Once upon a time I was the judgemental Judy, sitting in a restaurant, tutting at the family with the unruly children.
Now, I reserve judgement since that unruly family is mine. And it’s my toddler with his face pushed up against the glass partition wall, his ketchup soaked chips all over the carpet.
The Coppertop is renowned for its homemade desserts and my sticky toffee pudding and Andy’s white chocolate cheesecake didn’t disappointKirsty Beaton
We took our hyperactive two-year-old to The Coppertop at the weekend and while his behaviour was perhaps not tip top, our meal certainly was.
The family restaurant in Camelon offers an extensive menu of home cooked style food in a friendly setting.
We visit the Coppertop fairly regularly and the staff are always very welcoming, service efficient and we’ve never had any complaints about the food.
The portions are generous and everything fresh and locally produced where possible.
Head chef Ernst Grillanda clearly has a passion for honest, well-presented food and the busy dining room is testament to that.
At the weekend, Andy took advantage of the Sunday Roast offer and had a giant plate of roast beef in a huge Yorkshire pudding with plenty of roast potatoes and veg as well as a hearty helping of gravy. I had the fish and chips – again a giant portion, with two large pieces of haddock and a mountain of garden peas.
Harrison didn’t get the pancake dinner he requested and, instead, tucked in happily to his kids steak pie - again a portion probably better suited to an adult.
We each cleared our plates - Harrison with a little help from dad - and decided there was still enough room for dessert.
The Coppertop is renowned for its homemade desserts and my sticky toffee pudding and Andy’s white chocolate cheesecake didn’t disappoint. The slab of cake was the perfect consistency – I’d even grudgingly admit it is better than my cheesecake effort.
And the sticky toffee pudding was also fantastic, served with vanilla ice cream and plenty of hot toffee sauce, the sponge was light and moist while the kids ice cream sundae was also well received.
In all, it was the perfect Sunday lunch, with the car park outside ensuring you don’t have far to waddle after the monstrous Coppertop portions.
The friendly staff and fantastic home cooked style food make sure that we keep coming back for seconds.
The Coppertop, 2 Dorrator Road, Camelon, (01324) 622667