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Nopi (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Nopi (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Nopi (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Nopi (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Nopi (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Time Out says

NOPI’s chef-owner is Yotam Ottolenghi, who struck culinary gold a few years back with his game-changing Ottolenghi cafés. This somewhat more grown-up, all-day restaurant shares a similar look and ethos, but is more formal. The white decor is warmed up with brass fittings; the basement contains large sharing tables and an open kitchen. The inventive cooking has a firm foundation in the Middle East and takes bold flavour forays into the Mediterranean and Asia.

You can go the conventional route, with starters and mains, or take the opportunity for wider grazing by sticking to sharing plates (but these are quite small). Vegetarians have plenty of choice, with dishes such as a savoury cheesecake with gently pickled beetroot, crunchy hazelnuts and thyme honey, or a moreish side portion of truffled polenta chips. Star dish was spiced gurnard served Vietnamese-style: taken off the bone, mixed with chilli and spices, wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed.

NOPI isn’t the greatest bargain in town (a main course of comparatively lacklustre chickpea dumplings with tahini and yoghurt cost a stiff £19). Two-hour table slots are strictly enforced, and service can seem rushed as a consequence. The wine list is as wide-ranging as you’d expect, with some excellent (if pricey) selections.




Address: 21-22 Warwick Street
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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I ordered the French Toast with star anise sugar, orange yogurt and blueberry compote. This was an absolute stunner! Of course I asked for the blueberry compote and orange yogurt to be served separately – I thought it wouldn’t taste nice if it were placed directly on my warm French toast, especially the yogurt.

I got 3 decent pieces of French toast in a lovely star anise sugar coating. I admit, I hesitated a little with ordering this dish because I know that star anise on its own tastes a lot like liquorice and I absolutely despise liquorice. But I took a chance and I’m glad I did! When it arrived at the table, I could immediately smell that familiar liquorice smell but it ended up tasting great. 

I really, really liked the orange yogurt. I believe this was home-made, which made it even nicer! It was infused with the right amount of orange essence and zest – you could see the zest in the yogurt and it wasn’t overly citrus-y nor too sweet. It paired well with the star anise flavour and the acidity from the blueberry compote made for a well balanced mouthful. I also liked that the compote wasn’t overly sweet either – I could taste the acidity, which was refreshing.

This is definitely a place I’d return to, either to finally try out their Shakshouka and other breakfast items or for their lunch/dinner service. It’s also conveniently located minutes from the Piccadilly Circus tube station and within walking distance of the Soho/Oxford Circus area, where there are plenty of shops and eateries.


This is such a funky restaurant for a real treat (it's a bit pricey so not for every day visits). It has a great vibe, and look. Just don't go into the ladies slightly tipsy, once the door is closed it may take a while to work out what is the door on the way out (still it will provide you with Instagram gold). Food was very tasty and with some unusual but delicious combinations. Their dishes are great for sharing in a big group. Seafood and vegetarian dishes were particularly creative.   Staff were friendly but we did come at a busy time and they did mess up our order slightly. It's just a shame it's pretty expensive. 


I agree with @NakedPRGirl Claire that the interior is swish but sadly I dont feel the food is on par with the decor! 

Ive been lucky enough to eat here twice and both times I left feeling a bit 'meh'. The first time I thought it was just an awful date but the second time I booked well ahead for a meal to welcome my Australian family who requested to eat here. 

Our table was late so we were waiting over 20 minutes, we got complimentary appetisers however they ended up adding it to the bill and we didnt check properly at the time so got charged £16 for things we didnt even order! our fault for not checking the bill but this is a cheeky practise you wouldnt expect from a high end place. 

The food was good but the price reflected they knew they were good and so for the price, you would expect a bit more. 


This is the cutest cafe with the swishes interiors. I’d love to eat here one day however, I didn’t eat, I had a nice Earl Grey and guess what? Took a picture in the loo! That’s the Instagram generation for you. From what I can see, the food looks lovely so definitely planning to go back!


NOPI is a real treat. Whilst it's rather formal, we sat at the bar which was a tad more relaxed and more up our street. Its buzzy and lively, perfect for a Friday night dinner. The mirrored toilets are a talking point but also best avoided after too much wine - I struggled to get out. More of a reflection on me than the restaurant though i'm sure. 

The service is amazing and if you order one dish make it the burrata with lavender honey - just lovely!


