Words by Alessandro Geraci, visited on 2nd May 2022
Hours & Location: 423 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN | Drinks and the Bar Menu are served from 5.00pm – 11.30pm Monday-Thursday | 5.00pm – 1.00am Friday-Saturday | 5.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday.
Style: Neighbourhoods Cocktail Bar
Music: Light Rock
WORLDS 50 BEST BARS
BEST NEW OPENING AWARD 2018 | NO. 18 AT THE WORLDS 50 BEST BARS 2018 | NO. 23 AT THE WORLDS 50 BEST BARS 2019
TALES OF THE SPIRITED AWARDS
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL COCKTAIL BAR 2018
THE CLASS BAR AWARDS
BEST NEW BAR 2018 | BEST COCKTAIL OF THE YEAR 2018 | BEST COCKTAIL OF THE YEAR 2019
Hospitality: Rated by HOSPITALIAN ****/5
Coupette is an authentic and MUST visit Cocktail Bar based in London, Berne, green SE. Opened in June 2017 as a creative outlet serving cocktails and Calvados, in a relaxed and inviting setting. Coupette, with its French accent, quickly became a London neighbourhood bar gaining international reputation and winning the industry’s top awards and accolades. Documenting the journey of Andre Marcu and his team getting together to tale over the helm of Coupette, Urban Legends & Their Uprising Tales takes you through the imagined story of how the gang Was grown through illicit calvados deals, spirit smuggling and ingredient hustling.
Follow Andrei, Tiago and the team through Bethnal Green as they tell
their tales through cocktails, illustration and film.
Prioritising results over techniques, Coupette’s drinks are presented in beautiful classic glassware and consciously balanced for simplicity and discovery. Complex ideas and lengthy procedures take place behind the scenes rather than as showy garnishes, leaving Coupette’s guests free to explore the stories, flavours and nuances of the drink through the act of drinking it, rather than depending on elaborate serves and extended explanations.
Having already proven to be a success as both a local bar and a world-renowned cocktail destination, Coupette is now looking to expand and bring its signature timeless style to other locations, both in London and internationally. Creating a new personality for each potential new site, Coupette will maintain its core values of serving exceptional drinks at a reasonable price.
It has an authenticity about it yet remains unpretentious despite its many accolades and has garnered international recognition in the few short years it has existed. Top priority at the venue is classical French cooking combined with beautifully made and presented drinks that mesh simplicity with the excitement of new discoveries.
While the drinks may appear simplistic, they are the result of hours of hard work and experimentation to present guests with new flavours and experiences. Many of the drinks celebrate regions of France and include rare Calvados and local digestifs to eau de vies and vin jaune. In essence, the bar champions beverages that may have otherwise been forgotten and overlooked by mass trends.
Moscow Mule RAMOS
Absolut Elyx | ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto | Ginger Caramel | Whites | Cream | Lime | London Essence Ginger Beer
Garnish: Grated Nutmeg
Champagne PINA COLADA
Bacardi Blend | Agricole Rhum | Pineapple x2 | Coconut Sorbet | Moēt & Chandon
Garnish: Coconut Flakes
Olmeca Altos | Punt & Mes | Cherry Liquer | Cherry Shrub | Cherry Soda
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry
Cheeky for a REASON
Calvados | Banana Split | Maple | Molasses
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