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Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Mouthwatering salads” which look as dazzlingly good as they taste set the tone at Yotam Ottolenghi’s deli-restaurants, where “the food is always outstanding” and “you always discover new ingredients and different takes on traditional dishes”. It’s now 20 years since the Israeli-born writer and TV chef opened his original Notting Hill venue, sparking a new interest in Levantine cuisine; in summer 2021 he opened a fifth branch, near the Wallace Collection in Marylebone.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A feast for the eyes and always fresh, delicious” and full of “interesting flavour” – the “unusual salads” and habit-forming cakes at Yotam Ottolenghi’s starkly decorated café chain: an ongoing success-story particularly beloved of brunching yummy-mums and Guardian-reading types (“is this a restaurant or a cult?… some of the clientele on my trip seemed beyond parody”). “It’s only the food that makes it worth it” though – branches are “super-busy and never enjoyable” – and, given the prices, a visit can “feel like daylight robbery”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A feast for the eyes and always fresh, delicious” and full of “interesting flavour” – the “unusual salads” and habit-forming cakes at Yotam Ottolenghi’s starkly decorated café chain: an ongoing success-story particularly beloved of brunching yummy-mums and Guardian-reading types (“is this a restaurant or a cult?… some of the clientele on my trip seemed beyond parody”). “It’s only the food that makes it worth it” though – branches are “super-busy and never enjoyable” – and, given the prices, a visit can “feel like daylight robbery”.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Drool over the pastries” and the “exquisite” salads (“so many unusual combinations and lovely flavours, it’s hard to make a decision”) at Yotam Ottolenghi’s “always popular”, but “rather stark” cafés (“overcrowded with shared tables and yummy mummies with prams”). At its best, “the food’s so fresh and creatively different, you feel you are dining on something superbly healthy”, but ratings overall slipped this year, with a number of regulars noting that “while it’s an excellent concept, execution’s not as consistent as it should be”.

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Ottolenghi Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ottolenghi Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ottolenghi restaurant.
Peter S
Interesting menu as always at Ottolenghi. A...
Reviewed 1 months, 22 days ago

"Interesting menu as always at Ottolenghi. A bit fussy for my taste, but my wife very much enjoyed it."

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Robert K
Top food choice in Islington. ...
Reviewed 7 months, 19 days ago

"Top food choice in Islington. "

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