My weakness is a good brunch and NOPI delivers just that. 

The Shakshuka that comes in a hot pan is perfect - the tomato sauce is just tangy enough and the eggs are done wonderfully. With some warm toasted sourdough, this dish is the way to go. 

If you fancy something sweet, their French Toast is also amazing - it's fluffy and comes with berry compote and orange yogurt. This may not be a "guilt-free" choice but it's definitely worth it! 

The atmosphere in NOPI is also great, which means I felt like I could sit there for hours and not feel pressured to leave. Definitely coming back again...


Nopi very much lived up to all the high expectations! Bright, light and very white, the upstairs restaurant is casual and relaxed. Seated at the bar, I got a great view of the restaurant and treated to the attentive and knowledgeable service of the wait staff. With such a great menu of freshly prepared food, its great to be able to ask for recommendations from staff that seem to love the food too. I would recommend ordering tapas style to get a taste of as much as possible.

Highlights of what we ordered:

Beetroot, rhubarb, gorgonzola - surprisingly good combo

Mixed green beans - the best I've ever had

Valdeon cheesecake, pickled beetroot - do not leave without trying this!

Duck breast - cooked to perfection

While the dishes look simple, they are refined and balanced flavour combinations, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious (without feeling too naughty!).

There is a good range of cocktails on offer but its the organic wine that should be tried.

Granted it is not a budget friendly outing, it is great for a special occasion without the pomp and circumstance. Also don't forget a trip downstairs to see the open plan kitchen and jazzy bathroom décor!


Yotam Ottolenghi is the man behind the Ottolenghi brand, all about freshly prepared food, free from any colouring or preservatives. Since opening his first deli in 2002, he now has restaurants and delis all over London, including Nopi on Warwick Street in Soho. You can instantly tell you’re in an Ottolenghi with their bright white and clean interiors and trademark arrangements of luscious looking salads and pastries at the entrance. So appealing that a restaurant, Ethos, in Dublin has quite flatteringly taken most (if not all) their design influence from Ottolenghi!

The two levels of Nopi are a little different, with the upstairs feeling a bit more formal compared to the communal dining area downstairs. We sat downstairs at one of the two huge marble tables with a view of the chefs busy in the kitchen and conveniently, everyone else’s dishes! We spied the popular dishes and ordered:

Burrata, clementine, coriander seeds, lavender honey £12.90

Roasted aubergine, almond yoghurt, pickled chilli £9.50

Venison, caramelised yoghurt, peanuts, blackberries £14.90

Sea bream, celeriac, spiced cauliflower £12.90

Spiced buttermilk cod, urid dhal, cavolo nero £13.90

Pearl barley and malt ice cream, chocolate soil, date fudge £8.50

Most of the dishes were beautifully presented, fresh and delicious, especially the clementine with burrata, but sadly, the spiced buttermilk cod was disappointing. Although, probably the most stunning looking dish, the cod was actually chewy and quite unpalatable, which was a shame as the accompanying urid dhal was a delight!

The first few bites of the barley-malt-choc-date fudge were quite interesting, but I got bored quite swiftly and we left about half the dish. For a £8.50 dessert, I expected something a bit moreish, but the combination was underwhelming overall.

The service the whole evening was impeccable and the waitress took the cod off the bill straight away with apologies, which was appreciated! I would certainly recommend Nopi to people as it has some gorgeous dishes and a great atmosphere and I would go back again myself to taste the rest of the menu!

Ever since I picked up a NOPI cookbook I had been dying to go to this restaurant and it was certainly not a disappointment. The flavours are incredible and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable.It is well worth the money, although definitely a place to go when you feel like splurging as it is quite easy to rack up a large bill! 


Very lovely food, that's well combined and you can truly taste every ingredient. We had many dishes to share so it was really nice experience to try most of the meals. Quite gluten free friendly as well, only instead of the bread yo get a little salad. The wine list was little bit disappointing compare to the food. No process or a red wine from Spain - classics that you would expect in a place like this. Everything else was top and absolutely love the branding.

What a treat! The food is so full of flavour and the surroundings are smart and understated.

Had an overall great experience here. There is nothing not to like: beautiful décor, friendly staff, a good wine list and most importantly, fantastic food.

I’m a big fan of sharing plates at restaurants so we followed our waiter’s recommendation and opted for these over having our own separate courses, which is definitely a recommendation I would pass on as it means you get to try multiple dishes and trust me, after your first bite you’ll want to get your hands on as many as you can.

The dishes were all very individual with great flavour and beautiful presentation. The beef short rib and octopus were the clear standouts – so good we ordered them both twice.

The desserts also definitely deserve a mention. Some of the best I’ve had in recent memory, we went for the baked chocolate ganache and the caramel and roasted peanut ice cream. Again, so good we ordered them twice (we’re a greedy bunch).

Tastemaker tip: Not something I often comment on, but their toilets are brilliant. I won’t spoil it for you, but make sure you make a trip during your meal. Any excuse to have some more wine, eh?


NOPI is hands down one of the best meals I have ever had in London. Treated to a visit for my birthday this year, the first thing that hit me was the outstanding attitude of the staff. Never have I felt more looked after by waiters in a London restaurant. 

They are knowledgeable about the menu and have all clearly had a level of Sommelier training as their wine choices were spot on. The waitress let us try some of their Orange wines (which were vile by the way) as well as talking us through all the dishes. 

We went as a group so we chose to order the complete range of vegetable side dishes (about 10 plates between 4 of us) which filled us up. They also had excellent desserts which were well worth the slight feeling of uncomfortably full afterwards.

Although not cheap, it is a dining experience and well worth the visit.

I dont quite understand what's going on here - everything says that the food and overall dining experience should be amazing. Ottolenghi's name, his previous culinary proofs, his teaming up with supposedly another food genius Ramael Scully, the golden page lined impressive NOPI cookbook, the beautiful interior and shimmering, head spinning Tom-Ford-perfume-ad-like lavatories... You expect so much.. and yet - THE WORST FOOD I'VE EVER HAD IN LONDON. 

NONE of the dishes that we ordered were inspirational, bur rather bland, boring and borderline inedible. The vegetable dishes to share were cold and tasteless, and just scooped up from the salad bar near the entrance. The supposedly roasted okra side dish came out completely cold, and was raw and uncooked. The two mains (spicy potato cakes and duck) were ok, but very very small portions and again, completely forgettable and non-inspirational.

When it was time for dessert we just asked for the bill and went to the coffee shop around the corner to finally please our palates with a moorish brownie and an espresso.

And all of this, 105 £ for two people. Never again! Sorry, Yotam, something's very wrong here.

(Have added an extra star for the interior. Food gets just one!)


I must have walked straight past this place a dozen times and although the front is clean and crisp it doesn't scream restaurant to me! Luckily when a friend came to visit we decided to book a table for brunch (after scouring Yelp reviews for brunch in that area).

The interior is beautiful; bright golds and whites along with lovely wooden tables, and it's so light and spacious. The service was also first class with very friendly attentive staff.
We were sat at a table for two at the front of the restaurant (you can also book a spot down at the communal table by the kitchens which looks fun) and were immediately handed glasses of water - this is an instant plus in my book! We were then given our menus and enough time to peruse. Although the brunch menu is fairly small there are a few things on there which are a little different and totally delicious sounding so it took me a while to decide. The waitress also offered explanations where necessary, of which I had as they have an amazing sounding black rice & coconut milk dish that I wanted a little more clarity on (by the way it's served warm). In the end my friend went for scrambled egg on toast and I went for the French toast. Both were amazing! Be warned the French toast is very fragrant (which I loved). We also each ordered their fresh mint tea which was so refreshing. In total it came to £13 each with tip and we were well and truly satisfied. I can't wait to go back to try more of their breakfast items (brisket hash & shakshuka) as well as their lunch & dinner menu.

Like the self-belief of Kanye West, the empire of Ottolenghi is vast & unapologetic. However unlike dear Yeezy, it is also tasteful, stylish & delicious. Nowhere is this more apparent than Nopi, an off shoot of the delis & cafes that loyal followers of the chef, writer & restaurateur have come to count as necessary to London living as earplugs, an umbrella & wine.

Stepping into Nopi – which stands for North Of PIccadilly – is like stepping into one of the cool-kids-of-VSCO’s snapshots; it’s clean, quiet & elegant in the extreme. Staff are welcoming, non-threateningly chic and clad in timeless black so as not to distract from the gorgeous décor. Rose gold might reign supreme on Pinterest right now but here, it’s all about brass. From the lights to the napkin rings to the exposed pipes that cut a warm swathe across immaculate white subway tiles, the effect is warm, stylish & beautiful.

