A NEW restaurant is opening in the city centre.

Coppa Club Brighton, which is in Brighton Square, will open to the public on Monday.

The Argus has been allowed inside for a sneak peak at the venue – and people will not be disappointed.

Decorated to a high standard, the venue features a 220-cover restaurant, comfortable lounge/library, an open fireplace, a relaxed bar area and an indoor restaurant, as well as the covered alfresco area in the square.

Coppa Club supplier The Old Tree Brewery says: “This is an exciting time in Brighton as the food and drink scene continues to thrive. We are thrilled to be partnering with Coppa Club which we’re sure will be a very welcome and refreshing addition to the city.”

Coppa Club board member John Gripton said: “As a Brighton resident myself I’m delighted that we’re bringing Coppa Club to the city.

“The Lanes is such an iconic area that’s been in need of investment for some time and I’m pleased we can play our part in its rejuvenation.

“Coppa Club will provide an oasis of comfort in the heart of The Lanes and I look forward to seeing locals and visitors alike enjoying what we offer.

“Our aim is to become a local destination for the people of Brighton and Hove and an active part of this wonderful city.”

The restaurant will be open from 8am until 11pm Monday to Friday, 9am until 11pm on Saturday and between 9.30am until 10.30pm on Sunday.

The club is adjacent to the new Hanningtons development.

The building was vacant for two years before.

The club spans more than 3,600sqft and will include a year-round alfresco dining area in the square, incorporating the dolphin fountain.

The Brighton club is the seventh to launch in the UK.

It follows the “home away from home” theme of its previous successful openings in Sonning, Henley-on-Thames, Maidenhead, St Pauls, Tower Bridge London and more recently Streatley-on-Thames.