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The first London-based branch of this all-day restaurant.
With chains such as GBK and Zizzi for company, you might expect a restaurant next to the Tower of London to be brimming with selfie stick-wielding tourists. Thankfully, that’s not the case at Coppa Club. Having originally made its home next to the Thames in Berkshire, this all-day restaurant has taken the plunge into London with a second riverside restaurant, which comes with quite a view. Positioned next to Tower Bridge and opposite the Shard it boasts what must be one of the largest riverside terraces in London, but the big glass windows mean you can soak up the sights even when it’s too chilly to go al fresco.
A relaxed menu combines small plates, dishes from the grill, pizzas and pasta, as well as nibbles if you’re just in it for the views. An unlikely snack of deep-fried truffled gnocchi was seriously moreish, while light, crisp calamari had an extra kick from sriracha mayo on the side.
Rib-eye steak was juicy, tender and cooked to order, although the supplementary truffle cream didn’t really add anything to the dish. Better still was a delicate whole roasted sea bream, stuffed with rosemary and slices of courgette, served with a fresh tomato and fennel salad. A rich chocolate and almond cake with citrusy crème fraîche rounded things off nicely.
The only slight hiccup was a clunky ordering system that meant waiters had to painstakingly search for each dish or drink on a smartphone, resulting in a mix-up with our drinks. But if they can iron out the kinks in the technology (or ditch it altogether), it should soon be smooth sailing for this riverside dining spot.
3 Three Quays Walk
Lower Thames Street
|Transport:||Tube: Tower Hill|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £65.|
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My boyfriend recently booked for us to go here and I loved it. On the night it was pouring with rain and there were lots of train troubles.It didn't take away my enjoyment of the night. I was super excited to dine in one of the festive igloos. The views of Tower bridge and the river Thames are beautiful. I would say the food is just your average food but the experience and atmosphere are worth going for. The staff were really friendly and helpful.
Igloo- great idea and good experience. Looked great at night time. Menu was limited & service could be improved as it was quite slow
I recently had a Christmas dinner here and it was wonderful Christmas experience. We had reservations inside, and immediately signed up for the wait list for igloos outside. The staff were really fun, friendly and attentive – and constantly kept us updated on our expected waiting times for the igloo. We were luckily able to push our dinner reservation back by 30 minutes to coincide with the next available igloo – and our party of 8 comfortably fitted inside one igloo. It was really festive and warm (this was definitely appreciated, as it was a freezing cold December night). The internal speakers did not work at first, but came on half way through our meal. There was slight confusion over our pre-ordered Christmas meal but this was quickly sorted out. The only slight complaint would be that they only gave us one small plate / bowl per side to share between the entire table of 8. As we were an igloo, and not in the main restaurant – the wait staff were not able to serve us as regularly / timely as would be possible in the main restaurant, and if we wanted their attention one of us would have to leave the igloo, walk through the cold and then back into the restaurant to find them. However overall dinner was excellent. Most of the group opted for the Turkey main. I had the orange polenta cake for dessert which was amazing – and we had loads of mini mince pies to finish. We were able to stay in the igloo for as long as we liked. I would highly recommend this as a date night or special occasion meal. The views from the igloo were spectacular, as they are located on the riverside – with stunning views of Tower Bridge.
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