Coppa Club first opened six years ago in Sonning as a space that combined all the best elements of a café, bar, restaurant and lounge into one offering that provided something for everyone – a private members club experience, without the membership fees, with an informal, relaxed feel.
The all-day lifestyle venue recently added the Haslemere location to their portfolio of clubhouses and official opened the new hotel and restaurant, The Georgian, Coppa Club on Tuesday 3rd May. The Georgian is the tenth addition to the Coppa Club portfolio and the third hotel location, offering 13 individually designed bedrooms.
The newly opened Grade II listed property is laden with charm, featuring a garden terrace with a large fire pit for cool summer nights, three iconic outdoor pods (igloos) and a series of events designed specifically for locals to enjoy throughout the seasons. The Georgian provides an escape for the community of Haslemere, a destination where everyone can enjoy exceptional new facilities to work, eat, drink, meet, relax and stay.
The Georgian offers the very best food and drink options that Coppa Club is known and loved for. Complete with a café, bar, restaurant, lounge, terrace and private dining space, available from morning to night, visitors can pop in with their laptop for a morning coffee or a casual business meeting, sit for cocktails at the bar or in a cosy booth for an indulgent dinner. Guests staying in the beautifully designed hotel rooms will also be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast through to a relaxing drink in the evening, in one of the clubhouse’s cosy corners.
A seasonal menu features a modern take on British and Mediterranean classics. There’s something for everyone ranging from ribeye steak to cauliflower shawarma, as well as a great selection of fresh pasta and sourdough pizza. The Coppa Club provides an inclusive dining experience by catering to a wide range of dietary requirements, including vegan, gluten-free, and nut allergies. There’s also an innovative cocktail menu and a well-curated wine list!
I was kindly invited to try out the restaurant.
First impressions were excellent, the hotel looks very smart from the outside and the decor throughout is modern and tasteful. The main restaurant area is light and airy thanks to a sliding glass door that can be opened during nice weather and several huge skylight windows in the ceiling. All the staff were very attentive and cheerful and there was a great buzz, with lots of people already seated for an early lunch.
The bartender barely stopped throughout our visit, making cocktail after cocktail and it’s easy to see why, the cocktail menu is interesting and varied, really offering something for everyone as well as some delightful sounding alcohol free options: Popstar Martini anyone?! The menu includes classics such as a Negroni and their take on an amaretto sour to more innovative options such as a Tiramisu Martini. I was keen to try the Pink Pepper Paloma but unfortunately, they’d run out of tequila. I choose the Garden Spritz (£10.00) instead which was a wonderfully light mixture of Tanqueray gin, Sauvignon Blanc, elderflower cordial, lemon, lime, soda water and topped with a sprig of rosemary. Perfect for warm summer days!
The weekend menu is slightly different to the weekday menu but still full of delicious sounding options. We opted for the Crispy Fried Squid (£8.50) which came with a zingy ponzu dipping sauce and creamy yet spicy sriracha mayo. The batter was light, fresh and wonderfully crisp. We also shared the Buttermilk Fried Chicken (£7.00) as a starter which came with the same sriracha mayo as well as yogurt based red cabbage slaw which was the perfect accompaniment to the tender fried chicken thigh pieces. The batter was slightly spicy and again perfectly crisp. I think this may have been the standout dish!
We moved onto mains and shared the Coppa Hot pizza (£14.50) and the Farm Reared English Chicken (£16.50) which came with skinny fries and a choice of sauces, we went for the piri piri which was tangy and smoky. The chicken came with more of the yogurt-based slaw. The pizza was fresh, had a delightfully chewy sourdough crust and the combination of Nduja with the creamy mozzarella is a classic.
Far too full to be considering dessert, the waiter gave us a short break and I enjoyed a chilled glass of the Viognier (£7.50) which was fruity and light. A wonderful Sunday lunchtime was rounded off with the Chocolate Miso Mousse (£8.50) which was indulgent and happily not too sweet from the inclusion of the miso, the perfect light dessert to share!
The Georgian, Coppa Club is now open with rates from £90 for 2 people sharing a Double Room on a B&B Basis.
For more information on The Georgian, Coppa Club, please visit https://coppaclub.co.uk/the-georgian/ or call 01491 525 879.