YOPO at the Mandrake

Afternoon tea, Modern European, South American, Wine Bars·
££££
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Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of YOPO at the Mandrake

Bronze Award

The Mandrake is an all-day offering suited to the hotel's location and describes itself as ‘Amazonian-inspired’, although take that with a pinch of salt, as it loosely translates as some jungle theming to the decor and a mild South American accent to the broadly European cooking.

There’s coffee and grab-and-go dishes for breakfast, though the theming really works best at night, when YOPO is a far sexier proposition, with candlelight illuminating the hand-painted jungle mural on the ceiling while a poppy soundtrack blasts from the speakers.

Well-meaning staff will talk you through the menu of sharing plates; we recommend five dishes between two diners. We loved scallops – crisp on top, fleshy within – resting on a pool of puréed pumpkin and truffle shavings, while a meaty hunk of grilled aubergine drizzled with soy and paired with herb salad is a good shout for vegetarians.

Our best dish was potato churros, a savoury twist on the classic Spanish dessert involving sausages of doughy fried potato sprinkled with coffee grounds and served with a rich bottarga dip.

We finished with two joyfully rich, bitesize discs of almond and salted butter shortbread, sandwiched with dulce de leche and passionfruit jam – typical of a meal that was never less than enjoyable and showed occasional flashes of brilliance.

Drinks include fun cocktails, but if you’re looking to make a night of it, you can head to the hotel’s much buzzed-about Waeska bar. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, Modern European, South American, Wine Bars
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Dark and moody, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quirky, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About

The Mandrake in the heart of Fitzrovia is a like-no-other luxury boutique hotel that’s been carefully designed to offers guests a unique, immersive and memorable experience. A perfect example of The Mandrake’s distinctive approach to hospitality is encapsulated in its main restaurant YOPO, a South American-inspired dining room where incredible design, food and drink come together in one space. Designed to transport guests from London to the Amazon rainforest, a meal at YOPO is one that's sure to leave a lasting impression. 

The interiors are just as important as the food here, and diners are invited to sit amongst elaborate foliage and greenery while they dine. The ceiling is decorated with a sprawling mural while every corner of the restaurant is inspired by, and evokes, nature. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the kitchen is led by Head Chef George Scott-Toft who has created menus inspired by his travels to Peru, Argentina and Chile. From indigenous Amazonian ingredients to low-intervention Argentinian wines, you’re bound to discover something new while dining at YOPO.  

With much of South American culture rooted in gathering together, the menu is intended to be shared with others. Choose from a variety of innovative plates including spinach, pine nut and ricotta empanada, octopus tacos with tomato, caper and avocado, and lamb with cocoa beans and black sesame mole. There's also a special sharing plate designed specifically for two people, which features beer braised pork belly, grilled spring onions, pickles and tacos. 

The restaurant also houses a more relaxed lounge area with its own separate entrance, which is open all day and offers a light snack menu. The wine list features plenty of international wines and champagne, but don’t neglect the cocktail menu which offers a host of new and exciting concoctions. There's one named Euphoria which blends St Germain elderflower, Muyu Chinotto, blood orange, champagne and fennel. 


FAQs

Can you get lunch a YOPO at the Mandrake?

You can enjoy lunch at YOPO at the Mandrake if you book one of the private cabanas. Otherwise there is a brunch menu available on Sundays between 11am-3pm.

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Can you eat outdoors at YOPO at the Mandrake?

Yes you can enjoy outside dining on the Jurema Terrace at YOPO at the Mandrake, which is probably the pictures you've seen of an exotic plant-filled space.

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Can you book YOPO at the Mandrake?

Yes, you can book YOPO at the Mandrake by using the buttons above to contact the restaurant via email or telephone.

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Is there a dress code for YOPO at the Mandrake?

No, there's no official dress code. We'd suggest smart casual attire would work best to suit the surroundings and general atmosphere.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at YOPO at the Mandrake?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at YOPO at the Mandrake.

