NOPI - Downstairs
Lunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Dinner 5:30pm to 10.30pm
Lunch 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Breakfast 11:00am to 11:30am
Lunch 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Breakfast 11:00am to 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm to 4:00pm
A long lunch with a friend. Everything (especially polenta truffle fries) was so good. Excellent service as well!
Excellent food, music and service - would highly recommend!
We had a great evening looking at the kitchen and taste some well known dishes now made by Yotam himself!
Went with two food professionals so seeing the kitchen, pass, and visible pantry fascinating. Food exquisite and imaginative yet comfortable, no molecular gastronomy here. Beautiful plating. Wine list by glass superb. Our waiter was attentive. We finished late enough for the break for dinner prep and saw staff lunch start, yet were not rushed. The kitchen was purposeful, quiet, and impeccable. Our third Ottolenghi and we just loved it.
We had a very nice evening in Nopi. Our service was very friendly and knowledgeable about all dishes. There were two surprises for us, once a very good cheesecake and in the end we were invited for dessert. Great. A relaxed atmosphere helped make us feel very comfortable.
Incredible food - such unique and well balanced flavours
First time downstairs at NOPI though I have been to the upstairs restaurant a number of times. As always, food was outstanding. So many subtle but distinct flavours. We were at the communal table, which I wouldn't have chosen necessarily but actually was fine and the sound levels weren't bad. Definitely recommend.
Very attentive service (especially when you have food allergies) and good quality dishes.
Fab food and service
The food is just amazing. Every dish a taste delight.
Loved it. A longtime fan of Ottolenghi so was very happy to experience the communal dining table at Nopi. Delicious fresh food prepared with full respect shown to the produce, enhancing rather than altering their flavours. Can’t wait to go back and try the things I didn’t have!
Need to be in the mood for the 'downstairs experience' - we were sat at the back of the far table, a fair way from the kitchen and kind of cut-off from the rest of the table by a bunch of flowers (which I didn't mind to be honest). Dry goods are stored alongside the tables - albeit neatly. People were talking around the table and to fully enjoy you need to be ready to engage. We weren't this evening, we had a later booking 9.15pm and just wanted to chat between ourselves - basically needed to be upstairs! But the food and the service were great as you would expect.
Attentive staff-downloaded walking directions to theatre we were headed to without having asked them to do & despite being very busy. Fabulous food.
Beautifully diverse food and wine menu with great use of local ingredients. Very enjoyable- would def recommend!
Amazing food, lovely staff. In hindsight would have booked upstairs bit as it was a bit of a strange setting essentially being in storage room for ingredients but nothing else I would fault- would absolutely return and recommend.
Staff went out of their way to accommodate and be helpful. Terrific lunch experience.
The food here is always excellent. The fish dishes were super flavourful, and the bread is delicious!
Outstanding food. Lovely service. Business lunch quite informal so sharing tables were fine however there aren't photos/warnings of the store cupboards being open and all along one wall. I didn't mind it but our guests did comment it was a little bizarre and feels like you've been demoted to sitting in the chefs store cupboard. Would definitely book upstairs next time.
Delicious food, have been looking forward to eating here for years and it did not disappoint. We both enjoyed the roasted eggplant salad and beetroot salad but the mutton shwarma was the stand out dish. The pork belly with kimchi was also delicious. Loved every mouthful! Service was excellent and there was a casual and friendly vibe. Was one of the highlights of my holiday from australia.
Shared table setup is relaxed, great food, nice staff although they don’t seem to be all as professional as one would expect
A great place for eating out. Could not be better. The only thing we did not like that much is the acoustic situation. Like in many other restaurants sound-damping was not an issue during the planning process. But the food is so extra-ordinary and the staff so friendly that the lack of good acoustics is a minor problem.
We love Ottolenghi’s locations and look forward to eating at Rovi next trip to London.
Why do chefs think that when people decide to become vegan that they also develop the superhuman power of being able to exist without eating protein?
