Tastebuds – Champers, Christchurch

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We’ve now visited Champers twice; firstly to celebrate our Anniversary in June and more recently to celebrate my Birthday in early December.

Summarising from their Mission Statement, Champers strive to deliver an unpretentious casual dining experience in an unforgettable and relaxed atmosphere whilst at the same time delivering exquisite food of good value for money and great service. So do they deliver? Oh yes, and then some! In my opinion they excel in every aspect.

Immediately upon entering the classy and chic reception, you are warmly welcomed by the charming maître d and shown to your table by an equally pleasant member of the front of house team. If you are lucky (I suggest you request in advance) you will get one of the ocean view tables which not only benefit from the sights and sounds of the ocean below, but also offer a light breeze that is welcomed on a humid day. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, with some unique and attractive furniture, in addition to the art work adorning the walls. The “On the Wall’ gallery, curated by Vanita Comissiong, is located in the same building and displays a wide assortment of pieces for purchase.

The staff are friendly and engaging and offer excellent advice on the menu if you should need it. The service is first-rate without being excessively formal, making for a very relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.

The menu offers an original and diverse choice of dishes that would satisfy any diner, and the freshness and quality of the food is consistently high. The price is comparable with other restaurants of this quality, and is not beyond what you would reasonably expect to pay in any fine dining establishment. The wine list is reasonably extensive and offers wine by the glass or bottle to suit your budget.

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If it’s your Birthday, make sure you tell them when you make your reservation and you will be treated to an extra special experience.

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There is a secure, private car park located directly opposite the restaurant and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself!

 

 

References:

http://champersrestaurant.com/

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