Ottolenghi Spitalfields

4.5
2279 reviews
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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.

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 2279 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The coffee was under extracted
The desserts were really good

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal - lives up to the hype

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

We received great service - very accommodating of our food preferences and access needs. Every dish was divine! A great place to have a relaxed Sunday afternoon meal - buzzing ambiance but quiet enough for a good conversation

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

The service was quite slow but the atmosphere was great, very relaxed. They missed off part of the order when they brought the food and we all ordered ‘hot meals’ of which mine wasn’t very hot.....the Dutch pancake was still good however.
It was ok overall, maybe a bit pricey all things considered ...

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AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such beautiful and tasty food! Such a great place

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

Didn’t quite live up to the hype. Don’t get me wrong, great food and service, but from many reviews it seems like folks gush more out of reputation than actual experience. Just my opinion!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular - healthy and tasty - had been looking forward to visiting for a long time. The place was a bit noisy, but the atmosphere great!

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

Futura the girls that taken care of us was really nice.

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

Unique and lovely flavours. High noise levels. Thoroughly worthwhile.

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

Fabulous food and great service. A little noisy at lunch time but otherwise couldn't ask for better.

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JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

we had been to NOPI recently and this place compared well with it. More casual and a bit less expensive, they allow you to put together a plate with an assortment of 3 or 4 salads--which is not possible at NOPI where you have to order each salad separately. So it's easy here to create a satisfyingly varied meal. The dessert display is distractingly varied and moreish; we had a dessert each and then took home another 4! Ottolenghi lives up to his reputation with this new branch.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Food and ambiance, but too pricey! Quality-Price ratio Not sufficient

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AM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good, but i didn‘t like that we had to pay for getting some small bread. I think the bread should be for free.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

As usual the salads were delicious. It was a special occasion lunch and slightly ruined by the continuous alarm that went off 4 or 5 times as we were trying to dine. The noise levels in general were quite hectic. The Persian Love Cake was disappointing and the service quite slow. Overall a less positive experience than my last visit last year

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous selection of salads with lots of different flavours that went so well with each other. The houmous was wonderful.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous. Love the food and wine. Quiet attentive service. Crisp, clean lines, and food and wine to match.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected, all the dishes were excellent and bursting with flavour. Relaxed ambience, great service.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible, indifferent service. Won’t be going back.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was unusual and delicious. Two favourites were the aubergine and the short ribs. We had a coeliac in our party and the choices were so good we all had them!! The only thing we didn’t really like was the lettuce with aubergine purée. A great evening with a lovely buzz in the restaurant. Thank you!

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HH
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly delicous, every one of our choices was heaven. We had a great night, thank you!

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with a nice atmosphere. Not all dishes were great though. Asparagus very small ( even for tapas) and Manti was not very nice at all. Would recommend aubergine dishes and the harissa sardines. Service was also very good.

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V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting and unusual food with attractive presentation and intriguing flavours. We very much enjoyed our meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Staff professional and friendly. Food is a tsste sensation! The perfect atmosphere for eating! We will be back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Ottolenghi is always excellent. Went there on Saturday for breakfast and was not disappointed. Great food and very friendly star.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Ottolenghi staff need to pay better attention to their diners. One glass of wine was forgotten, once we finished eating a bill needed to be requested twice and still there was a ten minute wait for the bill to arrive after the second request. Then an additional 10 minutes and another server was needed to actually pay the bill.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, excellent food, quiet location, good Palestinian wine

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb dining experience with great choice andservice.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb. Enjoyed every bite and fantastic service.

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VS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a magical lunch in every sense, the food the service, the ambience was second to none.

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e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday in London.

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SP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food, stunning flavours, excellent service. Very noisy though!

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

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was exceptional.
Thank you

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely relaxed and informal feeling for lunch. Food was delicious and filled us up without making us feel uncomfortable or sleepy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular. It tasted fresh and not too unhealthy. The service was outstanding - wish I could remember our waitresses name but she provided some of the best service that I have ever experienced.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from beginning to end. Each dish was beautiful and delicious. The staff were engaging but not overbearing.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I went there with my wife and we were both amazed by the things we had to eat. The flavours are incredible. The staff is very pleasant and the restaurant is nicely decorated. The only drawback is the level of noise, it's fine for a lunch, but not ideal if you're looking for a quiet meal

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NN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! However, it was extremely noisy in the restaurant.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Must eat! Food exceeds expectations, waiters not really customer focussed.

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