Kopapa @ Monmouth Street

コヴェントガーデンのMonmouth Street(モンマス・ストリート)にあるKopapa(コパパ)は、Marylebone(マリルボーン)の人気店・The Providores and Tapa Roomの姉妹店で、Time Out誌の2011年Best New Restaurant Awardの次点に選ばれたレストラン&カフェ。朝食からディナーまで一日中食事が出来る場所として、そして夜はお酒の飲めるバーとしても人気。小皿やシェア用サイズ、メーンディッシュと機会に応じた、アジア、中東、ヨーロピアン、アメリカン等のフュージョン料理がメニューに並ぶ。

私たちがこの日注文したのはこの2品:Steak sandwich with roast tomatoes, caramelised onions & horseradish cream on toasted ciabatta (ローストトマト、カラメル状のオニオン、ホースラディッシュのクリーム入りのステーキ・サンドイッチ £10.95) と、Mixed: Grilled chorizo, pickled cucumber, hummus, marinated olives, Villarejo Manchego cheese, babaganoush, goat’s yoghurt labne & flat bread (グリルしたチョリソ、キュウリのピクルス、フムス、マリネしたオリーブ、スペインのチーズ「Villarejo Manchego」、ババ・ガヌージュ、ヤギのヨーグルト・ラブネ、平パンが並ぶメゼセット £10.50)。少し物足りないぐらいのサイズにこの値段は少し高い気はするが、見た目はとても美味しそう。でも残念なことに、サンドイッチのステーキは固くて噛み切れないのに、トーストされたチャバッタはフニャフニャで、握るとぼろぼろになる。結果、お皿の上のサンドイッチは、最後は見るも無惨な姿に。メゼは、味は悪くないとのM評だが、塩辛い食べ物ばかりなのにちっちゃいパンが2枚のみで、追加のパンは有料(£1)。それに、超ミニサイズのオリーブは、食べにくいことこの上ない。少し期待外れ。

ところで、Kopapaから見えるロータリー交差点は、7つの道路が交わるので「Seven Dials」と呼ばれるのだそう。知らなかった。

Kopapa on Monmouth Street is a sister restaurant of The Providores and Tapa Room in Marylebone, and one of its runners up for the Time Out 2011 Best New Restaurant Award. It’s an all-day restaurant & cafe and opens seven days a week, from breakfast through to dinner, as well as a popular drink spot in the heart of Covent Garden. Kopapa serves a fusion of Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American-inspired small dishes and sharing plates as well as main dishes, so you can choose the food depending on an occasion.

These were our orders of the day: Steak sandwich with roast tomatoes, caramelised onions & horseradish cream on toasted ciabatta (£10.95) and Mixed: Grilled chorizo, pickled cucumber, hummus, marinated olives, Villarejo Manchego cheese, babaganoush, goat’s yoghurt labne & flat bread (£10.50). Seemed a bit expensive for the portion, but both looked very good. The steak in my sandwich was too hard to cut with my teeth, and the ciabatta was too delicate and was broken when I was struggling to eat the steak. I messed up my sandwich completely at the end… The mix plate was not bad, according to M, but there were only two small bread for such a salty food like this and extra bread was charged for £1. Also their M&M’s size olives was not easy to eat at all. A bit disappointed overall.

By the way, until today, I didn’t know the the small roundabout that you can see from Kopapa is called “Seven Dials“, because it is where seven streets meet.

2 responses to “Kopapa @ Monmouth Street

  1. everydaylifestyle

    Yes, it was quite embarrassing…my mouth is full of mayonnaise and bread crumbs!

  2. fingknitcoolgal

    Thank you for another useful insight about eateries in Central London. I also had a bad ‘steak sandwich’ experience in Cafe Rouge. It’s so frustrating & embarrassing, isn’t it?

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