YOPO

4.4
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122 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
YOPO serves a modern European menu with influence from South America. The menu, devised with a combination of classical cooking techniques alongside experimental ingredients, will use the finest produce chosen in their prime. Yopo is located within The Mandrake Hotel, Fitzrovia.

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Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 12:00PM - 2:45PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 12:00PM - 2:45PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12:00PM - 2:45PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

What 122 People Are Saying
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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, staff and service and wonderful food - just perfect for our evening with friends, and a surprise birthday cake thrown in as well - well done.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Decor fun and contemporary, food high quality and beautiful (taste and presentation). Front of house very welcoming.

Service was hit and miss - over the top when we didn’t need it and not around when we did. We would expect waiters to know how to pronounce all the items on a limited menu.

Wine list has some good choices but is upper range and we were surprised to be charged per person for tap water.

Nice evening but it’ll be a once only visit from us.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, perfect service. Very modern and good atmosphere

AR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, food, atmosphere, decor, ambience! The staff are just amazing with loads of personality.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely sensational- loved everything about Yopo. Not one for reviews but this place and all the staff deserve recognition

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

Well tasting food, great venue, staff were outstanding.
All in all an amazing experience.

AD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Felt slightly unwelcomed/looked down on by head of house but waiter was delightful, delicious food and perfectly filling. Music slightly on the loud side

LC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YOPO is a hidden gem that needs to be explored by all. Outstanding food at affordable prices, matched by outstanding surroundings and impeccable, unpretentious service.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The love the food at Yopo and relaxing atmosphere.
Only 1 thing want to have more choice in the menu.

JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food but a bit of a noisy place. It's got a cozy look inside.

RB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Flavours of food very good. Unfortunately service was poor. Asked a few questions on menu, waitress had no clue. Brought wine twice. Asked if we we wanted to see dessert menu, when we were still waiting for our mains. I was charged for a different wine. Overpriced. Lack of atmosphere in restaurant though music was good.

GM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely looking place.
Staff very friendly.
Food was good, the Ravioli I had was a bit salty, but not a problem for me.
Good wine list but expensive.

I would recommend this place as the Hotel is beautiful & is a great destination to impress on a romantic meal.

CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went to Yopo to celebrate a friends engagement - bar and ambience are v cool and food was excellent - what the excellent bar staff provided however was v much missing from the restaurant staff and the service v much let it down given how it expensive is was. Would I go back for that cost and that service? Probably not but I’d definitely go back to the bar!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food

LG
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, felt like I was a VIP. The treatment by the entire team was 5 star. A few of the guys looked a little angry but very polite and provided fantastic service. Was specially pleased by the table service i received in the outside garden area by the bar (forget the names of the two ladies) and very impressed by the friendliness and what seemed genuine service from the restaurant receptionist (blond lady with tatoo) amazing. Also our server was brilliant and welcoming.

It is important to point out that for a hotel and restaurant of this calibre, one expects a snobby uptight (we're better than you) attitude from staff and the hotel and restaurant however both The Mandrake and YOPO have proven that a combination of cool, modern service can be friendly and have that old fashioned VIP service that no longer exists!

We will def be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wine, cocktails and atmosphere.
Really really enjoyed the experience and service was outstanding. Highly recommend

WM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent..Wine list really expensive, nothing under.£50. Music was loud at 7pm!

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The place is really beautifully done. The Ground Floor and first-floor terrace are quite unique.
But in terms of food, it needs to be refined to be up to the standards of the venue.

DM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good food. Everything we had was of very high quality and very tasty BUT it was very pricey for the quantity of food on each plate. Definitely recommended but either order strategically or be prepared to pay quite a lot.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody good all round

l
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for the lunch and had a really great time. The place is very stylish and beautiful. Our waiter was very nice and helpfull to explain the menu. He was also opendminded and took time to speak with us. Merci 😊 and the food is very good. Special mention for the fish served in the 2 or 3 courses lunch menu : delicious.

