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“Exquisite food, attentive service, but..."”
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Ranked #308 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $101
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Soho
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My generous daughter took me to this restaurant, brainchild of the team behind Ottolenghi" for my birthday. The cooking was exquisite - subtle, sophisticated and delicious, with a menu designed on the tapas principle, so the best way to eat is to order a series of small dishes. Ideal for vegetarians as more than half the menu would suit them. Special mention for the beetroot with caramelised walnuts and the pork belly.
They looked after us quite well - a wait for our 8.30 table was unexpected, they left us to call our own taxi home but otherwise very attentive service.
I would have enjoyed the evening more if the design were not quite so classically from the Terence Conran school of a bare, clattery restaurant which shamelessly intends to get people in and out fast. It wasn't uncomfortable but it wasn't cosy or relaxed either. They've added some signs to the loos to save people from feeling they'll never find the way out, but in the ladies...take the right-hand "door." In the left hand cubicle there are 3D mirrors all around.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We loved our dinner at nopi. Though we arrived a bit early for our reservation, we were promptly seated at a nice table. We were ok to be told that the table was needed in 2 hours but this is not unusual in cities. The server did not rush us and was actually very relaxed, helpful and well versed on the food. The hummus, scallops, aubergine and chicken were original and tasty. The wine list was limited but good quality. Would definitely recommend. Definitely would go back.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

A welcome change from a full English breakfast. The French Toast with star anise was really good. Their home made fruit conserve was excellent.
Only real gripe was that if you have a problem with eggs then the menu is a bit limited and it isn't a chap date but the service was fine and the breads as good as you will find anywhere.

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Thank longfellowsan
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our pre theatre visit here. There were four of us and we shared almost all of the starters. Though they are small plates, they are very rich in flavor so very satisfying. We didn't have time for a main, but would definitely return here. Creative chef, excellent foods.

Thank kathyvienna
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Been there several times. Small plates, ideal for sharing and perfect blend of flavour. Sometimes exotic, but always different and surprising. I really love the food here although I am not too impressed by the lukewarm service offered by the staff.

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Thank KLWanderer
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