Ah, the Coppa Club.
You don’t need to be a policeman to hang out there…
… but you do need to have an appreciation of smoked haddock arancini and trout grilled on a plancha; carefully chosen wine-lists; and elegant, all-day bistros with sprawling riverside terraces overlooking London’s most picturesque bridge.
Something tells us you’re going to fit in.
Coppa Club is set right by the river next to the Tower of London and the old Wharfinger’s Cottage, which sounds like the lair of a terrible Bond villain. You’ll enter to spot the more casual café and bar areas first, with bentwood chairs scattered across a marble herringbone-tiled floor, while surrounding the central bar are the more formal dining areas, with leather booths and sweeping banquettes.
The 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 seared king prawns, Datterini tomato bruschetta and buttermilk fried chicken… all the way up to hand-stretched pizzas, fresh pasta, grilled meat and fish. And to wash it all down? There’s pitchers of elderflower spritz, beers, a well-priced wine list and a roster of classic cocktails.
Outside, meanwhile, are the famous private ‘igloos’ that started a London-wide trend. The originals (and the best), the pods here are of the deluxe variety with glass windows and raw timber frames festooned with foliage and fairylights. Inside you’ll find banquette seating, candlelit hurricane lanterns and woven rugs (or fur throws, depending on the time of year), as well as speakers for your own music. And thanks to their sliding doors and panoramic views, they’re a pretty ideal spot to catch up with friends…
…in a very literal bubble.
NOTE: Coppa Club Tower Bridge is open weekdays 11.30am-10pm, and weekends from 10.30am-10/9pm. The private igloos hold up to 8, and have a £30pp off-peak minimum spend, or £240 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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