Coppa Club is one of those restaurants that don’t go unnoticed in the Tower Bridge area. Its igloos make eating there – at least once in a lifetime – with a view of the iconic Tower Bridge a must.
📍Coppa Club location
Coppa Club is located on the north bank of the Thames, very close to Tower Bridge. If you haven’t travelled to London yet, you probably think that this bridge is called London Bridge, but it’s not, its real name is Tower Bridge or Tower Bridge. Many of us tend to get confused at first! 😂
🚌 How to get to Coppa Club
Coppa Club is right next to some of the most important places to see in London such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London or the Great Fire of London Memorial.
The nearest stops are Tower Hill (District Line, Circle Line and DLR), London Bridge (Jubilee line and Northern line) or the Monument. If you opt for London Bridge, which is on the opposite bank of the Thames, you will have to cross one of the bridges to get there.
I would recommend getting to Monument if you are travelling on the Northern line or Central line. Bank station and Monument are connected by tunnels, and you can go from one to the other to change lines. If you use the District Line or Circle line, it wouldn’t make sense to get off at Monument because they both go to Tower Hill, which is much closer.
As for buses, I would advise you to download the Citymapper app to get around London. It alerts you when there is a breakdown or delay and gives you several options to get to your destination. It also tells you the duration and price of each of the alternatives it offers.
🎡 Book an igloo at Coppa Club
Although it may seem like a simple task, booking one of Coppa Club’s igloos is more complicated than it seems – they are always fully booked!
On the day they launch the booking system for the igloos, thousands of people are trying to get one of them too. You’ll have to be patient – and a bit alert – to get a table if you’re looking for a specific date.
The first time I really got the bug to dine here was Christmas 2018. I came on a trip to London, to see their Christmas lights, Winter Wonderland, those stunning decorations that flood their streets, and, for the first time, I took a closer look at this place.
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From that moment on, I always wanted to go there for dinner at sunset. But in my mind it had to be at Christmas. So when I moved to London, the first thing I did when I saw on Instagram that they had opened reservations, was to try to get one.
There were over 3,000 people in front of me in the queue. I still managed to get one of the igloos for Christmas time! What I didn’t know was that a long confinement in the UK was to come, and that Christmas plan would turn into a summer night’s plan.
To book the igloos I would recommend looking on their Instagram, they usually announce in advance when they will be taking bookings. Although you can always try to see if they have any available on their website. I guess they will have more availability during the week.
The Coppa Club menu is made up of small bites, sharing plates, main courses of meat or fish, pizza, fresh pasta and salads.
From small bites we can find bread with olive oil, olives, garlic bread, fried courgette and parmesan croquettes – the latter were the ones we ordered. Here I have to confess that as a good lover of ham croquettes, I personally wasn’t convinced. Rather than croquettes with battered parmesan sticks. They are tasty, but not comparable to homemade croquettes.
In dishes to share there are carpaccio, burrata, arancini, prawns and squid, among others. Grilled chicken, hamburger, salmon or fish cake – a very British dish – are some of the main courses.
In addition to the parmesan croquettes and garlic bread, we ordered a Caesar salad to share. We all opted for fresh pasta. In my case I ordered the pasta carbonara and my mark for the dish would be a 7/10.
💸 Coppa Club prices
At this point, the only thing left to ask ourselves is: how much is going to cost? But the truth is that, surprisingly, it’s not that expensive for what it usually costs to go out for dinner in London.
As I imagine that they will change the terms from time to time, I would recommend you to check them on their own website in case this happens. When I booked the igloo, the minimum price per person was 30 pounds, if there were only 2-3 of you. In the case of a group (up to 6 people), a minimum consumption of 120 pounds was required, or something similar I seem to remember.
The menu itself is fine. Starters cost less than 6 pounds, pasta dishes cost between 7-16 pounds, and meat and fish dishes range from 13-26 pounds. Also, the cheapest bottles of wine cost £20.
🙊 Is it worth going to Coppa Club?
In my opinion the food is not WOW. I wouldn’t include it in my list of places I would travel to just to eat. It’s normal, the price is fine, and I think that as a different plan for a special occasion it’s worth going to Coppa Club.