Being the first to arrive for an 8am breakfast meeting meant that I had the place to myself for a few precious moments of unadulterated ogling; statuesque blooms, blonde wood chairs and an open bar area upstairs give way to communal tables and preserved lemon, maple syrup & kilner jar stacked shelves downstairs. Breakfast dishes are generous in size and reasonable in price, starting at £4.50 for ferociously flaky & buttery croissants you’ll have to zoom way out from in order to Instagram, and going up to £12 for oeufs du jour, shakshukah, which comes accompanied by toasted sourdough that practically begs you to dunk it into the spicy, sunset hued & golden yolk topped tomatoes.

If the opportunity ever arises to try something new, I’m all over it so having stalked the menu online obsessively the day before, my order was only ever going to be black rice with coconut milk, mango & banana. Rich and wholesome and filling and warm with a lovely nutty texture, the rice was dark, glossy & puddled gloriously against creamy milk underneath a crown of honey slicked, perfumed fruit. This is one of those dishes you vow to learn how to make yourself, Googling it compulsively for the rest of the day before realising that actually yours will never be that good, you have no clue where to get black rice from, you don’t own napkins let alone napkin rings and frankly, you’re just gonna keep coming back here instead.

Hot, bubbly, soft & fruity drinks are all on offer with the kale, cucumber, apple & lime blend being one of the best green juices I’ve had – free of the last-weeks-spin-class-trainers scent that so many vegetable juices suffer from, it left me feeling alive with the glow of a dozen gazelle-like supermodels; a glimpse in a nearby window after did sadly confirm however that I was still as short and well cushioned as ever.

As well as lunch & dinner services, Nopi offers a pre-theatre and 2 set menus, all boasting a mixture of current foodie darlings like burrata & lavender honey as well as perennial favourites like pork belly or cherry-walnut crumble. What this means – and what I love – is that this is the sort of place everyone can go and everyone can afford and everyone can enjoy. Nopi bridges the world of the achingly cool with the comfortingly familiar and the curiously exciting and in a town that often seems desperate to pigeon hole you into your clique and close the door firmly behind you, that’s pretty special.


I visited for brunch this weekend and absolutely loved it. Firstly the decor is amazing, all white gleaming tiles, gold accessories and mirrored toilets - certainly adds a bit of sparkle to a Sunday morning. Food and drink wise, the coffee is great, always important, but the carrot, ginger and apple juice was also very tasty. I went for the shakshuka, a bowl of sweet, spiced stewed tomatoes topped with eggs and sour cream and served with the star of the show, sourdough toast, which really is delicious. Very tasty, if a little sweet for me; it was also a little samey by the bottom of the bowl and if I'm being really fussy, I would have preferred the eggs a little runnier...but I'm being picky. My other half had the beef brisket hash, a spicy beefcake (that's the food, not him) served with a fried egg and amazing sauteed potatoes. I am told it was very, very good although it was a 'healthy' portion and he would have, of course, eaten more of it had it been offered. It was a great place to start a Sunday and fairly good value, we thought. We would have ordered everything on the menu so we will definitely be going back asap - first on the list will be the french toast with berry compote and orange yoghurt, and the black rice with banana and mango!


Worst. experience. ever. The service was horrendous. My cocktail was split all over the table by the waiter (albeit to extinguish the menu my uncle had caught on fire), and he just left me with a massive puddle and half empty glass. The food tasted akin to deli section in Tescos and portions were just measly. We asked twice not for our dishes to be taken away but because they were so desperate to get us out before the next sitting, the waiter just removed everyone's plates before we'd had any opportunity to scrape off the rations we had rightfully paid for (it's really difficult to take ownership of tapas plates!). We were of course told we had to leave as soon as the bill was paid. My uncle was absolutely ravenous and after spending £150+ on three of us (I wasn't even drinking wine). I'm so glad that we decided to take desert elsewhere. My uncle ordered a cheese platter for himself and devoured two bread baskets alongside this - that really does say something. 

I had breakfast here and did not know what to expect.  The food was great, the service and the ambiance was fabulous. The decor of this restaurant was beautiful although the mirror toilets made me feel a little dizzy - probably not that good after a couple of glasses of wine.  It was a pricey breakfast but well worth the special treat.

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The most impressive part of our bar stool dining experience was the surprisingly good house red wine. It was no surprise that the food was exceptional and varied as we've come to expect from an Ottolenghi venue; good atmosphere, and the service was spot on - just a tad on the expensive side I thought but worth it bearing in mind quality, location, and the fact I wasn't paying!


Very good quality food with great presentation in cool atmosphere. Baked veg cheesecake a must, twice cooked chicken superb, sirloin less so but still good. Menu clearly changes daily and wine list very good. Staff excellent, Fergus notably so. Can't wait to return.

I am a big fan of all things Ottolenghi. I dream about creating his fabulous med inspired rustic dishes in the Guardian, but time and sourcing mysterious ingredients are always a problem. So, I was pleased as punch, when I found out about his latest flashy restaurant Nopi, in easily accessible Soho. I brought one of my fave girly luncheon partners and off we went. The restaurant itself is glossy in a posh souk way with white tiled walls, eastern golden fittings and a grand display of large white bowls of very attractive salads (posh buffet style). The service was a little sharp, not oozing with family hospitality, which I was for some reason expecting. The good looking menu has small and larger sharing dishes with zingy, mouth watering combinations such as duck with hazelnut butter, roast sweet potatoes with figs and cheese and truffled polenta, yum. We had the twice cooked baby chicken with chilli and salt, which was light, crispy and flavoured with eastern promise. We ordered it twice. The polenta chips were a little solid but there was some fab moreish chilli sauce. All the dishes are vibrant in colour and have a fresh, zesty, light feel, that cleverly whisks one away to that feeling of grazing at a gourmet barbecue in the soaking med sun. Unfortunately, we both had all-consuming colds, so could not fully enjoy the subtle flavouring and wizardry of Yotam. I was slightly underwhelmed, maybe the cuisine is better off in a posh deli rather than a high end, flashy restaurant. Prices are not cheap and add up with extra small dishes. However, I would go again, maybe when my tastebuds are revving up again and the desire for Eastern delights beckons .

I had early dinner today at Nopi. Lovely crowd and atmosphere but I was sooo disappointed the food was very very small portions. And the menu didn't have a lot variety I expected much better. Nothing wow in food. I ordered 3 starters and portions were sooooooooo small. And my half chicken was normal. Nothing special. Ohhhhhhhhh dessert i thought it will be wow like ottaligi. But it was sooooooooo bad I ordered the caramelized rice. It was really bad not sweet at all. My rating not coming here again

Bedazzled! By the shinning white tiles, the gold tables and lanterns, the wall to floor mirrored toilets and the ambience. Here is another word – opulence! Unfortunately I can not say the same about the food. Everything was yummy, as I would expect it to be, but nothing was great. The wine list was extensive and the cheapest red wine on the menu, the Rijoa, is actually good, very good. The is about as close as we got to good value for money the whole night. Before the starters, we were given two small pieces of sourdough with some olive oil. The bread was very good but as others have reported it is very sparse. We then ordered two starters of courgettes with a truffle vingerete and also sweet pumpkin with tahini. Both delicious but very very small portions. I especially liked the truffle vingerete and the sesame seed on the pumpkins but for about £9.00 a main the portion size was unforgiveable. For mains we had the buttered lemon sole and the steak. No complaints here, both again were very good. The service was professional but lacking in any warmth and at times a bit surly. I also didn't like the sneaky little trick of including the service in the bill. Naughty Naughty Ottlenghi. What was missing overall was some oomph! Middle Eastern food has so much vibrancy which was completely lacking here. Also, a culture which is known for its generosity in food wasn't replicated. Moreover, I could have forgiven the prices if the food was technically brilliant – but it wasn't. Which left me thinking, what is he trading on? – reputation or trend – probably? Given that, it was about 30-40% too expensive we left unimpressed. Two starters, two mains, two desserts, a bottle of red wine and service came to £150. We should have called it even at £100

not very inspiring. the dishes here are nothing special, the combination of flavours quite familiar if you have eaten persian/lebanese etc before. it is also very overpriced for what you get. 3 slices of roasted aubergine with a couple of pomegranate seeds - that'll be £8.50 please. 2 (two) not very good scallops - certainly not fresh - with two reconstituted dried shitake mushrooms: a snip at £12 vegetable crudites with industrial quality guacamole sets you back a fiver. our neighbours had the fish and the chicken and were visibly unimpressed. and yes - they are still mean with the bread. the wine list is idiosyncratic but likewise twice as expensive as it should be. service was attentive and the ambience ok. but £50 per head and not a single memorable culinary moment ? hmm....

