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NOPI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nopi-restaurant.com
  • Email: contact@nopi-restaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 494 9584
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday:
    Breakfast 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Lunch 12:00pm to 2:45pm
    Dinner 5:30pm to 10.15pm

    Breakfast 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Lunch 12:00pm to 5:30pm
    Dinner 5:30pm to 10:15pm

    Breakfast 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Lunch 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadilly Circus underground station is a short walk away
  • Parking: No
A word from NOPI
NOPI is an all-day dining venue serving a cuisine blend that may be described as contemporary London: bold flavours and colours, broadly based on Mediterranean, Middle-eastern and Asian ingredients, using lots of herbs and spices. NOPI is open for breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre, dinner, and post-theatre. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We have chosen NOPI as place for weekend brunch and were not disappointed. Food is very fresh and light. Burrata was particularly tender and fresg and aubergine/courgette frittes delicious. They also have an interesting chouce of wine but please beware if you have more classic taste. For eg prosecco looked more like fruit punch and Georgian biodynamic wine had a perplexed smell of mushrooms and smoked meat. Overall I definitely recommend it as a brunch place, although to be honest it felt a bit orvepriced for the size of portions you get (definitely a light experience)."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "NOPI is an exciting place to eat. The food is as one would expect from this cook. The service was excellent - it felt like we had a waitress to ourselves on a busy lunch time. There was a great buzz around and I would recommend NOPI to anyone who loves great flavours and interesting dishes."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "I visited Nopi on a recent trip to London from Sydney for a Sunday lunch with family and friends and we were really impressed with the lovely service, excellent food and sumptuous cocktails. The mixture of delicate ingredients (pomegranate, orange oil, burrata...) in the dishes is really magic. I would definitely recommend Nopi for a Sunday lunch. If you want extra time it might be a good idea to let the staff know in advance, as tables are booked for 1.5 hours (having said that we were there for a good 2 hours before they needed our table back). Overall a wonderful dining experience! "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We had lunch for two at NOPI. Firstly the restaurant as you walk in is very stylish and had a real buzz. We opted for a selection of sharing dishes. Non of the 5 selected disappointed in any way. The octopus was perfectly cooked, twice cooked chicken was full of flavour. We selected a crushed beetroot dish which was bursting with flavour and texture. I would also add that the fine list very reasonable for a Central London location. The service was very attentive and food was delivered with care and attention. . All in all I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Was recommended, but after all dissapointing. Small, poor table in the window, however asked for a quiet table. The wine was good, but too expensive (UK 10,00 for an ordinary glas of white wine). Waitres nice but in a hurry, food ok, but surely not what you should expect after a recommendation of an Ottolenghi restaurant. Many food / salads exposed on a place where people are passing by...... (hygiene...?); this is what you get! "
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "was great, my 5th time to be here, but with my parents this time. We sat right under the speaker and therefore hard to keep up conversations due to the noise. The rest was perfect and the food delicious as always."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "I have always liked Ottolenghi food having several recipe books and following Yotam's very good TV series. We were thus very much looking forward to trying out the more formal dining experience at NOPI for my birthday celebrations. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing - so many wonderful, original and beautiful flavours with the very best of ingredients. Service was impeccable and we liked the decor and ambience. Will definitely be back!!"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Food is good. The service is decidedly poor. The restaurant doesn't know whether it wants to be a brasserie or fine dining experience. A real pity. After being seated, we were approached by 4 different waiting staff in quick succession asking whether we wanted to order water/wine. Then a wine waiter suggested we would offer us a taste of the wine he suggested, which we though was a good touch. He then came back with only 3 of 4 options explaining we couldn't allow us to try the forth as the bar didn't have a bottle opened? Bizarre."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "I was disappointed but mainly due to my own high expectations. The restaurant was beautiful and the staff was friendly, we were served promptly and the food did not take too long to arrive. I was somewhat surprised my fish had so many bones in it and it was difficult to eat but nevertheless it was delicious. Overall a good experience and I would definitely recommend it."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Delicious. Something very special to tingle your taste buds and make you excited about food and cooking. Try a little bit of everything including a cocktail and nibbles for a truly innovative experience."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, fantastique food and charming waiters."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Presentation of the food was very different but so enjoyable, little too expensive for what we hot but a lovely experience"
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Fantastic food, fantastic staff, fantastic experience. What more can we say!!!"
