NOPI is the sleeker side of Yotam Ottoleghi’s chain of successful Ottoleghi cafés. Following a Swedish, minialistic design with gold accents, this modern eatery certainly does not detract from its sister cafés. Its menu is predominately middle-eastern, with accents of Asian and Medeterrainian.
It menu, divided into Meat, Veggie and Fish, follow a fresh, no fuss theme. You can either choose a starter and main for yourself or become more sociable, and order sharing plates of Tapas style dishes. NOPI, although by now has a cookbook and is quite well known, its food and service is definitely not pretencious. The food, is also some of the better modern, fusion Tapas I’ve had.
What We Ate:
Sweet roasted till soft with earthy not too salty tahini dressing. Crispy pine nuts. Sweet caramalised onions
Morrocan inspired aubergine with tangy mint yoghurt dressing and crispy almond flakes. Simple healthy delicious. Pickled carrot with curry spicy tangy with a kick
Very good rispy skin pork belly not over salted. Tender but not too soft. Pairs well with morrocan style pickle and asian greens.
Crispy tender grilled squid lightly spiced. Great sweet and smooth puree paired with collar greens. Yum! Puree has tahini.
Okra tangy eith a kick still crunchy and fresh. Like pickle. Asian inspired seeet and sour with crispy buckwheat
Seabass topped with baby shrimp and sambal. Roasted lemon for sweeter and earthy taste. Not too spicy. Asian inspired bit like thai curry. Artichokes smooth helps cool down spice. Green curry paste under has ginger curry leaves lemongrass. Paste coconutty And sweet.