Located in the heart of Bromley in South East London, Copper Ceylon is a Sri Lankan restaurant and bar serving dishes inspired by the island and South India, but with a modern twist. Using fragrant spices and fresh ingredients that lean towards the lighter dishes of South Asia, Copper Ceylon has become a popular spot amongst locals who are looking for a curry house with a difference - from Sri Lanka to Bromley! The restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday until late.
Dark and sultry interiors create an intimate and cosy feel, while on Fridays and Saturdays the space transforms into a venue with a dancefloor and DJ for guests to groove the night away.
The menu offers a wide range of meat, fish, veggie and vegan options. Start with street food-inspired plates such as mutton rolls cooked with potatoes, jackfruit patties or chilli paneer in a sweet and spicy sauce to get your tastebuds going. And don’t forget to sample the dish that Sri Lanka is perhaps best known for – hoppers – which are paper-thin rice pancakes filled with a cracked, baked egg.
Main dishes include a selection of coconut curries made with crab, fish, chicken and mutton, while vegetarian options feature a creamy coconut dhal, sauteed okra, pumpkin mustard curry, spicy potatoes and aubergine moju (sweet and sour). Choose from various rice dishes and breads - think coconut rotis and flaky parathas, as well as yellow turmeric rice to soak up any sauce-based curries. The dessert list is concise, but it does include Watalappan, a tradition Sri Lankan dessert made using coconut milk, cardamom, eggs, kithul and nutmeg.
A vibrant menu needs a drink to match. Peruse the extensive cocktail list which features signature, classic and bubbly cocktails (Sweet Kandy, Pearl of the Ocean and Spice Island) along with a well-equipped wine menu including red, white, sparkling and dessert wines.