Situated in the heart of Haslemere at the site of the former Georgian Hotel, Coppa Club is the latest eatery to make its mark in the town.
The Coppa Club concept is based around all-day dining, and my mother and I visited to sample the all-day menu.
On arrival, we were immediately greeted by a friendly member of staff and taken to our table.
The ambience at the Coppa Club was ideal, with a relaxed, informal environment making it easy to unwind. The club is open to everyone and is perfectly suitable for families – there is a kids’ menu for the children – as well as couples.
For starters, I had the succulent crispy fried squid with spicy ponzu dip, sriracho mayo and lemon – for those who are worried about spices I can assure you the dip is not hot at all and the dips perfectly complemented the divine squid. My mother enjoyed the sundried tomato arancini with caprese mayo for starters.
Next up was the main course, and I had the exquisite wild prawn spaghetti with chilli, garlic, white wine and tomato, while my mother enjoyed a creamy bucatini carbonara with guanciale, Pecorino, black pepper and egg yolk.
The generously-sized portions meant we were already full enough, but we decided to treat ourselves and indulge in dessert.
I had the wonderfully-light creme brulee with vanilla and raspberry, while my mother enjoyed a Basque cheesecake with orange creme fraiche.
There was a good selection of drinks to choose from – while I enjoyed a hearty mug of breakfast tea my mother had a glass of rose. We also had a regular supply of water.
There is a vast wine list to choose from, as well as beers, hot drinks and juices.
Service was attentive and speedy throughout, with no long waits for any of the courses or drinks.
As well as the restaurant, Haslemere’s Coppa Club boasts a boutique hotel with 13 bedrooms, a cafe and a bar.
With attentive service, a great atmosphere, a beautiful setting and exciting, well-executed dishes, it is definitely well worth a visit.