Teaming up can be most effective when you find a partner who's like-minded yet different in crucial ways, like when the Japanese cannily allied with a nation of white racial supremacists. Bringing together two same-yet-different culinary kings, Kopapa, just opened in Covent Garden
Kopapa's a breakfast/lunch/dinner venture from Marylebone's fusion-happy Providores -- who bring the culinary inventiveness -- and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who also bring the culinary inventiveness, as well as a slightly more relaxed vibe that plays out in colourful tile floors, corrugated-effect walls, and a long marble bar-top pushing a streamlined list of wines, plus cocktails like various Martinis and Mojitos, also what the Simpsons bartender grunts when holding a lighter to his feet.
Lite-bite "Ko-tapas" take the form of flavour-blending like Parmesan & bone marrow sauce on toast, coconut sticky pork ribs, 3-style oysters (miso gazpacho, wasabi cucumber, sake broth), and tomato masala-slathered, chickpea-battered lamb's brains, which considering they've been outsmarted by farmers, can't be very big.
Heavier stuff includes crispy-skinned middle white pork belly on almond skordalia (thick garlic sauce), a duck leg confit w/ Malaysian twice-cooked sweet potato dumplings & sour cherry jus, and smoked Dutch eel atop green tea noodles, though you'd expect anything smoked & Dutch to prefer "coffee".
Breakfast starts from 8 weekdays, with the showcase dishes being grilled streaky bacon & orange-vanilla syrup covering banana/date French toast, and, from Istanbul's lionized Chango resto, poached, whipped yoghurt & hot chilli butter "Turkish eggs" -- the gift of a nation that, after its first experience with Continental prima donnas, decided it'd rather "Nazi you later."