SA
London
48 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is very good but the service can be a bit inattentive. They have a DJ on Fridays and Saturday evening which makes the place very loud.....

GM
London
25 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

There are a few reviews online suggesting the service in not great, I am the biggest critique of restaurant that deliver poor service, and quiet a few of my reviews are critical. The Bar and restaurant staff were all amazing, I am sure they hire people based on their ink (tatoos) too, all very arty and lovely! The food was good - not quiet Michelin but up there, the sharing portions were quiet small, but if you ordered enough it would be sufficient. The decor and the ambience of the hotel, bar restaurant - you cant get better!!!

GP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

food is delicious and creative, the bar is cool and the restaunts allows you to talk and I like that

m
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought we'd try out Yopo for a Friday night joint birthday with my sister and our partners. WOW. Fabulous welcome, and within moments of being in the funkiest of bars, were shown to our table. The decor is lush, and although the music is loud, it creates just the right relaxed vibe. THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR. That's all I'm saying, go try it for yourself and see.

KV
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food with a great atmosphere. Good service !!!

EJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was so beautifully done. We arrived early and went for a drink at the bar. Everything there was perfect and we really enjoy our time. Will definitely visit again during summer.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely but the cocktail menu lacked variety, the service was poor and the music was too loud for a good chat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good but portion is too small.

JD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I have booked this restaurant for 4 people, the atmosphere and decoration are amazing, food it is good, tasty and very well cooked but the portions are extremely small.
Service disappointing, we would never imagine being treated like this in this kind of restaurant, to be fair only was one member of the staff which I don't know her position. Hopefully, they fix this problem otherwise it would be a good experience.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took our office team for a lunch here and it was probably the best work dining experience we have had. The room and the courtyard beside it are beautiful, rich with tropical plants and artworks which enrich the whole feel of the place. We eat from the set menu at £29 per head for there courses and at that price the food is truly exceptional (a few dishes have supplements that push the price up but only two from a list of about ten dishes so still plenty to choose from). I had a cooling and delicious ceviche to start and octopus served with mole sauces, amazing tiny blue tortillas and a tomatillo salsa which is my favourite thing I've eaten all year.

I've booked again for another business lunch in a couple of weeks and will be using this restaurant again in the future.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely experience at YOPO. I went there for lunch and chose the set menu. All the dishes were delicious, the price was a bargain for the offer. I could have easily ordered another set menu but thought I was a tad too greedy so didn’t!
The surroundings are gorgeous and service very friendly and attentive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Probably the best in the London scene at the moment. Delicious food and great vibe. It feels a Michelin star experience with really affordable prices. The duck and the dumplings are a must try.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Service seemed a bit disconnected, we got asked the same thing multiple times by many different servers - however all were very friendly. Music was too loud for a restaurant (table was large so we were far apart and found it difficult to hear each other at times) but the food was great and it was good value for the price.

MT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hole concept was perfect!
The staff with a synergy that makes You feel welcome and important from the besinning untill You leave.
The food, beautiful for the eye and with perfect taste. Everything was Fantastic.
The somalier that recomended the wine with her knowledge and the birthday Cake to my husband was wonderful.
Will be back next time in London!

MP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect, in my opinion small portion and really pricey. £150 for 3 dishes 1 dessert to share and the cheapest bottle of wine, let's say in London you will consider to go back in there.
Outstanding Service and Amazing location

l
London
80 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best set lunches we've had in ages. Every dish was delicious, quality of ingredients, cooking and presentation faultless and the service excellent. Thanks very much Michael for the great recommendations - looking forward to our next visit

KJ
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After eating in the restaurant we then decided to go for drinks in the bar, a very tall female member of staff was stood at the entrance to bar and decided to question us, we mentioned we had just eaten in the restaurant and there were only 2 of us (myself and my girlfriend). She made out as though she was doing us a favour when she let us through, it was just gone 10pm and we were not very impressed with her at all. Apart from her it was a great night and all the other staff were very courteous, I enjoyed celebrating my birthday there.

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