Jason Allen 05/01/23

Battersea Power Station Is Generating A Fresh Pasta Restaurant

Noci Battersea Power Station | Fresh Pasta in South London

Battersea Power Station is continuing to ruthlessly wield its casual restaurant tractor beam, and this time it’s grabbing an outpost of Noci to add to its collection.

For those who aren’t au fait with the Islington fresh pasta scene, Noci is the Islington fresh pasta scene. Since opening just off Upper Street in March of last year, it’s been the best (and possibly only) place to get daily made, reasonably priced pasta dishes in the neighbourhood, mostly thanks to the stewardship of chef Louis Korovilas, whose carby CV is almost unrivalled – he was taught by Giorgio Locatelli himself, before becoming head chef at the excellent Bancone, and the equally lovely pasta palace, Tavolino.

Battersea Power Station exterior

The plan is for the Battersea branch to open sometime later this year, up on the second floor of the power station. Quite what it’ll look like, and how big it’ll be are all up in the air at the moment, but if it’s anything like the original you can expect something with sleek Scani-stylings that’s offset with warming lighting & hospitality.


And as for the menu, well, believe it or not there is no gnocchi at Noci. As it turns out, the name is more than just a fancy pun, it’s actually an Italian word for ‘walnut’. Anyway, the pasta on offer involves the likes of ragu topped with a flower of Monk’s head cheese, and herbed lamb shoulder ravioli drizzled in bright green chive oil. And it’s all topped off with whipped dark chocolate gelato sprinkled with crunchy pieces of frosted pistachios with candied kumquats for an extra burst of sweetness.

And to drink? There are likely to be plenty of Italian wines, and some classic cocktails on tap including an espresso martini and a spicy Tommy’s margarita.

It’s powerful stuff.


NOTE: Noci Battersea Power Station is set to open later this year. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at the website right here.

Noci | Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL

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Noci Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd West, Battersea, South London, SW11 8AL

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