Copper and Ink

4.5
168 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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Copper & Ink is a restaurant in the heart of Blackheath Village, offering seasonal monthly changing menus. Run by local Residents, Tony Rodd and Becky Cummings, Copper & Ink offers a relaxed environment for guests to experience a little luxury. The kitchen is headed by Tony and fellow MasterChef alum Rob Parks, with dishes influenced by classic French and modern European cuisines.
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FD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I booked this for 6 as we live locally, had some friends visiting and want to support local business. The atmosphere was good- informal and friendly.
The food: delicious bread. Served with chicken skin or marmite butter. I think the name ‘chicken skin’ was offputting. The starters were good across the board. My cauliflower starter I felt was poorly presented but tasted good; the rabbit was very good. I had the lamb main dish as did 4 of our party. It was a little disappointing- the cold augergine accompaniment did not match well and the lamb lacked full flavor. I think in general the portion sizes were a little too small. The red mullet was good but needed some vegetables.
For dessert, the cheese portion was very generous. The pistachio creme brûlée was the most disappointing part of the meal- more of a thick mousse than a brûlée, and cold.
I had heard good reviews. Perhaps we came on the wrong day- I know the menu changes monthly.
Sadly I thought it was not good value for money despite affordable wine and I would not recommend it. However, Blackheath needs good restaurants so I wish it well for the future.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was actually pretty good; good products and a creative menu; delicious. We ordered the 5 course taster menu including wine pairings; everything was so rushed, after 70 minutes we were out of the door again. We really tried, eating slow etcetc, but we just felt very very rushed., which ruined the experience. The staff is friendly and really treirbest, but they need to be a bit more relaxed.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly staff. We will bd coming every month to try their changing menus.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good wine and lovely staff.

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I've had in a while and I eat out regularly. Quality ingredients, imaginative dishes, attentive service and real attention to detail in every aspect. Highly recommended

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really wonderful new restaurant. The room is lovely and relaxed, while still looking beautiful and classy. The staff are extremely friendly, and the food and wine utterly delicious. And to have all that at roughly half the price you’d normally expect to pay for an evening that good, is a total joy. Will absolutely be coming back - not least because it’s situated perfectly in the heart of a small local community, and we only live a 10 minute walk away! Thank you and congratulations on setting up such an outstanding place!

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L
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed with our meal at Copper & Ink, I had the pan seared scallops for my starter they were perfectly cooked & delicious, the red mullet with a langoustine mousse was very tasty, followed by chiffon cake as a dessert....my friend had the pistachio crème brûlée which was delicious. The wine list is interesting & both the red & white wines we drank were very good. The service throughout was very good, attentive without being overbearing. Copper & Ink is a great addition to dining in Blackheath, & with the menu changing every month you will want to return to try the new dishes.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was taken to COPPER and INK by a friend for an evening supper a couple of weeks ago and was totally blown away by the most delicious dinner I had eaten for a very long time. So I booked to take my father for Sunday lunch but sadly it was all rather a disappointment and not up to the standard of the previous dinnner. I feel that the Master chef himself was not in charge or there which really showed in every way.

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PC
London
90 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Think tasting menu is good value. 2 of our group found the vegetarian tasting menu was too salty.
The fish and normal tasting menu was nice.
Service was OK. Since there was a lot of staff I would have expected them to be more attentive. They only gave one small basket of bread to a long table. When we asked for more bread we had a bit of a wait for it to come. Usually at other restaurants we would have been offered more bread without us having to ask for it.
There is no baby changing facilities set up yet so we had to change our baby on my lap in the disabled toilet.
Overall we did enjoy our meal but service could be improved.

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved dinner on Saturday night and it was great to find a new local gem. The only very slight niggle was how quickly the food kept coming out (if anything I've only ever found the reverse to be true elsewhere!), we had the tasting menu and paired wines - beyond delicious but in and out of the restaurant a little quickly for Saturday night. We'll certainly be back with friends very soon!

