Very enjoyable evening. Our wine waitress was very knowledgeable.
Much better than expected. Great fan of the recipes and certainly didn’t disappoint
An obligatory pilgrimage when in London. Magnificent food. There is nothing on the menu you din’t want to try. Great service. Excellent ambience.
The food was amazing and the service was brilliant. We didn't love the layout as you are very close up to other people and it's noisy.
Gritty spinach was the reason for a 4 star food comment, and the staff coping with a rude customer next to us was why there was another 4. Otherwise faultless thanks
the usual fantastic Ottolenghi. Unusual flavours creatively put together and beautifully presented with great charming service.
only downside was a noisy group whose loud voices echoed round the hard surfaced room.
Cleverly created dishes that deliver some of the most interesting combinations of flavours that I've encountered. Excellent service and the restaurant has a lively buzz. A fun ambience and great for people watching. Most seating is at large communal tables which is fine for me but maybe not everyone.
The food is always sheer bliss at Ottolenghi Islington and my last visit was no exception. This time the standout for me was a mackerel dish. I can't even remember what it was exactly: just that I was very, very sad when the plate was empty. Only 4 stars on this visit, though, because the service -- as friendly and well-informed as ever -- was unusually inattentive.
Always great flavours and perfect portion sizes to share.
Amazing food, great selection on the menu and very helpful staff. Too much to choose from but nice to be able to order in a sharing fashion. Great birthday treat for my partner- was very much enjoyed by both of us.
I’d been looking forward to my meal at Ottolenghi for months. It’s a great place to eat before a theatre experience at the Almeida Theatre. The cold dishes at the front of the restaurant are all delicious and healthy. This time I tried the cured trout and the juniper infused watermelon. They were full of flavor and a very unique mix of flavors. Then I had the octopus hot dish and it was fantastic. The sweet corn, chili, and octopus had a great mix of textures and flavors on the palate. Excellent wine list and service as well. I hope to make Ottolenghi and the theatre a regular treat!
It was a dream come true to learn that the Plenty, Plenty More, and Jerusalem cookbooks we own, have a real place - Love the food so much, pricey for veggies, but paying for the experience .
Food and service were excellent. Really enjoyed the octopus and corn cakes
gorgeous place, high level food wine at right price
I have all the cookbooks at home but this was my first time dining in, absolutely beautiful and definitely lived up to my expectations!
Food great and tasty. So it should be at the prices
Pre theatre dinner with family ..
Superb head waitress/ maitre d
Portions not large but superb quality food !
Loved it... want to return..
Beautiful place, good food! Highly recommended Blablabla
Delicious food served small plates style. Attentive and fast service. Expensive but expected price for Islington Upper Street.
Heavenly exquisite food; the creativity and use of a variety of spices brings everything up a notch. Highly recommend dining here to be included in your “must-see” places in England.
Good food, a popular chef, I think a little hype over quality, but a simple tasty dinner.
As ever, a very pleasant meal. Some of the dishes surprise at how sparse they are for the price (£12 for a single courgette) but one the whole it’s delicious.
We had an amazing time at ottolenghi! Amy made our experience unforgettable! And what a delicious meal, she also helped us to pair the perfect wine x
Initially the service was attentive and then became less so as the evening progressed but it was always polite and friendly.
The food was ok without being special. Beware the hot plates all arrive together. We had three plates for two diners meaning that the final plate was cold by the time you get to it.
I pointed this out to staff but nothing was done. No offer to reheat. Just a shrug.
Desserts were excellent.
The choice on the menu is minimal. The dishes look and sound sophisticated, but the taste is far from being special. The place is crowded and noisy and the waiters, albeit polite and supporting, do not warn you about specific contents of the dishes ordered. I asked for a dish with aubergines and I got a dish with no aubergines but an aubergine oil sauce ! I ordered a cake defined as "tea cake" , but it was far from what the term meant and the waiters agreed with that ! Very disappointed !
Excellent. Amy was brilliant as a host. Ambience was relaxed and easy. Food was amazing with wonderful taste sensations.
As always Ottolenghi never disappoints. A fantastic venue with amazing food. If you've never experienced you are missing out!
Absolutely fantastic food, so many flavours, unbelievable
I'm a student doing research in London and I wanted to come to Ottolenghi as a splurge on one really good meal. I was quite disappointed by what I received. The eggplant was nearly tasteless, as though it had just been boiled and served up. The courgettes were good, but the portion was quite small, and even though I was told that two dishes would probably be enough, I left the restaurant feeling hungry. The service and vibe of the place were good though, no complaints there.
It was pretty loud and I struggled to hear my friend across from me. Vegan options are limited it atmosphere is nice
Great, unexpected taste sensations! Very cosy intimate atmosphere and personable staff! A bit on the expensive side but well worth it!
Another wonderful meal at Ottolenghi. Excellent food and service and made new friends on our table!
The staff were helpful and friendly . Food was excellent and generally a really good vibe
The food is amazing and the price is good. This is the second or third time we've been and we are always happy with food and service. The flavours and ingredients are always interesting and his cookbooks are our absolute favourites.
The food and the service was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful evening
Very noisy, it was quite stressing having dinner in that situation . Service was perfect, and dessert was fantastic, but the rest of plates were average and small. Honestly, I was expecting more
I had aubergine and octopus and both dishes were so good. I had the most friendly waiter who explained me the Islington concept and who wasn't pushy to make me order things. I am sure I will eat there again when I am in London, as it is also affordable, but i would like to try the other Ottolenghi restaurants too.
As usual, Ottolenghi was incredible. Great food; great wine; perfect service. Would recommend to everyone!
We loved it, the food was great and it was wonderful to try some different flavours.
The staff were very good . Made you feel at ease and really knew everything about the food.
I was even able to take some goodies home 😃