Went for breakfast this morning. Very impressed. Stylish restaurant, most attentive friendly staff I've met for a long time, lovely food at a reasonable price. I had french toast with star anise....mmmmm. Go!

Suppose to be great for vegetarians however the only vegetable option for a main dish contained rennet (usually from the abomasum of newly-born calves). As did a number of the smaller/starter dishes and everything came with crème fraîche – total crème fraîche overload! When I asked if the vegetable dishes where vegetarian the waiter confirmed they were twice, the third time I asked the chief, who confirmed as I’d suspected, they contained retina. The waiter admitted many vegetarians had enjoyed these dishes in the past – he had disappointing knowledge of the dishes and a lack of concern for the customer, although friendly and reasonably attentive. The cocktails also didn't hit the mark and need more consideration. Quirky yet overall disappointing and definitely too pricy for what it is!

I cant rate it highly enough for the inventiveness, quality and sheer deliciousness of the food. I have done dinner and breakfast there and find the portions more than ample and agree with the reviewer below - give me quality over quantity every time.... Service has always been friendly, relaxed and professional. A gem in what can often be style over substance in Soho.

I had the most EXQUISITE MEAL OF MY LIFE last night at NOPI. The attention to detail on the flavours is fantastic - truly amazing The pea and courgette fritter was sublime, the twice cooked baby chicken to die for, and the roasted aubergine nearly had me falling off my seat in sheer rapturous delight!. We had seats at the bar, so entertained and informed by the bar staff over the course of the evening, and it meant they were always 'on hand'. I can't recommend the food and cocktails highly enough, and I will be returning many times with my favourite (rich) friends. All you fat greedy pigs that want quantity over quality need to go ta an 'all you can eat buffet'.

Everything was delicious. Broad bean and pea fritters (a English-ified riff on falafel), marinated aubergine, the duck confit and a glorious take on Eton mess (who knew surmac would be so good on strawberries?) But the surprise standout, crushed potatoes with caperberries. Service was excellent.

Very Unhappy! Our waiter overcharged us and lied to us about the amount paid by 2 of our party by card, all to increase his personal tip! I will not eat here again, and I urge you not to either. Appalling!

This is the second time at Nopi and both have been first class! The food is superb, the atmosphere is great and the decor very nice. I understand they have a state of the art acoustic plaster ceiling which absorbs some of the sound in the room. This certainly seemed to do the trick as the four of us were able to have a relaxing conversation whilst the restaurant retained a great atmospheric buzz. I'll definitely be back soon!

Interesting food and some amazing flavours but some of the portion sizes are just ridiculous for the price. The size of the seabass was insulting and we did point it out to the waiter. They are also extremely mean with the bread - one half of a slice per person.

Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Between the two of us, had six of the seven vegetarian dishes on offer, all of which, together with a small 'starter' salad and a dessert, were equally delicious - inventive, fresh, satisfying - really food at its best. We were still savouring it a couple of days later, and trying to recapture the amazing tastes which the dishes create. The service was absolutely perfect - attentive without being over-imposing, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and efficient. The ambience is just great - clean and bright without being sterile, bubbly without being overly unbearably noisy. The cost of the food, at about £65 for two, is well worth such a fantastic eating experience, and has to be hard to better anywhere in London. I can only assume that the reviewers who complained about the size of the dishes are not familiar with tapas-style eating - perhaps better to think of this as a chance to sample a number of the best of Ottolenghi's dishes at the price of a reasonable meal. Only complaint, possibly, is that the wine list does not offer very much in the way of reliable lower-priced wines, so this can add substantially to the bill. But overall this is a great restaurant - and I only wish I could go there more often.

Great food.....dreadful service. Lost count how many people came to our table. Not even busy but still had to remind them we were there. Don't appreciate asking about the food to be told, sorry only been working here three weeks. At the prices they charge, expect better.

The food was generally great and very tasty but the portions were really small. 2 of us shared 6 dishes and we felt still hungry afterwards. Specially one fish dish was not worth the price at all. ONE grilled prawn cut halfway with a spoonful of "Thai style herbs" was only a mouthful and that for the price of £ 12 is a bad joke. Staff was very friendly. The tables are too small for all the tiny plates. It was my second visit and I'm not sure whether I would recommend the place or would go again.

