Here’s what the press, bloggers and customers have to say about Kopapa
“Kopapa knows fusion can still be fun. And rather fabulous. From the sticky, ultimate-Toast-Topper filthiness of bone marrow mixed with Parmesan and squelched on to toast, to the delicate, pungent pleasures of green and red endive spears filled with pork pâté, crisply frazzled shallots, gapi (Thai shrimp paste), mint and coriander, it’s all good.” – Metro, February 15, 2011. by Marina O’Loughlin. read more
“…the bungee jump of flavours and textures that is Peter Gordon’s cooking, Kopapa is unmissable” – Time Out London, by Guy Diamond. read more
“…blows apart the tasteful conventions, bringing together ingredients and techniques from around the world in revelatory combinations.” – The Independent, by Tracey MacLeod. read more
Peter Gordon is a hero of mine. His fusion food, which London first tasted at The Sugar Club in Portobello Road, then later in Warwick Street (premises soon to be the Ottolenghi spin-off NOPI) and more recently at The Providores and Tapa Room, broke new ground and liberated other chefs to go walkabout with ingredients — invariably much less felicitously. – Fay Machler 6 Jan 2011
Covent Garden and Leicester Square has long been a restaurant-goer’s no-man’s land. That is until now, because fusion supremo Peter Gordon has opened Kopapa, situated conveniently on Monmouth Street, moments from the Donmar and the Royal Opera House.
Kopapa is a buzzy place full of international types who are unlikely to be fazed by a menu peppered with such curiosities as almond skordalia, or coconut and gapi salad. There are ‘Quick bites’ to whet the appetite like smoky babaganoush and olives, steamed edamame and grilled chorizo. – Will Vaughan, ‘Scoff’ in The Spectator 17th May 2011
I loved this place – anyone who has been to The Providores will know how innovative Peter is and the menu at Kopapa reflects this. We shared some small plates/tapas – I can’t lie and say I absolutely loved all of them but they were all super interesting and one of them was really amazing.
London Stuff Food Blog 21st January 2011
The Boyfriend is Turkish, and a big fan of Changa, the restaurant in Istanbul from which this idea comes from, so ordering these were a given. The Turkish eggs involved whipped yoghurt, two poached eggs and hot butter – a concept The Boyfriend had never heard of. Regardless, of how traditionally Turkish it was. It was great. It kind of tasted like a very healthy alternative to Eggs Benedict. The tangy yoghurt with the eggs was deliciously satisfying.
Fork my knife Food Blog April 17 2011
Tucked away in a delightful part of Covent Garden Kopapa Cafe and Restaurant scored 10 out of 10. Excellent food served by attentive staff in a relaxed and friendly manner. Excellent wine list and ideal for either a quick snack or 3 course meal. I highly recommend you give this venue a visit.
Top Table Diner Review 14th May 2011
The Kopapa was a delight! The food was delicious and innovative, a great selection of wines from around the world to compliment the meal. The service was attentive without being overbearing. Overall a great eating experience and a tribute to a great Kiwi chef!
Top Table Diner Review 6th May 2011
This was our first visit to Kopapa in Covent Garden and we’ll definitely be returning..We had a selection of the tapas and everything was delicious. I started with a tasty miso soup with shitake mushrooms and tofu dumplings. Cassava chips with chilli dip were lovely. My daughter loved the baked tofu dish and my husband’s favourite was the seared tuna with papaya salad. My best dish was a tempura dhal, beautifully spiced with a lovely salad flavoured with lime leaf. Desserts were equally good.
Top Table Diner Review 3rd May 2011
We had such an interesting and delicious meal at Kopapa after an afternoon at the theatre. We chose the meza so we could try several of the varied and interesting choices. All were amazing, and ceviche so good we ordered a second portion! Although it is quite crowed with the tables too close together, the entire staff were so friendly and efficient and the food so marvelous, we didn’t really mind. Top marks for innovative and delicious cuisine!
Top Table Diner Review 21st April 2011
My new favourite London brunch cafe. Absolutely delicious and fabulous menu choices, it was so hard to decide.
Top Table Diner review 11th April 2011