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "The scrambled eggs and salmon used to be absolutely incredible with thick cut salmon and a little coconut chutney. This made them exceptional and I always book business meetings here for that reason. This time they were quite ordinary and although delicious...I was a bit disappointed that they didn't come with the chutney. The juice was delicious and I know the food here is amazing. I was just looking forward to something which didn't quite come up to scratch. Maybe it was an off day. They were having problems with their gas."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "The helpful staff and modern, friendly ambiance was welcoming from the start. The sweet potato starter was a great compilation of flavours and textures whilst not being too filling. The fish dish was sublime with a subtle mixture of tastes coming through. Unfortunately the twice cooked baby chicken was very dry and difficult to remove from the bone although the lemon myrtle salt added a delicious tang to the dish. Best of all was the trifle! Layer upon layer of sweet sponge, smooth creme frache and sharp blackcurrant sorbet topped with crisp crumble. A delight! All this was rounded off with a crisp clean Italian wine, one of the best I have ever tasted making it truly memorable dining experience, one I am eager to repeat!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "spacious places, good ambience, good atmosphere but especially good food. dishes to share as a starter is a good choice. we got a good service and advise for the starters, i.e. roasted aubergine with goats cheese and spicy walnuts. the taste of the food is really not european and we found it very interesting. Slovenian Riesling was of real quality. for everybody who loves cooking from the books of Ottolenghi, if you are in London you must go to this restaurant. "
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "Loved the sharing plates & combination of ingredients. The cocktails were good too. Would return again in a heartbeat."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "Impeccable service, tasty and sophisticated food, great products"
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "turned up a bit early, table wasn't ready so went next door to the bar to wait after being told we'd be called when ready. didn't get a call, turned up 20 min after the booking time (9.30pm) and found out the table was waiting. not great but food was good."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Exceptional veggies, not comparable to any other restaurant."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "We came for the food and weren't disappointed by it. Each dish was a great combination of flavors and was delicious. Service was slow and rushed. Place was loud and the music added to the noise with its strong base."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Excellent food - diverse and interesting flavours- , friendly and helpful staff, a really enjoyable lunch, worth the money."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Staff very welcoming, friendly and pleasant. The venue, even though it was full with (talking) guests, has good acoustics so it does not become a chicken farm, where chatting becomes impossible. For dinner we (4 people) ordered 10/11 starters or dishes to share, to have a more extended tasting experience. Lovely dishes where amazing flavours were joined together, leaving you wanting more. Obviously there will always be a dish that won't hit the spot, but that is due to individual taste and not to how it is prepared. Will definitely eat here again and recommend to others."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Have been here quite a few times and expect to pay top dollar for top food! Had a number of the sharing dishes, octopus and pork excellent, mackerel served warm but with a cold sauce and this did not work very well. Also venison was a measly 3 thin slices and not worth the price. Overall though I will return as food is generally excellent."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Have frequented and loved Ottolenghi in Islington for many years and recently had the opportunity for the Nopi experience. This did not fail to impress: we were served deliciously fresh and creative dishes thoughtfully prepared to impart many flavours and aromas from a wide range of ingredients, herbs and spices. Relieved to be seated near the window though, as other parts of the restaurant seemed very noisy! Will come again and again ..."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Spectacular food. Tasty, light, superbly presented. Best dinner I had in London. Ever."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Having eating at Ottolenghi Islington several times we wanted to try NOPI. We were not disappointed - Fabulicious!!! There were 4 of us and the waiter picked our meal from the sharing menu. Every dish was wonderful."