NOPI

4.5
5013 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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L
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've long been a fan of the Ottolenghi recipes and cookbooks so was surprised to find our experience in this restaurant as only 'okay'. I eat a predominantly plant-based diet and stupidly didn't say this to the waiters when arriving so made the mistake of both my starter and main arriving on yogurt concoctions. I'm very sure they would have accommodated to begin with had I said but I'm fine to just scrape it off and am not going to fret about it. There's lots for vegetarians but options are of course narrowed for vegans although I'd have thought there would be more here - again, probably should have asked! My omnivore husband had a courgette feta starter and sea bass, the former he much enjoyed but he said the main wasn't a wow dish. All in all I'd say it's okay but for the end price we paid we weren't blown away. I've no problem in paying high(er) prices for good quality veg used in dishes but expected a bit more as have experienced in other restaurants around the world. Waiters were attentive enough and the cocktails were wide-ranging and good.

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KE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as in the past. Great food and service. Interesting always changing menu !

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G
London
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with usual food that is excellently prepared

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DH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was nothing special and served in a pretentious way. For the price we expected more - what we received was cooked fine but ultimately quite simple and uninteresting.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us were really happy to eat in Nopi restaurant: lively, very good food and in a good way sophisticated. Next to that our waiter was excellent.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was recommended to come to Nopi by a dear friend. It was the most wonderful experience. The service was impeccable, staff very helpful and explained all the ingredients in the dishes. The food was just amazing and so delicious. So much so that I bought the Cook Book! Cannot wait to return.

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SF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Situated in the heart of London, NOPI offers a place to relax and converse over coffee- not at busy times you have 1.5hrs to leave the table so not a place for hours of conversation. Good food though, coffee was lovely

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a
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

NOPI was lovely! The flavours were bold and complimented each other wonderfully well. Everything was cooked to perfection especially the eggplant and fish. I highly recommend :)

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, very good - albeit pricey. They did get our dessert order wrong but we didn’t correct it as they had gone to the trouble to write Happy Birthday in chocolate on the plate.

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyone, front of house, servers, bartenders, knowledgeable, personable and engaging. The food was of course amazing but all the servers made it terribly entertaining and unforgettable

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just a lovely meal, everything prepared with care, freshest of ingredients, with the beautiful melding of ingredients and spices that characterize Ottolenghi. Can't way to go back

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were only allotted one and a half hours for our meal which would have been OK except service was very slow when it came to our deserts so we were really rushed when it did come.

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ER
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we really enjoyed the unique blends of foods and food culture! amazing perspective - waking up food with new light!

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RM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here was a taste sensation, from the spiced nuts (free while we waited for our table, bonus), the crunchy lavosh with tzatziki to the twice roasted chicken and even my fun free Virgin Mary. The Courgette fritters are incredible but then so is the mutton padilla. Service was oustanding too. Go and enjoy it all.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

NOPI's cuisine is consistently original and delicious. The wine list is limited, the decor is minimalist and the noise level a bit high, but the food can be downright stunning, with unusual but never bizarre combinations of flavors and textures.

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t
London
24 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food is excellent

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RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening at Nopi. We had a wonderful meal of many of the sharing dishes and excellent service. Would recommend you try this place out.

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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food and lovely staff. Only downfall is you have your table for 1 hour 30 at peak times so if service is a bit slow it can mean you may be rushed a bit at the end

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly service. Allergies taken into consideration without being too obvious and making member of party feel awkward. Lovely evening

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff great atmosphere and most of all amazing good. Highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the visit.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh and delicious. The amount they suggested for small plates was a perfect meal. It was my birthday and they brought our dessert out with a candle - super cute.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty, healthy, exciting food which doesn’t break the bank but still feels special, in a central London location. Great for meeting friends for a catch-up lunch.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good evening, very good service, very tastful dished, but tables upstairs are too close so not a place for a quiet chat

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate early due to an early morning departure back to the US, service was awesome and so was the food! Would definetly go back!

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GI
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the seond year I have treated my friend to a birthday lunch and we have never been disappointed. The food is quite an adventure and delicious also the service is excellent with staff more than happy to explain the dishes.
The only criticism I have is being kept to a time limit although I do understand you are extremely busy.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am still dreaming of the quail cooked in masterstock! Such a lovely lunch for my daughters 24th birthday.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love Ottolenghis food and cook regularly from his recipes. 2nd visit to Nopi and just as sublime and interesting flavours. we shared 5 starters between 2 which was perfect for a light lunch.
a nice happy birthday sorbet with candle for my wife’s birthday was the cherry on the cake
this is how good and eating out should be

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P
Kuwait
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch was our second visit to Nopi with friends, and all expectations were filled.
Cocktails and food were marvellous, we over ordered and the waiter suggested we cut it down a little, great advice. Not many places would do that, looking forward to returning soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ottimo servizio, informale e preciso, disponibilità ad assaggiare molti vini prima di poter scegliere. Cibo buono ma non eccellente, locale curato ed accogliente.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really tasty food and drinks in a cosy atmosphere with a welcoming buzz. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Every single thing was special and delicious. Exceeded expectations. Thank you.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten at Nopi twice now, both times have been outstanding. The food is delicious and the staff are lovely. Can’t fault it, highly recommend

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, but it was rather expensive for what it was.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have eat a NOPI and the food was absolutely delicious. The eggplant is to die for, the polenta sticks very tasty, the pork belly and baby quail amazing. We are both gluten free so dessert is always challenging but the roast pineapple with coconut cream was wonderful. All washed down with 2 glasses of prosecco each! Highly recommend it.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have all of the Ottolenghi cook books and just love the recipes so was keen to go to one of the restaurants. The food did not disappoint. It looked delicious and tasted even better. Simple, fresh, healthy. Personally I don't like music being played when I am in a restaurant so might have preferred that to be a little quieter but the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I am just hoping to try the other restaurants in the group now :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alles war großartig!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I was at Nopi a gewoon yeats ago for a friends’ birthday .. we could zat quietly at a nice table and had a dessert with birthday wishes .. This Year I wanted to do the same for my boyfriend. We didn’t get a dessert with a special touch for the birthday. The warm shared dishes were served cold and we had to rush because of the 2 hours reservation. ... I was dissapointed about the service this time. Hope you will do extra efforts for the next clients .. you pay a lot for it though!

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous drinks and meal as always! Thank you! Will be back xx

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish with bad smell. Coffe very poor taste

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious !

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