Located in the back-alleys of Chora - the entrance is framed by oversized amphorae painted black - a meandering pathway leads to the entrance with Nōema’s open kitchen, bar, and salon spread out from an enclosed courtyard.
The stylish interiors riff on contrasting elements of raw concrete, polished cement, textured tiles and dark wood and subdued palette of colours and drystone walls - with earthenware and oversized plants creating a tropical Mediterranean atmosphere.
The menu, predominantly pescatarian and vegetarian, ranges from raw meze to sharing feasting platters served taverna-style with dishes such as crispy octopus with oxymel and wild oregano and charred beets with hazelnut pesto. Washed down with a selection of house-made elixirs, biodynamic and organic wines.
As well as the restaurant, Nōema has an outdoor bar for intimate live sets, an indoor salon, and a stand-alone concept store - and has been conceived by K-Studio architects, the team behind another Mykonos landmark, Scorpios - and Richard Caring, the famed British restaurateur.
Crispy octopus with oxymel and wild oregano; sun-dried mackerel in lemon verbena sauce; charred beets with hazelnut pesto and double- strained yoghurt, or slow-roast pork chops with a cinnamon-anise crust.