Ottolenghi is the place that made London fall in love with salad, firing dozens of fresh flavours onto each plate in a way that wasn’t just healthy but also exciting. Salads are the main draw here as at the other Ottolenghi venues, and a selection of three makes a satisfying lunch. But the first thing you see is the beautiful spread of cakes and pastries in the front window, and you should give in to temptation. If there are two of you, try to snag one of the small tables rather than sit at the long ones that provide most of the seating.
Where we've featured it
20 Great Places To Eat Something Light And Kind Of Healthy
Where to go to when you want to eat something tasty, but you also want to be kind of healthy.
More spots in IslingtonSee more
An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
Smokehouse in Islington serves some of the best meats in London. Make sure to go for the lamb shoulder. And wash it down with a beer.
Little Georgia in Islington has fun vibes, friendly waiters, and an excellent Georgian menu. Come for a group dinner or date night.
More Cafe/Bakery spotsSee more
The Delaunay is the restaurant you want to be in when you just want to feel good. Sit in the amazing dining room or hit the cafe for a quick one.
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
Suggested by our writers
Llerena is a straightforward but excellent tapas spot in Islington, serving products direct from the family farm in Extremadura, southwest of Madrid.
The Wet Fish Cafe
Wet Fish is a posh neighbourhood cafe in Hampstead serving food that's way better than you'd expect.
The Stag is the perfect pub: it’s old, it has a friendly atmosphere, it serves a large selection of beers and they do an great Sunday roast.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more