NOPI

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Mediterranean

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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 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and knowledgeable service. Wonderful flavour combinations. A real pleasure. We will return for sure.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

On this showing the menu just gets better. Great produce combined to give sublime flavours and textures.

TH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience. It's my wife's birthday and it's her favorite chef's restaurant. We are very grateful for the experience from the small bites to main to dessert!

SR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Delicious interesting food. Even had a lactose free menu.
Only dish I wouldn’t try again was the tomato and tuna. Otherwise everything was excellent

A
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black rice porridge was incredible. Lovely restaurant and great service.

m
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The vegetables are tasteless and not special, the aubergine, the tomatoes and comcumbre enz not enough flavour. Disapointing.
The duck was good, but everything to expensive for what you get.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner was excellent and served speedily which was perfect to as we were a little late. All the staff were extremely friendly. I guess my only slight criticism is that wine by the glass is only sold in 125ml measures.....

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately I won’t be recommending. Flavours were very bland - maybe it was a bad night? Not worth the hype.

MM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nope was a pure delight! It was recommended by a friend, at it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in, the ambiance, smell and vibe of the restaurant was fantastic. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food was a delight! Highly recommend it.

i
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a food lover and try to make the dining, culinary, food and drink experience a part of my travels. This was my first trip to London and in my research for reservations, I had happened upon Ottolenghi originally, but my former boss and good friend highly recommended Nopi. What a savory delight and fantastic meal for our last night in London and pre-Book of Mormon. Excellent service as well.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The room, service and food were all excellent! This was our first time to visit an Ottolenghi restaurant. We would definitely come again!

F
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

One of the best foos you can eat in London bar none.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all amazing. The food, the details of the interior. The value.

d
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Oh dear. So looking forward to our meal (we have the cookbooks) but a complete disappointment. Poor service, poor atmosphere, expensive for what it was and, most damagingly, the food was sub-standard. Indifferently cooked, badly served and, at best, lukewarm if not actually cold. Mr Ottolenghi needs to pay a 'secret diner' visit or get a trusted friend to do so. I do not believe that he would wish his name and reputation to be associated with this fiasco.

L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding from the drinks to the food to the ambiance, but the service at the bar outshone them all!

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Stunning food, great service. Went for lunch on a Saturday at peak time. Service was swift and helpful. We outstayed our welcome and were politely moved on.

DH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a very enjoyable experience at Nopi. Notable was the seared squid and milk and cookies for dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very lovely! The staff is very accommodating and welcoming. The space is very lively, sometimes a little loud, but everything else was very positive

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great service we enjoyed it very much

a
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, attentive and friendly service, very enjoyable.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in a great atmosphere. We will definitely be back for another serving!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way! Amazing flavours and wonderful food combinations . Love the relaxed atmosphere with a little buzz in the air of people having a good time .highly recommend.

S
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nopi is my favourite restaurant for many years and it still is :)
Thank you for existing!!

HK
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty ! I went with a friend who has to follow a gluten-free diet and the waiter swiftly substituted the menus so we could see easily what was GF. It was a pleasure being able to share the variety of dishes, but would be hard to choose which was the best. Will definitely go again.

C
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere, menu and service! Will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - not rushed and very attentive - and excellent food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Nopi! We were visiting London From nyc so we are used to good food and nopi surpassed our expectations! The food is creative , filling and just absolutely delicious! We sat at the bar and felt comfortable and not rushed. We hope to return one day!

t
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as ever. Brilliant service. We loved it

IV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service, extremely friendly staff, a bit too noisy for my personal liking, only tried some starters which were good, and dessert which was great.

BG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is incredible....loved all of the fresh ingredients!

CG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was VERY disappointed. I have had the pleasure of eating at Ottelenghi's in Islington 3 times and very excited about exploring Nopi with a good friend who does not usually eat such interesting food. The ambiance felt fake and cheap and loud. Fellow diners were young and rich and trendy. The waitress was tired impatient to go home and unpleasant. The food ranged from non-memorable to tasting like it had been cooked in a LOT of OLD oil - including the heavy unimaginative chocolate desert!

I am hopeful that the disappointment of this experience does not imply that the quality of Ottelenghi's in Islington has also slid; it has been a number of years since I have eaten there and SO wish I had chosen to go there instead on this occasion!

I should have paid attention to the review by a food-writer who was disappointed as well. But I had no idea it would be this bad and the service so fake and unpleasant. The menu was not particularly inspired either really.

A
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food is over-rated and expensive. Environment too loud and noisy for conversation.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and service. My favourite restaurant in london.

TO
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I have now been to NOPI three times and have never been disappointed.
Although the menu is not extensive the food is amazing.
We usually try the sharing plates and a fish dish which is ample.
The staff are extremely polite and attentive and nothing is too much for them.
The waiter recommended an lovely bottle of Italian white on our last visit which was fantastic ( albeit a little pricey ).

AG
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We all had a brilliant meal but at times the noise level was so bad that it was hard to hear our fellow diners.
I would love to go again but at a quieter time!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the atmosphere was great and the staff were lovely and very attentive. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from the moment we walked in to the moment we picked up our coats from coatcheck. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be much slimmer!

RE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special experience with a wonderful meal. My recommendation would be to try and share many small dishes. The combination of spices and completely different ingredients is simply grandiose.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't praise this restaurant enough. The atmosphere, the food, the service... all exceptional. Would highly recommend!

j
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good interesting food and the staff was wonderful. Also ate in a reasonable amount of time