As soon as you walk into NOPI, it’s immediately clear Yotam Ottolenghi is behind it.
A string of Asian flavours and those from the Middle-East, too, run through the menus of this all-day, modern brasserie … and it’s little wonder it’s fast becoming the discovered treasure tucked away behind busy Piccadilly.
But the restaurant – whose piece de resistance is the long, canteen table which looks out into the open, frenzied kitchen in the basement – is getting just that little better.
Because of its prime location in TheatreLand, NOPI has quite rightly produced its very own theatre menu.
On it? Crispy baby squid, almond tarator, lime relish… slow cooked pork belly, coco bean cassoulet, salsa verde …. caramel and roasted peanut ice cream, chocolate sauce ..and so on. Get the jist? Yes, it’s incredible.
It’s priced at £21.50 per person, or £24.50 per person with dessert.