Celebrity chef and book writer Yotam Ottolenghi opened two of the delis and online shopping after telling the government a month ago that the food and drink industry was in danger of extinction and that they needed short- and medium-term measures.
Celebrity chef Ottolenghi reopened Notting Hill on May 20 and as of today, Islington has also begun serving customers again. The locations in Belgravia and Spitalfields are still closed, but tight security measures have been taken at the 2 locations it has opened. The successful chef placed screens between customers and employees and he paid attention to the social distance in the queues. “It’s not ideal, I know, but we are trying to strike the right balance between keeping everyone safe and being able to do what we love doing so much: making delicious food and providing the best, heartfelt service,” Ottolenghi said on his social media account. For those who do not want to enter the customer queue, they will be able to order their meals online. The menu will also include pastries, including croissants, and eggplant salad, as well as great delicacies such as broccoli and cauliflower tabbouleh.