Ottolenghi has four restaurants and delis in London - Soho, Islington, Notthing Hill and Belgravia. All serving exceptionally delicious food.

In addition to running these four places and writing recipe books, Yotam Ottolenghi also writes a weekly food column in the Guardian - which is definitely worth following.


What you can expect from Ottolenghi:

Ottolenghi's offers "a distinctive mix of Middle Eastern flavours - Syrian, Turkish, Lebanese, Iranian, Israeli and Armenian - with a western twist". Yotam doesn't just make traditional meals, he brings tradition to a whole new level by mixing and matching unlikely combinations that just simply work. Yotam Ottolenghi has the ability to marry "the food of his native Israel with a wider range of incredible textures and flavours" - his food is like no other, and if you are ever in the neighbourhood his food is definitely worth the detour and the wait - because yes there will be wait.

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You can eat in or you can take away any (or all) or their sweet desserts and their 'lunch' selection from the cold buffet which as a great variety of salads and cold meat - including the seared English fillet of beef with sour cream, mustard, horseradish and rocket sauce, and the char-grilled salmon with mango, papaya, spring onion, chilli and coriander salsa (both featured below). Some of my favourites include: the roasted aubergine with walnut yoghurt, nigella seeds, herbs and spicy walnuts, the mixed peppers with burnt aubergine yoghurt, mint, Urfa chilli and pomegranate seeds and the roasted root vegetables with peas, lime, chilli, spring onions, coriander and toasted coconut. 


They have a large selection of sweets and desserts to chose such as the fruit bavarois, the caramelised nuts, caramel cheesecake or even peanut butter and marshmallow s'mores (all pictured above and below, and all just as delicious as they sound).


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