Christopher's

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American
Originally opened in 1991 in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has established itself as one of London’s best American restaurants. Comprising of three spaces that recall the heady-glamour of the Modern American era, Christopher’s brings you a Martini Bar on the ground floor, an elegant Dining Room on the first floor and an intimate Club Room on the lower ground floor for private events. Housed in a Grade II listed building with an interesting past of its own, including opening in 1870 as London’s first licensed casino, Christopher's offers an extensive menu of Modern American cuisine. Weekend & Superfood brunch is also a specialty where healthy options are on offer alongside indulgent brunch favourites.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

For New Year's Eve reservations after 8pm a £115 pp minimum spend +12.5% service is required inclusive of a glass of champagne on arrival. A deposit is required to secure the reservation. A member of our team will contact you shortly. The theatre menu will not be available for the all evening.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 3387 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was sensational.

OT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We went for a family members birthday, the waiters took note of my special request and brought the birthday girl’s food out with a sparkler. Thank you to the team for arranging that. We did have some issue with the manager, who took it upon himself to try and rush us off the table.

We’d barely eaten half of our food and he was already trying to say our time would be up soon- we had 20 minutes. He then tried to send another person to rush us. I pointed out to him privately that he’d not been rushing the table who had been seated and eating well before us. He tried to hand me excuses and when told him simple facts, he apologised. This was poor management and behaviour, on his part but I accepted his apology.

Overall we had a good experience but was ruined with the behaviour in the last 20-15 minutes.

E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My family and I will keep on coming back to Christopher's whilst it remains such a really good experience!.
Thank you for making my daughter's birthday brunch so lovely. I merely mentioned it was her birthday and you celebrated with us!

CB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was lovely food but felt we were a bit rushed to leave the table and our tea was only just served.
Had they said we needed to leave sooner we would not have ordered tea and desserts. Apart from that it was lovely food, great service and beautiful inside.

NF
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

A poor experience. Food was pretty good (though salty) and staff were friendly but not well trained. Waiter picked up butter in his hands when it fell off the butter dish and put it back on the dish; waitress learners across a guest to give menu rather than walking around; soft drink was warm; drinks didn’t come together. And it’s an expensive place. Won’t be going back.

RP
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A terrific Sunday roast in a venue with great ambience

R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect pre-theatre dinner before the Lion King musical

RA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice place & Foo, staff were lovely and down to earth .

S
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely start to our day in London with a gorgeous brunch and helpful & pleasant staff with beautiful decor. We will return to try more delightful food and cocktails. Thank you

AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Lively bar downstairs and sedate restaurant upstairs. Staff were great attentive and polite. Food was good we all had steaks. Mine was undercooked but just about done enough for me to eat. Extensive wine list prices start at about £30. So why not 5 stars? I’ve eaten as well for half the price. I guess it’s Covent Garden. Really enjoyed the evening which was a special occasion, I would go again but it would have to be a special occasion again.

KT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was very good although having 2 and a half scallops in the starter was pretty mean especially as it was £19!!.The steak was excellent as was the chocolate brownie.
The service was what let the meal down as the female staff in particular seemed unable to crack a smile and did not want to engage with you any more than was asolutely necessary in order to do their job. It was a shame as it rather took the edge off the whole experience.

FL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good if expensive

B
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening meal after a visit to the theatre was very fine.

I have only one question which is a regret over the music being played throughout the meal

It is very annoying and totally unnecessary in my opinion

I am coming back to the restaurant on the 23rd December and I would be very happy if there were no music or at least if it were much quieter

Barry Wordsworth

A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The ambience and atmosphere is lovely, the place is well decorated and bright. For how much you’re being charged for the food, you would expect a decent presentation of the food. We ordered the lobster club sandwich, the bread was a bit burnt and the it could have been presented MUCH better. The Mac n cheese was fine but also the presentation was not great at all. The service was fine, the waiters could be a little more hospitable but they were fine.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food is good. The place is gorgeous

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere , the staff were really kind and helping

SW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved my dining experience at Christophers! Food was excellent as was service, and they gave me a special little birthday treat too :)

