NOPI

4.6
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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overal great!

OM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife is a vegetarian and I am a meat eater, we loved the options NOPI gave both of us. It may have been the first time she had more options than I did! If you are in London, it is worth it!

a
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing as always. The service was poor. The waiter was not at all interested in the costumers

PV
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I suppose this is some of the best food, Britain (and the world) can offer

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my days, what a treat. We went to Nopi as we were bought a voucher from my son and his partner for my birthday. I am a big fan of Yottam and have most of his books and was not disappointed - in fact I was absolutely delighted. We arrived slightly early but this was not a problem for the front of house staff, they managed to arrange a table immediately even though the restaurant was already filling up. Every one of the staff were very friendly and helped us with our menu choices.

Being a long time vegetarian, it was great to have such a fabulous selection to chose from. Every single dish was wonderful, so full of flavour and delicious. My only disappointment was that I did not get to meet Yottam (of course I wasn't really!). Our waitress was lovely as were all the staff. The restaurant was buzzing which added to the atmosphere.

We will definitely be back. Do go, you will love it. PS Thank you NOPI for my birthday surprise xx

e
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch. Booked NOPI in error, meaning to book ROVI which is my current favourite restaurant and was more than happy to have made the mistake. Now I love them both equally. From now on it will be like having to choose between your children!

B
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I’ve eaten at most of Ottelenghis restaurants so I was slightly familiar with the style of cooking. All vegetarian side dishes were astonishing. We ordered the pork belly which seemed slightly out of place from a more Mediterranean heavy menu. It was still good but the real disappointment was the desserts. I had the black currant ice cream and my partner the granache. Both were lacking anything exciting. I can say I’ll still be glad to go to an Ottelenghi restaurant (Spitalfield is my favorite) but I won’t be back to NOPI.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was full of unexpected flavours. Very good service

LD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, please come to Paris! You will have very loyal customers there too!

KV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. We were absolutely amazed by the professionalism and kindness of our waiter David. He’s a keeper!

K
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. I loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

LF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Clean minimal but luxurious restaurant with imaginative dishes served by courteous staff. Nice to have sparkling/still Water free of charge. Toilets are a labyrinth of mirrors!!

k
France
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service - a bit pricey £50 for lunch for one with only one small glass wine

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great food, fresh and tasty. Our waiter was superb. Great atmosphere. Only downside is the cost of the food in my opinion is far too high for what you get. We had a super small roasted aubergine side dish, a rice dish, a small fish dish, and we shared it all. Only one alcoholic cocktail. The bill was over £80 for 2x for lunch. I’ve been to many amazing restaurants and I don’t have a problem paying a high bill if I feel the food is worth it. I would recommend to try it, the food is tasty, however we will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

A friend and I were looking for a place to get Shakshuka for Sunday brunch. The NOPI Shakshuka had caught our eye on the internet (it looked gorgeous) and was named the #1 best Shakshuka in London in a few blogs. We reserved a table for NOPI a few days in advance for 12PM Sunday and we were super excited to eat it! We entered NOPI and saw several tables with the Shakshuka dish and could not wait to be seated and order it.

Little did we know, breakfast is only served until 11:30AM... on the weekend?! It is understandable if it were a weekday but it was Sunday. I admit it's our mistake that we did not call in advance and check their breakfast was served until later but perhaps they could consider having a brunch menu for the weekend?

We ended up ordering some things off the lunch menu as the waiter said he could not serve a breakfast dish as the set up the kitchen changes but right as we were seated we saw Shakshukas come out to a neighboring table which felt unfair. We wanted to leave but since we were already seated, we thought that would not look nice. So we spent 100 quid on food we did not even want.

d
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good food yet less scrumptious that I was expecting. Great decor, presentation and deliciously moderate noise level.

GC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were coming in London just for this diner. Awesome!

C
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every possible way - the food, drinks, service and atmosphere

AC
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really different menu which was fresh and tasty. We really let the waitress help us choose and nothing disappointed. It is very popular and booking is essential. We were seated at the bar which I wasn't sure about but in the end loved it. We were able to chat with the bar staff and meet other diners . A very sociable way to eat.

GV
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

heerlijk eten
minpunten
- akoestiek (veel lawaai, ook door muziek)
- koud (defecte deur vooraan waardoor er koude lucht binnen kwam)
- tafel ter hoogte van kassa vooraan niet gezellig

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JL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was outstanding and the service brilliant. Will be back!

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place; excellent food, great service and lovely ambience
Thoroughly enjoyed

OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal and trying some unique and surprising flavor combinations.
I have some food restrictions- the staff was excellent at steering me in the right direction.
my food restrictions didn’t leave me with enough options on the tapas menu
Seemed pricey compared to other great restaurants I’ve tried in the area.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. And fabulous service. Couldn’t ask for more!

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Lovely staff. I can’t wait to go back.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected wonderful food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

M
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

completely spoiled for choice in both food, cocktails and wine. excellent, fuss-free service.

UB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had wonderful food and enjoyed sharing the dishes, outstanding taste, delicious spices, thank you for this experience

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Nopi, shame it's a bit too pricey to go more regularly.

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Friday night, pre-theatre, 17:30 booking for two. I arrived ten minutes early and shown to table, my guest was seated by 17:45. Stunningly, beautiful interior, loos are like a hall of mirrors. Restaurant started to fill up and was really ‘buzzy’ by 18:30. Waiters all really charming but service glacial. They were very pro-active re a food allergy and went through menu with me. Quite limited vegan menu. We had five dishes, three cold and two hot. Vegan dishes were described on menu as main and side; I was allowed to choose three dishes from five dish, pre-theatre menu which is usually for two or more people as it did not have vegan options. This was not wholly satisfactory as it meant I had limited, largish portions (way too much beetroot). The cold dishes arrived 20 minutes after we ordered and 25 minutes before the hot dishes (so much for main and side). Bill was £75+ for two glasses of wine, a bowl of delicious nuts and five small plates - not cheap. I was rather disappointed with the food - sea bass and tomato dish were heavenly but other dishes were underwhelming. I’ve eaten at other restaurants in the group and the food has always been so full of flavour, I just didn’t feel that on this occasion. I thought it was style over substance. I would go back for drinks as nice atmosphere, decent wine list and central location.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it! Tasty, delicious food, incredible cocktails, lovely service (Kane). Liked everything and I’d recommend the Safran Chase, yummy

WM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and share some well designed dishes

F
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. We love the ambiance, innovative menu and kind service.

YO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in London for a visit. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank you.
Yuki

LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding. However let down by the restaurant decision to only serve 'natural' wines which are inferior in quality.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful food and perfect at the bar for an informal business lunch

CT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and a great choice of dishes with wines to match. Friendly and helpful service

T
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had up wait for our table for 30+ mins, however were offered a free drink for the wait. Don’t schedule such short dinner setting times if you can’t accommodate the time offered. Amazing food, great flavours, but small serves for price. Great wine list and bar staff. Service was pretty good. Go but don’t expect the most amazing experience overall for the price.

h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food incredible and service matched this; our waiter was vigilant and anticipated our every need. The young girl on the door was also extremely hospitable. A great restaurant with a great team behind them.

LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul
9 reviews
a day ago
Magnificent! Great food n cocktails, and wines. Love this place!! World class.