An all-day restaurant in the heart of Soho, NOPI (which stands for north of Piccadilly) is run by the team behind Ottolenghi. NOPI is a brasserie with a twist, serving dishes to share for breakfast, lunch, dinner. The striking interior was created by Israeli designer Alex Meitlis (who has worked for both Ron Arad & Richard Rodgers) who in turn called on a fellow Israeli designer Iris Kadouri for the lighting commission. Brass is one of the main features here, white ceramic wall tiles, marble floors and the most amazing restaurant bathroom I’ve ever been in. The 1920’s brass entrance doors were originally the doors to the very well-known department store, Harvey Nichols in London. Going back to the design, Alex Meitlis designed the furniture, a collaboration between Iris & Alex resulted in the restaurant ceiling pendants called Jorge. You can spot the Tom Dixon Void light in the bathrooms also.
Breakfast here includes Shakshura (braised Italian eggs, piquant tomato sauce & smoked labneh), fruit salads, black rice & coconut milk with banana & mango, or sliced sourdough & scrambled eggs. It’s mega stuff, you can’t blame me for always wanting my breakfast meetings here. For lunch you could try spiced buttermilk cod, or stonebass, skordalia & red onions, or whole twice baby chicken. Yums. For pudding think Ricotta dumplings, banana brioche pudding, or tofu-fa & ginger gula jawa with papaya, mmm…
Images courtesy of both Nopi & LWSY