Rydges Capital Hill Canberra – Buffet Breakfast and the Hotel

I thought I’d share some more of our experience at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra last weekend. This follows on from my post last weekend about the room we were in.

Hot Food at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra Breakfast Buffet
Hot Food at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra Breakfast Buffet

Our accommodation included breakfast at the Rydges buffet each morning, and I have to say, it was one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve been to, both in terms of food and in terms of how well presented it was! There were so many choices, and it was all delicious. I would recommend going before 8 though because the second morning we went later and certain things didn’t get replaced when they ran out (eg muffins – which were amazing).

Choices included:

Hot Food:

  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Rustic Beans (Awesome take on baked beans)
  • Beef Sausages
  • Fried Onion Jam
  • Bacon
  • Hash Browns
  • Roasted Potatoes (these were amazing)
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Poached Egs
  • Fried Mushrooms
  • Wilted Spinach
  • Pancakes with berries (before 8, after 8 it seemed to be just pancakes)


  • Danishes
  • Croissants
  • Muffins (these were so good)
  • Apple puffs
  • Chocolate twists
  • Fruit Scrolls


  • Weet-Bix
  • Muesli (Had so many seeds in it, it was really enjoyable!)
  • Hi-Bran
  • Corn Flakes
  • Light & Tasty
  • Dried Berries
  • Dried Fruit
  • Full Cream Milk
  • Light Milk
  • Soy Milk

Yoghurt & Fruit:

  • Watermelon
  • Rockmelon
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Oranges
  • Stewed Mixed Berries
  • Natural Yoghurt, Muesli & Berry cups
  • Natural Yoghurt
  • Natural Yoghurt with Mango
  • Natural Yoghurt with Beries
  • Natural Yoghurt with Passionfruit
  • Bircher Muesli (I really enjoyed this muesli)


  • White
  • Wholegrain
  • Multigrain
  • Thick Sliced Fruit Bread
  • English Muffins
  • Honey from the Comb
  • 3x Different Marmalades
  • Vegemite


  • Fresh Red Apple & Carrot Juice
  • Fresh Green Apple & Celery Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Cloudy Apply Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Citrus Water

There was also another fresh berry & yoghurt juice the second day which I was particularly fond of – it was so thick though you needed a spoon to drink it.

The usual coffees and teas were also available via self-serve, or cappuccino’s, hot chocolates and that sort of thing are available to order from the barista (at an additional cost).

Around the Hotel

I took a few other photos around the hotel because it was just done up so nicely with the indoor garden in the centre, surrounding the restaurant.

Overall the atmosphere was beautiful, it was very quiet (at least on the weekend when we were there), and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a great little getaway for the weekend!

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