>> November 7, 2013
Ottolenghi is somewhat of an Islington institution. It has a prime position on Upper Street, about halfway between the Highbury/Islington and Angel tube stations. On most days, especially weekend mornings, there is queue out the door. The restaurant specialises in fresh food with a modern Mediterranean influence.
I was meeting up with some friends for brunch at Ottolenghi on a Sunday and we waited about forty minutes in line. Eek! By the time we were seated, we decided to order off their lunch menu instead of the breakfast menu.
I had a mocha on the side and it was very, very good. Sweet and chocolatey with a strong coffee kick.
The lunch menu at Ottolenghi is simple - you can choose from a range of salads and protein to make up your plate. Basically:
- two salads and a main (ie the protein) - £13.70
- three salads and a main - £16.20
The salads and proteins are all on display at the deli section in the front of the restaurant so you can have a good look before deciding on what you want.
They also do takeaway but i noticed that the takeaway line on this weekend morning was just as long as the queue of people wanting seats!
Despite the queue, I would definitely go back.