63 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2AD, UK
50 Artillery Ln, London E1 7LJ, UK
287 Upper St, London N1 2TZ, UK
A restaurant / deli where plant-based takes centre stage, and meat is the supporting act. Ottolenghi has of course been our Optionality Hero since 2002; 15 years on and four more locations, this star-turn for veg shouldn’t still be a novelty act. But hey, we won’t preach to the converted.
So to the food… the union of spices, colours and traditions are captivating; the trademark aubergine is to die for. Choose one main dish with two or three sides for a taste of high-quality Jerusalem-side Mediterranean.
Best for lunch or dinner (desserts are definitely worth saving some appetite for!) Feel comforted and nourished with platters of vibrant, healthy deliciousness, and share the experience with meat-eating family or friends. Everyone can be reassured by the provenance of Ottolenghi’s sourcing and ethics. Reserve for evenings, and for a special occasion-vibe opt for their Soho restaurant, Nopi. It’s a VV original, you should definitely go!