Beneath the ornate ceilings and chandeliers in this rather grand establishment hang four large corner screens that regularly show football. But Coopers caters for a wide spectrum of customers: young beer drinkers and the occasional tea-sipping pensioner co-exist here rather happily. Perhaps it helps that the menu is extensive, if somewhat meat-dominated.
Burgers or fish and chips are augmented by more inspiring dishes, all of which are ordered at the bar and delivered by a smart, perky staff. The smoked salmon tart features a tattie scone-like base with tender onion and flaky slabs of fish topped with a generous dollop of sour cream. The spicy chicken chorizo is complemented by crunchy French beans and sweet cherry tomatoes. Unusually, all of the bar's 22 wines - from a New Zealand sauvignon to classic Chateauneuf du Pape - are sold by the glass. For people-watching, seats by the big, street-side windows afford good views. But even if they're taken up, the size of Coopers generally means guests never have trouble finding a table.
Food served: Mon-Sat noon-9pm; Sun 12.30pm-9pm
- Bar open: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri/Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 12.30pm-11pm
- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- Also offers: Wheelchair access, Outdoor table
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