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an excellent new addition to Blackheath. The tasting menu and wine pairings were superb, great value for money and complimented by a top quality service! Can’t wait to return!

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality food and very friendly place. The scallops were great!

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f
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and truly personal service from all the staff

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PD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is exactly the type of trstaurant that is needed in Blackheath. Apart from the food being amazing, the staff were brilliant; especially Holly.

Value for money in this restaurant is perhaps it’s greatest attraction. It was Michelin star, but without the exorbitant price.

Both my wife and I are are very lucky that we have the opportunity to eat in many fine dining restaurants and I can positively state that this restaurant ranks above most.

Highly recommended and thank you for the opportunity to post this.

Peter and Sarah Doyle

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GC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit to the restaurant so we were able to try the March menu this time .Scallops were delicious ,followed by the very ample red mullet dish which was very tasty .My husband had the rabbit starter and particularly enjoyed the bonbons and accompanying sauce .Although we chose the a la crate menu the set menus they offer in the week appear very good value .
As well as good cooking using good quality ingredients Copper and Ink is a really welcoming and relaxed place to dine .

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Need to work on lighting - wasn’t working on the day we went

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We and our two guests were delighted with all aspects: the food; the service and the ambiance.
The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The service is friendly, helpful and efficient with a warm welcome. The furnishings and wall paintings are both comfortable and pleasing to the eye.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Third visit now and it is a real pleasure every time.

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DF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is an OK restaurant but no more. Starters and mains were OK and puddings decidedly average. Staff friendly but ambiance a little lacking. We went at lunchtime, so maybe the evenings would be better.

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GR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A belated Christmas lunch with colleagues (!) We decided to book C&I even though we are based in the City it was well worth the journey. The food was outstanding as well as the wine. I've eaten here before and am happy to report my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They are now big fans. The service was fantastic - professional, discrete and on the mark.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu , good variety , excellent value beautifully presented and great flavours and o. s. Cuisine.
Great service.
A delight to have a neighbourhood restaurant hitting such high standards

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous addition to the quality of our community.We really needed a restaurant of this quality which is also affordable! So we can come regularly rather than just special occasions! My scallop starter was beautiful followed by amazing lamb dish with eggplant but my husband insists his Re mullet with dense tomato and lobster sauce was the best! But I also loved the definitely “morish bread and chicken skin butter unbelievably good!really!

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic and the service was warm, helpful, and enthusiastic. I will definitely return and am thrilled to find a unique restaurant within walking distance.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I think its worth trying this place because it is trying to produce something high end on a reasonable budget in an area full of over priced restaurants. However the attention to detail is missing and some of the food simply wasn't that nice. I had slow cooked egg pureed with jerusalem artichoke and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I certainly wasn't expecting a plate of liquid with a tiny morsel of artichoke. I was given a knife and fork to eat it but it would have been better via a straw!

The temperature of different elements of the food varied considerably. I ordered the venison as my main and whilst it was very tasty, it was luke warm whilst the potatoes were like molten lava. My aunt ordered the haddock as her main and it was stone cold - she thought maybe it was once a salad although the menu had promised "roast".

The desserts were good and the wine was interesting and reasonably priced.

We were stuck on a table up against a wall tucked around a bend whilst probably one of the nicest tables for 2 was taken up by one of the proprietors on a laptop. Its just not what I would expect in a quality restaurant.

I really do want to support this place but feels like it needs a bit of a rethink.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive service.
Very good value for money

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CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This has become our new local restaurant, we intend to make a regular thing or coming here. Great food, but if you’re very hungry you will need to order a starter as portions are on the “modern“ side size wise. Excellent service and a great ambience - sophisticated and modern whilst laid-back and friendly. Excellent!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is definitely good for Blackheath. They need to do something about the noise level - would have enjoyed it more if we could hear each other.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for the tasting menu with wine pairing for their birthdays.
Fabulous meal as each of the dishes were so flavoursome and perfectly prepared!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very high end, in terms of quality and presentation. We had the tasting menu and it was extremely good value. All served in a relaxed but professional way. Great experience!

