‘This Way Up’ and 5 other brilliant shows ‘Fleabag’ fans will love
‘This Way Up’ and 5 other brilliant shows ‘Fleabag’ fans will love

Sarah Finnan

This Dartry Edwardian home with stylish interiors is on the market for €3.15 million
This Dartry Edwardian home with stylish interiors is on the market for €3.15 million

Megan Burns

Cancel culture isn’t real and this year’s list of Grammy nominees proves that
Cancel culture isn’t real and this year’s list of Grammy nominees proves that

Sarah Finnan

Søstrene Grene’s new craft-inspired collection is full of cosy details and colourful accessories
Søstrene Grene’s new craft-inspired collection is full of cosy details and colourful accessories

Megan Burns

Thoughtful Christmas gifts your mother-in-law (or mum) will love
Thoughtful Christmas gifts your mother-in-law (or mum) will love

Shayna Sappington

The coats we’re craving this Black Friday
The coats we’re craving this Black Friday

Sarah Finnan

10 underrated ‘Friends’ episodes you may have forgotten about
10 underrated ‘Friends’ episodes you may have forgotten about

Sarah Finnan

These make-ahead breakfast wraps will give you the perfect morning start
These make-ahead breakfast wraps will give you the perfect morning start

Meg Walker

What to eat tonight: Oven-baked fish parcels and roasted wedges
What to eat tonight: Oven-baked fish parcels and roasted wedges

Meg Walker

Grief at Christmas: ‘We won’t ever forget him but we will try to cope without him by doing things a little differently’
Grief at Christmas: ‘We won’t ever forget him but we will try to cope without...

Amanda Cassidy

By IMAGE
28th Mar 2014
Coppa

Gallery caf’s can be hit and miss but relative newcomer Coppa is getting it spot on. Restaurateurs Marc and Conor Bereen (of Coppinger Row and Damson Diner fame), event manager Hugh Scully and restaurant manager Federico Riezzo have combined?their not inconsiderable talent to create this uncluttered space. CoppaSandwichesAt Coppa, a pared back approach is evident in everything from the menu to the d?cor – the pots of herbs adorning the walls are not mere decoration as you’ll find them used liberally to add even more fresh flavour to the food. Homely and hearty sandwiches, soups, salads and frittatas have a mainly Italian influence, with other Med ingredients on offer in the form of Spanish meats and French wines. Coppa might be in its infancy but the Coppa sausage sandwich – homemade Tuscan style flat sausage in ciabatta with roasted red pepper, rocket and red onion – has already achieved cult status, as has the espresso brownie. ?CoppaCloseupBrownies

Savvy spender?A bowl of chickpea, pancetta and sage soup for €4.50 keeps you going til dinner and beyond.

Who to bring?Ideal spot for lunch with the girlfriend-about-town who likes uncluttered space.

What to drink?A Badger & Dodo espresso is your essential post-lunch pick-me-up here. But if you’re feeling naughty, have a cheeky glass from the ever-changing wine list of 3 reds, 3 whites and a Prosecco, with a ros? kept by for a sunny day.

We love?The adorable napkins, all made by Federico’s Mamma in Italy.

Top table?There isn’t one but the sequoia redwood tables and classic French bistro chairs mean it’s all exceedingly comfortable

www.rhagallery.ie

Extracted from IMAGE Top Tables 2014 Restaurant Guide – COMING SOON!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY?AILBHE O’DONNELL