Strolling down Upper Street, many slow down at our windows, filled with frangipane tartlets, colossal berry-swirled meringues and seasonal salads.
By day, Ottolenghi Islington is a vibrant deli offering salads, baked goods, and breakfast and lunch options. As night falls, the ambience transforms into an intimate neighbourhood restaurant—with a seasonal sharing menu and a low-intervention wine list from small producers worldwide.
Book online for an evening spot, or walk in during the day. But when it comes to weekend brunch, head in early, the window display sparks a queue.
‘Bustling and cherished.’
Meet our team - Jeanne Gleize
When things get really busy and heated at Ottolenghi Islington, it's wonderful to have gentle Jeanne who never loses her smile or her cool. Born in Toulouse and raised in a small town near the French Pyrenées, she settled in London after studying Geography and Urban Planning back home and then spending some time in Australia. Her hobbies include pottery, collages and hiking around Europe.
Jeanne joined us in 2017 and quickly became a beloved face behind the Islington cake and deli counter. She left for a couple of years to pursue other goals and then came back to us last year, much to our joy. As the saying goes: if you love something, set it free - we understand when our staff want to fly the nest and broaden their horizons, but it sure warms our hearts when they come back to join us again... which they often do!
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