NOPI

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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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4.6
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DL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

There was no electricity and therefore no hot drink other than filter coffee available and no fruit juices.

They had also run out of croissants by the time we arrived at 11am on a Sunday.

This is all pretty bad but even worse: no real attempt to apologise or compensate us - a free drink for example? - for the inconvenience we faced.

Very disappointing that such a restaurant should face a crisis like this and expect customers just to like it or lump it.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tastes werd exquisite. Definitely worth a visit!!

BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is amazing, great atmosphere. Our wait staff were awesome and very knowledgable, only reason we gave 4 stars for the service was because we had an interaction with the manager and she was a bit grouchy that we asked for ice cream with the chocolate ganache (which they should definitely be including as it made it so much better)... Definitely recommend!!!

ME
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service that went the extra mile. Love Nopi!

OT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the best in the world. Second visit and even better than the first.

a
London
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is somewhere a little different (food-wise). We had the shawarma, love rice and some sides, this was a lovely combination of flavours however, the portions are not too large but the wines reasonably priced and the recommended Sicilian @£53 a bottle was outstanding (exceptionally smooth, hint of spice and very drinkable). The stark white walls may not be to everyone's liking and personally the white tiles look more in keeping in a public convenience rather than high-end restaurant (but maybe that's just me)

JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good service and lovely ambience. Food was superb.

H
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way. Staff and food exceptional. We had sharing plates and would totally recommend this way of dining as an opportunity to sample the amazing dishes. We had a Catalan white to accompany our food a great lunchtime wine

WB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NOPI is one of my favourite restaurants. It has got it all, amazing food, lovely staff, great ambience and fabulous toilets!

BB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience met all of my expectations and more. Highly recommended.

MB
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Ottolenghi's bizarro-world evil twin. Everything was weird in a bad way instead of his Upper Street good way. Sea bass was overcooked and mushy, with a smear of hot Thai red pepper sauce across it that killed whatever was beneath it. Cauliflower discs were pankoed so heavily that no cauliflower could be discerned beneath the breading. Tasty polenta chips covered with parmesan were served with a bizarre mustard sauce when they were crying out for something tomato based. A beautiful salad made of only red leaves came with a dressing so meager and so lacking in oil and acid that leaves were essentially undressed. Cod was inappropriately flavoured with god-knows-what that killed the fish. No bread. The desserts were marvelous. The two of us had a chocolate ball of ice cream sauced with red currants. Divine! And chocolate ice cream with caramelized pasta-looking wafers and--probably not a good idea--a sauce containing whiskey. Brandy would have been better. The staff attention was outstanding and made a miserable meal better. Terrible aggressive pounding music.

M
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nopi gnocchi will be now my favourite gnocchi. Delicious as always. Looking forward to coming back!

GP
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent flavours and attentive service in crisp modern surroundings

P
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely excellent. Burrata was incredible.

Service was very good at the bar. We also had the duck which was delicious.

Really great restaurant

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, first class service and food. Vegetarian options always a stand out, but the soft shell crab was excellent. Brilliant again.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I'm a big fan of Ottolenghi food and I was very impressed.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully curated menu, delicate presentation, and delicious bites from beginning to end.

AN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious, innovative take on an ancient cuisine served in a cozy, modern environment alongside truly fantastic drinks. Highly recommend.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, staff so friendly and attentive. However food was mediocre

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was absolutely exquisite and the staff was amazing! We had a great experience!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicuous! And familiar! Absolutly friendly and very well curated interior! But i did not like the paper blankets. ;)

M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, exceptional staff and a fantastic setting for an evening out

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal, ambiance and service, I highly recommend!

CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very good except one thing: the high level of noise

KA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Did not feel the warmth of ottolenghi’s cooking and experience... place is too posh and lacks Mediterranean feel.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff. Very helpful in relation to a food intolerance. Each dish was delicious. Could look at portion size. 6 polenta chips was quite minimal for £7.00

J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As we sat down, the waiter behind the bar explained that NOPI was a little different to the other restaurants in that each dish had so many spices and flavours - and he was right! Each dish was punchy and had so many flavours! We says t the bar which was a nice and easy sharing experience. We didn't have a cocktail but wish we had as the ones they made in front of us looked incredible. All the dishes ere amazing but the simple polenta chips were pure comfort food and good last minute order. The chocolate ganache with whisky caramel was incredible too

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Haven’t been to Nopi in a couple of years because I’ve been away from London... while I’m an ottolenghi fan generally, the food was ho hum, lacking pizzazz. Much too expensive for the lackluster food we received.

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and great service.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our first trip to Nopi. The food was outstanding and the meal was made special by our lovely waiter who made great food suggestions. We will definitely look forward to returning !

GG
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We arrived 30mins late and staff were very accommodating! thankfully!!
Nice ambience lovely food and wine. Would definitely book again to try more of the dishes.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First time great experience will definitely go back next in London

JR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastically delicious food and great service with a relaxed atmosphere

PJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The vegetable dishes were exciting and different and the option to have tapas size dishes was convenient. The main dishes were overpriced for what was in them. So value for money not so high and may influence how many times we go back there. The service was tip top.

CW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just delicious food in an attractive restaurant with friendly and helpful waiting staff. Highly recommended.

LG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been wanting to come for so long and it didn't disappoint; thank you Ottolenghi it was so great!
Outstanding food, really create dishes and lovely staff - what more could one want

J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Off course the food is delicious and not to expensive but their service is outstanding!!!

FA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had looked forward to going to Nopi, but encountered transportation challenges getting there during rush hour and an unexploded WW2 bomb scare in Soho, in time for our reservation. I called twice and our reservations were pushed forward, which was a relief. Once at the restaurant, our server did all she could to help us relax. But, we discovered one of our party had left his phone in the taxi! Again, our server went out of her way to suggest things we could do to retrieve the phone, and our friend got his phone back by sheer luck, following one of her suggestions.

With the phone in hand, we turned to our meal and ordered several small plates and two mains. Each plate was a source of wonder about ingredients, presentation and taste. We ordered the perfect amount of food for 4 hungry Americans, in addition to the two pleasant surprises given to us by our server during the height of our lost phone crisis. The flavors from all the dishes seemed to work together. Our server expertly helped us navigate the wine list, steering us to nice choices.

We ordered 2 desserts, believing that the stress of the early part of our evening demanded it, and the chocolate ganache did the trick in further assuaging our angst. All was well, and we left Nopi hugely satisfied. I will say that we enjoyed our visits to the loo because of the - well, you just need to visit Nopi to find out. We cook from Ottolenghi cookbooks and it was great fun seeing some of the pages come alive.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great staff. Especially the italian waiter. Good Job.

EW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just delicious! My pudding was an explosion of taste and quite the best I’ve ever had! Absolutely delightful staff too!