Yotam Ottolenghi’s (pictured, above left) new restaurant (NOPI – ‘North of Piccadilly’, don’t you know?), has been much anticipated. It has also come with a side order of criticism about its lofty pricing. While the Israeli-born chef’s chain of cafés across London have rarely found themselves in the realm of ‘cheap eats’, NOPI goes one higher, with the menu of small sharing plates averaging around £10 a pop (£6.50 for puds). If you’re preapred to pay for it, everything about NOPI indicates a fine opening: clued-up staff, convivial atmosphere, creative cookery.
See our NOPI review for more info.