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NOPI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
Diner Reviews
  • "After reading all the rave reviews and also personal recommendations from family and friends, I must say Nopi was our worst restaurant experience in London. The food did not live up to its reputation, the wine recommendation given was aweful and to top it up we were told that the kitchen is closed when we wanted to order the main course. We were not even informed of last orders. I actually started calling other restaurants to see if we could go to since we only had starters. Sorry Nopi I will not come back nor recommend you to friends."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "We were really excited to eat here. Starters and side dishes were amazing. Good wine list. Buzzy atmosphere with good, relaxed but attentive service. Mains were a bit disappointing. If we go again we'd just order a feast from the starters menu."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Refreshingly different menu. Some great flavour combinations."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "We were a group pf 4 and took every sharing plate, which proved to be too much. Delish food and a nice buzzy vibe."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Lovely food, friendly and efficient waiting staff. Great location."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "We found the atmosphere nice. We had two sorts of fish which were perfect and the eggplant-side dish was really good, too. The side dish of green salad with vinegar dressing was way too sour and contained yellow leaves that didn't seem to be fresh any more. The glass of white wine (Green Veltliner) was excellent, the price of more than 10 pounds for a small glass exorbitant though. We have been to the Near East several times and enjoyed its food. That's why we bought your Jerusalem book of recipes, several of which we have enjoyed ever since. We were irritated by the fact that none of the dishes at the Nopi except the eggplant-dish resembled any of the Near East tradition. All in all: Very good service, nice atmosphere, too expensive."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "The service from everyone was outstanding, apart from one waiter who was a bit sloppy with the wine, and seemed in a rush to serve us. The Maitre'd here is second to none. Both times we have been he had treated us with exceptional attention and service. For that reason alone we would return. The food is fantastic, even though both times we ate at the end of service. Will definitely return. One small point, there were a few fruitflys around our table, unavoidable in some cases Im sure, but the restuarant should be aware."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "I took my Wife here for her Birthday as she loves to eat Tapas style .... The food was GREAT; every dish was mouth-wateringly flavoursome and we couldn't pick a favourite. A great atmosphere too....This place has just jumped into my top 5 of all time only just behind some top-end Michelin star restaurants! Cannot recommend it enough...."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Returned with my fiancée for lunch a few weeks after an amazing business dinner... We thoroughly enjoyed the culinary experience along with the superb and polite staff/service... Matter of fact, we are looking to purchase Yotam's cookbooks to repeat some of his fabulous cooking at home. We will no doubt return, recommend to friends and family. Thanks for making eating out in London enjoyable again! We absolutely loved it!!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Yes, definitely fit for foodies. Beautifully prepared, cooked and presented. Nopi menu is bursting with great flavours and textures. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgable and enthusiastic. He recommended an extra dish for us... The cheesecake .. (Not a dessert)..and it was truly delicious. If I lived in London, this would definitely be on my go-to list!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We shared all 7 vegetable dishes for a tapas like experience. All unusual and delicious. We really appreciated the staff running after us because we forgot a package and scarf when we left. Nice!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Very delicious and inspiring, but exceedingly expensive for what you get."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "had been for dinner, breakfast was equally amazing."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "I love Ottolenghi's "Jerusalem" book and use it often, and we enjoyed Ottolenghi restaurant. But Nopi did not live up to our expectations. The starters were very good - I had scallops with pork belly, and there was a very good courgette fritter. The mains were dull. Probably the most disappointing thing was the wine -anything under £80 wasn't very good, and the next tier started at £120. On the whole expensive and not that great."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "I think it's like Marmite, you will love it or hate it. The 3 or us all loved it but I can see how some would not. Amazing strong flavours, taking the cook book Jerusalam one step on. Good quick service, noisy (so not good if you have poor hearing), probably best for lunch, for which it is great."