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Events

£25Masha Hari Late Night Season Closing Party: Lemurian & B.O.T
Live Event
Masha Hari Late Night Season Closing Party: Lemurian & B.O.T

15 Jun 2024

Join us on Saturday, 15th June at Masha Hari Late Night’s Closing Party, featuring Lemurian and B.O.T.

Experience Lemurian’s mesmerising blend of deep house, downtempo, organic and tribal beats. His transformative music is inspired by messages from crystals and a commitment to leaving a better world for future generations. As a pioneer of “Spiritual Electronic” music, Lemurian’s performances are more than just shows; they are sacred ceremonies held under the sun, connecting us to ancient rhythms and our shared humanity.

Born in Peru, Lemurian is a prolific designer of frequencies, punctuating the present moment with the truth of sound. His music serves as a bridge between the present moment, our higher selves, and ancestral knowledge, bridging the gap to our conscious awareness. With each beat, he invites listeners to delve into the depths of their souls, forging connections between all living beings through sound.

Don’t miss out on our closing party with Lemurian and this exhilarating fusion of ancestral wisdom and contemporary beats. B.O.T will be warming up the night before Lemurian takes the stage, ensuring the energy is high and the anticipation is palpable.

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£65Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO
Dining Experience
Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO

15 Jun 2024

Introducing our new Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea, available at YOPO Restaurant and YOPO Bar every Saturday starting from 8th June, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Crafted not only to delight the palate but to nurture the soul, this culinary journey resonates with spiritual essence, engaging all Seven Chakras from root to crown. Created by Chef George Scott-Toft, each dish resonates with the Seven Chakras, guiding you to self-discovery. Pair with our curated tea selection, enjoy a guided tasting, and indulge in unlimited refills.

Special 30% off until 27 July, 2024. Reserve now at YOPO.

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£39Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO
Brunch
Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO

16 Jun 2024

Join us every Sunday for Tribal Brunch at YOPO, from 12pm to 4pm, for a unique experience like no other.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey that touches all senses. Taste the exquisite flavours, hear the rhythmic beats of tribal sounds, see the vibrant colours and intricate patterns, feel the sense of community and smell the soothing scent of Palo Santo infusing the air. Plus, unlock an added delight: a brief rune or oracle reading is included, offering profound guidance and insight.

With our Tribal Brunch package from £39 per person, guests can choose 1 signature, 1 sweet and 1 side/small plate from our carefully crafted menu, allowing them to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Book the Tribal Brunch now for an unforgettable journey where every Sunday is a celebration of the senses and the soul. 

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£65Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO
Dining Experience
Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO

22 Jun 2024

Introducing our new Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea, available at YOPO Restaurant and YOPO Bar every Saturday starting from 8th June, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Crafted not only to delight the palate but to nurture the soul, this culinary journey resonates with spiritual essence, engaging all Seven Chakras from root to crown. Created by Chef George Scott-Toft, each dish resonates with the Seven Chakras, guiding you to self-discovery. Pair with our curated tea selection, enjoy a guided tasting, and indulge in unlimited refills.

Special 30% off until 27 July, 2024. Reserve now at YOPO.

Book Here
£39Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO
Brunch
Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO

23 Jun 2024

Join us every Sunday for Tribal Brunch at YOPO, from 12pm to 4pm, for a unique experience like no other.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey that touches all senses. Taste the exquisite flavours, hear the rhythmic beats of tribal sounds, see the vibrant colours and intricate patterns, feel the sense of community and smell the soothing scent of Palo Santo infusing the air. Plus, unlock an added delight: a brief rune or oracle reading is included, offering profound guidance and insight.

With our Tribal Brunch package from £39 per person, guests can choose 1 signature, 1 sweet and 1 side/small plate from our carefully crafted menu, allowing them to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Book the Tribal Brunch now for an unforgettable journey where every Sunday is a celebration of the senses and the soul. 

Book Here
£65Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO
Dining Experience
Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO

29 Jun 2024

Introducing our new Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea, available at YOPO Restaurant and YOPO Bar every Saturday starting from 8th June, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Crafted not only to delight the palate but to nurture the soul, this culinary journey resonates with spiritual essence, engaging all Seven Chakras from root to crown. Created by Chef George Scott-Toft, each dish resonates with the Seven Chakras, guiding you to self-discovery. Pair with our curated tea selection, enjoy a guided tasting, and indulge in unlimited refills.

