YOPO at the Mandrake

Modern European, South American, Spanish·
Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

Yopo replaces The Mandrake’s short-lived Serge, which closed its doors in January 2019. It’s an all-day offering to suit the hotel 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’d 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, while 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
Modern European, South American, Spanish
Cool, Dark and moody, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options
Celebrations, Celeb-spotting, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for YOPO at the Mandrake

Updated on 04 Aug 2020


Here at The Mandrake our Tribes safety and comfort is at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind, please be assured we will be going above and beyond government guidelines, ensuring every one of our spaces is a secure and clean environment for everyone to enjoy.
We have updated all our policies related to cleaning and hygiene to meet and beat COVID-19 guidelines for hospitality. All our staff will be skilled in these standards and procedures before our reopening.

We will be disinfecting all touch and contact points regularly as well as carrying out extensive cleaning procedures meticulously in each respective department using certified and approved COVID-19 products, including UV Sterilisation, as well as using PPE wherever necessary.

Once inside you will find we have made all the arrangements to follow "Social Distancing" guidelines with our expected Mandrake flair. 
We will keep you safe without losing what makes this hotel so unique.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
If you have any questions about our health & safety procedures during this pandemic, don't hesitate to call our front desk on 0203 146 7770.

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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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Location for YOPO at the Mandrake

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

020 3146 7770


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 08:30-11:00
Thu 08:30-11:00
Fri 08:30-11:00
Sat 08:30-11:00
Sun 09:00-11:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-18:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun Closed

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