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Ottogenghi's followers know to expect something special at his restaurants: it almost doesn't matter what. You go and order what looks interesting that day, especially from the sideboard items. The minimalist, modern atmosphere compliments the complexity of the food. Not stuffy. You need a reservation, but you can come relaxed and ready to enjoy a nice experience."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "We enjoyed our time at Nopi thoroughly, and the food as ever was gorgeous. But when the bill came, there was still that feeling that we were being ever so slightly taken advantage of."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "We had an excellent diner at Nopi. I love the original dishes on the menu. All ingrediënts are fresh, and of very good quality. Everything we tried tasted very surprising and very good. The only thing I think is a little less good, is the fact that they allow you two hours at the restaurant, then they want to use the table again. It's enough time to have dinner, but it's the idea of hospitality."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "There are plenty of raves about the food already, so I won't dwell on that (it was awesome). But one somewhat left-field compliment: the sound levels in the restaurant were kept at reasonable levels. So many places (Polpo, the original Caravan) are borderline deafening- I know this is a design choice to make a place seem lively, but it is so often taken too far. Kudos to Nopi for striking a better balance."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Delicious salads, interesting food combinations, scallops and pork amazing, great service, good recommendations by waiter. Wanted to try more, but was full."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Much like a busy chain restaurant where you get the food, you get exactly what you ordered but the service was impersonal and cold. Having put down in the reservation that I was Gluten intolerant, I was surprised that I was being offered freshly baked bread and olive oil and when I politely stated that I could not eat it, they came back with a plate of rock hard beetroot cut into two halves with a few tiny radishes on the side. The waiting staff barely took notice of us and there was no warmth, personalisation, understanding the customer. I asked them what was the concept of the salad bar, are these the same salads in the menu? If you are busy that you can't explain, put a tent card on the table! Vegetarian options, very limited!"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "My first visit to NOPI was an eye opener and I quickly became fan of Ottolenghi's cooking. My second visit was more enjoyable since I understood the menu better and selected things I might not make at home. Overall a great meal (lunch) except I thought the beetroot was a little undercooked. Will go back!"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "The food was good (though I've had better for lower prices) and the general service was too, during the meal. What Left a bit of a sour taste was that despite not having had starters or desserts (ie we didn't take that long over lunch) we were presented with the bill and rushed off the table as we were drinking our coffees. Given the prices they charge, it left a bit of a sour taste and felt like something of a money grabbing exercise."
    dined on 13/07/2014
  • "Lovely central venue. Good ambience. Imaginative menu and a chance to enjoy Ottolenghi cuisine under relaxed conditions. Very good well thought out wine list but no real "cheap" wines. Service was prompt, attentive but unobtrusive. Food with a starter and nibbles was about £140 for 4. Good for a special occasion with my adult children"
    dined on 13/07/2014
  • "This was a special treat for my partner and I and much more that we normally spend on a meal, hence my mark of 4 stars for value for money. The whole experience was excellent, friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff, nice restaurant and beautiful, interesting food. We shall try and go again when we can afford it."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I am a die hard Ottolenghi fan. I own all 3 of his cook books and even had lunch at the Notting Hill Cafe the day of this dinner. In short the food lacked flavour and was a poor comparison to what is on offer at a much fairer price in the cafés. I was expecting a relaxed ambiance but the tables are tiled and it feels more like a busy pub on Friday night. The waiter rushed us through perfunctorily."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend out for her birthday as she told me she enjoyed the Cookbook. Not knowing anything of Ottolenghi prior to the evening, I was more anxious of the price.... I was thoroughly in love with his food by the time we left. As you walk in the front door, you are presented with the vibrant colours of the salads displayed ready for eager customers. We chose a beautiful white wine to go with our tapas-style meal; the Courgette and manouri fritters were out of this world, valezon cheesecake was incredible. Then the meat dishes: the scallops were divine and the Mullet was succulent. The sauces were so flavoursome, I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who has an interest in flavour combinations. Thankyou NOPI."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Very interesting, healthy and tasty food. A lot of flavours. We went for 6 small dishes to share which was more than enough for 2. Very friendly sommelier who gave good advice and let us try several wines. We had to wait for our table in spite of having booked ahead but that was the only small inconvenience. All the rest went great. I even bought the book the day after to get to try this great food at home."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Great food and taste, professional and nice service, a treat."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "I've been to Nopi few times and food has always been exceptionally good. The unusual combination of ingredients and magic touch of spices makes this place really special The staff is very friendly and efficient It is a memorable experience for food lovers"
