Food and drink
The menu is reminiscent of the Providores & Tapa Room but not a carbon copy. For breakfast, try the not-sweet, not-savoury ricotta fritters with avocado, rocket and pomegranate salad and pistachio caramel sauce. Kopapa’s express and pre-theatre menu sticks to the traditional two-or-three courses, but the all-day menu encourages grazing and sharing. I can't wait to go back and try the sticky coconut pork ribs – they are the invention of (another New Zealander) head chef Leigh Hartnett, rather than Peter Gordon – AA Gill apparently hated them, but they sure sound scrummy. As you might expect, there are good New Zealand wines and beers on offer, but the list is international.
Relaxed with a sophisticated trendiness. I love the floor.
Could be pacier, but they handled our very specific cooking requests with aplomb.
One of Covent Garden’s coolest streets, with plenty of boutique shopping, and a load of other interesting restaurants and bars nearby. After a spell in the doldrums, Covent Garden is attracting real Londoners again, not just tourists.
Spend as little or as much as you want. Tapas are £2.20-£7, sharing platters £9-£10.50. Breakfast options start at £2.80 for toast and jam and meander up to £10.50 for hot smoked salmon on toast with poached eggs, spinach and yuzu hollandaise. Cappuccino is £2.80, a cucumber mojito or bloody mary £8.50.
The Providores & Tapa Room is on Marylebone High Street – and reviewed here.
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- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- People watching
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