NOPI

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£41 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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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N
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service- highly recommend for a healthy, tasty lunch!

CG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind-blowingly good food and drinks, outstanding service.

HC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great experience with some tasty food! A great choice for a celebration

SM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was beautiful. The layers of flavour were out of this world. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Superb food, cocktails and wine. Sumac martini was beautiful!
However, the Dishes arrived in rapid succession which resulted in the table becoming overcrowded and uncomfortable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening at Nopi, very relaxed and nice food enjoyed by everyone

JN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue and ambience. Good service. Food was lovely and would be nicer if it was prepared fresh.
Overall it was a lovely dinning experience.

AB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visiting from Australia, and being a fan of Yotam Ottolenghi, and owning many of his cookbooks, we were very keen to experience his restaurant. Loved the experience- thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in London.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The ambiance and food were good, but to be advised to choose three dishes each was way too much and very expensive.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was very friendly. Wonderful lunch!

LH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a terrific place which offers a variety of incredibly creative wishes. The service is absolutely top. And overall the price is justified.
We love it: all ages mix and everyone seems to be having a good time.

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having followed Yotam Ottolenghi for several years, a visit to his atelier was high on my list. I was not disappointed even when I could not get table seating, bar seating instead. We watched the theatre unfold in front of us as waiters and bartenders tended to our requests. The variety of food was nuturing and creative all at the same time. I have already suggested it to a friend who will be visiting London in October. On my next visit from San Francisco, another sit down at the bar is at the top on my list!

DH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and staff, nice atmosphere, but small portions quite expensive

CN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here twice now. A bit noisy but food and service is always good.

RT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Within the style of restaurants that NOPI operates it is first class. Enthusiastic staff serving excellent food.

EM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday afternoon with too much champagne, food great, staff great. It is a bit on the expensive side but we should have gone for a bottle instead of glasses... our bad. loved it though

m
Surrey
28 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, though not really any better than an Ottolenghi. It's an inventive menu for sure! The style and ambience of the restaurant is very nice. They didn't have the wine we wanted so they offered an alternative, which then took a long time to come. It was difficult to get the attention of the wait staff to ask. Service could have been better, but overall a good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geweldig eten.

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IF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a memorable restaurant! The food is excellent, wonderfully prepared, beautifully presented. The service is efficient and unhurried. From “nibbles”to desert the food was different than anything we’ve ever had before. We will definitely return.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff, excellent food, flavourful and well presented. Good wine list which complemented the food. Super evening, we will be back.

MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gloriously wonderful experience. Delicious food, stunning flavours and lovely service.

JM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. Tables were a little close together but otherwise couldn’t fault the experience

EL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner- would absolutely love to dine here again!

NR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, really lovely staff, beautiful place. Hands down best meal we have ever had!

RD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time. We shared a couple of small plates and the sole and side salad. Could’ve done without the salad as it was unremarkable. The sole was cooked well but over salted. The eggplant dish as well as pork belly and our coconut ice cream dessert was delicious.
Would recommend

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended it to many people. This was my second time there and I live abroad..it says something that I came back ;-)

RE
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful waitress, food was lovely and interior and presentation is great

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always - the flavours are just amazing. Also had the most delicious cocktail I have every tasted. Excellent service, lively atmosphere and a beautiful dining space.

MH
New Zealand
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Was seated right beside the door beside draft. We were ignored by staff on many occasions. Had to get up to the till to pay due to no one coming over after serveral attempts at getting their attention. Food was very good. Chocolate ganache was far too rich. Overall really gutted as we love Ottolenghi and his recipes.

HA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at NOPI was top notch. Very creative menu options. Left satisfied. Great cocktails as well.

HQ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a very special restaurant with delicious mediterranen food.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend to someone I knew enjoys Ottolenghi's food. It is of a kind and the restaurant entirely fitting in that sense. But it is close to overpriced and some of the dishes were underwhelming. There were a few outstanding ones, the endless complementary water and very friendly staff quite fabulous, but overall not a 5-star experience. Odd to say that the food let the side down.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nopi is outstanding! Delicious food and cocktails. Excellent service. Highly recommend. Try the Saffron Chase champagne cocktail to start. I tried a number of dishes and everything was fantastic.

r
New England
66 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having cooked from his books for many years, on our visit to London this was a required stop. Nothing disappointed with combinations of flavors that worked well, were intriguing and surprising. Highlights include the courgette fritters (remarkably light), octopus (remarkably tender), pork belly (deliciously crisp and crackly). Calm and relaxed environment where we could chat at our table despite the crowd in the room.

p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our anniversary feast was a true delight. Service was friendly and efficient, food was outstanding, as usual. I particularly enjoyed the charred cabbage. Who'd have thought? It was busy for a lunchtime service and I was a little uncomfortable with the noise from an adjacent table of two, but they finished and left not long after we sat down. Our first date was at Ottolenghi in Islington thirteen years ago and we've been loyal and greedy customers ever since. We look forward to celebrating number fourteen.

KB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the food as it wasn't the quality I was expecting. My husband ordered a small plate and the meat was very chewy. When we pointed this out to our waitperson we were told that is how it comes.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and attentive staff. Not big portions if you are a really hungry person though.

S
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lived up to expectations, a wonderful experience in terms of food and overall experience/ambience. The menu is unique, and manages to both be true to Ottolenghi and yet also something of a creative departure from 'typical' Ottolenghi. We loved it!

JG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we were served tuna with our Vegan meal. That spoiled our appetite. The bill was completely cancelled.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a business lunch. It was too loud although the food was excellent.

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