London Hotspot Find: Ottolenghi

London Hotspot Find: Ottolenghi |


Yotam Ottolenghi, best known the world over for his imaginative and beautifully photographed cookbooks (Plenty being my fave), is also known by lucky Londoners for his delightful little restaurants (Islington being my fave).

You see, I used to live right on Upper Street where Ottolenghi’s Islington outpost is located and each day walking past, I would routinely press my face up against the window peering in at the artfully displayed salads, cakes and pastries like a little girl longingly eyeing that puppy in the window!

I was hooked on this restaurant. I adored its bright airy entrance filled with the outrageously colourful salads made with the most creative ingredient combinations that you couldn’t possibly dream up on your own at home. Picture exotic ingredients like caramelised hazelnuts, pomegranate seeds, spiced chickpeas, Jerusalem artichokes and Iranian limes – now hopefully you’re with me in thinking Ottolenghi is probably the world’s most exciting salad bar.

Remember, while short by New York standards, the often 30 minute queues might put some Londoners off so come mentally prepared for a wait!

Best Bit: The perfect post-workout brunch spot. Delicious and guilt-free.

287 Upper St, London N1 2TZ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7288 1454

London Hotspot Find: Ottolenghi |

The beautifully displayed desserts at Ottolenghi Islington – Photo: Courtesy of Ottolenghi


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(Feature Photo: Inside Ottolenghi Islington – Photo: Courtesy of Ottolenghi)




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