As close as it gets to a flag-ship, Islington is the biggest Ottolenghi and a proper restaurant. As well as take-away food, we seat about 50 in the cool, sophisticated-yet-laid-back environment, mostly around communal tables (with a few small tables for two). The restaurant, just opposite the Almeida theatre, serves hot breakfast, voted by the Observer the best in town (get the French toast or make your own toast at the table), lunch from the counter and amazing hot food from the kitchen at dinner time, served to share in mezze size portions. We take bookings for dinner but not during the day. If you want to have brunch on the weekend try to arrive early, to avoid the long queues. The premises (unfortunately not the toilet) are accessible by wheelchairs.
Book a table for dinner online
Catering and private events
Call Heidi, the manager, to discuss catering and private events. It is worth mentioning that we are very busy in Islington we may need to make your food in one of our west London shops.
Opening timesMonday-Saturday: 0800-2300
Contact detailsTelephone: 020 7288 1454
Fax: 020 7704 1456
287 Upper Street
London N1 2TZ