Ottolenghi Spitalfields

4.5
2322 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Spitalfields is the latest Ottolenghi deli and restaurant to open and also, being able to sit up to 70 people, its largest. As well as table sitting, there is also communal bar which customers can dine at. For those on-the-go, Spitalfields also has a pack-to-order counter service as well as a grab-and-go fridge of ready-made sandwiches and salads.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Ottolenghi is a casual restaurant and deli that serves fresh Middle Eastern-influenced food, pastries and excellent salads.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2322 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I met a friend here for a meal. Food was fantastic. Service was good. On the surface it may appear expensive but it was good value for money.

FC
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful food. Dining space was a little loud.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a fantastic setting. Highly recommended

RD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

The food was outstanding. Service was also good. What let it down massively was the noise levels. There was no acoustic dampening so the chat got louder & louder.
Such a shame as it wasn’t like that when we last dined

E
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The clever mix of flavours and textures is a delight. Each dish is s gem on it’s own and several of the tapas sized potions together create a wonderful meal. The service is always excellent, which is no mean feat in such s busy place. Recommended.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great amazing tasty food to suit all palates. Would return.

RL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening - thoughtful menu, delicious food, interesting wine list (though pricey), excellent service.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening and the food was lovely. The salads are unusual and really tasty. We were sat at the bar which was really comfortable and was in many ways nicer than a table.
The staff were fine and service was good. The only thing is that it is a pricey meal for the size of portions especially the meat options. The kebab is over £17 and it is more like a starter. Tasty but a bit overpriced.

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and cannot fault . So much taste but not one dish over powered the other .
Ordered 5 dishes between two of us and a desert each and found this plenty.
Waiter was very friendly and helpful.
Will go back again

JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food. Everything is so tasty and researched thoughtfully. Loved it and will definitely come back

h
Hamburg Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food and amazing, friendly and attentive service in a bustling-but-not-too-loud dining room.

SR
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was everything I hoped it would be. We all loved the eggplant, beef short ribs, and roasted peppers with soft cheese. It was an evening to remember.

SQ
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed most of our food I would not recommend the chicken - tough and tasteless. Visually it would have been better to have our salad accompaniments on separate dishes - not all lumped together on one dish.
If you have a problem with your hearing be warned it’s very noisy.
Overall though we enjoyed our lunch.

CP
Hanover
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is amazing. Quality ingredients and full of flavour. Friendly staff, we really enjoyed our dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were carefully looked after! If I could give the restaurant even more stars, I certainly would!

DO
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable service.

DP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great tastes & useful dessert suggestion from helpful staff

M
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was simply outstanding - every bite lived up to the hype. We weren't lucky and the table next to us was particularly loud, but they left eventually and the atmosphere went back to what it must usually be like: softly animated. Splurged and had dessert although we really didn't have any room left: it was the night's third best idea (after coming, and ordering the marinated aubergine).

C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ottolenghi Spitalfields was an amazing experience, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic food, loved it! Would have benefitted if had vegan options available without having to tweek the existing menu options.

RB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, superb service - desserts to die for looking forward to returning

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food from the salad counter. The restaurant was bright and beautiful on the inside. My meal was healthy, colorful and full of flavor. A great experience at Ottolenghi!

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always great food with great service. Only point of critique is that we had our baby with us and there wasn't any baby food option.

v
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

as usual the food was delicious and the service excellent. lunch time is better value than dinner time as you can get a plate of 3 or 4 salads rather than several dishes but it's still not cheap. the food makes it worth it though.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love it here, the staff are amazing and the food is great. My only slight gripe is that I wish they'd change the breakfast menu a bit more often. But it's a tiny gripe in a sea of satisfaction.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very nice place, sympathetic staff and gorgeous food!
unfortunately we live about 1000 miles away...

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely staff!!!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fabulous as always and Rui, our waiter, provided an excellent personalised service! This was very much the experience I am familiar with at an Ottolenghi restaurant and the reason we keep returning!

BB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the food and presentation, but my partner had almost finished his food by the time mine arrived. They gave us a free cake as compensation but basic organisation for an established food outlet.

MG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unusual flavours, beautifully presented by knowledgeable staff, delicious experience. Restaurant was busy but didn't feel rushed, we were given advice about how the tapas style menu worked and the food arrived promptly, and was as good as we anticipated.

PG
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch here on the recommendation of a friend. What a treat!
Everything was fabulous - so delicious, a great variety of flavors and textures, beautifully prepared.
We were in London on holiday and are already making plans to return the next time we come back.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Interesting combination of food. The restaurant was noisy which made talking to my friends difficult.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice but very expensive

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, informal but efficient service - take a deep breath when the bill comes because it's worth it.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ottolenghi Always surprising. I am a fan of him. I and my Friends have enjoyed the meal very much

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you love to cook Ottolenghi at home JUST GO! And get a bar seat instead of a regular one. A lot more fun especially whilst the people behind the bar are really nice and good to talk to. But don't forget the one(s) who accompanied you :-)

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Menu very promising. We know Ottolenghi’s recipes from the Guardian. Portions very small though and the whole thing pretentious and overpriced. Avoid.

AS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a table for my birthday dinner and had a fantastic evening. The food was absolutely amazing, the staff were attentive and great at explaining the menu and recommending our food. The restaurant totally lived up, if not exceeded, the hype it's got. Will definitely be coming back!

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special to have my birthday acknowledged with a presentation small cake Thank you

JP
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu has been changed and there is a range of very interesting textures and flavours. Ambience suffered from two very loud groups of diners

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