Review on NOPI Downstairs
Following on with his successful Ottolenghi brand of restaurants, critically acclaimed chef, cookery book author and Guardian columnist Yotam Ottolenghi launched NOPI in 2011 in the premises that once housed the Sugar Club. Spread over two floors with the downstairs of NOPI featuring two long communal tables overlooked by the open kitchen, it's the more informal option to the upstairs dining room. Shelves lined with goods run along one end of the glossy tiled wall, while tables are covered in marble and brass light fittings dangle from the ceiling.
Ottolenghi has created a menu of mouth-watering Middle Eastern delights with a focus on sharing, using seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes include courgette and manouri fritters with cardamom yoghurt or meat lovers might opt for the twice-cooked baby chicken, lemon myrtle salt and chilli sauce. From the sea there's dishes such as scallops, apple, nettle and lemon purée or spiced grey mullet wrapped in banana leaf and pineapple sambal. For a sweet-toothed finale enjoy peanut and caramel ice cream, chocolate sauce and peanut brittle or roast pineapple macadamia nuts, lemongrass and coconut cream.
The menu is supported by a diverse selection of wines including organic and bio-dynamic as well as a curated collection of cocktails.
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Mediterranean / Asian
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 5.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (5.00 - 10.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express