can be had from the food, but the portions are small and the bill is large. Three friends on Sunday for lunch, no drinks (£62 + automatically added 12.5% service of £8)
Then we come to that service, best described as inconsistent. When you finally attract attention, you'll possibly be delt with in an upbeat, positive fashion... or requests such as "the bill" and "can we pay it" are hugely inconvenient to staff, and the time they take to be fulfilled (22 minutes total) can remove any goodwill generated by the food.
The tip being paid in cash generated a similar level of distain from the waiter (we tipped £3 not £8 for the above mentioned reasons).
Better options can be had in the area, unfortunately I doubt I will return again
It was marvellous! Outstanding food and perfect service ! We come surely back !
A friend and I met up at Ottolenghi for sunday brunch - the polenta cakes with guacamole were absolutely delicious and perfectly complemented by some smoked salmon on the side! I could not fault the whole experience.
Second time at this restaurant in the past month; first time was wonderful so we booked again. Unfortunately, the service was quite poor with staff seemingly not interested in us. It was fairly late and perhaps they had been working for quite some time but still need to pay attention to customers. The food was good so we still had a pleasant evening but service should be much better in a restaurant of this standard. We will go back and, hopefully, have a better experience.
Honestly, I was disappointed... As appealing as Ottolenghi's books are, so disappointing was this restaurant. The food came almost immediately with the aperitif, and although the dishes were mostly delicious, the food was clearly not freshly made. All dishes display-cold or lukewarm.
Table decoration: no placemats, nothing fancy, same plate and cutlery for all dishes, so at the end everything tasted the same.