Take an old boozer on Bethnal Green Road and hand the paint brush to ex-Savoy bartender Chris Moore et voila, you’ve got Coupette. This relaxed cocktail bar is all about the French flair with understated, chic vibes. 

This isn’t OTT on the Gallic influences though, so don’t come expecting Versailles luxury, we’re still in Bethnal Green baby. Instead Coupette manages to fuse modern art with a pared-back design. Shelves are packed with tasty undiscovered French products like the northern apple brandy calvados or cidre from the same region, made like Champagne and served like a wine.

Start off with the monthly changing Apples, a simple mix of calvados and clarified apple juice - hangovers be gone. However Barchick, plus the rest of London, can’t get past the Champagne Pina Colada which is as heavenly - yet not so naughty - as it sounds. Coconut sorbet is good for you right? This isn’t a place to be dancing on the bar (ouch, it’s made of old franc coins) so settle back and enjoy the area’s most adventurous and tasty drinks with some subdued sophistication. May we recommend the cheese plate mes amies?

By Hannah Grace Lodge


423 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN, UK


Sunday 17:00 - 23:00
Monday 17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday 17:00 - 01:00
Saturday 17:00 - 01:00



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