Ottolenghi is one of my favourite places to visit for freshly made foods. I have visited the Notting Hill deli many times, and the thing that keeps me coming back is the fresh, bold flavours that are so simple, but just taste amazing. Yatam Ottolenghi is an Israeli born chef, whose style of cooking has been defined as ‘middle eastern flavours with a western twist’. The Western twist is clear from the strong mediterranean flavours in the dishes.
The Notting Hill deli is just off Westbourne Grove, on Ledbury Road. The Deli caters for both eat in (a shared table of 10) and take away. If you go at a busy time it is most likely you will have to queue for a seat. The whole menu is really simple, the salads and mains are on display, so you can see exactly what the dishes are. The tricky part for me was choosing which salads and mains to choose, as they all looked so tempting. Every time I have been to Ottolenghi I have tried something new and I can honestly say ALL the dishes are amazing.
The menu changes daily. You have the choice of three salads (£11.50), four salads (£14.00), two salads with a main (£14.20) or three salads with a main (£16.70). Some of my favourite salad options are:
Roasted aubergine with black tahini yoghurt, pickled radish, sesame seeds and herbs.
Roasted sweet potato with lemon yoghurt, endive, chilli, hazelnuts and coriander
Mixed peppers with rose harissa and kalamata olive salsa and parsley
Chargrilled broccoli with chilli and garlic
Some of my favourite mains are:
Grilled salmon with green ginger yoghurt
Seared sesame crusted tuna with pineapple, sesame and sweet chilli salsa
There is also a selection of cakes, sweet treats, biscuits, pasta and homemade bread. Ottolenghi is one of my favourite healthy places to eat in London, I promise you will love it too.
There are three deli’s in London, Notting Hill, Belgravia and Islington. There is also a restaurant called Nopi which I will be reviewing about soon, as I have heard great things!