Harden's survey result
“An impressive step-up for Ottolenghi, and with all the elements that make his food unique”: Yotam Ottolenghi’s “just brilliant”, veg-centric yearling in Fitzrovia provides “some of the most innovative food in town” – “very clever” and “exciting” sharing-plates with “intense flavours” and “exceptional presentation” – and “even though there’s meat on the menu, it could turn the most ardent carnivore vegetarian!”. With service that’s “exemplary” and “committed” and “a really delightful atmosphere (buzzing but not noisy) it’s all-in-all a memorable experience”.
This light and bright July 2018 opening from Yotam Ottolenghi is, er, Ottolenghi-like in its culinary character: that is to say, firmly rooted in eastern Mediterranean cuisine; but here with a spin that’s even more veg-centred, and also now with a focus on fermentation and cooking over fire. The eco-friendly, waste-reducing, Fitzrovia site is initially open for lunch and dinner, but breakfast will follow.
ROVI Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Busy room but not too noisy. Some dishes disappointed but by being bland rather than bad. "
"Sharing plates so much fun. Almost too many flavours."
"As you would expect from Ottolenghi, the flavours are good and the emphasis in on vegetables. Small plates are the thing, and the shorish menu slightly undersells some of the dishes, but do not think that makes the food light - highlights included confit mushrooms with soft polenta; creamy burrata comes with with lightly pickled rhubarb and a delicious pastries lemon slice. Did not have room for dessert, sadly."
"Veg-heavy menu with really interesting flavours, less “Ottolenghi” than some of his other places. Cauliflower mushroom, squid skewer were stand outs. Katie’s non-alcoholic G&T was really excellent, a terrific grown up soft drink. Lovely room, very nice furnishings, nice toilets, but the banquette seating is too low for the tables — unacceptable for a restaurant with Rovi’s ambition and budget. Attentive and knowledgeable staff, good pacing to the meal. £145 for 3 incl coffee and service. Food: - Sharing plates avg £33 each incl 1 dessert + 1 portion of caramels Drink: - Lager/Pale Ale £6 - Glass of Gavi £8.50 - non-alc cocktail (excellent) £5.50 - espresso £2"
|Wine per bottle||£32.00|
59-65 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE
|Monday||8 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||8 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||8 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||9 am-4 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||9 am-4 pm|