NOPI - Downstairs

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1628 reviews
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Communal dining, where you can observe the chefs at work in our open plan kitchen.
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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Nopi is rightly loved--we took a break from a hectic day of tourism--family from out of town + london resident--and opted for downstairs' more casual ambiance. Slightly regretted the decision, passing through the lovely dining space at street level, as we descended downstairs, but it was fine and since we nearly dined alone felt even a bit luxurious. Kitchen is in full force adjacent to the communal-style table. While this can be overwhelming in, say, a pub situation with more background noise, there was no competition with other ambient sources so it was possible to have a conversation at table and not resent the presence of the kitchen after the novelty might have worn off. The food did not disappoint--the chicken and lamb rump especially winning raves but my small plate of cod over black lentils was no slouch either. The prawn were also excellent (apparently!) and vegetables were of course (this is Ottolenghi) delicious and interesting. Presentation is unfussy but precise and details like a perfectly balanced simple salad of bitter leaves maintained the same high standards shown in the main courses. We didn't taste their desserts but hop to come back for that pleasure at some point.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

was here for my birthday.. it was really great.. first i was a bit disappointed.. the ambient is less than casual.. but later .. downstairs near the kitchen the stuff try their best to let me feel comfortable.. i really enjoyed it.. the food is amazing.. the service undescribable.. you ll never regret to come here.. the have a candle and a happy birthday on the dessert.. it was a perfect birthday.. i ll come back.. for sure..

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e
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Beautyful Experience,

We had a very nice table around de kitchen between the stock, de Lamb was very full and rich of taste and had a nice crunchy crest.
And the braised chicory was a little sweet en had a nice bite.
It looked all beautiful and it was a very special occasion, the celebration of my husbands birhtday ( who passed away last year) with my three teenage kids.
So it was all extra special.

Thank you!

Sincerlery

Elles Bemelman
Holland

Elles Bemelman

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GO
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tge food was well presented, full of flavours, typically Ottolenghi. The service was good, knowledgeable but not intrusive. The location downstairs was interesting, close to the kitchen, so one was entertained by the goings-on in preparing and serving such delicious cuisine.

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IT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. We truly enjoyed the food. And the service was exquisite! Argie was a great host!

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s good, although I wasn’t bowled over by the flavors as I was expecting, but it’s a good. I had the fritters (quite good), polenta and truffle chips, prawns (sauce very good flavors) and the chocolate ganache. The ganache was excellent.

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was indifferent, bordering on rude. Wine was poured without offering a taste - it was awful and when we complained a wine list was simply plonked on the table without a word. It was difficult to get the waiter's attention. We were largely ignored!
Food tasted good, but we all suffered a little later.
A shame our special evening was spoiled.
Would definitely not go back.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was not special. Ambiance of the London Underground. Heavily overpriced.

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VO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nopi is a beautiful place where to eat good food, the prices are a little high but they worth the quality of food and the experience.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have spent a wonderful evening at nopis, the food was delicious, as well as the recommended wine. the waiter was super friendly and very helpful with all the questions we‘ve had, since we were not to familiar with the different plates on the menu. we will for sure go back there!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Understated downstairs with communal dining. Wait staff helpful and friendly. Food was inventive and delicious.

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with outstanding food at Nopi’s downstairs.

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food! I loved everything. Will definitely go back

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an unforgetable experience! The food was delicious, the service was very personal!! I even got the chance to take a picture in the kitchen with everybody!! Thanks to the entire crew!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and presentation.Very good service,The dessert (pineapple and ice)superb.We back again:we have been twice one and two years ago

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Super fun and the food was good - same as so many hip restaurants these days. Super noisy but what else is new?! On the expensive side for what we had. Met nice people at the shared table and really enjoyed the experience overall!

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. Everything felt crafted with lots of foodie surprises. The menu was very different and felt special and unique

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter Luca was fantastic! He was definitely one of the most attentive, helpful and lovely servers I've ever had. Couldn't recommend more highly!

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

Great food, nice table downstairs. A pity you have to wait standing in the middle of a crowed room.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always love visiting Nopi from Australia when we are over, food is yummy and service is great

thanks for another good night

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RW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast and service. We will be back. You must try the Shakshuka

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Mother's Day Celebration Brunch and it was everything I had hoped for in planning it. My partner and 2 daughter's really loved the whole experience. Very rare to find food cooked so perfectly and staff were super. We will definitely be back again and again!

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EY
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Flew in from Vancouver to eat here and unfortunately, food was not good at all especially given price. Service was very slow. While the server compensated by giving us two small dishes, the food was just not up to expected standards of Ottolenghi.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Service was a bit slow when we asked for our check to leave for a show. Other than that it was amazing!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious food, excilent service, lovely ambiance. Go!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Had high expectations for this place and definitely met them!

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N
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfectly possible to have an intimate dinner in company at the big tables. very lively space.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants - food is sublime and we feel like we are at home

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For a restaurant that can book out months in advance, our group of 4 found relatively few truly memorable dishes. None were bad, but there were none that everyone raved about. We are vegetarian, and ordered all but 2 of the vegetarian dishes. The food was simple and undoubtedly healthy. The big wooden tables and the open kitchen makes for a nice setting. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful; although he brought us a dish that we did not order and upon pointing this out, asked twice if this was a dish we wanted instead of whisking it back immediately (We did not, but ended up trying it anyway). Overall our evening may have been the victim of overly high expectations but we left a bit disappointed.

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W
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we enjoyed our lunch very much, the food and the service was oustanding

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HA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, amazing ambience and the staff were informative and attentive!! A fantastic way to spend my husbands special afternoon, we were well and truly spoilt. I would definitely recommend Nopi and will return.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and exceptional service. Made a birthday treat very special. Will definitely be back asap.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Nice peaple but A bit expensive. No individual table downstairs.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and delicious! The service was quick and friendly. Must go to in London

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience some amazing food some only good for the price. Shame no brunch option but great ambience and service. Relaxed but formal atmosphere.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun to sit near the kitchen . Our waiter was excellent in directing us to gluten free & dairy free options .

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice food and very good service, but didn't particularly appreciate being sat in close quarters with lots of strangers in what was basically a cellar.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, favourite was the chickpea pancake. Waiter very patient and considerate.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about the restaurant and the service is the absolute best. Now, if you could only do something about the most vexing bathroom in the world. Especially after a cocktail. :)

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S
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war unglaublich!
Wir kochen seit ein paar Jahren aus dem gleichnamigen Kochbuch und es war ein Traum!

Viel Lebensfreude, Klasse Service und ein grandioses Essen in einem tollen Ambiente.


Gerne wieder. Wer hier nicht isst, ist selber schuld.

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