I was invited to have a meal at the Coppa Club located at Tower Bridge. The aim 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 out stayed your welcome. You can hang out there all day if you want and once you’ve seen the spectacular view you might just want to do 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 Restaurant Tower Bridge Menu
We arrived at 9am in the morning 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.
Egg dishes are in abundance, 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.
For smaller egg dishes you can go for 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 poached egg on top. This dish had a fierce kick to it which we loved, it certainly woke us up. If you wanted something smaller order a bacon or sausage sandwich with fried egg optional.
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 crime fraiche. Or try the pancakes with dry cured bacon. These are served with maple syrup, or not, depends on what you fancy. We shared the cinnamon French toast with fresh berries, creme fraiche, honey and toasted chopped nuts. This was yummy I must say. 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!
The all-day menu starts at 11.30 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 included 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 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, pastas and healthy salads. With some delicious sounding puddings of 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 dinning 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 allow in maximum light and a chance to view the amazing scenery.
The space 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 at the back of the bar and to the side. There’s no Wi-Fi code which makes life a lot simpler.
The decoration is glam with bronze touches from the bar counter top 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
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, 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: Monday to Thursday 7:30am-11:00pm, Friday 7:30am-12:00am, Saturday 9:00am-12:00am, Sunday 9:00am-10:30pm (food served Monday – Saturday until 11:00pm and Sunday until 10:00pm)
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
Service Charge: A gratuity of 10% will be added to parties of 6 or more
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. My meal was paid for by the restaurant and very much appreciated, cheers!