Kopapa
Kopapa

Kopapa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kopapa.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02072406076x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday:
    Breakfast: 8:30am* - 11:30am
    Lunch: Midday - 5.00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last savoury orders)

    Saturday:
    Brunch: 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (last savoury orders)

    Sunday:
    Brunch: 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:45pm

    * From November 3rd 2014 we will be opening at 8am Monday to Friday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Peter Gordon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering:

    All Function Types Considered

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    Tube - Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:

    Parking: Chinatown car park is open 24 hours. Newport Place, WC2H 7PU
    There is also pay and display parking in surrounding streets.
A word from Kopapa
Kopapa is an all day restaurant located in Seven Dials, Covent Garden and is the second London offering from world-renowned chef Peter Gordon, co-founder of The Providores & Tapa Room in Marylebone Village. Kopapa serves fantastic breakfasts all week and is truly one of London's hottest brunch spots at weekends.

The all day menu offer is an international culinary adventure and a showcase for Peter’s wonderful cuisine. Whether it’s a mid-week lunch, pre-theatre supper, or a special dinner with a group of friends, Kopapa offers an exciting dining experience in the heart of the West End. The cocktail offering is innovative, the wine list concise but comprehensive and the bar - one of theatre land's best. And if sitting and sipping as the world passes by is your thing, the outdoor terrace provides Covent Garden’s best vantage point. Kopapa also offers delicious post theatre supper - and remember, we are always happy to cater for larger groups and children.
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Kopapa reviews from OpenTable diners
888 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.4
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
brunch (387)pre/post theatre (364)fit for foodies (346)good vegetarian options (201)business meals (140)special occasions (122)sunday lunch (104)group bookings (99)romance (77)outstanding value (76)afternoon tea (41)outdoor eating (38)child friendly (29)disabled access (16)Show More
  • Fusion Fever!
    SimmerDim
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    OMG, after 4 days of eating out for business and personal travel, Peter Gordan's Fusion dishes at Kopapa are the most memorable. Had dinner before the theatre and still thinking about the unique butternut squash soup with salted coconut and coriander. Even the flat bread caught my attention. I had two small plates: king scallop with cauliflower puree was so delicious that I had to close my eyes in delight, and the spring rolls were crispy but not greasy. Add a carafe of nice chardonnay, and my dinner was absolutely perfect. I browsed through the 3 cookbooks for sale but none had these recipies, otherwise I may have bought all three and lugged them to the theatre with me! Only distraction was how crowded and loud the restaurant is.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food
    StephB
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Everything about Kopapa was very good. The food was a lovely mix of flavours and presentation and some very interesting variations on the normal Antipodean cuisine. Staff were lovely and helpful and the atmosphere, although a little loud at times, was a good fun and very relaxed..
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    emdemps
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    A fantastic restaurant with top class, interesting food. But what is best about this place is the value for money, 2 courses for under £20 in Covent Garden is excellent, considering the high standard of food. A busy place perfect for trying something completely new. I would recommend to adventurous eaters on a budget!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and delicious wine
    foodgaloreVIP
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    This is a lovely little restaurant with a wonderful, if somewhat pricey, wine list. The food is delicious, between us all we had steak, pig belly and sea bass and everything was beautifully presented. The desserts as well are gorgeous and the sharing platter as a starter was a great start to the meal. The crab burger also looked delicious and at £12.50 was pretty reasonably priced. This is quite an expensive restaurant so I would recommend it for client entertainment or a special occasion.
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  • Fabulous
    Pinsandneedles
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Superb food by Peter Gordon. Kopapa hits all the buttons for a special dinner.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Kopapa was nice
    Foodlover
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    The food at Kopapa is interesting and good value but there are so many great restaurants to choose from in London now that it no longer stands out like it used to. Good service generally although our desserts were forgotten.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hummm ok!
    HollyVIP
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    I booked the pre-theatre menu for my boyfriend and I thinking it was the 1st time I would have been there. Once I arrived I realised I had been on a Saturday for a coffee with my sister. On that occasion it was very busy - Service was slow so we ended up leaving a little frustrated. My recent experience was nicer. We ate around 5 or 6pm - it was much quieter so we could chat without struggling to hear and service was better! The waiter helped me with my food selection - glad I went for it in the end. However, my boyfriend had the cod and lentils- it didn't have any flavour. He also had a Bloody Mary that even to my Taste was very bland - literally just tasted of tomato juice. Portions were a little small too.
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  • Kopapa
    Cat787
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    The ambience was very good and viby. The whole area is vibrant and busy. Some of the food for my friends was good, mine personally was just ok. I had the Wasabi & yuzu cured salmon, wakame & cucumber salad - it was mostly a creme fresh tart with some pineapple pure' on top. Not much salmon at all. I had the Grilled “weeping tiger” hanger steak, jasmine rice cake, choi sum - I asked for medium rare, it came rare. Which I was ok with, but the stead was very chewy and the seads were very hard. The waitress kept clearing plates while everyone else was still eating which was very distracting, we had to ask the manager to ask her to wait till we were all done. A bit of a disapointment overall but they were very friendly.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Great range
    BigRussVIP
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Didn't bother with the pre-theatre meal as you don't really save anything. Ordered a selection of the small plates and it was great
