Mediterranean restaurant and delicatessen company Ottolenghi is set to open its sixth and largest site to date, located at 59 Wells Street in Fitzrovia. The expansion plans coincide with news of the Ottolenghi brand defying the downward trend in the casual dining industry; posting pre-tax profit increases of more than 30%.
Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi moved to London from Israel in 1998 and trained at Cordon Bleu, before working as a pastry chef at the Capital restaurant in Knightsbridge and Kensington Place, and subsequently being appointed head pastry chef at Baker and Spice in Chelsea. In 2002, he teamed up with Noam Bar, Sami Tamimi and Jim Webb to launch his eponymous restaurant, Ottolenghi, which currently has four sites in Belgravia, Spitalfields, Islington and Notting Hill, as well as popular Soho restaurant; Nopi.
The upcoming Fitzrovia venue will feature an Israeli and Middle Eastern menu “focused on vegetables and on produce brought directly from selected, outstanding farmers”.
This letting was secured by Bruce Gillingham Pollard on behalf of Great Portland Estates plc.