"Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change"
With August over its halfway point and the change in the season from oppressive heat to some more cooling and welcome showers of rain, we wanted to share with you some of the changes that we have been and will be undertaking here at Copper & Ink.
Most of you will have already seen our fantastically floral ceiling on the ground floor (either from the last blog, our newsletter, social media pages, or indeed, in person), and those keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have also made some changes to the dining room on the lower ground floor.
This room has been transformed from a light shade of grey to a dark inky charcoal. The artwork reprinted and stretched over huge canvases to add some real pops of colour, table lamps have been added to create a warm intimate glow and hints of copper adorn the stairwell and ceiling.
A little behind the scenes of this transformation can be viewed below...
As we hurtle towards the end of the month, we also speed towards our summer closure, so be sure to book now to avoid missing the August menu (you have 1 week left)!
We will be closing our doors from 28th August until 13th September. We will reopen on 14th September with a few more changes...
Some of the alterations you can expect are:
Since the latter part of July, Saturday nights have been taster only, and this will continue when we return, however, the taster menu will be increased from 5 courses to 7 courses and our a la carte and set lunch/pre-theatre menus will be replaced with a delicious prix fixe menu.
We want to give you, our guests, the best experience possible, so making these tweaks means we can spend more time with you during service and the chefs can concentrate flavours further and bring you more spectacular dishes than ever.
We are even working on some additional drinks pairings to go alongside our taster menus - the wine pairing as we have always done, a soft drink pairing, and a sommelier's choice pairing, giving you much more variety and interest.
We will still be the same friendly team, with an inclusive menu that can accommodate dietary requirements (pescatarian, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nut free), we are just tightening the screws and offering you more of an experience than just dinner.
Don't forget the taster menu is always available, and we wholeheartedly recommend you opt for this when you come in; not only is this the chef's showing off, it also means you don't have to make any decisions. Just let us feed you!
The adjustments to the tables may mean you have to book a little further in advance that you have done in more recent months, and it will mean that we will be less able to accommodate seating requests. Of course, mobility issues will be taken into account, but with less tables available we will have a little less flexibility.
You will still be able to book for 1 to 8 people, but any party over 6 will be seated on our chef's table on the lower ground floor - an excellent reason to come as a larger party! We truly believe that every single seat is the best seat in the house, so wherever you are in the restaurant, we are positive you will have a wonderful dining experience.
Our wonderfully talented chefs are in the process of putting together the menu for our return, but you can expect to see scallops, lamb, cauliflower and beetroot featuring heavily in September and October.
The new menus will be available to view on our website before we reopen; keep your eyes peeled for their magical appearance online in due course.
In the meantime, we will be updating our social media so do keep in touch with us there.
If you have any questions or queries, or want any further information pertaining to what you have just read, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing us - email@example.com
As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, glasses and saucepans for the continued support you have shown us over the last nearly 4 years, and we look forward to welcoming you to the dining room for the foreseeable future.