I was recommended Coppa by a friend who went last year. It seems thought things must have changed a lot. The door man was really welcoming, the roof top looked amazing and staff were really friendly and as attentive as they could be considering how woefully understaffed and over worked they seemed. Considering the extortionate price of the the rotisserie chicken you'd think they'd be making enough to ensure the staff could actually serve the customers. We had to wait ages to be served! I hope those poor staff weren't being paid minimum wage - but I bet they were. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm giving 2 stars as the place had real potential, it was just a deeply depressing experience.
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Posted: Mon Jun 23 2014
Another summer, another rooftop pop-up bar in Hackney. This one proved very popular when it opened for the first time in 2013. Decked out again with colourful garden sheds, plastic lemons and checked tablecloths, the look hasn’t changed for 2014, but the vibe has. Almost every shed, bench and deckchair was pre-booked on an early evening visit, meaning this is not longer the place to go for a spontaneous drink on a sunny weekend.
A summer pop-up by the people behind Italian restaurant Lardo round the corner, the menu at Coppa ranges from salads and cured meats to roast chicken flavoured with spicy ’nduja sausage. There’s also a blackboard list of regularly changing specials such as prawns wrapped in guanciale (cured pig cheek), which is char-grilled and served with a shaved fennel and orange salad – a decent summery snack.
To drink there are Italian-inspired cocktails, including a slushie version of a classic negroni with a touch of added prosecco.
Shedloads of fun on a Hackney roof? Maybe not, but if you can find a pew, this spot above London Fields still makes a pleasant space for an Italian-inspired snack or cocktail.
By Celia Plender
Coppa Martello Street
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We have been for a Friday night at Coppa with 12 friends. We couldn't choose for a better place!
The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. Big thanks to Cristian and Pedro for being very welcoming. You made us feel home! Bravi ragazzi!
Not good! Coppa has opened again for summer 2014 and unfortunately the new rotisserie concept is really bad. The chicken was very dry and flavourless, it was supposed to be 'Nduja infused but tasted of nothing, they give you a sad little handful of chips on the side which tasted like they had come out of a freezer. At £14 a portion this is probably the most over priced meal I've ever bought. It's a shame because the staff are lovely and Lardo (which owns Coppa) is great.
Amazing drinks. Great food and an amazing vibe. Ignore the Coppa reviews. This is a brand new pop up. Platterform have excelled.
And there it is! someone had to ruin it. In the past few years the London Fields/Broadway Market area has been oddly graced with the absence 'want-to-be-spontaneous', pretentious rip-offs, despite the right demographic and fertile ground for their proliferation. The worst adjectives one could have used might have been 'hip' or 'mildly overpriced'. But this is taking it to the next level. - Generic rooftop, barely enough for one to say "Yes, I am on a rooftop" - Extremely overpriced and mediocre food and drink. Poor wine selection, £6 small glass, £6 a small skewer, 'nuff said. - Ridiculous ad unclear menu presentation - If you're not one of the 4 covered huts, you'll be set up on one of several narrow tables, not even wide enough to sit one opposite each other. After one glass of wine and a skewer, we got up, paid, and left. And went to Lardo. Hey! Lardo crowd! you got it very right the first time, and completely flunked the second. Try again.
Overpriced for what it is. The food really isn't that great at all, but the prices are high. The view is also normal.
We went to this place for a relaxed weekend lunch and it provided everything we hoped for. The food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. Although the menu was a confused mix of tapas and mains, we decided to share a large barbecued seabass with several sides between 3 which was perfect.
Have been here twice and very much enjoyed it both times - especially the huge steak, which is pricey at £50 but which fed four of us with starters and sides. The seafood risotto was also great for sharing. Book and ask for a cabana - they have blankets too if it's chilly.
Hi All, I went to this place last night and I would not recommend it. The decor was certainly nice but the price of the food is really expensive regarding to what it is. First, I have booked a table, I was hoping to be in one of the hut and unfortunately we had just the right to be in a table. I have ordered some drinks and antipasti. We had really small glass for the price of minimum £6 (there is not a lot of choice and what i took was not good) and we paid £6 for a sausage with cornichons which arrived on a wook plank not cut. It was weird. The mimimum price for a meal was £15. We ordered frittis, still it was ridiculous, it looked like small samosas. The weather was not the best to be there, I have to say, it should be better to go when there is no wind and it is really sunny. Don't go their if you expect to have a good view on London because you will be only able to see London fields.
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Good idea but a bit of a fail. We ordered food which took FOREVER to arrive and all we ordered was 1 chicken skewer, 1 lamb skewer and bruschetta: it was a complete rip off! It cost £15 and we got 1 skewer of each meat for £6 per skewer! To rub salt in the wounds they actually had the cheek to serve what were supposed to be 2 separate 'dishes' on the same plate with a tiny bit of rocket which, to be honest was the best bit as it had a nice dressing on. The meat itself was pretty tasteless, especially the chicken. The cocktails we ordered weren't great either, they were pretty flavourless, not very imaginative and the one with Prosecco I saw them top up with fizzy water. Awful. The venue is ok if you sit at one end but if you are at the end to the left of the stairs you are sheltered by trees and feel crammed into a corner. Ok if you like trains though. This place could be really good but it seems disorganised, the food is very average and very overpriced and the cocktails were a bit lame.