Al fresco dining spaces are usually ghost towns in winter, but lots of restaurants are finding cool new ways to make these spaces appealing. Selfridges have added a foldaway canopy and a cute forest theme to their roof top space, Sushi Samba have a fire pit and fleecy blankets for their clientele, but this year there was one stand out…..igloos!
On New Years Day I went for brunch in one of these plastic domes on the North Bank of the Thames. These babies, at Coppa Club, Tower Bridge have been insanely popular and I booked about 2 months in advance for the privilege!
If you have a group of about six-ish you could probably get your own dome, but as a pair we took residence in a sharing pod. Sitting atop a fluffy sheepskin, we settled in for a gorgeous brunch. Naturally I had avocado toast (my love has featured in my blog before Avocado Toast – Hype worthy?). The food was good and actually cost less than when I have brunch back in sunny Essex! It was a bit of a rainy day, but you could clearly see The Shard and Tower Bridge amongst other things which was really cool.
Its so nice to be in a cosy space with good food, and great views chatting and enjoying being outside (sort of). I’d thoroughly recommend booking a table, of course there will be more available towards the beginning of the week and at lunch times…although I am sure the view would be even more amazing at night.
Brunch is my favourite meal, and the igloos have made the favourite brunch venue list for sure. They are only there for a few more weeks, so if you want to check them out, get in there quick!