Ever since Jesus fed the 5,000 with just five loaves of bread and two fish, tapas has really taken off.
It’s no surprise then, that within the heart of Soho you can find this bustling, informal tapas joint from the people behind Barrica. However, unlike the 5,000, you won’t feel shortchanged because Copita boasts a Michelin Bib Gourmand for “exceptionally good food at moderate prices”.
With its tiled walls, exposed bulbs and shared wooden tables, from the moment you walk in you can Basque in the Northern Spanish aura. It feels like the kitchen of a ‘30s villa; which is exactly where you’ll want to be when the food is this good.
Copita is committed to replicating the nueva cocina of the province, and with dishes that include beef onglet with rosemary onion pork jowl, plaice in tempura with green hummus, and truffled goat’s cheese with honey, your culinary caper through the region can take in some off-piste options if you’ll allow.
Copita also translates as glass, so as you can imagine, the drinks menu has been given the same level of attention. The owner, Tim Luther, has a background in wine-importing and it shows. The focus of the menu is lesser known, better value wines so you’re likely to discover something new. And in keeping with the Spanish tradition, there’s a serious number of large G&Ts to boot.
Just remember, as with the feeding of the 5000 it can get crowded so, like your hungry forefathers, be prepared to perch or stand.
NOTE: Copita is open 12-11pm, Monday-Saturday. You can find out more, and book a table, HERE.
Copita | 27 D’Arblay Street, W1F 8EP
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