Copper Dog is a Scottish eatery and pub in the Hilton DoubleTree on Jumeirah Beach Residence. The new concept bar brings traditional Scottish hospitality and heritage to Dubai’s fun filled shores, giving people a real and authentic taste of Scotland’s northern valleys.
Copper Dog, a Scottish restaurant and bar based out of Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, Scotland, is owned by London club mogul, Piers Adam and has been brought to Dubai to give lovers of fine Scottish whiskies and delectable Highland produce a unique bar to enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch or a refined nightcap. I haven’t been to Scotland but the entrance to this place itself made me feel like I had stepped into one of the beautiful alleyways of this gorgeous country. The inside ambience too did full justice to where the brand has come from.
You can enjoy an extensive array of Scotland’s best whiskies, gins and craft beers along Copper Dog’s lengthy copper bar and surround yourself with an environment brought straight from the Highlands. A rustic country pub and eatery at heart, Copper Dog will provide authentic Scottish food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
The vegetarian options were a delight to my palette and since I have never experienced Scottish food before, I was truly mesmerized by the fine quality of the food served here. It was delicious and bursting with flavors. They served us hot vread with butter to start off with.
I chose to have their house specialty, Smokey Amaretto Sour, which was made with Amaretto Di Ssarano, Ardbeg Whisky, Cherry Liquor and Lemon Juice. With a froth made with white egg on the top, this smooth drink will entice any whisky lover like me. It was marvelous. My friend tried the Caberfeidh made with gin, rhubarb liquor, dandelion liquor, lemon, bitters and elderflower. I loved the design of the Scottish antlers on top of this drink.
For my main i chose to have the Tomato and Aubergine Tart with Goat’s Cheese crumble. The aubergibe mash came on top of a very crispy and flaky thin pancake thick puff pastry and was loaded with tomatoes on top and sprinkled with crumble of goat’s cheese. It was delicious and quite unique. I loved how the flavors came together and was quite filling.
For the sides we had Buttered Mash and i think i fell in love all over again with the simplicity of mashed potatoes.
The Thick Cut Fries also are not to be missed! They were so good that i had 2 full portions of them 🙂
We also had a side which was named Rumble Thumps. It was a mix of veggies, potato and cheese. It was different but i wish it didn’t have the cabbage in it. However that is just my opinion as i don;t like cabbage but my friend loved it.
For desserts we had some Scottish favorites like the Cranachan Cheesecake and the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Prune Ice Cream. How much ever i praise both these dishes, it will be less. Both contain alcohol which is not overpowering and they were as good as they looked! Read below what Cranachan is!
Cranachan #Cheesecake from @copperdogdubai ✨ #Cranachan is a #traditional #Scottish #dessert made from a #mixture of #whipped #cream, #whisky, #honey and fresh raspberries with toasted oatmeal soaked overnight in whisky 😍 This #Scottish #eatery has such amazing #vegetarian options 😍 Wait for my next few posts ❤️ #CopperDog #TheVegetarianSoul #DoubleTreeByHilton
Presenting the #Sticky #Toffee #Pudding with #Prune #IceCream from @copperdogdubai 😍 This was drenched in #alcohol and I think I got high just looking at it 😆 Today I found a #new kind of #love for #food here as I tried #Scottish #cuisine for the #first time 👌 #CopperDog #DoubleTreeByHilton #TheVegetarianSoul #JBR
If you want to try Scottish cuisine for the first time, I can’t recommend this place enough! Fashioned after traditional Scottish countryside pubs, Copper Dog is adorned with exposed stone work shipped straight from Scotland to bring to life this Speyside classic. Taking Copper Dog’s lively atmosphere to the next level will be a spectacular house band which will keep guests jovial until the early hours.