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • As always, fantastic!
    AJLE
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    I have been to Kopapa countless times now and each time, it is consistently incredible food and service. I would never hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Kopapa was brilliant.
    NatBurnsVIP
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    The food at Kopapa is excellent. It is not cheap but if you choose wisely you can get an extremely tasty meal for around £25 (including half a carafe of wine & a shared pudding!). The service was also exceptionally friendly, prompt and helpful.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Sunday brunch
    timeoff
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    The location is fantastic if you want to wander round Covent Garden or Central London in general afterwards - for a spot of shopping, etc. The decor is modern, and interesting, and it doesn't feel crowded despite the tables being packed extremely close together. There is a good level of choice on the menu, but it is as typically expensive as other restaurants of this kind (e.g. £4 for a glass of orange juice!). The hot smoked salmon with spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce was disappointing and did not have many bold flavours. The "Turkish Eggs" - a signature dish - were fantastic, especially with a side of grilled chorizo (the best I've ever had). The freshly made donuts were excellent. Come and visit, but choose carefully!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very poor service
    food4coco
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We recently had brunch at Kopapa. The food was excellent and we all really enjoyed our dishes (softshell crab burger was exceptional). Unfortunately, the service was extremely rude and kicked us out before our desserts arrived (10 min before the end of our reservation) as there was another booking for our table right after ours. We found that particularly inappropriate as we were sitting and waiting for 15 minutes without anyone attending to us after finishing our mains. I should say that the manager very nicely apologized for this, so I don't think it's Kopapa's policy to be rude to their guests but it was still the worst service we've received so far in London. The space is nice, but cramped and noisy.
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  • Lovely saturday brunch
    lucindah
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Went to Kopapa last saturday for brunch - booked in advance and when we arrived at 10.30 it was already quite full, which makes for a lovely atmosphere. Service and food were great and it's located in a nice part of covent garden. I ordered the granola and fruit salad with a flat white and the mixed juice. All were lovely - if I had one criticism it would be the juice could have been a little colder perhaps with ice but other than that it was the perfect sunday brunch! friendly staff but not OTT.
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  • Can't go wrong with Kopapa
    bubblesteeringVIP
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I've been to Kopapa for breakfast/brunch before and always enjoyed it, but this time I wanted to try it for dinner. So a friend and I went and it was great, as expected! The service was prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious. We tried 4 of their small plates and shared it between us with some sides. The fusion of all these amazing flavours makes Kopapa's food unique and enjoyable. Definitely worth a visit!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Middle of the road
    EmBr
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    A noisy restaurant (who covers walls in metal cladding?) with a menu that's interesting in theory but fairly plain in reality. We had the avocado toast and the French toast and both were just fine. Better brunch options out there for a similar price and better service available (staff seemed overstretched and uninterested at times).
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  • Sunday brunch
    Katyfoodie
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Excellent quality food and great cocktails. As always, very busy but a buzzing atmosphere that was fun. And excellent doughtnuts that can be taken away!! I was too early for my table but the M'd stored my luggage for me and offered a bar seat until the table was ready. My two guests loved the ambience and food.
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  • Unique Fusion
    claphamGalVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Well considered fusion dishes, like roast lamb satay, waygu beef with beetroot horseradish - the list goes on. Right in the middle of Covent Garden, perfect pre-or-post dinner, but booking is essential.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • off the boil
    mmmm
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Eaten there before and loved it. This time it was a bit lacking. On the night we went there was a large table noisy drinkers. It was difficult to hear each other talk at a normal level. The excessive noise just added to the sense of it not being a particularly enjoyable place to be. Service was a bit rough round the edges - rushed and perfunctory. Food was interesting as ever but it wasn't a pleasant experience overall. I was quite disappointed.
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  • tasty food, great cocktails
    muswellmummy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Kopapa on a Saturday night surrounded by pop-up cocktail bars makes for a noisy evening. However, the small plates were very tasty, as were the cocktails. Yuzu margarita especially good. One quibble: why when they know people are sharing do they put one huge scallop on a plate and one tiny one? And then you have to cut the scallops in half to share them? How about two equal-sized scallops for the price? Service was a little erratic, (asked by two different people for drinks orders, not asked for food order for ages) though charming in the end.
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  • KoldPapa
    fairexpectations
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    6pm Saturday night and restaurant full and buzzing- good start. Bread & Oil very nice and fresh. Starters came a bit too quickly, and one was not hot and the other almost cold - we charitably decided that maybe it was meant to be (Tortilla) but warmth would have improved it. VERY long wait until the mains. Tables cramped and place very noisy so conversation difficult as everyone had to talk loudly everywhere. Eventually the mains arrived, a side of (puny) chips piping hot, one course only warm but the tempura was virtually cold, my wife couldn't eat it, but rather than wait another hour, I did. It was tasty and had potential. Quite clearly the kitchen was not coping, as everyone was waiting. They then tripled the bill! We won't be back.
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  • Didn't live up to expectations
    PamW
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food was interesting but didn't quite deliver on flavour. We were seated at a very small table squashed into a corner and no help was given to my disabled husband to get seated. It was very noisy but that's to be expected on a Saturday evening.