JG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal with excellent service before going to see the Lion King on Saturday night. It was my daughter’s 10th birthday and they brought out a cake with sparklers in which was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The ambiance was lovely and the food was as amazing but it took a really long time for our food to be served other than that we had a lovely time

c
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue with tasty brunch menu. Chocolate french toast was outstanding

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Special dinner with my daughter while we were visiting London, and Christopher's did not disappoint. We both had steaks and each was cooked exactly as we requested. Sides were large enough to share between the two of us, but would have been small for more people. Service was very professional - just the correct amount of attention but not too difficult to get attention when needed and not too much intrusion. Highly recommend for a nice dinner in London.

GH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere and very accommodating. However, when I had arrived, checked in and explained I was awaiting three other guests, I was seated upstairs and waiting for my clients at the table, some confusion took place. They were told I had not arrived and there was not a table booked in my name, so they booked another. When they came up to be seated, they saw me - so that delayed our meeting and I felt a little annoyed that the disorganisation reflected on me. Other than that, the service was great and the food was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was my partners 50th which was a trip to London with all the trimming. I booked it as she wanted to dine somewhere a little different before our theatre show.

When we arrived at the restaurant the staff we lovely and very welcoming and the venue looked amazing, they gave us a round table for 6 people right in the middle of the restaurant and the waiting on staff were really helpful and accommodating, although the music seemed a bit nightclubby for a fine restaurant not to our taste for a meal (although we do like to goto the odd nightclub).


We were given both the pre-theatre menus and the normal menu, we all chose from both. and when the starters arrived they looked amazing and tasted as good as they looked, the main courses were lovely too, my only gripe would be that the Scottish fillet steak wasn't as tender as I thought it would be (but tasted great), but the rump that I chose was melting the mouth and delicious, all the other main courses were exceptional, when asked if everything was ok we did mention that the broccoli was very raw to the point some was almost uneadable (we are not Philistines and do like are vegetables al dente) but this did fall on deaf ears. We also had some lovely deserts that were very pretty, rich and flavoursome.

Something that did impress all of us was that my partners dessert came with a firework in it and happy birthday written on the plate in a sauce, I did mention when booking it was a birthday occasion, but at no pint did they as who's, so it was a lovely surprise when they came out with it and also go the right person!! Result! high five to the waiting on staff.

All in all it was a lovely quick meal (1 .5 hours) and it was just what we wanted and more!! We would go again no problem and have told friends of our lovely experience. Thank you Christoper's

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

i’ve always enjoyed the food here but tonight was not that great. service was mediocre for a fine dining restaurant. waiters were slow and not attentive.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. The cocktails were very nice as was the decor and general ambience. The food was lacking given the prices.

I had ordered the Eggs Benedict and one of the eggs was overcooked so no runny yolk which was a let down, however the Chocolate French toast and the Blueberry Pancakes more than made up for that.

Staff were generally friendly and were very attentive at first but the level of service declined once we had received some drinks. Overall the service was good.

BI
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot for brunch, delicious food and attentive staff

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is lovely. Nice and grand restaurant , amazing food. Slightly overpriced in my opinion. Great for birthdays etc

RR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good per-theatre dinner. Ordering steak cooked rare be aware it came medium. Meat was excellent.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Yh really nice good service nice food. But the mains although nice are small

u
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really great food. Tried their brunch menu and I was not disappointed.. Will recommend for a first date. Classy yet affordable.

AT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonder atmosphere, exquisite food and lovely service. Will be visiting again.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food, service and location are fantastic. Right in the hearr of Covent Garden, we had a fantastic time for my other half's birthday. Thank you to the team, for the extra effort they made for my girlfriends birthday! It was hugely appreciated.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing! A perfect brunch date and the food is just amazing. A little pricey but worth every penny and have already planned to go back for the french toast.

OF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff, tasty food and good vibe. Enjoyed returning for the French toast especially

OM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing food at Christopher’s and the staff were brilliant. Had a lovely table with a good view. Overall, excellent!

L
London
2 reviews