The Copper Room is the formal "fine dining room" of the extensive Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. It is very much a "dine and dance" type of restaurant.
The food isn't outstanding but is very good and definitely above average. The service is reasonably attentive but again nothing memorable. The soft, pastel coloured room has a slightly pretentious decor. There is a dress code. The menu is a bit on the pricey side but not outrageous. And yet, every time I have been here, I have had an amazing time. This restaurant manages to bring the pleasant but unremarkable elements together to create an extremely enjoyable and remarkable dining experience. What brings it all together to make this an exceptional place? Without a doubt it is the dancing to the excellent live band - playing every night I see. The talented band tries to please everybody by playing practically every genre from 1940's swing to 50's rock to latin to disco to contemporary pop/rock.
They occasionally (thankfully only occasionally)throw in the odd "Viennese" waltz but thank goodness they keep such schmaltz to a minimum. But the band (Jones Boys I believe) really excels best when they play 1950's rock/rockabilly music which they do with great flair and bounce. They would do well to play even more of that music as it sounds just great when they play it and is a blast to dance to (much better than 70's, 80's and 90's music). The wooden, sprung dance floor is one of the very best I have seen in a restaurant in the Lower Mainland and is reasonably well used by the patrons. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys partner dancing especially if your focus is ballroom and/or swing. After a couple of great evenings here, I realize that we need more of these dinner/dance restaurants in the Lower Mainland - especially ones that don't only play exclusively latin music of which we already have a number of. The dinner/dance has another side benefit - the dancing helps work off the weight gain from dinner.