Friday, 15 May 2015

Chapters, Blackheath

Chapters, Blackheath is my current favorite weekend breakfast spot. It's in a great location looking over the heath with parking outside and on nearby roads. Chapters is also only a short walk from Blackheath train station if you don't have access to a car. The restaurant has a small number of tables for outside dining during warmer months but large windows to look at the view even in the winter. The restaurant is light and modern and always busy so book ahead.

I  have had lunch here, which is good but it's their breakfast that I crave every weekend. It is served until 11:30am Saturday and Sunday. Firstly, they serve freshly made creamy milkshakes, which is an ideal shout for a weekend treat. They also have a selection of teas, coffees, morning cocktails, smoothies and juices. It's quite hard to choose your tipple of choice but for me it's usually a vanilla milkshake balanced out by a freshly squeezed orange juice!

They have a specials menu, which changes daily at the weekend so always ask what's on offer on your chosen morning. I can vouch that the Full English here is great. There is no grease on this breakfast, everything is fresh, tasty and as healthy as scrambled egg and bacon could be. Beans also come in a separate side dish, which is novel as it means your meal doesn't get caked in the sauce. I also love the waffles, they are a generous portion but maybe ask for the cream on the side. Equally you can never go wrong with a stack of American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.

They do also have healthier breakfast options available and the full menu can be viewed on the website prior to booking. However, breakfast out at the weekend is such a treat I can never resist the naughty delights Chapters has to offer.

The staff here are friendly and helpful and the restaurant is clean. Children of all ages are welcome so feel free to make this a family affair. Bring your morning newspaper and order a hangover curing non-greasy, well-made breakfast whilst peering over occasionally at the heath and you won't be disappointed.