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Such lovely food. A great choice of unusual ingredients, so we ordered loads! Service was so quick that it was all gone far too soon. It felt healthy though and we weren't overly full. The drinks bump up the bill considerably; we couldn't ignore the cocktails - but should have probably. Nice touch that water and bread are complimentary, though the 10% service charge is mandatory. Not that I begrudged it at all - would have left at least that anyway. I do wish there were a branch closer to Cardiff. In fact come and open up in Cardiff....please."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "I will become a willing vegetarian if I get to eat such food everyday :)."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "NOPI is a great place to dine in a wonderful setting with lots of small plates as well as entrees. Ottolenghi is a creative genius and the food is well prepared, with unique flavors and tastes. Both meat and vegetable dishes are one of a kind."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "for a restaurant that prides itself on the quality of its ingredients and the care with which they are prepared and served, the ambiance of NOPI creates a sense of split personality. The food is so good, but the experience is marred by the insistent beat of bad synthesized music that almost prevents conversation. Our party of four agreed that we would not eat there again, although we loved everything else about the restaurant."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "very fine cooking , the meals just spicy,true ambiance,"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Comfortable atmosphere. Simple but enticing breakfast menu. Really enjoyed our brunch, although as lunchtime approached the waiter kind of rushed us out by giving us the bill unprompted. Will return."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "Bardzo polecam to miejsce ze wzgledu na doskonałe jedzenie i miłą atmosferę!!!"
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious lunch of proscuitto followed by four sharing plates - crushed beetroot, spiced cauliflower, octopus and venison. All beautifully presented with very distinctive flavours. The portion sizes are on the small side. We also had dessert - chocolate and lychee sorbet, both gorgeous. We had a glass of wine each and finished with a shot of the Kings Ginger liqueur. All in all, top class food in a restaurant with a vibrant, lively atmosphere. We left feeling satisfied, but not full by any means, though we felt we had eaten healthily. The service was excellent and the toilets are certainly worth a visit! The bill was £91, including an optional 12 1/2% service charge, so expensive in our terms, but Ok for a special occasion."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "the food was totally delicious and just the right amount of it. the cocktails too were super tasty. the atmosphere is really fun and the long, commual table down the centre of the room with high stools makes for lively and unusual dining. if i had one complaint (at the risk of sounding like a geriatric), the rock music that blasted from speakers all evening was so loud, i spent the evening bellowing at my (selectively deaf) boyfriend across the table. the only person i could hear with any great clarity was the irritatingly mopey and whingey girl to my left. but if you have excellent hearing and like japanese-ish fusion tapas with delicious cocktails, i would definitely recommend this place for a date or dinner before a night out."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I met friends for brunch at Nopi this weekend, mainly because I'd had an outstanding lunch there a few weeks ago and was keen to go back. Sadly breakfast wasn't as impressive. We waited ages for food (and they forgot one of our dishes even then) and when it came the portions were tiny and my eggs were cold. Good coffee though. We were also rushed out at the end, despite the fact they had delayed our meals for so long. What a shame. I can highly recommend for lunch/dinner but would avoid breakfast in the future."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We were here for breakfast. The staff was friendly (even though we were 30 minutes late) and the food was great."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We have been to Nopi a few times and have always had a great time. The food is incredible so we were looking forward to another Ottolenghi experience BUT..... the music was completely inappropriate to the ambience. It would have been fine if we were heading off afterwards to a club but looking around at the demographic I cant imagine anyone would have been checking out the nearest hotspot. Then the service was officious, totally impersonal and it seemed they couldn't wait until we had put our forks down for them to whip away our plates - no such opportunity to mop up the last bits of amazingness with your bread!! Sadly the fantastic food was overshadowed by the craziness of the music and waiting staff."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Tasty options for Mediterranean tapas in central London, there are plenty of tasty dishes to share"
    dined on 21/03/2014