For lunch after our Thames Rib Experience, we booked the “Coppa Club”:https://coppaclub.co.uk/towerbridge/ on Lower Thames Street, not actually realising just how near it was to the Tower Millennium Pier. So although we were slightly early for our 1pm booking, it was good to find our table ready.
Whilst the terrace was full of trendy dining pods, at weekends there is a considerable minimum spend. However, we had a great table in an oval shaped booth overlooking the terrace which felt like we were in our own inside bubble, as we were slightly apart from other tables.
The weekend “menu”:https://assets.coppaclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/20211026165116/Coppa-Menu-BRUNCH-250×375-TOWER-WEB-1.pdf is both reasonably priced (mains around £15) and offers a good selection of nibbles and small plates, grills, pasta, pizza and salads. Service was a little slow, both in arriving and in inputting the order into the ipad as the waiter appeared unfamiliar with the system.
We were pleased we’d ordered garlic bread and a portion of crispy squid to share as the main courses took a little time to arrive, as did the drinks, which we had to chivvy up after the nibbles were served.
We all chose something different. I opted for nduja and pork pappardelle which was fine but could have been a bit hotter both in temperature and flavour. What was said to be a boneless half chicken, cooked on the grill and served with Piri Piri sauce and crunchy slaw, looked as though it had been a very small chicken. Other dishes chosen were Devon crab linguine, a ‘Coppa’ hot pizza, and smoked haddock and salmon fishcake with a side of skinny fries. The latter came out as the truffle and pecorino fries, which we accepted and were charged at the regular price.
Two puddings of treacle tart and sticky toffee pudding were shared amongst three.
The wine list is as reasonable as the food menu and starts at £19.95.
This is not necessarily somewhere I’d go for a special meal, but for the prices it offered good value, and was just what we needed after our exhilarating experience.
There are several other branches dotted around the south of England.