NOPI

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£41 and over
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Our Soho-based restaurant has some of the Ottolenghi trademarks – platters full of salads greet customers as they arrive, a menu which celebrates bold flavours – but NOPI has a very different feel to the Ottolenghi delis. The marble is white, the brass is golden, the art is dynamic, the pace is a little faster. Upstairs we offer individual dining tables accommodating up to 6 guests. Downstairs we have two large communal/chef's tables overlooking our open plan kitchen and larder. NOPI’s menu changes according to the seasons with 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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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend!
Good cocktails to have as an aperitif. The NOPI Negroni was very good.
The starters are great for sharing with really creative and delicious versions of some classic Greek/Mediterranean dishes.
The offers dedicated gluten free menu and
The main dishes were the absolute highlight. The grilled sea bass came with red curry paste, cucumber sambal and pineapple - a very unique Thai twist that worked out brilliantly.
For dessert I had a key lime pie which I can definitely recommend too!
- the added perk: all of my dishes were gluten free and they had provided a gluten free menu
- just be aware that they make everything in an open kitchen. The waitress said that they try very hard to be careful but obviously can’t guarantee anything.

GV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in modern setting. Our favorite breakfast spot!

v
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service en amazing food. This was the first time I am visiting Nopi and I really enjoyed the food ive eating. The cookbook of Nopi ive read before, but to make these dishes it's very very difficult. So I would recommend my friends and family to visit Nopi to.

L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time there ... we took the pre-theater menu and it was delicious, colorfull and with an interesting twist. Served in no time and with excellent wine advise. Will do it again!

t
London
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I was very impressed. Highly recommended.

GD
Frankfurt Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ausgezeichnet, beginnend mit dem Cocktail, den spicy nuts bis hin zum Dessert

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being looked after by Amy and Jack, nothing could ever go wrong. The dinner was, once again, way better than the play we went to see. Lots of love! ❤

MB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food! They mixed very unusual ingredients and created wonderful dishes.

A
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was superb (although a little over-priced) and the service was good. However, the noise levels were very high, including background music that was unnecessary and added to the noise level.

One thing that I thought was unacceptable was that we had to stand waiting for ten minutes for our 1pm table. This wouldn't have bothered me much except that at 2:20, as we were about to order post-lunch cocktails, we were told we weren't allowed them because the table was booked out at 2:20! So we had the table for 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was therefore a rushed lunch. Not on, for lunch at about £50 per person...

E
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very expensive (2 slices of bread at the price of a full loaf of bread, the profit margin must be huge just on the slice of bread), hipster extorsion with small plates. Some of the plates are good and well executed but at what price.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious, freshly cooked dishes (sea bass, fritters, savoury beetroot cheesecake). Friendly and prompt service. Good wine selection.

S
London
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Extrem laut, Essen zu teuer, Service gut, Weine (Naturweine) ziemlich sonderbar.

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MO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Very welcoming hosts and servers, who talked us through the menu and gave recommendations after enquiring on any dietary requirements.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was expecting the food to be as appealing as we see on pictures, with a big buffet.
But I think I might chose the wrong Ottolenghi.

Plates are small, the price is high, for not to much of a work.
Everything is about decoration and Instagram picture but what about the taste ??
The roasted eggplant wasn't that roasted
The beetroots had no taste at all

And worse of all, the waiters keep on coming to our table to refill our glass of water.
As soon as we had a sip of water, someone was coming to refill our glass.
We couldn't have a conversation without being interrupted.

Very disappointed

TU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A perfect lunch within a short timeframe at the bar! Nice people who enjoy their job combined with Outstanding service ! The food was delicious, above our expectations!

CG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a delicious meal - fantastic flavours and fresh unusual combinations. My Thai basil salad and gnocchi were outstanding. Superb service.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is good but some of the tapas plates feel a little small and some of the ingredients could do with more life in them. Otto Lenghi has a huge reputaion especially for his amazing blends of flavours and ingridients and when you have to wait 3 month to get a table you want it to be absolutley mind blowing and not like his Cafes (Some of the dishes were on the same level and they should be better for the money). The wine is very expensive.

N
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the flexibility of the menu and the relaxed, helpful, efficiency of the restaurant team. Chestnut/clementine meringue best dessert ever!

JK
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting food, gorgeous combination of flavours.

MW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The only downside was having to wait for 35 minutes for our table as the previous booking lingered after settling the bill. This was a bit frustrating and the staff were apologetic but not ideal

DL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

There was no electricity and therefore no hot drink other than filter coffee available and no fruit juices.

They had also run out of croissants by the time we arrived at 11am on a Sunday.

This is all pretty bad but even worse: no real attempt to apologise or compensate us - a free drink for example? - for the inconvenience we faced.

Very disappointing that such a restaurant should face a crisis like this and expect customers just to like it or lump it.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tastes werd exquisite. Definitely worth a visit!!

BG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing, great atmosphere. Our wait staff were awesome and very knowledgable, only reason we gave 4 stars for the service was because we had an interaction with the manager and she was a bit grouchy that we asked for ice cream with the chocolate ganache (which they should definitely be including as it made it so much better)... Definitely recommend!!!

ME
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service that went the extra mile. Love Nopi!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best in the world. Second visit and even better than the first.

a
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is somewhere a little different (food-wise). We had the shawarma, love rice and some sides, this was a lovely combination of flavours however, the portions are not too large but the wines reasonably priced and the recommended Sicilian @£53 a bottle was outstanding (exceptionally smooth, hint of spice and very drinkable). The stark white walls may not be to everyone's liking and personally the white tiles look more in keeping in a public convenience rather than high-end restaurant (but maybe that's just me)

JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and lovely ambience. Food was superb.

H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Staff and food exceptional. We had sharing plates and would totally recommend this way of dining as an opportunity to sample the amazing dishes. We had a Catalan white to accompany our food a great lunchtime wine

WB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOPI is one of my favourite restaurants. It has got it all, amazing food, lovely staff, great ambience and fabulous toilets!

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience met all of my expectations and more. Highly recommended.

MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Ottolenghi's bizarro-world evil twin. Everything was weird in a bad way instead of his Upper Street good way. Sea bass was overcooked and mushy, with a smear of hot Thai red pepper sauce across it that killed whatever was beneath it. Cauliflower discs were pankoed so heavily that no cauliflower could be discerned beneath the breading. Tasty polenta chips covered with parmesan were served with a bizarre mustard sauce when they were crying out for something tomato based. A beautiful salad made of only red leaves came with a dressing so meager and so lacking in oil and acid that leaves were essentially undressed. Cod was inappropriately flavoured with god-knows-what that killed the fish. No bread. The desserts were marvelous. The two of us had a chocolate ball of ice cream sauced with red currants. Divine! And chocolate ice cream with caramelized pasta-looking wafers and--probably not a good idea--a sauce containing whiskey. Brandy would have been better. The staff attention was outstanding and made a miserable meal better. Terrible aggressive pounding music.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopi gnocchi will be now my favourite gnocchi. Delicious as always. Looking forward to coming back!

GP
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavours and attentive service in crisp modern surroundings

P
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely excellent. Burrata was incredible.

Service was very good at the bar. We also had the duck which was delicious.

Really great restaurant

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, first class service and food. Vegetarian options always a stand out, but the soft shell crab was excellent. Brilliant again.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I'm a big fan of Ottolenghi food and I was very impressed.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully curated menu, delicate presentation, and delicious bites from beginning to end.

AN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, innovative take on an ancient cuisine served in a cozy, modern environment alongside truly fantastic drinks. Highly recommend.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing, staff so friendly and attentive. However food was mediocre