RIP - CLOSED AS AT JUN 16
My second visit to Kopapa and this time with the full entourage meaning multiple things could be tried for brunch. The salmon on toast with eggs had a pleasant yuzu hollondaise sauce but I thought the salmon would have been better if it was cooked less. The bacon was a little tough and I was a little bit dissapointed with how dense the bread was for the french toast as the bad points, however there is a lot of choice and original choice for brunch on the Saturday and Sunday menus. The selection of smoothies, milkshakes, dougnuts and juices are bespoke and all made on the premises. The dougnuts are probably going to be fit for a meal in themselves (the peanut butter and jam was worthwhile), the porridge was nicely done and clearly the Turkish eggs had to be done again.
It was very good to get back here and do the menu properly – the bottom line is that I enjoyed it but was a slight let down compared with my first experience. I do wish to try the pre-theatre, set and evening menus as I think this venue has a lot to offer in spite of not being blown away by options on this visit. It’s still an intriguing place and the next time I am passing and it is remotely sunny, I can’t think of many better things than having a seat outside Kopapa on a crisp morning with the Turkish eggs, espresso and a bespoke juice as the finest things had so far.
Food Grade: 62%
I needed a new option for breakfast as eggs benedict at every turn can get repetitive, so a quick surf of options brought my attention to here. Although I only had the one dish, the absolute certainty of how good this was has automatically made me want to go back for lots of the other options. The Turkish eggs, although a little pricey for a quick, breakfast fix at £9.50 (compared with the bacon signature bacon naan at Dishoom for example at £5.20) was just stunning as a different option. The butter cream base was layered with a mild, chilli oil and two perfectly runny poached eggs, so I wouldn’t describe this dish exactly calorie free, but the luxurious, fatty texture with wonderful flavour and perfectly toasted bread to mop this up was truly lovely as a new experience. This was a total triumph of a different, breakfast dish and I am definitely going back to try more dishes whenever I can as this would seem to be a keeper. I love Seven Dials regardless; this is just another string to its bow and now one of my favourite little spots in the whole of London.
Food Grade: 89%
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