NOPI

4.6
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6219 reviews
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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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MG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes, good restaurant for Sunday lunch. Fresh tasting food. Could do with a greater selection of cheaper wine.

AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NOPI did not disappoint. We had to wait a while on arrival as our table wasn’t ready, but were given some complimentary nibbles to keep us distracted. The service was great - friendly and courteous staff. I couldn’t not mention how accommodating the chef was for my dairy, onion and garlic intolerances, which as you can imagine be sometimes very tricky.
The food was absolutely delicious, from the sourdough bread with olive oil to the soft shell crab.

The best bit - in-house pressed almond milk to accompany some seriously gooey, nutty and chocolate my freshly baked cookies.

The atmosphere and decor is great but can get a little noisy, but can easily be looked at instead of lots of happy eaters.

All in all, I would totally recommend.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The milk and cookies are a must at the end!

GD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food experience. Service was excellent. Till next time!

IC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s graduation and wanted to take her somewhere special. We had a lovely evening, superb food and excellent service. Waitress friendly and helpful.
Really enjoyed our evening

N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t find any faults; fantastic everything.

Y
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit to Nopi. We thoroughly enjoyed the food but thought the portions were small. We asked about sharing and were advised that 3 main plates would be sufficient for 2 people. The portions are small and I would recommend ordering a bit more.

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

GREAT FLAVOURS AND GOOD FOOD FOR SHARING. ESPECIALLY LOVED THE SEA BASS WHICH CAME ALREADY BONED AND TASTED DIVINE. THE INTERIOR STYLING WAS COOL BUT ALSO NOT TOO FANCY SO GREAT FOR A CASUAL BUSINESS MEETING OR DINNER WITH FRIENDS. LOVED THE COCKTAILS TOO , ESPECIALLY THE SUMAC MARTINI. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!

L
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food incredibly beautiful ;)

P
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our son to NOPI for lunch to celebrate his 21st birthday. He's a vegetarian, we're not, and NOPI seemed to offer a number of interesting options which would cater for everyone's interests. We were not disappointed. I'm sure the individual main dishes are fabulous, but there were too many nice things to choose from on the starter/sharing dishes menu, so we ordered a load of those as well. All different, all distinctive, all delicious. Relaxed atmosphere and great service - attentive without being intrusive, helpful recommendations. Can't wait to go back.

FD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NOPI has very high standards and can be relied upon.

S
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

-everything is served too quickly
-look like you want to do business with people staying only for a short timr

SI
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts Have been before when in London and will continue to eat here Food outstanding all serving staff very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable What more do you want

CG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a wonderful evening with great service. I would definitely recommend trying as much as you can as it is all so delicious.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit and had to eat early at 5.15 to get a table. The restaurant was very busy with a short wait for our table to be vacated. The waiter who served us asked at the beginning whose birthday we were celebrating but disappointingly there was no treat for the birthday boy as is often the case elsewhere. The food was of a high standard and all plates emptied. Due to pressure of numbers I suspect our waiter forgot our white wine was parked in an ice bucket away from our table and we spent most of our main course with empty glasses. It was eventually tracked down by another member of staff . There is obviously a lot of pressure on staff to turn tables ready for the next customers which gives a feeling of being rushed. It was very good food - but the aforementioned took the edge off a special occasion for us.

TP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting food, very friendly service, lovely atmosphere. Pretty expensive but I guess that’s London.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All round, and excellent experience!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dream come true.

J
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother and daughter meal

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always inventive and very tasty. An excellent restaurant for a special occasion.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food and perfect service. Brilliant experience.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food well cooked and presented. The service is friendly, attentive and prompt so for a pre- show meal there were no anxieties about being late. We shall certainly go again.

AD
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food but service was lacking - they couldn't find my booking on the system and were disbelieving of any exisiting booking - quite insulting

GM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, incredible team, great cocktails! Really enjoyed our experience, and I'm super grateful that the service team were understanding about my colleague being late (for emergency reasons) and they managed to give us some extra time for the table when she did arrive so that she could eat. Very respectful of dietary restrictions also.

MA
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I travelled from Birmingham especially to go to NOPI and meet friends for lunch.
From the moment we arrived the staff were fantastic. Great help in choosing from the menu. The service was prompt and excellent and the overall experience was outstanding.
We look forward to trying other venues in the near future.

M
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good wine, good service, friendly people. The table close to the kitchen are the best one.

G
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is out of this world, but we were seated in a tiled corner away from the main dining room. Not fair to have such disparity of ambience and social experience.

MR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my second time here and the food is just incredible, the ambience is relaxed and the staff are nice! Lots of vegetarian options too :-)

a
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved the food and the friendly service. Thanks!

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Terrible value for money. Portions were tiny for cost, and food was served luke warm. Quality of food was poor given cost.

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience. Food was very good as was the service. We were seated upstairs which allowed the two of us to converse with ease

AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a family breakfast - delicious food - presentation lovely. Nice and quiet ambience.

FE
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent tasty and unique food as expected from Ottolenghi

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Food was delicious and we are looking forward to come back!

MV
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were disappointed this time because the waiter was in a hurry. The first and the second course were almost served at the same time. Because the second course was warm we could not postpone eating it.
It was also very noisy ( loud music).
Unfortunately we will not come back.

BS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

No doubt it is a nice restaurant. The starters were delicious, but duck as the main course was too well done. That’s a pity. The fish was very good. As a whole the cook Thatcher eventing was very generous on the salt.
It is an expensive restaurant and in the end the quality for money is in our opinion negative

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniformly excellent food. Charming service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

JL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice atmosphere but just much too loud to converse easily.

JP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, we loved the whole evening.