Special 30% off until 27 July, 2024. Reserve now at YOPO.

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£20Virgin X Presents: The Devil's Pride
Live Event
Virgin X Presents: The Devil's Pride

29 Jun 2024

Join Virgin X for 'The Devil's Pride', a devilish evening of decadence and debauchery at the iconic Mandrake Hotel. Virgin will be performing new material from her upcoming EP ‘BOOGIETHEM’. Expect an evening of sinful indulgence, with sumptuous cocktails served in blood-red hues and unholy hymns and sinful anthems to keep you dancing throughout the night. As Virgin X invites you to take pride in whatever makes you feel sinful, come dressed to impress and ready to indulge in a night of unapologetic revelry.

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£39Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO
Brunch
Tribal Brunch with Katya Livingston at YOPO

30 Jun 2024

Join us every Sunday for Tribal Brunch at YOPO, from 12pm to 4pm, for a unique experience like no other.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey that touches all senses. Taste the exquisite flavours, hear the rhythmic beats of tribal sounds, see the vibrant colours and intricate patterns, feel the sense of community and smell the soothing scent of Palo Santo infusing the air. Plus, unlock an added delight: a brief rune or oracle reading is included, offering profound guidance and insight.

With our Tribal Brunch package from £39 per person, guests can choose 1 signature, 1 sweet and 1 side/small plate from our carefully crafted menu, allowing them to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Book the Tribal Brunch now for an unforgettable journey where every Sunday is a celebration of the senses and the soul. 

Book Here
£65Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO
Dining Experience
Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea at YOPO

06 Jul 2024

Introducing our new Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea, available at YOPO Restaurant and YOPO Bar every Saturday starting from 8th June, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Crafted not only to delight the palate but to nurture the soul, this culinary journey resonates with spiritual essence, engaging all Seven Chakras from root to crown. Created by Chef George Scott-Toft, each dish resonates with the Seven Chakras, guiding you to self-discovery. Pair with our curated tea selection, enjoy a guided tasting, and indulge in unlimited refills.

Special 30% off until 27 July, 2024. Reserve now at YOPO.

Book Here
£39Tribal Brunch with Sabio Janiak at YOPO
Brunch
Tribal Brunch with Sabio Janiak at YOPO

21 Jul 2024

Join us every Sunday for Tribal Brunch at YOPO, from 12pm to 4pm, for a unique experience like no other.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey that touches all senses. Taste the exquisite flavours, hear the rhythmic beats of tribal sounds, see the vibrant colours and intricate patterns, feel the sense of community and smell the soothing scent of Palo Santo infusing the air. Plus, unlock an added delight: a brief rune or oracle reading is included, offering profound guidance and insight.

With our Tribal Brunch package from £39 per person, guests can choose 1 signature, 1 sweet and 1 side/small plate from our carefully crafted menu, allowing them to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Book the Tribal Brunch now for an unforgettable journey where every Sunday is a celebration of the senses and the soul. 

Book Here
£39Tribal Brunch with Regina at YOPO
Brunch
Tribal Brunch with Regina at YOPO

28 Jul 2024

Join us every Sunday for Tribal Brunch at YOPO, from 12pm to 4pm, for a unique experience like no other.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey that touches all senses. Taste the exquisite flavours, hear the rhythmic beats of tribal sounds, see the vibrant colours and intricate patterns, feel the sense of community and smell the soothing scent of Palo Santo infusing the air. Plus, unlock an added delight: a brief rune or oracle reading is included, offering profound guidance and insight.

With our Tribal Brunch package from £39 per person, guests can choose 1 signature, 1 sweet and 1 side/small plate from our carefully crafted menu, allowing them to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Book the Tribal Brunch now for an unforgettable journey where every Sunday is a celebration of the senses and the soul. 

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Location

20-21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1PG

020 3146 7770 020 3146 7770

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Opening Times

Brunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-16:00
Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Afternoon Tea
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 13:30-16:00
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-23:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun Closed

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