coppa club tower bridge london

Coppa Club Restaurant Tower Bridge London

Homeboy and I were invited to have a meal at the Coppa Club located at Tower Bridge. The aim of this establishment is to offer a Member’s Club service but without the membership or any snobbery. Essentially, it’s a place where you can relax, meet clients and enjoy a bite to eat without feeling as though you’ve outstayed your welcome. You can hang out there all day if you want and once you’ve seen the spectacular view, you might want to do just that. If you’re looking for Tower Bridge restaurants, places to eat near Tower Hill or breakfast near Fenchurch Street then head for the Coppa Club.

coppa club, interior with view“Breath-taking views of Tower Bridge, satisfying European dining menu, extensive drinks list and a gorgeous place to hang out for the entire day where you can work, rest and play!” Homegirl London

Coppa Club Restaurant Tower Bridge Menu

We arrived at 9 am to sample the breakfast menu, which caters for all tastes. Healthy people (that wasn’t us!) can order muddled berries with yoghurt and nutty granola. On a sunny day, you might lean towards the fresh fruit with yoghurt and lime. If the weather is dreary try the porridge with banana and maple syrup or berries. Perk yourself up with an Energising Red, Super Orange or Cleansing Green fresh juice. Or enjoy a liquid breakfast (no, I don’t mean a Bloody Mary, but they do have that on the menu) by choosing the breakfast smoothie with banana, strawberries, toasted oats, almond milk and a dash of maple syrup.

coppa club, omeletteOmelette with Parmesan, Spring Onions, Green Chilli and Lardons

Egg dishes are in abundance, and these include a massive skillet breakfast featuring two fried eggs, sausage, bacon, Spanish black pudding, field mushrooms, roasted tomato, Heinz baked beans and toasted ciabatta. We asked for a vegetarian version with our eggs well done. This wasn’t on the menu, but they happily obliged. It was very filling and satisfying, and I loved the presentation of the dish served up in a skillet pan with a wooden surround, so you didn’t burn yourself.

coppa club, vegetarian breakfastVegetarian Version of Skillet Breakfast (we asked for our eggs well done)

For smaller egg dishes you can go for an omelette with Parmesan, spring onions, green chilli and lardons (diced bacon). You could ask for this without the diced bacon if you are a vegetarian. Scrambled eggs with Severn and Wye Valley kiln smoked salmon is also on offer. We tried the smashed avocado on toast with chilli, lime and coriander with a poached egg on top. This dish had a fierce kick to it which we loved, and it certainly woke us up. If you wanted something smaller order a bacon or sausage sandwich with fried egg optional.

coppa club, avocado on toastSmashed Avocado with Chilli, Lime and Coriander Plus Poached Egg on Toast

Treats wise it’s croissants and freshly baked pastries which I saw on the counter, and they looked quite lovely. Pancakes come with honeycomb butter, those muddled berries again with orange flavoured creme fraiche. Or try the pancakes with dry-cured bacon. These are served with maple syrup, or not, it depends on what you fancy. We shared the cinnamon French toast with fresh berries, creme fraiche, honey and toasted chopped nuts which were yummy. If only we had room for the pancakes with honeycomb but that would have been quite outrageous, and I wasn’t wearing elasticated trousers, so we had some restraint!

coppa club, cinnamon french toastCinnamon French Toast with Berries

The all-day menu starts at 11.30 am, which features unpretentious European food. This includes a selection of nibbles like salted Marcona almonds or large green Castelvetrano olives which are ideal if you are there for a cocktail, or two, or three. Small plates include tomato and basil or fresh crab bruschetta, Italian meatballs, crispy fried squid, seared king prawns, kiln smoked salmon or fillet steak Crudo on sourdough. If you are with a group of people, perhaps order the large cured meats selection. Mains include a grain-fed beef burger with all the trimmings, British rib-eye steak, grilled trout or roasted sea bream plus corn fed chicken or a Tomahawk pork chop. Otherwise, it’s a choice of sourdough pizzas, pasta dishes and healthy salads. With some delicious sounding puddings of the mini butterscotch pot and the flourless chocolate and almond cake, you can enjoy casual dining throughout the day and into the evening.

Coppa Club Restaurant Tower Bridge Interiors

The location is superb because you are right next to The Tower of London (around the corner away from the crowds) with an uninterrupted view of Tower Bridge. With alfresco dining on a south-facing terrace overlooking the River Thames, you can pretend you’re on vacation. The HMS Belfast ship is directly in front, and so is the Shard and to the side, you have City Hall. It’s one of the best views I’ve seen when dining in London. The floor to ceiling glass windows allows in maximum light and a chance to view the fantastic scenery.

coppa club, tower bridge viewRestaurant View

Inside, the room is expansive, with different seating zones. On your right, as you enter there are a few velvet armchairs which looked very inviting. The open style central bar has stools facing so you can perch there if you are waiting for a guest.  In the centre are a combination of round and square tables for small groups or couples. On the left, you have a selection of sweeping booths with padded banquette seating which was extremely comfortable. The best spots for working are the booths towards the back of the bar and to the side. There’s no Wi-Fi code which makes life a lot simpler.

coppa club, restaurant interiorsRestaurant Interiors

The decoration is glam with bronze touches from the bar countertop surround to large pendant lamp shades. I loved the collection of glass pendant light shades in the main seating area. With olive green upholstered dining chairs, a beautiful marble herringbone pattern floor alongside a wooden version, it’s a stylish space to kick back and relax in.

Coppa Club Restaurant Tower Bridge Information

coppa club, exteriorRestaurant Exterior

Cuisine: Simple European dishes

Price: Meat version of skillet breakfast £9.45, French toast £6.95, pancakes £5.45-6.95, small plates £4.95-6.95, a large plate of cured meats £12.45, house burger with fries £11.45, 8oz British rib-eye £18.95, whole roasted sea bream £14.95 and sourdough pizza £7.45-9.45

Website: Coppa Club Tower Bridge Website

Address: 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AH. Other venues at Sonning-on-Thames (where Mr and Mrs Clooney live) and near Oxford Circus

Near: Right around the corner from The Tower of London and near Tower Bridge. Not far from Tower Hill or Monument Underground Stations or Fenchurch Street Train Station

Open: Check the website for current opening times

Wi-Fi: Yes, with no codes, no log-ins and free

Décor: Stylish and a tad glam without being over the top

Seating: 250 covers, open-plan restaurant with south-facing terrace

Toilets: Straight ahead as you enter, towards the back

Reservations: You can book online

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and the restaurant. Thanks: Chloe Green for information, photography, and inviting me to dine at the restaurant. Thanks to Homeboy for accompanying me. Disclosure: Our meal was free which is why this article has been labelled as an Advert.