Located in lively Edinburgh, Copper Blossom is a new restaurant boasting elegance and comfort, the ideal location for a casual lunch or a more formal celebration.
Situated on basement level, the botanical venue presents vintage floral fabrics and a chic cocktail bar, inviting guests in with its wondrous charm.
Copper Blossom conveys the comfort and warmth of a living room, with the bonus of luxurious elements and innovative detail. The intimate ambience allows for guests to relax and unwind whilst socialising over great food and drinks.
The new restaurant is situated amidst the Georgian elegance of Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ and within a short distance from the city’s world-famous Princes Street. The entrance to Copper Blossom, on basement level, sits on the corner of North Castle Street – just off the city’s famous George Street.
In order to find out more on the restaurant project, Premier Hospitality spoke with Adam Tibbatts, Managing Director of Tibbatts Abel. Adam said:
“After the changing to a new license for the premises to develop the new restaurant, we stripped the site back to its shell, and began the transformation from what was formerly an office and storage area.
“We began on site April 2015 and we completed everything by the end of August. Now open to the public, the Copper Blossom has been very well received, the feedback has been great. The restaurant always seems to be busy – and it is doing very well for the drinks crowd.”
Stunning marble tables and marble tiles have been placed in the restaurant, adding a sense of luxury to the dining experience, contrasting with the brick walls, giving it a raw edginess that works very well. White washed rough cut timbers and use of wicker on the ceiling and bar frontage adds to the textural aesthetics. Innovative bent copper rods create lighting and shadows on the floor, adding a sense of intrigue, with a dramatic illuminated ceiling to boot.
A selection of eye-catching artwork adorns the walls of the venue, all based on Scottish artists, with the use of mahogany timbers throughout. Vibrant flower printed fabrics and mustard palettes feature on the furniture and fixed seating, offering a vintage touch to the finishes.
“We have a selection of old pieces of furniture forming the DJ stand and the reception counter; these are in fact reclaimed items that have been adapted. The essence of the venue overall is a 1920s colonial feel, represented in the style of fabrics and colours, with a light and airy ambience.”
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and a selection of snacks through the late night bar, the Copper Blossom has food at heart. Boasting locally sourced, seasonal and specially selected ingredients from suppliers over Scotland, the wide range of dishes promise a tantalising experience.
For breakfast, guests can choose from eggs Benedict, homemade hash brown, and smoked salmon crouton served with poached egg and lemon thyme crème fraiche. There are a delicious range of choices for lunch such as steamed mussels, Copper Blossom Caesar salad and 6oz Scottish Sirloin steak.
For dinner, mouth-watering mains include haggis, neeps and tatties with a whiskey sauce; Buffalo burger with fries and dressed leaves; Barbary duck breast served with gratin dauphinoise; and Parisian gnocchi. A number of irresistible treats feature on the desserts menu including sticky toffee pudding, orange blossom panna cotta, dark chocolate parfait, or for cheese lovers – a cheese plate served with oatcakes.
“What is nice about this project is the fact that it’s different from anywhere else in Edinburgh. It has gone down a completely different route; it’s what I would describe as an accessible independent wine bar with a new styling and features that haven’t really been seen around Edinburgh before.”
Impressively, Adam also revealed that design consultancy Tibbatts Abel have recently won the International Restaurant & Bar Award for Independent Restaurant, with their developments on London’s prestigious modern Korean food venue JINJUU. Also, Tibbatts Abel has recently been developing a food and beverage area for the four star Park Regis Hotel located in Birmingham.
Chantelle Lighting has been designing and manufacturing bespoke light fittings for the hospitality industry for over 25 years. The company boasts a team of highly skilled, artisan craftsmen and women who use their expertise to create jaw-dropping lighting for hotels, bars, restaurants and many other commercial and domestic locations.
In addition to their involvements with Copper Blossom, Chantelle Lighting has also completed work for some of the largest brands in the UK. Designers and architects choose to work with the Chantelle because of its unrivalled experience working in the hospitality industry.
Premier Hospitality caught up with Anthony Holly, Managing Director of Chantelle Lighting, to ask a few questions about the company and their project on Copper Blossom.
Anthony told us: “The designers of the bar, Tibbatts Abel, approached us to manufacture a range of bespoke lighting products which reflected the ‘vintage chic’ features and ‘well loved’ living room, away from home theme.
“We manufactured antique table lamps for the bar, and oversized fringed shades for the booths. Our bespoke petal shaped mesh pendants also feature throughout the venue.”
“We were delighted to work with Tibbatts on such a quirky and innovative project. Copper Blossom is a vision and our product ranges and bespoke designs matched its interior perfectly. It’s been a pleasure to work with both Tibbatts and Copper Blossom on yet another successful project.”