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31 July 2014
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Copitaone star

020 3544 0800

26 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EP

£42.00 Spanish Soho

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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-4pm 5.30-10.30pm Sat 1-10.30pm

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Sibling to Fitzrovia’s Barrica, this ‘charming’ little tapas joint has quickly become a dependable Soho star with its high communal tables, warm lighting and chequered floor tiles. It gets full to bursting (and deafening) in the evening, so turn up early to maximise your chances of bagging a seat – and getting proper attention from the mainly Spanish staff. Despite the odd ‘unmemorable’ misfire, the daily changing menu generally delights, with plenty of good stuff including cured sardine fillets with crisp pork crackling, a stand-out salt-cod brandada with duck-egg yolk, wild rabbit with almonds, and marinated lamb with piquillo peppers and aubergine. The enticing wine list offers loads of ‘really affordable’, quaffable sips based on the main Spanish grape varieties, plus some hidden treasures, a good spread of vintages and everything available by the glass or carafe.

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  1. Copita

    26 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EP
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    Nicole G.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    26 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EP
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    Richard E.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  3. Copita

    26 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EP
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    Tom L.
        (1)
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Friday, 30th May 2014

    londonfoodaholic :: REVIEW: Copita

    If I'm ever faced with that childish desert island conundrum of 'if you only had to eat one type of food, what would it be?' My answer will always be Indian, and Spanish cuisine. Both have so much to offer in terms of vibrancy, flavour, tradition and importantly value for money. Copita in Soho has it all. Nestled in the back streets of Soho, it's an extremely hidden restaurant which doesn't help itself with its inconspicuous facade that gives nothing away when walking past. I'd actually never heard of Copita before and only managed to find out about it from new restaurant booking app, CityHawk. It popped up on my screen so i thought why not. The moment i arrived i was quickly left in the capable hands of the staff who after helping to secure my a table outside, i quickly lost by the vulturous sun worshippers of London. Instead i sat inside, hot and with 25 degrees just on the other side of the glass...
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  2. Published : Tuesday, 18th March 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Copita, Soho

    Copita is a tapas bar on D’Arblay Street in Soho and, as it features in the ‘Bib Gourmand recommends’ section of the Michelin guide, we thought we’d pop in to try a couple of the dishes. It was a bright and airy restaurant and at 3pm, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the place was positively packed. There were no tables, just stools in front of high benches, yet we didn’t feel uncomfortable – in fact, quite the opposite...
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  3. Published : Wednesday, 20th February 2013

    FoodiesOnTheProwl FoodiesOnTheProwl :: Copita, Feb 2013

    Copita opened its doors a few years ago and has generally received good reviews since then. All the more impressive given that London is blessed with many good tapas restaurants and many of the latest dining trends in London originate from tapas restaurants (think eating behind the counter, open kitchen, sharing platters, etc). It is therefore risky for any restaurant to take on this particular culinary niche. Copita dared to take on the challenge and succeeds at it thanks to great cooking, great service and a great atmosphere...
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  4. Published : Sunday, 10th February 2013

    The Hedonist :: Review-Copita

    I love Copita. I’ve being going there since it opened and it really feels as if its owner Tom Luther has brought a little corner of Seville to Soho. The menu features a decent range of fifteen sherries, a strong wine selection and delicious and often creative small plates most of which are hits rather than misses...
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  5. There’s no shortage of tapas restaurants in London and Soho has more than its fair share, so a new tapas place has to have a little something extra to pique my interest. Copita serves up Catalan-inspired tapas and is located on a small side street in Soho so it’s almost impossible to stumble across. Most of London’s tapas eateries are restaurants rather than bars, but Copita aims to replicate the more casual, grazing, dip in and out style of traditional tapas eating with its all-stool and bench seating although it’s still more of a restaurant than a bar...
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  6. Published : Saturday, 24th March 2012

    andmorefood :: copita, london

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