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Tamasin Day-Lewis on Ottolenghi (The Telegraph)
Great food. Rather pricey too, but I think it's very good value nontheless.
by luxury addict (5 reviews
), 15 Jan 2009
I love the food there... for take-away! Don't like the space downstairs - usually packed with screaming babies. Also, prices are that of a good restaurant, which is a bit frustrating. But I still buy it.
by poly (3 reviews
), 09 Oct 2008
The food is excellent for takeaway, in particular the cakes and salads. Pricey but worth it!
by Kats (4 reviews
), 26 Sep 2008
Great for takeaway, slightly cramped to sit in.
by fairyella (2 reviews
), 04 Aug 2008
No toilets... never mind, it's a small place maybe. But they had no ice either... maybe they have no space for that too? Overall experience was okay, but food wasn't that great.
by popcornstories (4 reviews
), 01 Apr 2008
Whoever thought that transparent loo doors was a good idea got it very wrong. It puts me off. Everything else was excellent... just change the doors please!
by flaflaflower, 05 Jan 2008
Came across this restaurant by accident. What a find. The display of food just inside the door was out of this world - who in their right mind could walk away? The food was exceptional - tasty, fresh, exactly the right sized portions and looked beautiful. Will be returning on my next visit to London.
by Linda S, 08 Nov 2007
We went for afternoon tea but I had salad and a cake and it was lovely. I do agree the service was rather abrupt and this is a down side. The food was great and the place is very quirky. I have been to the one in Islington before and had fantastic service.
by Tanya_selina, 29 Jul 2007
by AJones (2 reviews
), 25 Jul 2007
I disagree with the previous comment. The service is fine and there is NO SERVICE CHARGE.
by Anonymous, 18 Sep 2006
The only reason that Ottolenghi is not Great (5) is the service. The ambiance and the food is excellent. The service on the four occasions I have eaten there has been rude and condescending. If this bothers you then I recommend you make a visit and take-away (particularly the cakes). The food is worth the appalling service but once they start adding the service-charge to the bill I will probably stay away from the restaurant part.
by Anonymous, 06 Apr 2006
Ever been stoned? Their brownies are the best munchie food ever!
by Anonymous, 08 Nov 2005
Too expensive for what it is... and space is awkward.
by emilycat (3 reviews
), 20 Jun 2005
Delicious snacks to take away. And so much healthier than most 'prepared' food. However, it's not cheap and there's hardly any space so it's not much use as a cafe. The Ottolenghi in Islington has much more space, is open in the evening and serves the same lovely dishes.
by wabbit (13 reviews
), 16 Jun 2005
Amazing food! Takeaway only really, as there is a communal table stuffed at the back that is always full at lunch time. Everything is good!
by ems (21 reviews
), 24 May 2005
Wonderful food, go early for brunch and great for people watching. Booking essential!
by Anonymous, 21 Mar 2005
The food is simply delicious. Rather busy on the weekends, so almost impossible to get a seat. Definitely try their cakes and sweets, they are amazing.
by Clysgrl (10 reviews
), 16 Feb 2005
Great food, great atmosphere.
by Anonymous, 29 Nov 2004
Wonderful food, simple layout and friendly staff, one of my faves.
by Anonymous, 10 Nov 2004
Fantastic food, great service, flawless.
by Anonymous, 08 Nov 2004
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