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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?


Ottolenghi Islington

Recommended by: Gabrielle Bernstein (Writer, Motivational Speaker), Eden Grinshpan (Host, Eden Eats), Jody Williams (Chef/Owner, Buvette), Daphne Oz (TV Personality), Yael Stone (Actress), Nazanin Boniadi (Actress)

Ottolenghi is less a restaurant and more an empire; with stores, multiple restaurants, products and cookbooks. This particular destination in Islington is an amazing pre-theater spot (that is both a deli and restaurant) for innovative and inventive Modern European food. Tables are mostly communal but there are some for two, and the menu boasts a [...]