Hattie Lloyd 02/12/22
The Coppa Club: it’s pure gold.
You’ll find this buzzy riverside restaurant right next to some of London’s most iconic landmarks: its neighbour is the Tower of London, and just after that, Tower Bridge. Which means that the waterside terrace has some of the most glorious views in the city, with the lights of the London Bridge embankment twinkling in the Thames, and the picturesque bridge lit up beyond.
So while, yes, inside Coppa Club is a laid-back brasserie setting, with bentwood chairs scattered across a marble herringbone-tiled floor, leather booths and sweeping banquettes, the terrace is where you’ll want to be – because it’s also home to the original private dining igloos that sparked a city-wide craze.
They’re surprisingly warm, with their own heaters inside and blankets should you need them. The doors also slide shut, which keeps the chill out, but also – coupled with the music playing inside – gives you the impression of dining in your own secluded restaurant. And they’re all set beneath a twinkling canopy of fairy-lights, with beautiful dried flower installations suspended above the table.
Coppa Club’s all-day menu is served throughout the restaurant, and takes its inspiration from across Europe. It’s all been designed for you to pop in at any time of day, so depending on hunger levels you can opt from bar snacks like parmesan croquettes and buttermilk fried chicken… all the way up to hand-stretched pizzas; fresh pasta; fish, grilled perfectly on the plancha; and rosy-pink cuts of flat iron steak with some really excellent fries. And the pudding menu is impossible to say no to, with cinnamon-dusted doughnuts with butterscotch dipping sauce, an incredible sticky toffee pudding, and crème brûlée all on the cards (or a dessert sharing board, if you really can’t decide). And to wash it all down? There’s beers, a well-priced wine list and a roster of classic cocktails, many of which can be ordered booze-free.
If you’re being good as gold, too.
NOTE: Coppa Club Tower Bridge is open daily. The private igloos hold up to 8, and have a £35pp off-peak minimum spend, or £150 collective minimum spend in evenings and at weekends. You can find out more, and a book a table or igloo HERE.
Coppa Club Tower Bridge | 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH
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3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, Tower Bridge, EC3R 6AH
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020 8016 9227
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