Stylish all-day restaurant in Covent Garden whose globe-trotting dishes demonstrate owner Peter Gordon's innovative fusion cooking style.
Fusion maestro Peter Gordon (of the Providores & Tapa Room) co-owns this handily located, stylish all-dayer. He oversees an exciting and well-executed menu that runs from breakfast to dinner, with missteps a rarity. Turkish eggs (poached eggs with yoghurt, hot chilli butter and flatbread) – a favourite from the Tapa Room – makes a welcome appearance on brunch and breakfast menus.
Lunch features weighty sandwiches (steak on focaccia with caramelised onion, mustard cream cheese, roast tomatoes and pickles) and burgers (soft-shell crab burger with Asian salad, spicy peanut mayonnaise and avocado), alongside salads (belper knolle cheese, roast grapes, mixed leaves, pickled ceps, walnuts and black vinegar dressing) and a selection of more inventive dishes. Many of these also appear as large or small plates on the evening menu.
Pan-fried sea bream with broccolini, rainbow chard, coconut coriander chutney and paprika crumbs is a typical main – quality produce, imaginatively teamed. There’s the occasional disappointment (a slightly flabby serving of deep-fried sesame and Urfa chilli salted squid with sumac mayo, for example), but you’ll never be bored.
Smiling staff are attentive and clued-up about the menu, which changes monthly. A wide-ranging wine list is buttressed by an eclectic set of cocktails, and even the modish brasserie-style decor globe-trots, very prettily in the case of the Turkish floor tiles.
Kopapa: a Maori word for 'a gathering, to be crowded, and a building to store food in'. Kopapa is owned by Peter Gordon, Michael McGrath, Adam Wills and Brandon Allen. Both Peter and Brandon have Maori heritage and, along with Adam and Michael, are New Zealand raised.
We're located in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, one of London's hottest new eating, drinking and shopping destinations. And as Kopapa is open all day, seven days a week from breakfast through to post-theatre, it is the perfect place to meet, eat and drink in the West End.
At Kopapa we offer fantastic coffee and fresh juices, energising and hearty breakfasts, small plates through to main courses, a concise and exciting wine list and the most delicious fusion food in the West End. The ever-changing menus are driven by creativity, innovation and the use of prime seasonal ingredients from within the UK and abroad. We cater for pre- and post-theatre and take bookings at all times of the day.