I went here for lunch with 2 friends yesterday and chose the only vegan option on the main course menu - spiced potato cakes. They were delicious but very small. £19.90 for 3 very small piles of potato with a few bits thrown in by way of dressing!! That is not a main course. What is the plate cost of creating this dish?? By contrast my friend had half a chicken for just over £2 more. Somewhere along the line vegans are being taken for a ride.
I was expecting another amazing food experience as I had been to the Spitalfields restaurant and really loved it. Unfortunately we both ordered the twice cooked chicken as it looked so good, but we found it to be very dry and we were both disappointed with it. We ordered two sides; the mixed leaves salad with truffle dressing, this was a bowl of leaves the dressing was excellent but expensive at £6.20. We had the truffle polenta chips which were great. For dessert we had blackcurant sorbet again this was great but very small portions.
The downstairs is very casual but we liked the ambiance and the multi mirrored toilets were amazing. However I wouldn’t go back in a hurry because of the quality of the main course. Such a shame.
Great waiter, fantastic food. Not sure about being in the basement. I made the wrong assumption that down stairs meant ground floor and upstairs meant first floor!
Our server was great, cheerful, helpful, even though the place was really busy. The crowd at the communal table was a mix of different ages and probably level of sophistication as far as food goes, but everyone felt at ease. The wine list was a little too esoteric for my taste.
Excellent every time. Highly recommended. Food is fantastic
NOPI is always top of my list when fixing a location for a special occasion - a meal with a friend, a date, or a celebration. The food is awesome, and I love that you can choose 2-3 dishes per person (more, after all, is more). I’m also impressed that the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal availability and to provide changing twists on some of the menu staples. The service is quietly attentive, and the setting both upstairs and downstairs is very attractive.
I had one disappointment on our most recent visit - the coffee financiers had been taken off the dessert menu!!! The substitute was delicious of course, but if the financiers had been on that menu for seven years, they were there for a reason and I wish NOPI would keep them on for another seven - they’re too good.
The food was amazing, but somehow my cocktail (the ginger lime martini) was a bit sweet and weak. The server was great, but he was the only one, and as more people arrived, he was running a bit and not as timely as we would have liked, as we were in a hurry for the theatre. We left later than we wanted, (waited for the check, waited for coffee , no time for dessert) and it was a mad rush to the theatre.
The staff at NOPI gave fantastic service and the food was beautiful.
Excellent experience as expected. Simple (!) but felicitous dishes, all of them delightful gustatory moments worth to remember. Unfortunately the wines offered were, however, quite okay, but rank fairly behind the foods quality.
Loved sitting at the communal table! The food was fabulous - I only wish I had a bigger stomach or lived nearer so that I could try everything!
Lovey, kind staff, great recommendations, creative food, beautiful and great flavours.
The food was incredible and we really enjoyed the large shared seating. Being surrounded by the ingredients was fun!
We are on holiday from Australia and booked some months ago to ensure that we wouldn’t miss out.
After watching the TV series and purchasing several of the cook books, dining at Nopi was something that was high on our list of “Must do’s” - and it didn’t disappoint.
We dined downstairs in front of the open kitchen, the service, the quality of the food and ambiance were second to none and the next time that we are back in London we will defiantly return.
Keep up the great work!
NOPI downstairs was somewhat disappointing. The group seating would be fun if the tables weren't so wide and the noise level so high: then, you could actually talk with your dinner mates. The food presentation was lovely, but the prices are way high, given the portion sizes, etc. Next time, I would likely sit upstairs if I were to visit again.
The five side plate were outstanding in texture and flavor. The waiter recommended 3 each. We didn’t believe him and ordered 5 sides plus potatoes. We (3) didn’t even eat all.
Nopi was anticipated as a ‘must experience’ venue, however what we experienced was not to our palates and mindset entirely.
The waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, obliging.
The food was creative and well presented.
The noise level was quite loud.
The experience is more for young foodies than older folk such as us.
First time eating downstairs. Different atmosphere to upstairs. It's more casual in many ways - large tables where everyone sits together. It wouldn't suit everyone but it works. The food was as I've come to expect - very good. Our waiter was outstanding. Engaged, good recommendations and good fun all mixed into one.