Coppa Club London is renowned for its river-side locations and private dining igloos, so much so that it can be very difficult to reserve an igloo at short notice. But help is at hand, with the opening of a new location in Putney, Southwest London.
This new branch is their second opening in London, and will be the ninth Coppa Club in the UK. Situated on the riverfront and serving breakfast, brunch, intimate dinners, after-work drinks and daily caffeine fixes, Coppa Club Putney aims to create a welcoming riverside retreat for locals and guests alike to enjoy from morning to night.
Coppa Club – London Putney
I headed down to sample their a la carte dinner menu on a frosty evening, and couldn’t wait to get inside and warm up! The decor is instantly appealing and emits a cosy riverside clubhouse vibe.
The restaurant itself is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street and there are plenty of cosy lounging areas to relax in. It’s obvious that this isn’t just a restaurant for lunch and dinner, but in fact a welcoming destination even for just a coffee catch-up or cocktails in the evening.
All Day Dining
For our meal, we dined from their All-Day Menu, which is the same as the Tower Bridge location, and so we were familiar with a lot of the dishes.
To start with we opted for a few nibbles and small plates, including juicy large green Italian olives, crunchy parmesan croquettes, and a delicious plate of seared king prawns served with garlic, lemon, chilli and parsley. We enjoyed our starters and they certainly whetted our appetite for the main courses!
Main courses at Coppa Club London range from grilled dishes, fresh pasta, salads and bowls. I opted for the ‘nduja and pork pappardella, which arrived as a steaming hot spicy ragu with parmesan. This was an immensely warming dish, ideal for a cold evening.
We also tried the truffle mafaldine, which we had heard great things about. This fresh pasta dish arrived with black truffle grated on top, alongside nutmeg, Pecorino and lashing of extra
virgin olive oil. This was a delightful dish, in which the truffle flavour really came through. We ordered both main courses in large sizes, which were very hearty portions and perfect for us.
Dessert at Coppa Club
Desserts at Coppa Club are immensely appealing, and after much deliberation, we opted for a warm treacle tart with crème fraîche and candied orange, as well as sticky toffee pudding with crushed honeycomb, vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce. We loved the sticky toffee pudding, though the treacle tart was too sweet for us to finish.
Alongside our meal, we enjoyed a couple of cocktails, including their signature Coppa Sour, made with Saliza Amaretto and Tanqueray Export Gin, as well as their Old Fashioned, which isn’t on the drinks menu, but the bar staff are able to create any of the classics on request.
As well as the All-Day dining menu, there is a range of menus available at Coppa Club, including breakfast, weekend, non-gluten and kids menu too. This variety of dining options emphasises that Coppa Club Putney is a destination for any time of the day.
I’m sure the residents of Putney are pleased with their new neighbourhood restaurant, as it’s certainly worth travelling for.
✔️ Overall Rating – 8/10
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