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About the restaurant

Nopi comes from TV chef, cookbook writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi. Born in Israel, Ottolenghi cooks food that celebrates flavours from his homeland and further across the Eastern Mediterranean. While his Ottolenghi restaurants combine a deli experience with casual dining, Nopi is a traditional restaurant in look and feel.

The dining room at Nopi feels luxurious without pushing too far into outright opulence, featuring marble bar tops with counter seating, low-hanging brass light fittings and an open kitchen at one end. Popular throughout the day, it remains one of Soho’s go-to spots for a long brunch.

Fresh and vibrant flavours are the name of the game at Nopi, with smaller meze-style bites and larger dishes all designed for the table to share. Chickpea pancake with spiced peas, paneer, tomato and pickled chilli is a mainstay dish, as are the courgette fritters with manouri, while the shakshuka – eggs baked in a spicy tomato and pepper sauce and served with bread – is a brunch staple.

Reviews from the Web

Critic reviews

The Infatuation

Nopi, Yotam Ottolenghi’s upscale restaurant, is perfect for any time you need to impress someone but also not look like you’re trying too hard

The Guardian

With its white tiles and gold trim, Yotam Ottolenghi's Nopi is like a glitzy bathroom – with fabulous food on tap


At NOPI, Ottolenghi’s beautifully poised food gets a more refined setting, and a bit more of a sit down. Light and bright, this glistening white eatery puts emphasis on a colourful menu

The Telegraph

It was what you'd expect from this chef – amazing confections that are so much more than the sum of their parts that you can't, two mouthfuls in, even remember what those parts were. Sometimes it tastes as if he's just invented a whole ingredient.

The Independent

The canteen-like Ottolenghi look has been recreated here in beautiful, expensive materials, the floor clad in sheets of marble, the white-tiled walls diffusing light from pendant lamps hanging over each table. But the opulence is tempered by humble, café-ish touches

Time Out

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 Nudge

White marble and gold fittings adorn the space, with the only real indication of this being a deli coming in the form of several multi-coloured salads in the window.