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fact this place is new and not well known yet means you should get there while you can before it books out and puts its prices up. Quality 5 course taster menu with excellently paired wines at every level. Will be going back to try the a la carte as soon as I can!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb food, a great combination of innovation and proper cooking, seasonally well chosen ingredients, beautifully presented. Great value too and a minimal but nice setting. Looking forward to going back.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing! Went with 3 others and had the set menu, pigeon breast followed by haddock and leeks and then banana mousse cake. The portions were very small, my pigeon was over cooked and tough and the main was not very warm. No one asked how the food was or I would have complained. It seemed as though the set menu portions were tasting menu sized, especially when compared to a portion delivered to a nearby customer who had ordered a la carte. Upturned chairs in a corner of the restaurant facing me didn’t appeal, neither did the main electrical sockets and plethora of plugs and leads in view for all to see.

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JF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited for lunch with a prebooked table at 12.45pm. Empty when we arrived but soon filled up with casual visitors. Great welcome - much improved since our last visit. Still the same delicious chicken skin butter but 3 slices of bread for 2 diners is perhaps a little tight. Offered tap water without pressure to buy bottled. Perfectly good range of 3 starters and 3 mains for £14.00. Lovely pigeon. Hubby had the soft egg dish which he said was lovely but it needed something to mop up the liquid or at least a spoon. Our chicken main was lovely - the ballotine was delicious and the chicken jus full of flavour. Not a fan of the kiev bon bon. There was no garlic flavour and I didn't like the texture - too minced for my liking. The crispy coating was lovely though. We decided to forgo dessert but had a very nice cup of coffee instead. The petit fours with the bill are always a nice touch - never had beetroot marshmallow before - interesting flavour and a nice note to end the meal on. Only down side was the small child next to us whose parents thought it was acceptable to let her climb on the back of the bench seating.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing; thank you so much for providing us with some incredible, memorable food!

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JA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely impressed. We had the taster menu, 5 courses each of which was superb.

Staff extremely efficient, polite and helpful. Decor and ambience were perfect, some amazing art on the walls and a very relaxed feel. Tony the chef & owner (I believe) brought several dishes up and we had a quick chat, lovely gracious chap.

Value for money was also outstanding. We eat out often and there is a lot of choice and variety of quality places in the local area but Copper & Ink has gone right to the top 2/3 places we’ve been to. Outstanding on every level.

Cannot recommend it enough. Genuine 5 star night out.

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another really wonderful evening at Copper and Ink. It's becoming our monthly treat! The smoked trout starter worked perfectly as a lead in to the Sea Bream main! I've never had bream before and I was not disappointed! Cooked to perfection with a beautiful crispy delicious skin and soft fish that was melt in the mouth! Utterly delightful!

Thanks again for another great night... see you again very soon!

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!!!

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food where you can taste the ingredients all served by warm friendly staff including the chef himself. Its also mice to see an indy restaurant ooen up in our neighbourhood that is starting the fill up with chains. Well done and we wish all the best in your new venture.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is the third time I have been to Copper and ink. The first two times, I gave everything 5 stars and really thought it to be one of the top 3 restaurants I had ever been to in London. But this time, the food was not prepared as well as the two previous times. For a starter, last time, I ordered the ‘slow cooked egg’ dish. I found it absolutely fabulous. I recommend it to the guest I had brought with me on this third occasion but when it arrived it was not cooked properly and actually needed a spoon rather than fork to pick it up...the subtleties of the mixture of textures and flavours did not come through. I ordered the raviolo for the main course, which was a different version of the January offering. The former was again, fabulous. This version could not compare. The pasta was hard and the sauce very bland. The January version had an incredible sauce and taste and the pasta was perfectly cooked.

I realise the a Chef can have an ‘off night’ and I will certainly go back to the restaurant because I know what it can be like. And I am still recommending it to friends but because of the inconsistencies I won’t recommend a particular dish.

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