|In a word: Original|
|Food: Favourites are the salads (all of them) and breakfasts|
|Service: Great service from familiar faces|
|Presentation: Sleek, shiny and polished. Food. Flowers.|
|Ambience: Busy buzz of talk over the communal tables, avoid this with a breakfast visit|
|Location: Our local is Islington, right in between Highbury & Islington and Angel tube stations. Branches at Notting Hill, Spitalfields, Belgravia, and NOPI in the West End.|
|Value for money: A personal fave: £18 for a large box of takeaway salad that easily fills two. Breakfasts between £5 and £10. Coffee or tea £2 to £3.|
|Worth a visit?: Yes, this is a must visit foodie establishment. Plus their almond croissants are our of this world amazing!|
Ottolenghi is original, a much reproduced original, although very few manage to hit the high standards in the deliciousness stakes of Yotam Ottolenghi and his team.
Food-wise, it’s a casual, European dining style with a couple of large communal tables with a few small tables along one side of the restaurant. The menu is very much seasonally influenced with enduring favourites making a regular appearance. Flavours are a mix of Mediterranean, Middle and Far Eastern and ingredients are sourced from the UK and Europe with a focus on small scale, artisan producers and growers.