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“One of the best Nights ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Champs Restaurant

The Champs Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Huntington Beach, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One of the best Nights ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Came here with my boyfriend on Dec 27th. We had a beautiful sunset with our amazing tuna and steak for dinner! The Chef is the same one at Secret Bay Resort where we were staying. The bartenders kept the drinks coming and always with a smile. We decided it was time for karaoke and we shut the place down! We had so much fun and even got Hans and Lise up there and singing! It was one of the most memorable times of our trip. They even called Anna at Secret Bay to tell her they had a blast with us! I would recommend coming here to anyone visiting Portsmouth. The food is delicious, the staff is very friendly, and we will never forget that night!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Shlz K
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 3, 2015
Dear Sheila,

It is good that you could have so much fun. We are always happy when we know that our guests are happy as well.

We wish that you could be at The Champs Restaurant every evening enjoying yourself. Thanks again for recommending us so highly. We would be happy to have you here with us in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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English first
Houston, Texas, Usa
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5 reviews
“Always PERFECT!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our last trip was Dec. 14-20th and was the best yet!!!
Even though they are usually closed on Sunday evenings, knowing we were coming with a big group, they had dinner & karaoke for us & a party started.
Lise & Hans always make sure that when you are with them, you feel "loved" & at home.
One of my favorite places ever!!!!
Thank you for the love and attention we were always given.
Texas will always be in love with The Champs Restaurant & Hotel.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charlotte H
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 6, 2015
Dear Charlotte,

Thank you for such a great review. We are always happy to have you with us. We are happy when we make our customers happy.

We would happily do it all over again if we have to. Your review means the world to us. Thanks again.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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“Neighbors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have lived next door for two years, and the Champs has been nothing but great. Awesome people, unbeatable views and atmosphere, and something for everyone on the menu. Quesadilla monday, taco trivia tuesday, wings wednesday, fine dining Friday, brunch Saturday and sunday.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank deisinge
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2015
Dear Prisskilla,

Thank you for a well composed review. We are happy to know that you appreciated all of our daily restaurant dining.

We were always happy when we knew that you was contented with all that we had to offer at our restaurant.

Thanks for the compliment of our staff. It would be good if you would come again to visit in the near future- which will bring back memory of your old times at our restaurant.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Portsmouth, Dominica
1 review
“great view, amazing staff and delicious eats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Happy 5th birthday to Lise&Han's baby, DeChamps! Honestly, if I had to pick a favorite aspect of the Champs, I don't know that I could. I've been to the Friday Fine Dining, Saturday and Sunday Brunches, Sunday Jazz Lunch, Taco Tuesday, Wings Wednesday, gotten daydrunk on the jacuzzi deck all afternoon (one of the top 5 days I've had on this island- thank you again for that Lise!) and closed the place down more than a handful of times...I really can't say what the best experience has been because every time I'm at Champs, not only do Lise, Hans, Tarnita and Nadine make us feel at home; the view is spectacular, the drinks strong and the food delicious. From a dining point of view, I would have to say my favorite is definitely the Saturday brunch. Chef Subin is absolutely amazing, I have no idea how he manages to get his dishes so perfect when I don't even recognize half of the produce they sell at the market here and can barely turn on my stove. My favorite dishes have definitely been the steamed mussels, the filet mignon at brunch, tofu meatballs with noodles and the cardiac arrest mac n cheese! Can't beat 5EC tacos on Tuesdays either, they're the perfect bar tacos especially when paired with Tarnita's killer watermelon mojitos and the occasional Kubuli you have to chug off when you've tied for a shot round in trivia :) All in all an amazing experience, every time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank prisskilla
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review. It is good to know that you enjoyed all of our foods and ambiance of our restaurant.
It would be great to have you spend sometime with us again at our Hotel.

Kind Regards,
Shard
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Picard, Dominca
1 review
“Classy Tastes to Please Any Gormandize on the Nature Isle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have dined at Champs on numerous occasions.
Their Friday Fine Dining is easily some of the best food on the island. Chef Eric Subin never disappoints! Their dinners are only rivaled by their Saturday Brunches and Sunday Jazz Brunch accompanied with "do it yourself" mimosas or a fresh brewed cup of coffee with a shot of Baileys.

Any other day of the week is also delicious and fun. Every night has a special and it's a great place to grab a burger, bucket of beer and watch the game or simply a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the Caribbean sea-Which is never a bad view.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brittany S
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 8, 2015
Dear Brittany,

Thanks for such a great review. Thanks for your compliment on our meals, view and Fine Dining. We are happy that you loved our ambiance.

It is good that you could have been able to sample our weekly Dinner menus occasionally. We do hope to welcome you at our Restaurant again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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