Copper Blossom, Edinburgh

It’s hard to find somewhere good to go on George Street as unfortunately chain restaurants seem to be taking over and it’s near impossible to eat a decent meal. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there is something along this street, I am just yet to stumble upon it.

When it came to Copper Blossom, I didn’t find it.


Copper Blossom was empty apart from a few people hovering at the bar, a couple entered at the same time as us and then left after ten minutes – often not a good sign.

The decor is odd, image your Gran having an argument with a hipster, but one of the best things about it. Bare walls, quirky floors and toilets that you don’t want to leave as they are more beautiful than the restaurant.

We started off with a bottle of Prosecco which the waiter completely forgot about so we didn’t receive it for quite a while, only after we reminded him.

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The menu is odd, there is no particular speciality. It is a combination of things that people will like? From haggis bon bons, minted lamb koftas and duck springs rolls to fish and chips, Linguine and Nachos.

I always feel slightly concerned when there is not an obvious theme, because it makes me feel like there has not been much concentration on the food.

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Jill ordered the mini steak pies that came with a home made brown sauce as well as a side of mashed potato. She enjoyed her dish and I have to say I tried a bit of the pies and the sauce and they were pretty good. The mashed potato was okay.

I found it hard to order due to the odd combination of things but I ended up going for the padron peppers and the goats cheese crostinis. The peppers were average, if a little mushy, I have been spoilt by the delicious sun kissed padron peppers of Mallorca.

The crostinis were disappointing, I love the creamy gooeyness of goats cheese and these were just a bit meh, the goats cheese was barely melted and they were supposed to be grilled. How they can charge £6 for this dish is beyond me.

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With a little bit of room for dessert we decided to share a sticky toffee pudding, let’s not lie, it looks like a boob.

On another note this was the saviour of the meal because lets face the facts, how can you get a sticky toffee pudding wrong? Plus it’s ginormous which kind of helps.


Have you been to Copper Blossom? What did you think?

Food: 2/5

Decor: 3/5

Service: 3/5

Price: 2/5


Recommend: Only go for drinks if you have to.

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3 thoughts on “Copper Blossom, Edinburgh

  1. I almost booked a table for Valentines Day last night! So glad I read this review first. I think we will try somewhere else. Thanks so much!

      1. Hi, in the same area, where would you recommend? Not chain but around George Street area, new town, west end? Not mental pricey but mid week good value eats?

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