Antipodeans do breakfast well, they aren’t stuck in the awful fry up mediocrity that Britain can’t seem to escape. They embrace variety, and going out to brunch is a normal and common occurrence. I guess it comes with good weather and nice cities. … Continue reading
I love eggplant, the Baba Ghannouj and Char Grilled Eggplant dishes at Kopapa are good. I particularly liked the char grilled dish which came with a Tahini and Black Bean Miso dressing, this was not as overpowering or as sweet as Tsuru’s sweet glazed eggplant dish.
I liked the Lamb Cutlet, New Zealand lamb is always delicious and this was cooked well. The Tuna was also good but a little bland when compared to the other dishes.
The only really dissapointing dish was the cassava chips which were too thick and had an awful chalky texture.
Kopapa is an ugly restaurant, there is a corrugated iron effect on the walls which gave the feeling of being inside a garden shed, it’s also too bright.
The food was good but mostly due to it’s decor and because nothing really stood out this place kind of disappoints.
Loved the Squid Pancake, a Japanese style pancake served with mayo and okonomiyaki sauce. The Cornbread and Chipotle Butter and the Sweetcorn with Teriyaki butter were great. The Pickled Mackerel was also a stand out.
Liked the sharing plate, nice falafel, eggplant relish, hummus and merguez sausage but could have done without the pickled carrots. The salt beef fritters were too dry, the accompanying beans with mustard dressing also didn’t do it for me.
Forget the Pork filled Gypsy Bun, thick, hard pastry with dry pork, very disappointing.
The staff are a little to chummy with each other, dancing about and faking that they really like each other, it felt a bit like Empire Records at times but no one was as hot as Liv Tyler.