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Very disappointing pre-theatre meal. Arrived at 5:45pm to be firmly told that we must leave by 7pm and the service continued to be disinterested and rushed. As new customers we would have welcomed some advice on menu selection and wine but the waiting staff spoke poor English and were too rushed to help us. We then decided on the set menu for 2 and added a few extra dishes for the third person in our party. The quantity of food that arrived was tiny! Had we known we would have ordered more although it was very tasty and beautifully presented. We were so rushed that we had finished our meal by 6:30 and decided to go somewhere else for more drinks as we felt quite unwelcome."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "I booked a table for 3 at Nopi for dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant was full and had a relaxed atmosphere. We ordered plates for sharing - lots of vegetarian options and all the food was delicious. The aubergine and mackerel plates were highlights. Service was good and we were not rushed through the meal, despite the website reservation indicating that there was a 2 hour cap on tables (we stayed for over 3 hours). Good selection of cocktails and wines on the menu. My only criticism would be that prices are a little high compared to competitors and personally I thought it was a little bit cheeky to have 'add a gratutity' set up on the card machine when a service charge of 12.5% had already been automatically added to the bill."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "We went to the Nopi for breakfast and simply loved it. The Nopi's interior is a great example of simple but welcoming and the staff was extremely friendly and obliging, the shakshuka very, very tasty. A great way to start the day and the food will last you all day, too."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "The room is simple and quiet. the food choices not overwhelming but interesting and varied. The quality of the food and the service was very high and the price very reasonable at the brunch we had. i have already recommended to friends and will return."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "A lovely meal. Great menu choices. Lots of variety. Waiter knew the menu well and was able to recommend course options. A real buzz to the place and some really sensational taste combinations on the menu. Everything I'd hoped it to be."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "We had a short stay only in London and decided to go to NOPI for a late lunch at 3pm. Luckily, we had a reservation (it was packed, not surprising on a Saturday afternoon). Great food and recommendations from friendly and accommodating staff, due to a bit of a delay of one of the dishes we were offered yet another complimentary. Great and innovative drinks."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "food very good, place was fine in terms of decor, not memorable, another clean lined chic place that is like all the rest except the the fly image within the porcelain of the toilet. the wait staff were extremely adequate and nothing else. no love felt, no friendliness, no " I am delighted to be here and hope you are too" kind of positivity. More like sergeant Joe Friday: Just he facts, maam. Doing my job without passion but competent. Very glad i went. will not go back. will recommend but not with high enthusiasm"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "The food was exquisite, the service very good (the menu options were explained well). My sister received a birthday dessert for her 30th and was very happy. Overall we had a very enjoyable time and were well looked after and cared for."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Great food, great wine, good service. Enjoy NOPI it is a favourite."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "I was expecting great things from NOPI as I cook Ottolenghi's food all the time, but it fell somewhat short. cocktails were lackluster (despite sounding like they were going to be really interesting). The wine list was limited and not many affordable options. The food was fairly middle of the road. I had croquettes as a starter which were fairly bland. My mezze main was ok, but the falafels were very heavy and I actually felt ill afterwards. I was dining with two friends , one of whom also felt the food was fairly average. Given how expensive NOPI is, the food and service was not up to scratch (plates left in front of us for ages after we were clearly finished eating) . we didn't bother with dessert.. i wont be returning ."
    dined on 01/07/2014