NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

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£41 and over
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Communal dining, where you can observe the chefs at work in our open plan kitchen.
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MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food so tasty! The seafood options are all amazing!

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect restaurant, ambiance and amazing food ! I recommand

d
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food, but not inexpensive. Service was exceptional, couldn’t fault the staff.

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I cant be bothered writing 50 characters..........

y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The space is super cramped. Kept elbowing each other but the food is good. Just super uncomfortable

AD
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch on shared table with 6 friends. Staff delightful, food delicious....perfect pre-theatre venue for a light lunch with atmosphere

MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food and really nice atmosphere. Highly recommend the seafood options :)

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very helpful staff.will be going again.

MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty menu! Sea food plates were exquisite!

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. So many flavours bursting our mouths! A real treat that did not disappoint. Delightful staff made for a truly memorable meal.

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Way too expensive for what it was. 12,5% service charge totally not worth it

JB
Ecuador
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience
Friendly service
Food excellent
Will come back

LS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food! One of the best meals I ever had!! Would definitely return to try EVERYTHING else on the menu. Amazing presentation of the food, too. Service was outstanding.
Only downside: even though I like the concept of sharing tables in general, it was a bit cramped and I could not enjoy the meal the way I wanted to. Might be a relaxed place for lunch, but not the best atmosphere for dinner. I would recommend booking a table upstairs for dinner.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you very much. It was perfect food and very nice service. The acoustics were not very good, but we really enjoyed our lunch.

DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased to get a last minute table. Excellent food and atmosphere

TB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent meal & superb cocktails too! Sharing table was lovely, we barely noticed we were sharing as it was huge with a gorgeous large vase of flowers placed centrally which put a natural barrier between parties but in a good way! We were close to the kitchen but didn't notice any noise, the only thing we noticed were the occasional staff visit to the storage shelves next to the table. We were late but Nopi accommodated us regardless and we were not rushed away from our table, just politely advised that the next booking was imminent & invited to finish our drinks upstairs at the skinny bar. All the staff were lovely & we will definitely recommend - thank you!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step up from Ottolenghi's - a special treat. Lovely food with those gorgeous salads! Oh and be sure to check out the bathroom!

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food but not overwhelmingly so especially at the price.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and calm setting in the middle of a hectic part of town. One caution - afternoon reservations are only 1h30 which felt a bit rushed - they literally cleared plates we were still eating and no time for dessert because the reservation was up.

PG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Innovative food but too expensive for what it is. Good atmosphere.

n
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as ever — the food, wine and waiter were everything we needed. downstairs is so beautiful and cozy, we always love it and come back whenever we can.

N
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was not a big fan. Whilst the food was creative and the occasional dish tasted amazing, overall we had a few meals that didn't taste that great. The mutton shawarma came with a big chunk of fat, and we asked for the duck to be taken back to be slightly fried as it was smoked and way too chewy when it first arrived. The waiting staff that looked after us were amazing and very accommodating and they made a big difference to the overall experience.

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We followed advice to order small plates and share: with four of us that meant we ordered more then half the small dishes on the menu. Everything tasted fresh and interesting and was very well presented. The mutton was a favourite and also a beautifully made baked cheese pudding whose name I regret not writing down. We started with cocktails from the left column (Nopi originals - champagne gin and saffron was a winner and not too dear as these things go) and enjoyed a bottle of Musar, the Hochar vineyard variant with less oak, muscular and darkly mineral, a great accompaniment to the spicy food. We'll definitely be back!
One additional word of advice: This isn't an easy place to book but with a bit of planning you can get places on the sharing tables downstairs. If you are worried about sharing tables, don't be: we got four seats around a corner and could chat as privately as we could have done on our own table.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a wonderful evening, two colleagues meeting again after ten years being taken care of by a wonderful staff. thank you very much!

MO
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good alternative to private table . You don’t feel like you’re sharing with a bunch of strangers . Liked how all the pantry produce was visible and you could see the chefs in the kitchen . Felt more like being at a house than a restaurant . Great experience . Loved it !!

LE
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night. Since there were no tables available upstairs we opted for one of the sharing one downstairs and found it to be a very enjoyable setting and experience. We ordered some sharing dishes and they were all delicious. The pork belly was particularly good, but a bit disappointed on the polenta fries, which had a slight bitter aftertaste, but that is down to preference.
Overall it was a great dinner and can totally recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not great for vegans

C
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect service - we treated ourselves for one night and got exactly what we wanted.

Felt like we were well valued customers and they actually wanted us to have a lovely meal and a great time. Extremely attentive with the drinks and kept the wine pouring.

Loved the food but the one criticism is that we were told we needed 6 sharing plates between us and we were absolutely stuffed after 4 so felt 6 plates is too much food and also ups the price significantly.

Loved the wine - from Georgia - smokey to smell and light to drink. Amazing.

Thanks again!

A
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, extremely reasonably priced for London - especially in its neighbourhood. Can't wait to try Otto Lenghi's other restaurants!

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, very special made .
Experience to come back .

LF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and it has always been exceptional, unfortunately this time my experience was a bit disappointing. The service and the food were fine but just a bit flat, lack lustre and flavours not quite working as they should, maybe everyone was a bit hung over from New Years.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were excellent. I always enjoy my visits to NOPI.

AB
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were innovative dishes, that were visually well presented. The waitress was helpful in suggestions of house specials. Less helpful though in helping us gauge the amount to order, as we ended up over-ordering based on her advice. Strangely, while the meat and fish were well cooked, every dish was over-salted. It became quite difficult finishing the meal. I'm wondering if someone in the kitchen was too heavy-handed with the salt on the day.

MH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second experience at Nopi. Planning our trip from NYC we made sure to reserve at Nopi. The food is a masterpiece in blending spices and very creative vegetarian, seafood or meat dishes. The spices add warmth to the food and bring out wonderful flavors.

LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Downstairs area was quite loud and boisterous; if looking for a quieter atmosphere, consider the tables on the street level. Amount of food recommended for two to order was a bit excessive, could have gotten away with two fewer plates (and we were hungry going in to the meal).

J
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews