SquareMeal Review of
Super-chef Yotam Ottolenghi can make almost any flavour combo from any part of the globe taste “outstanding”, and the perma-queues outside his cafés prove it. Step past the billowy meringues at the entrance into a trademark white-on-white room, which gives centre-stage to piled-high platters of colourful salads loaded with vegetables and grains, freshly baked breads and perfectly presented cakes and pastries. The best-value option is lunch, with generous combinations of salads and mains starting at around £13: try the ever-popular smoky roast aubergine wedges topped with tahini, dukkah and dill, or a satisfying smoked bacon quiche filled with leeks, Parmesan and herbs. Dipping into the Old World wine list will hike up the bill, but there's plenty to enjoy by the glass. Staff are “very professional”, and chic breakfasts (with posh toasters on each table) are an additional draw – particularly for yummy mummies.