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  • Should have stopped at the starter
    gdb007
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Arrived and the initial drinks order was completely missed, which seemed to fluster the waiters - they seemed baffled that the order hadn't arrived and made us feel that it was our fault. Progressed to starters arrived - very good. Terrible, each and every one. Sloppy presentation, completely forgettable and well below standard expected. Service slow. Overall not a good night. Won't go back. Much better food to be had elsewhere. Shame enjoyed eating here before
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  • Dissapointed
    MsVictoriaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Not everything on the menu was available but you didn't know this until you ordered. The burger was dry, the chips didn't taste of rosemary or garlic. The pork belly was in a tasteless coloured water. The rice pudding was undercooked and the cheese board was really poor. We wouldn't return.
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  • Great for brunch AND dinner!
    JuliaS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've eaten here a few times for brunch, so decided to try dinner! I shared 4 of the small plates with my friend. Probably should have had 1 more! Really enjoyed the beef rendang, the callops and miso aubergine. Korean beef tartare was probably my least favourite, however still really nice! Nice atmosphere at night, great service, good cocktails & wine. I'd definitely go back!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • great service and atmosphere
    eatprayloveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    the service here is always warm, friendly and with a up-beat attitude. i also like the atmosphere as it feels like a neighborhood place that you can just drop in. especially in the mornings when it's a bit quieter. the food is sometimes hit or miss though. some of the flavor combinations can be just a bit off to not be so appetizing. But i'd always come back for the turkish eggs in yogurt!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent breakfast!
    Perky69
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I think that I tried most restaurants in and around London for breakfast and think this rates high amongst the one's I have tried. Quality ingredients, something a bit different and the traditional fry-up all at a reasonable price.
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  • On my list of favourites now
    Knowmyfood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I had a lovely lazy breakfast there. Great food. Good value for pney given location and type of food. My kind of place. I would probably not like it as much in the evening as the ambience might be different. The service was excellent only lost a star because I could not pick up the wifi signal from my table and that was frustrating.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth a visit
    Rubeuk
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great for informal dining. A few outside tables are available. Good ambiance. Close to theatres, shops and bars of Covent Garden. Attentive service but given space to order if not in a hurry. 2 vegetarians were very happy will the available options. 2 non vegetarians equally happy with the available options. Every small dish was imaginative and tasty. Will definitely return
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    brunch, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Decent
    FrankieFreckles
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I took my wife here as it was our anniversary and she is vegetarian. The food was amazing and the waiter was very attentive. When one of his colleagues served us up a shared platter with chorizo in the middle of it, he immediately whisked it away and brought us one with the chorizo in a separate side dish so my wife had no meat juices. Little touches like this mean that I will come back. The scallops were truly delicious along with the aubergine. Do try these...
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greenie
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Excellent and interesting flavours and dishes. Good pre-theatre. Definitely recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    BigRussVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Absolutely superb food! Had a set menu which was excellent value. Portions good, get the side order of sweet potato mash with miso, amazing! Just go!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was simply perfect.
    Billinuk
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I've given it five stars because there was absolutely nothing wrong with any aspect of the meal. The food was unusual and EVERY dish was in its own way sensational and special. There were four of us and I think we shared a total of ten dishes. We'd go back again and try everything else on the menu. The service is swift ( without rushing us) and informal. Worth every penny.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Foodie
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Plates were extremely small and definitely not worth the price. The recommended dish was only mediocre (Inari). The pork belly rice noodles was an odd combination and slightly too sour for my taste.
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  • Good brunch
    Jen1234
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Ideally central location with a good brunch menu, available on weekdays also. Right amount of good quality food with a range of options, including veggie with good Monmouth coffee. Downsides are that it's not the comfiest place to chill with friends over brunch but the excellent quality of food and drink makes up for it. Our waitress was also very grumpy, but maybe she was just having a bad day. Overall would recommend!
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  • Delicious as always...
    banana
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    ...beware the overpriced avocado. £4.50 for half is absurd!
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  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Lovely brunch venue, great Turkish Eggs! Great coffee
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    fine options if in that area good veg options great location
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  • not worth the money
    ccln
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    I do not mind paying for quality dining. Kopapa was not worth the price paid. The bill for two small plates, one side, and one main came up to almost 60 pounds which is ridiculous since it wasn't anything particularly special. I was not impressed by the quality of the food nor the ambiance of the restaurant, either. Would not recommend.
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  • Great brunch
    lemonhead78
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Really enjoyed Kopapa- menu is varied with good veggie options. Flavours were excellent and something a bit different from standard brych-highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.