Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Champ Kitchen and Bar, Southbank

After a night at Southbank Rydges and a trip to see 'The Mousetrap', we decided to go to Champs for breakfast.  We had walked past this place a few times and kept meaning to try it, when Sully suggested we try it for breakfast.  It is located at the bottom of the new ABC building and the decor is what only can be described as rustic.  The waitress later informed us that the walls were made from wood taken from a house at West End that had suffered flood damage, and the lamp shades were made from barbed wire.  But don't let my description put you off, it has a very pleasant view to the hibuscus covered arbour, and even though it was very hot that morning, the air conditioning was walking nicely. 

This place is wheelchair accessible, and the waitress did not flinch when asked where we could sit.  A plant was moved and we were given a table at the front of the restaurant.  There was an extensive menu with very reasonable prices.  Sully had thrice fried beans with eggs and turkish bread and I had eggs and bacon with hollandaise sauce on turkish bread.  We both had coffee and I also had a fruit shake, which was made on ice, and was very much appreciated.  The meal cost $43.00 which was more than value for

In fact, when we went back to pay our hotel account, they tried to charge us $55 each for a buffet breakfast - making our little walk even more pleasant.

Southbank Rydges has three wheelchair accessible rooms that are very well set up.  Even the verandah has a built up floor so that it was easily accessible.  The only flaw was that the bed was very high and someone with issues when transferring, would of had a problem.

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