Ottolenghi Spitalfields

4.5
1848 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm

Saturday & Sunday 9am- 12pm




Lunch: Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm

Saturday: 12:15pm - 3pm

Sunday: 1:15 pm - 4pm




Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7247 1999
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
10 minutes walk to Liverpool Street station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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 1848 People Are Saying
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CO
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Many healthy deli options.
Good place for afternoon coffee with cake, light bite or proper dinner.

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

Delicious food, excellent place for a vegetarian. I never knew salads could be like this!

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

Meeting friends for breakfast, we arrived 9:30 on a Sunday with plenty of spaces available but almost full by the time we left. Very tasty food and great service. We ate in the dining area which is quite large and simple.

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

As always, fantastic food and unpretentious, great service. Brought coworkers who didn’t know Ottolenghi well for a Christmas meal, and it was an excellent experience. Only slight ... wine was just OK, a Pinot Noir without much character.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely atmosphere and great reaction to us bringing two under 2s with us. Super lovely and helpful and a really tasty brunch!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding, best Ottolenghi restaurant so far. Service was very good - very friendly, informed staff who made you feel relaxed, but also extremely knowledgable about the menu and wine list. Great service and very thoughtful as they brought out a cake as they knew it was our anniversary. The only reason I gave 4 rather than 5 stars is because they seemed understaffed on the floor and so we had to wait to get people's attention, and there was quite a long wait between courses. A small gripe which definitely wont be what we remember- food and staff were fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely tasty, and very polite, correct, friendly service. Even under the very busy circumstances, there was still time for a little chat and joke.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We loved it! The food was exelent end the staff was friendly!

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LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really interesting food. Perfect place if you feel for a meal that’s a bit on the adventurous side.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The first dish we were served, a salad, had an insect in it, which was pretty disguising. Apart from being brought a new salad, no special offer or concession was offered to us to make amends. When we raised this with the manager, she told us that this may have been our own fault, albeit she did remove some of the items from our bill.

This bug incident could have been cleared up if the staff had taken action immediately so as not to impact our experience, but the way it was handle left a bad taste in our mouths. We paid a lot of money to enjoy this restaurant but obviously the management didn't feel that this was something they needed to address to show us the respect we'd expect at any establishment, regardless of price.

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NM
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, friendly staff who were a bit busy
Fine for lunch wouldn’t be so good for a quiet meal out!

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HS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and attentive service. Bit loud at times

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful venue. Delicious food.
Excellent service, couldn't have been more welcoming.

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LJ
London
157 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely sharing plates. Busy but not too loud. Recommend for special occasions.

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WS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As ever it was very good. The salads are delicious, preferred those with seasonal ingredients. Shame about the power cut, meaning no coffee so we skipped dessert too.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience for my mother's 70th birthday.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food as always!
Service is usually excellent, it wasn’t on this occasion.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed the experience but felt that it was not great value given the portions and lack of carbs .

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MW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff were very helpful and cheery and the food was everything we expected - deliciously tasting and innovative menu.

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N
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time at this restaurant and I can’t prise it enough. Outstanding food - absolutely loved it. Will definitely go again when in London.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and extremely nice staff. The atmosphere was very nice & cosy.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service and nice ambience all added up to a wonderful evening

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Ottolenghi Spitalfields for my Wife's birthday. Food was excellent especially the bream dish and the Chocolate, Ricotta and Hazelnut cake. Well worth travelling to for a special meal

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Plats excellents. Service rapide et efficace. Très bonne adresse.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Staff welcoming and friendly. Food delicious.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all!

However, I did not appreciate the inclusion of the suggested gratuity in the bill. Suggested shouldn’t mean included. I should have been given two totals and allowed to select the one I felt confortable with. The total of my bill included the suggested gratuity...that doesn’t make it suggested...it makes it included. It’s a bit sneaky

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LC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, fresh food. The flavour combinations in all the dishes were superb.

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b
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Qualità cibo molto buona così come la presentazione. Servizio un po scortese e approssimativo.

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TF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was soooo good! We are totally Ottolenghi fans my husband and I, and wasn’t disappointed! We have now the two lasts book that were missing and are so happy!

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HH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal. Delicious food and great service/atmosphere. Think the food is slightly overpriced and the portions too small.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were served by Rui the waiter, who was absolutely excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Food delicious as usual. Really unusual combinations that worked. Think the wine and cocktail list is a bit pricey, but food is reasonable. Nice ambiance, although hard to hear above the general hubub.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We loved the shakshuka and dutch pancakes, very good quality and nice presentation. However, most of the waiters were not welcoming or very polite. A smile and asking if everything was ok would have been appreciated.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous ne connaissions que les livres de cuisine dd Yotam Ottholenghi.Nous voulons découvrir autrement sa cuisine.
Pour l’occasion nous sommes allés un week-end à Londres .
Nous n’avons pas été déçu.Seul petit bémol c’est un lieu très prisé et assez bruyant.

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Ottolenghi Spitalfields for a celebratory lunch (53rd wedding anniversary). Welcome, food, wine and service all that you would expect from this restaurant group - really great; but paper napkins are a let-down! although we understand the reason.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service always.
Brilliant tasting food.
Ambiance is amazing.
Definitely recommend for breakfast , lunch, coffee and dinner
Decor is so tranquil

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MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious salads. I did find the noise to be very loud, but when the restaurant thinned out a bit it improved. Very strong coffee.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was stunning. The best meal out I've ever had.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. We accidentally arrived early and were accommodated. Food was delicious.

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KA
London
109 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always fantastic flavoursome food. Well presented in a minimalistic setting.

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JU
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal with a friend - generous portions of delicious unique food. We both had chicken with two different salads, with some breads to share and carrot cake to share for dessert. All superb. What made it extra-special though was the waitress - attentive without being overbearing, she glided by at intervals to refill our water and wine glasses, and was friendly and informed. Thank you.

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