Blackheath restaurant Copper & Ink closes permanently

A well-respected restaurant in Blackheath run by a former Masterchef finalist has closed its doors for good.

Copper & Ink was run by Tony Rodd and his partner Becky who stated a mix of high energy bills, high inflation leading to increased costs and declining footfall had hit the business.

On the company website they highlight a difficult few years and answer questions on the matter, stating they had “agonised over making this decision and spent much of the Christmas break trying desperately to find a way to save the restaurant”.

A kickstarter was launched last year in an attempt to create a cocktail bar but it failed to reach its target.




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    2 thoughts on “Blackheath restaurant Copper & Ink closes permanently

    • This is so sad. Especially after losing Handmade Food. Blackheath Village seems to have a lot of vacant shops now and whatever gets taken seems to be by the copy/paste chain restaurants. It really is a shame.
      If this is happening in supposedly an affluent area how any independent restaurant can survive in the current economic climate is beyond comprehension.
      Does anyone know what’s happening to any of the vacant shops such as the old Barclays, old Lloyds Bank, the Payes Shoe Shop, old Artis Restaurant, the old Bianco 43, the burger bros to name a few?

    • So sad to hear of the closing of this restaurant which was a favourite for many people.

      With higher prices for products fuelled by higher inflation high rents and business rates along with the cost living crisis has affected a lot of businesses.
      It also sad that the closure as come at a time inflation and been reduced and pricez are beginning to fall again (although these need to be reduced further for business owners buying in bulk from suppliers). Which will help and hopefully save businesses as we move forward.
      I wish the couple every success for tge future I am sure they will back with a new venture soon.


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