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Riverside Views at Coppa Club Tower Bridge

A London summer can be glorious when the weather is right – you know that perfect sweet spot at around 25 degrees when it’s not too hot that it’s unbearable or so cold that it doesn’t even feel like summer. We also all know that it can be not quite so glorious…pouring with rain, muggy and sometimes just down right freezing. Well I’ve found a place where you can enjoy a summer time lunch whatever the weather. Coppa Club Tower Bridge is located right on the river…DSC_1902DSC_1912
With a beautiful south-facing terrace with a view over Thames opposite The Shard for when the weather is fine…DSC_1914
And a relaxed, modern interior for when it’s….ummm….grey and humid like today. Actually as it was fairly warm and not actually raining so either seating areas could be enjoyed. We sat inside the restaurant by the open doors of the terrace so that we could still feel the warmth of the sun on our skin and see the fantastic view. It’s a place that you can also visit any time too, with a breakfast menu served from 11.30am that becomes an all day menu. The brass bar at the centre of the restaurant is ideal if you’re just looking for somewhere for drinks.
A warm (ish) day called for summery dishes and we started by sharing some starters: DSC_1834DSC_1843
Juicy seared prawns with a punchy flavour of garlic and chilli and a light drizzle of olive oil on a crisp piece of toast.DSC_1846DSC_1856
Along with a good hunk of country bread topped with sweet fresh crab, a creamy yogurt balanced by piquant chilli, and lemon. Two starters which were just ideal for me. For main course there’s the choice of fairly simple grills, salads, pizza and pasta so I chose one of my absolute favourites:
A whole roasted sea bream stuffed with grilled courgettes; the fish itself was a tiny bit overcooked but the flavours were still deliciously fresh and the skin was crispy. I loved the accompaniment of a peppery cherry tomato salad mixed with fennel.DSC_1863
I love tomatoes so much that I even got another helping on the side, lightly dressed with olive oil and flavoured with basil. DSC_1880DSC_1870
My companion also really enjoyed her dish of sea trout on the palancha served with a citrusy fregola and fennel with an orange and chive dressing. I sampled some of the perfectly cooked fish and would definitely recommend it as another light choice for a muggy day. DSC_1867DSC_1884
To round things off, a rather glorious sticky toffee pudding with a crunchy smattering of honeycomb and scoop of vanilla ice cream melting into a pool of the hot toffee sauce.

The food at Coppa Club is uncomplicated but tasty and it’s the perfect place for a catch up…whatever the weather.

London Restaurant Review: Coppa Club

Coppa Club Tower Bridge
3 Quays Walk
Lower Thames Street

020 7993 3827

My lunch was complimentary.

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  • I really love their plates! Is that an odd thing to notice? x

    • No! I thought that too 🙂

      • Samantha Gray

        The plates on the terrace at J Sheekey’s right now are gorgeous!

  • great views indeed! and the food doesn’t look too bad either:)

  • Paul and I have been a few times and like Amanda, we also love the plates! Of course the riverside view is pretty amazing too

  • MissLilly

    Grilled fish and tomatoes?? Ohh that’s definitely my perfect meal! Love love tomatoes!

  • gahhh that sticky toffee pudding looks immense!!! AP xo

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Those prawns look so delicious! I love the look of their terrace, with the lavender lining!
    Awesome photos as always hun! x

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • I can handle most weather as long as I’m sitting down comfortably somewhere shaded with some level of air-conditioning/heating, and of course good food! Or maybe having lived in both tropical Malaysia and fickle England has trained me to handle most climates. Either way, how can one be too humid/too hot/too cold when there’s sticky toffee pudding in front of you? 😁

    Birthday Brunch at The Standard Grill, New York – Posh, Broke, & Bored

    • You definitely have good climate training and yes sticky toffee pudding is always an incentive!

  • Samantha Gray

    Definitely agree with you on the whole bream! Was it gilthead? All the fish looks a bit overcooked and dried up but the salads look vibrant. Great review – I will have to try it!

    • I’m not sure, though it did look like a gilthead bream. It actually wasn’t bad just not perfect. Everything else was fab.

  • Gary J Berry

    This looks so good. Sticky toffee pudding is my favourite ever dessert too! Gary x

  • Coppa Club looks like the perfect Thames side food venue come rain or shine! I think I would have ordered a separate side helping of the tomatoes too as they look lovely and juicy. Definitely a fish fan especially in summer!

  • Looks like such yummy food (I love lots of fish!) and what a view!! xxx

  • The Brit Crowd

    Wow, one definitely to check out in London when i’m next in town! x

  • Those prawns look glorious! And I’m always game for sticky toffee pudding. Also, what a fantastic location 🙂

    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure