Coppers

4.9
94 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Coppers is Hythe’s quirky and stylish Indian Fusion Restaurant, A Spice Cafe & Wine Bar. We are sister restaurant of BabaJi a street food unit at Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone, kent serving delicious authentic Indian street food. Our philosophy is to create buzz by bringing the fusion to your normal curry and bringing local fresh ingredients to your plate. Our modern spice cafe & wine bar provides a relaxing setting which is both comfortable and professional, its perfect for whatever occasion you are celebrating, and is sure to impress all parties whether they are corporate or private.
We offer facilities for Dinner Parties and Office Events, all in a comfortable and friendly setting. Our dining room is also open for hire for Birthdays, Anniversaries, weddings or any other private function. Menus, seating plans, wine options and buffet options can be tailored to suit the party, and our dedicated staff will strive to make your private dining an experience you will not forget.
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as usual, decor, staff, atmosphere and most importantly the food is truly wonderful. Eat in or takeaway the food is always top notch.

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RobH
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people and a lovely meal. Thanks for making us so welcome!

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Joamato
Frankfurt Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exzellentes indisches Essen mit einer wahren Geschmacksexplosion und überraschend gutem indischen Bier.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. We always enjoy the fabulous food and choices of wine. Best Asian food for miles around.

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Charl20
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very much underwhelmed by the experience at this restaurant. The food was of variable standard although service was excellent.

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bexleyheath
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really felt looked after and delicious food

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vipNoodun
London
51 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice staff and delicious, interesting food. Granddaughter struggled with some of the spicier dishes but the staff kindly gave her honey yogurt and then ice cream.

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Chill62
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First meal out after lock-down. It felt so safe and plenty of room between tables, with wonderful service and excellent food, all for a very reasonable cost.
The staff went out of their way to be helpful and informative.

It's a pity that it was so quiet, however the music being played - soft blues and jazz was excellent.

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Seefen
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food
Go for the chef speciality menu

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MalcolmW
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely big roomy restaurant on the first floor. Varied unusual menu. Staff very good and friendly. Loved the goat curry and the chilli garlic nan bread. Shame they haven't got a small drinking area for pre meal drinks. Food was excellent

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KateM
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my friend and my first visit to Coppers after several very high recommendations from friends. They did not disappoint. The staff were welcoming and attentive, friendly and helpful. My friend has gluten free dietry requirements and had emailed ahead. They were exceptionally helpful and talked her through the menu, which already had much of the info that she needed on it. They really did ensure she had everything she needed and even had gluten free beer! A really lovely experience and the food was fabulous. We loved the little mint chocolate leaves and the little dumplings which were brought out.

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PaulG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly service. Lovely food - the best Indian Restuarant in Hythe (IMO) . Our second visit, both have been excellent - Saturday Nights have a better ambiance with Live Music

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GeorginaP
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. Delicious food and very attentive staff. Will definitely return to try the other dishes on the menu.

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ChristopherK
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive host and delicious food. We were very impressed and would recommend it!

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RichardA
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and lovely and interesting food - recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant this is, newly refurbished and fantastic staff. The food was absolutely wonderful, really refreshing to have authentic cooked dishes as opposed to dishes prepared for the British taste buds. All the produce was from local Kent suppliers and fresh/tasty......worth paying a little more for quality I say.

There was a great choice of beers and the blues music playing in the background bought a great twist to the venue. I know people tend to go to The Hythe Imperial (same owners) but if that’s full or you’re simply from Hythe/Sandgate or Folkestone and want Indian dishes beyond the norm then Coppers is the place.

If you love Bubba Gee on the Harbour Arm, then Coppers is from the same stable ........lovely

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant. The food is so authentic and the owners and staff are polite and efficient.

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Hytheresident
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and authentic Indian food - walk past the ‘indian’ restaurants servong tikka masala and try Coppers. It’s a treat for your tastebuds and has class!

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indian food with a twist, not your regular menu but everything was superb, service was excellent and can definitely recommend

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Maggs
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family meal at Coppers with adults and children present. The staff were friendly, welcoming and very attentive to our needs. They explained about various flavours when we asked for advice for the children's meals. The food was amazing, the best Indian we have had and I would definitely recommend them.

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AnitaT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food much better than your normal curry house experience the service was amazing overall a great time with good food thank you Andrew and Anita

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and sensational food. Whole heartedly recommend it.