Went for dinner. Loved it. Shared 6 dishes with my wife, plenty of food, amazing flavours, beautifully presented. Admittedly one dish we had let the side down a bit, softshell crab was rather too salty with not much else going on flavour-wise, but the others we tried more than made up for it. My recommendation - the Burrata, blood orange and coriander seeds - sublime! Oh and the staff were lovely too. Not sure about those toilets mind.

Food was bland, I left hungry for the first time I have left a restaurant. I went for brunch and I had the beef brisket croquets with Asian slaw and aubergine with double cooked chicken, the chicken was very dry with a drizzle of soy sauce, aubergine moist and tasted was ok. I thought paying high prices would reflect in the quality of food. I was disappointed and really felt like I was a tad ripped off. I enjoy fine dining, and new experiences, but this appeared more imaged based than anything else. In the end I went to china town and ate again. I would have ordered more if I was impressed with the flavours, but I was not; and do not fathom why it has been reviewed as good food? I may not excessively dine out, nor am I food critique, but I know good food when I taste it, it was not bad, but not did it impress or hit the spot for my pallet and I was hungry when I went in.

I would give it 3.5 if possible. We went for breakfast, the food was very tasty but there wasn't a great deal of choice on offer - a few more savoury options would have been nice as well as a list of additionals you could add to your dish. We did this but it was not advertised. The coffee was inconsistent - the first was too milky and weak, the second very watery and incredibly hot. Ottolenghi always get their coffee right. Pastries were delicious but tiny. Staff were lovely. This feels more like a restaurant than a breakfast venue - it's too formal for a weekend brunch. The decor is very smart, the toilets are interesting...

We ate at Nopi on the weekend and were underwhelmed. On the plus side several of the dishes we ordered were very good; the ambiance (we were on the ground floor) was spot on; and the staff very lovely and attentive without being annoying. On the downside the food was overpriced; some of the dishes were only ok; and the meal alternated between times when everyone was picking at one or two dishes and the table being overladen with food. I would suggest you can get a better and more fulfilling meal at restaurants such as the River Cafe for the same amount of money.

Last night at Nopi was one of the greatest meals of my life. The food beats most 3 star Michelin places hands down, for freshness, originality, power of the flavours and all round explosion of taste. Anyone who loves food has to come here, asap.

I can't recommend Nopi, tiny platefuls of snacks, not big enough for one person to get the flavour, cannot be described as 'for sharing'. And at £10-12 each, 3 per person means a £36 main course, kinda dear even for town. Didn't like the puddings, liked the staff but nowadays they don't let you eat the waiter if you're still hungry when the bill arrives. Bread came in tiny amounts and the offer of more came a poor second to simply bringing a decent amount. And the tables are too small for lots of tiny plates, the lighting too ugly, the room too 'magnolia tunnel''. Hated the tricksy lavatories, give me clean walls and loo doors that open wide.

I'm not sure about this place at all. We love the Ottolenghi cookbook so were excited about going. The wine was excellent and the service was very friendly - albeit the regular attenpts at upselling were quite offputting. As others have mentioned the portions are absolutely tiny relative to the cost. Bringing the food out 'as and when' (2 dishes at a time) means that if your partner is eating something you don't like then you can't share them. Worse still, you end up eating things which taste random together. But the biggest beef we have is around the space. The tables are crammed in so much that you might as well join your neighbours for dinner. Which is not so great if they are loud, irritating and drunk as ours were last night. The swede gratin was boring and the chicken was also rather dull. The braised beef croquettes were super and the mung bean and braised carrots were great but 10 quid for what is effectively a side order of veg is a scandal. The cheesecake was more like quiche (12 pounds...). Won't be going back.

Just been to Nopi for a long lunch. The decor is stunning - clean, sunny and glamorous and the food is even better - fresh, varied and incredibly tasty. This has instantly become one of my favourite restaurants in London. And the staff are absolutely lovely. Well done!

Went last Tuesday and really must reinforce the point re portion sizes. no hearty meals to be had here! deliciously prepared and served, but still extortionate. e.g. the burrata dish can be replicated at home for 4 for the same price as in the restaurant. I'd give it 5 for the food, but 3 overall because of the lack of value.

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