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Summary

£77
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “delicious and unusual food combinations” – an “outstanding and very different” interpretation of Middle Eastern/Asian cuisines – win general applause for Israeli chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant, the flagship of the self-named group he launched exactly 20 years ago. The wine list is equally unusual, and the staff notably “charming”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful treasure-house of Middle Eastern dishes”“absolutely fabulous sharing-plates”, of which the vegetarian ones “would sway even a committed carnivore with their culinary magic” – inspire many rave reviews of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho flagship; and its “unusual wines” are also “very acceptable”. “Downstairs, by the busy and interesting open kitchen, there are communal tables; the ground floor is more fashionable (busier and noisier) and, unlike at his main chain, you can book”. It’s no huge bargain though: “the small plates are as tasty as the cookbooks suggest but portions seem in inverse proportion to the price!”

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful treasure-house of Middle Eastern dishes”“absolutely fabulous sharing-plates”, of which the vegetarian ones “would sway even a committed carnivore with their culinary magic” – inspire many rave reviews of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho flagship; and its “unusual wines” are also “very acceptable”. “Downstairs, by the busy and interesting open kitchen, there are communal tables; the ground floor is more fashionable (busier and noisier) and, unlike at his main chain, you can book”. It’s no huge bargain though: “the small plates are as tasty as the cookbooks suggest but portions seem in inverse proportion to the price!”

Summary

£74
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “awesome food” at influential writer-chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho flagship is “a treat to the tastebuds” – and his Middle Eastern small plates even make “eating out feel healthy for once”. When it comes to the atmosphere, most diners experience a “happy buzz” but it’s “too loud” and “busy” for some tastes. Top Tip: “delightful at breakfast”.

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Nopi Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Nopi Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Nopi restaurant.
Anthony L
WHAT I LIKED Beautiful, clean decor, it fe...
Reviewed 2 months, 27 days ago

"WHAT I LIKED Beautiful, clean decor, it felt contemporary and fresh. Really interesting combinations and flavours (but I don’t think that’s applicable to all dishes … some really hit the spot and some are sort of average). Beautifully presented, and everything felt cared for, well put together. Very nice and attentive service, all the staff we encountered were very welcoming and respectful. WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE We were told that the dishes were sharing plates but some of them were mean and not big enough to be sharing plates. They need to get rid of the hall of mirrors in the bathroom, not sure I like being able to see myself pee from a million different angles. I personally found it over-priced and the menu is inflexible - we wanted to have the lavosh crackers but my friend is allergic to the main ingredient of the dip, we therefore asked if they would exchange it for a different kind of dip, we were told it wasn’t possible!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £31.00 £7.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.50
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
21-22 Warwick St, London, W1B 5NE
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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