Kopapa in the West End

New Zealand-born chef-proprietor of London’s Providores and Tapa Room Peter Gordon is set to open a new restaurant, called Kopapa in Convent Garden in December. Dishes will include Turkish poached eggs with whipped yogurt and hot chilli butter; seared yellowfin tuna with nori sauce, dashi jelly and jicama slaw; and New Zealand lamb chops on smoked sweet potato mash with braised butter beans and pickled garlic tapenade. Gordon said he was delighted about the project. “I’m thrilled to be able to offer the style of food we’ve been serving for the past nine years at the Providores in Marylebone to another favourite area of London,” he said. Gordon moved to London in 1989 where he set up the Sugar Club in Notting Hill and Soho. Ten years later he left and opened the Providores and Tapa Room in 21 with Michael McGrath. Last year, Gordon was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit.


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