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TimH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great quality and lovely friendly staff. Excellent value for money! Will definitely visit again soon :-)

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AngelFace
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another excellent meal. They were experiencing some problems in the kitchen due to a problem with one of the chefs. Their attention to our needs and attitude more than compensated for any delay with the meal caused.

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NikiH
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, it is obvious the chef is proud of his creations, you are presented with extra little tasters between courses. The service is just the right mix of giving you enough attention without standing over your shoulders waiting.
It's the gem of eateries in Hythe..or even Kent!

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Foodforthought
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Having dined at Coppers before and thoroughly enjoyed it, I organised an evening out to celebrate a birthday based on that experience. This time the restaurant was chilly and the food was rather poor. The dominant ingredient in our vegan starter menu seemed to be chickpea flour, which got rather boring. The waiting in between courses was too long. The meat eaters amongst us were disappointed too for various reasons. We found the owner of the restaurant very polite but the overall service was not good; on several occasions we had to ask for cutlery and plates. It was hard to hear ourselves speak over the too many, in my opinion, dreary blues tunes played by the piano player. Authentic Indian music played at a good level would’ve been more in keeping with the style of the restaurant. We were disappointed, to say the least and it was not cheap either.

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78Sadie
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing venue definitely recommended to family n friends
We went in fri and was empty as they have two big tables cancel. They could quite easily called us to cancel as would not of been worth opening for 4 people, but they didn’t they accommodated for us and nothing was skimpy on, lovely food and even got to try testers. Look forward to booking this amazing restaurant again👍

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RichardP
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unlike most Bangladesh and Indian restaurants where it doesnt matter what you order it inevitably tastes the same/similar, this is properly authentic Indian - yummily interesting, individual flavours, fresh and bright and obviously freshly prepared. Go off piste from your usual choices and you really really wont be disappointed. Separate vegan menu a complete treat for my very impressed daughter! Many thanks, looking forward to next time.

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BecksV
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful food and great service. This is the best curry I have had outside of India so will certainly return. Very much looking forward to their music evenings.

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MartinS
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb inventive Indian food, our starter was popadoms with homemade relishes, and then we had the MughliKadhaiGosht and Moilee Monk - both were fantastic, and worked well with the South African pinotage recommended by our host.

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vipMindyP
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely meal here - and even though we were a party of 10 they kindly changed our booking to accomodate a change in plans

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JohnM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve. First visit. Chose restaurant on basis of on-line reviews as we are not local. We had a great evening. The restaurant was busy but lots of space between tables and a good mix of 'party-goers' and not (like us), created a great atmosphere. There was a set menu for the evening with a good choice on it and all very well balanced. The service was great and the food was FABULOUS! As advertised, it was very authentic Indian cuisine with very clever/complex spicing such as we have never had outside of India. Also great value for money with a simple but decently priced wine list. So hats off to Coopers for a great evening and one we have already talked about repeating later this year.

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GillianB
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu with interestingly different dishes. Excellent very friendly service. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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PaulT
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Indian food and not the usual stuff. Very different but very tasty food. The service is superb and the pianist super.

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MalcolmF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a good evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was great Chef prepared dips were so tasty. The service was exceptional. I will be going again.
Don't be put off by the outside of the building. When you enter and climb the grand staircase it opens out into a stylish restaurant space. It was warm and welcoming.

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food. Definetly be back. Best Indian around.

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Howie1
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The entrance doesn’t look all that, but don’t let that put you off.

The service is fabulous and the food is amazing. We loved the different fusion of tastes.

Will definitely book again.

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Marko
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor service with average at best food. Very salty starters and main was quiet sweet and the level of ‘spice’ could not be altered.
Menu at the restaurant was completely different to what they advertised in their website - 2 pages of starters but only one page of limited main courses.
Nothing to make you want to return for a second visit!

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TimW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing the food was so lovely and not like any other Indians we have been to the food was so different than the normal Indians the dishes my wife and I had was full of flavour and not oily which some Indians can be the bread was amazing my wife and I really enjoyed the evening the staff was really good and you never waited long for food or drinks we would like to say thank you for the little dumpling thing we tried we will definitely be recommending this restaurant and we will be going back

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vipFoodM
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Booked here because we always had fabulous takeaway at Coppers Folkestone (now closed). The food was excellent but the service was poor compounded by the eccentric way of clearing the restaurant at the end of the evening. This was done by shouting at the top of ones voice GOOD NIGHT CHEF! So all of us left exited rather sheepishly like naughty school children. Sadly this has definitely put us of going to the new branch at the Hythe Imperial.

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Coppers is rated 4.9 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.