Food / 6 December, 2022 / Ellie Thompson
Situated in the heart of Cobham village, Coppa Club Cobham has been open for a couple of years now. Spread over two floors, this eclectic, plant-filled space aims to offer something for everything, open for breakfast, brunch, and coffee, to intimate dinners, cocktails and signature Igloo experiences. The menu offers a whole host of European small plates, grilled mains and sourdough pizzas, so there’s something everybody will enjoy. The drinks menu serves a wide range of carefully chosen wines, beers and classic cocktails as well as new creations, so there’s plenty of choice for romantic dinner dates, bigger parties and quiet nights alike.
Coppa Cobham is home to many large plants, and its botanical feel is a nice touch, they work to separate the room into smaller areas. And as you’d expect, there’s a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, which together with the warm, dimmed lighting makes the restaurant feel cosy and festive.
A big draw for diners at the Coppa Club Cobham has to be the restaurant’s iconic outdoor igloos, which sadly, we didn’t experience this time. We were sat towards the back of the restaurant near the fireplace. The ground floor is home to the main restaurant, central bar and relaxed lounge spaces.
To start, the seared king prawns in garlic, lemon, chili and parsley from the ‘Small Plates’ were simply delicious, and the melt-in-the-mouth buttermilk chicken with crunchy slaw and chili mayo did not disappoint. We both went for the Flat Iron Steak with truffle fries, mine with truffle cream (SO GOOD!) and my husband’s with peppercorn sauce. Dinner was washed down with a super crisp (and very easy to drink) bottle of Maximin Reisling.
For pudding, I went for the flourless chocolate cake, which is up there with the best chocolate desserts I’ve ever tried, and my husband had the doughnuts. We were so impressed by the standard of food in there, especially since it’s such a large restaurant.
Coppa Club’s festive menu is definitely worth checking out this month. Opt for two or three courses – with a glass of Prosecco to start. Starters include smoked duck breast and salmon tartare, with a handful of mains to choose from, including roast turkey breast, duck leg and veggie option – wild mushroom tortellini. Finish off with Christmas pud and brand butter, spiced cranberry and white choc cheesecake, or a raspberry and chocolate brownie. Yum!
The main restaurant on the ground floor is a large, busy space that can get quite noisy if you’re after a quiet, romantic meal for two, but there are little corners that seem a little more private. Coppa Club is a great choice for those couples or bigger parties after a fun night with a bit of atmosphere. It’s also an ideal spot for a family dinner, as they’re open all day, and have children’s menus with a range of delicious meals the kids will love.
A huge thank you to our waiter, a young man called Tom who was brilliant and at first, very unaware we were there for a review, so it goes to show how great the service really is.
Coppa Club first opened seven years ago in Sonning as a space that combined all the best elements of a café, bar, restaurant and lounge into one. A private members’ club experience, without the membership fees, with an informal, relaxed feel.
Since the opening, they’ve grown, with eight other locations across the UK, including Putney, Tower Bridge, Clifton Village, Henley-On-Thames, Maidenhead, Brighton, as well as Streatley-On-Thames and Sonning-On-Thames.