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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JR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast and it was delicious. The waiting staff happily dealt with our special requests and make the whole event very enjoyable.
The ladies toilets are fabulous!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly delicious food. Friendly and efficient staff. Nice venue, a real buzz about the place, clean and well presented.

G
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very creative, interesting and excellent. Maitre d' was excellent. He was very helpful with his suggestions and made certain that service was outstanding but not obtrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

a
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty and orderly, good attitudes, lovely experience!

f
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It is too expensive for what they deliver. For a noted vegetable-enthusiast cookbook author and owner, there was a dearth of salads and vegetable sides. We had 4 of what they call small plates--the chick pea butternut squash salad (that did not have much squash at all), the green bean salad, salmon and 1/2 chicken (clightly undercooked). It was adequate but underwhelming. We had hoped for more.

PC
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious imaginative food - Ottolengji at his best

LH
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We found the dishes tasty, but very expensive for what you get. We had 6 dishes (recommended) for 2 people, and tap water and our bill was £85.00.

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Following a visit to Rovi, which I loved, I was keen to try NOPI. Unfortunately the experience was a little underwhelming. The tone was set by the sourly woman at the front desk who couldn't be bothered to look up or greet us as we came in. Despite having booked in advance and there being lots of tables free at the time, the waitress (on instruction from the lady at the front) tried to place us on a table in the very corner of the restaurant - not the nicest spot really. Perhaps we didn't look like the right kind of customers?!

Thankfully another waitress let us move table, and the lady who was serving us was lovely and friendly. We ordered a selection of sharing plates, and while some dishes were winners, others were left unfinished. The aubergine dip with the bread plate was delicious. I loved the sea bream dish, although unfortunately my sister didn't enjoy it (and vice versa for the chicken dish). The cauliflower fritters were tasty but overpowering and we couldn't eat more than one each. The roasted aubergine was... Ok.

Overall it was a disappointing experience for us. Perhaps we didn't order the right dishes and perhaps the lady at the front set things up in the wrong way for us. I'd definitely go back to Rovi but don't think I'll be returning to NOPI.

SL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The female toilet design requires re-design. Horrible experience!

LJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful, we will come back 4 sure . Thanks! Already bought all books and we really enjoy to cook your recepes

p
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Really poor after expecting much better. The complimentary nibbles was a sliced carrot with 5 slices in vinegar between 3 people. We were told the chicken was cooked twice. This was true because it was the smallest half chicken we have ever seen. The wine was way way overpriced to the extent it was silly. The restaurant is like a garage inside. We could have eaten far better at Callucios and it would have been half the price!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch was magnificent, every morsel. The service was superb. Thanks.

U
Toronto
175 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique. We asked server to decide appetizers, no mains, that were favourites at the restaurant. So many flavours and combinations... every dish a surprise! Recommend.

b
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed to find the food ordinary, using dips to compensate for lack of flavours. Squid tough (overcooked) pork belly cold. Deserts however were good. In general, not good enough for the price, and a long way from the excellent recipes we are familiar with. Take away the name and the decor... and you've got a very ordinary restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came down from Derby and NOPI was the restaurant we wanted to try... we had a memorable meal and can’t wait to come back and try other dishes on the menu

RD
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday lunch with partner.
Flavours were great but portions just a little meagre.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went for my mother in laws 70th- it was lovely. Service was a bit pretentious

RG
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, one of the dishes was disappointing but overall a good experience.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

TH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
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 on November 13, 2019
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 on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
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 on November 12, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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.