Ottolenghi Islington is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - to eat in or take away from the deli. Located opposite the Almeida, it is a pre-theatre favourite, as well as a much-loved local institution to long-time regulars and first time guests alike.


Our Islington location takes reservations for dinner, from 5:30pm but not for breakfast or lunch – try to make it extra early if you are planning on a weekend brunch!


Seating in the restuarant is mostly on long, communal tables but there are a handful of tables for two. Please let us know at the point of booking if you have a seating preference.


9.00 - 22.00
9.00 - 18.00



Meet our team - Egle Averkaite


Avid scuba diver, pianist and knitter Egle is sunshine personified. With her efficiency and natural charm, she is instrumental in keeping Ottolenghi Islington running smoothly, jumping effortlessly between the shop, the restaurant floor and the bar.


When she first joined us 7 years ago, however, she was very insecure about her English, Lithuanian being her mother tongue. But we knew instantly that she was "Ottolenghi material". She put a lot of effort into learning English as quickly as possible and she is now one of the most beloved faces of our Front of House team, striking up conversation with our guests and training new team member with her signature enthusiasm. While some of us complain of aching feet after a long shift, she'll emerge in running attire, flash a dazzling smile and go sprinting off into the sunset... We just don't know how she does it!


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