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.
Outstanding as in the past. Great food and service. Interesting always changing menu !
Lovely restaurant with usual food that is excellently prepared
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.
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.
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.
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
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 :)
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.
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
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
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.
we really enjoyed the unique blends of foods and food culture! amazing perspective - waking up food with new light!
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.
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.
Amazing service and the food is excellent
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.
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
Delicious food, friendly service. Allergies taken into consideration without being too obvious and making member of party feel awkward. Lovely evening
Friendly staff great atmosphere and most of all amazing good. Highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the visit.
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.
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.
Good evening, very good service, very tastful dished, but tables upstairs are too close so not a place for a quiet chat
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!
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.
I am still dreaming of the quail cooked in masterstock! Such a lovely lunch for my daughters 24th birthday.
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
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.
Ottimo servizio, informale e preciso, disponibilità ad assaggiare molti vini prima di poter scegliere. Cibo buono ma non eccellente, locale curato ed accogliente.
Really tasty food and drinks in a cosy atmosphere with a welcoming buzz. Looking forward to going back.
Fantastic. Every single thing was special and delicious. Exceeded expectations. Thank you.
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
Tasty food, but it was rather expensive for what it was.
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.
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 :)
Alles war großartig!
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!
Fabulous drinks and meal as always! Thank you! Will be back xx
Fish with bad smell. Coffe very poor taste