Christopher's

4.2
4116 reviews
£41 and over
American
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Originally opened in 1991 in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has established itself as one of London’s best American restaurants, featured in Condé Nast Traveller, GQ, Tatler & Harper's Bazaar to name but a few. 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, a glamorous Restaurant 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 all day dining menu of Modern American cuisine. Weekend Brunch is also a specialty where healthy options are on offer alongside indulgent brunch favourites, including our signature french toast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4116 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JackB
Bath
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was great, but service was poor. Not very attentive and just a lot of waiting around

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I was a pre-pandemic regular. Food was amazing and service was great. Went for brunch yesterday, and what a let down. Food was mediocre at best, but the service has fallen off a cliff. Half the food did t arrive till after coffee !!!

Drinks never arrived.

Way past it’s prime. Don’t bother anymore.

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Henry
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was mediocre and the staff were dismissive bordering on rude. Overpriced, wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening with fantastic service and food. Superb cocktails too.

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NachiA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and her friends fully enjoyed their time at Christopher’s and we would definitely come again

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KirstyN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faultless, as always

Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere

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Pbrown
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Nice building, very tasteful. But, we were seated next to the service lectern and I kept having my chair nudged by passing wait staff and at one point by another customer. So not an enjoyable experience. I felt that there are too many tables crowded into that room just to maximise profit but no attention to how the guest would feel with noise level and being seated in an unsuitable location. The food was good but overpriced for a simple fillet of salmon and a tiny watercress salad which was nothing special, it would’ve been better to put another accompaniment to the dish to make it better value for money. The service because there are too many people crammed into one room wasn’t really attentive. I wouldn’t eat at Christopher’s again but I would come for drinks in the downstairs bar area which I enjoyed more, better ambience.

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samarai
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

It's only good for French toast, the smoothie was so bitty and not smooth at all. They need. Better blender. The huevos rancheros were disgusting, a tortilla wrap with a friend egg and cheddar cheese. Was one of the worst things I've ever eaten. The waitress asked me how it was and I said the huevos rancheros were really bad, she just smiled and walked away

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was distinctly average and overpriced

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ChristineF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for pre theatre meal or drink, Lyceum right opposite.

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Trish
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We arrived not knowing that we were going to have to go up stairs to our table. We were put into a room where initially we were the only table so no atmosphere. Staff could be friendlier.
Food was good but it was not clear that you had to order sides to go with your meal, had to ask.
Had an optional service charge added that was over £20

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MiraU
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was really lovely. I enjoyed the tacos and the french toast

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Rodney
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reliably stylish and cosy martini bar. Good ambience. Excellent service, as always. Unsurprisingly, a very good list of (very tasty) martinis on the menu.

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vipcaroline666
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful environment & consistently good

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SonalP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food and nice atmosphere but service was a little slow. We had ask for water 3 times even though it was offered to us to start with, had to call waiter over to take order. Staff were nice enough but just didn't the feeling that they were happy to be serving you/working.

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MichaelI
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing place,very good food and drinks,good service although when i tried calling 3 times to notify about running a little late nobody picked up

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LizS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was good but not great but this isn’t a Complaint it’s a fact that unfortunately they are short staffed but the hard working staff still make it a lovely place to eat.

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Hasan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing restaurant, superb service but so loud! Won’t stop me from going back though.

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NicholasH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very enjoyable experience, great food, great service. It was a treat for my wifes 50th birthday and a pre show dinner before going to the Aldwych theatre. We all enjoyed the experience and would'nt hesitste to recomend or re visit Christophers in the future. Thank you.

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ShaunaE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wagyu burger was great really filling, loved the brioche french toast it was worth the journey from Croydon :) caramel & honeycomb milk shake was so nice but the glass wasn’t big enough . Lorenzo our waiter was very attentive to our needs and offered us amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We got Brunch and the food was great especially the french toast. Wagyu beef burger was cooked perfectly, meat melted in your mouth. Service was ok.. the room was also quite crowded

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food and cocktails were fantastic. The service though was a little off as 2 of the staff members were stood by the bar just chatting to each other instead of handling the tables.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend, beautiful service from the moment of entry, to the moment I left.

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Missyt
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We went for dinner and found that the place has a lovely atmosphere and decor but the food is very overpriced for what it is. Also, after attentive service at the start, we were left waiting almost 45mins for our main course. We had to remind them to bring it out. It wasn’t even super busy. The best thing was the dessert and I would only come here for that or perhaps brunch, next time. A few people we saw came for dessert only. Perhaps Christopher’s might want to change its focus.

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vipMatt
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Would not recommend, there are better places to eat in Covent Garden/Holborn area for the money.

Service was poor, sides for main course arrived 5 minutes after the steaks leading to a choice between eating the meat on its own while hot or waiting until lukewarm and having with the trimmings

Crab cake starter had some small pieces of shell in it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

When I arrived the staff were really friendly and accommodating. It took a while for them to take our order (I have been Christopher’s numerous times and this is always the case) I can appreciate they are busy though. If you order the French toast it will take forever to come. It is worth the wait though but I am unsure if it is worth the money. The lobster Mac and cheese is amazing, however for £24 the portion size is ridiculous especially as a main meal. The cocktails aren’t great but overall I would return.

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AdebisiA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food1Service1Ambience5

Hated the food, had to send it back because it was that bad

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THHerts
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super nice place with incredible food. Loved the atmosphere and the staff were amazing

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hazzzzza
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

lovely staff, good ambience and clean toilets- nice evening out

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Music much too loud for lunchtime - expensive- wouldn’t particularly recommend.

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vippetera
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

food quality seems to have gone down but prices remain high...!

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MarjanaB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Highly recommend to anyone!!!!!

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SaneetaH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food and service were both absolutely awful. Menu was overpriced for the quality delivered. You’re better off going to McDonalds. This was meant to be a birthday brunch but I was very disappointed. I will not be coming back and there are much nicer places elsewhere.

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Kayj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Love the food! The french toast was REALLY GOOD!! Must order

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were having brunch for my husband’s 50th birthday, all the staff wished him a happy birthday and he felt very special. My daughter and I had pancakes and bacon which were very tasty, my husband had the poached egg and crab cake which was very good.

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service by the staff, we had an hour to eat and get out and watch a show and they made this happen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

To be honest the food was good but not exceptional except for the mashed potato which was fantastic.
Cheesecake was completely tasteless but the Brownie was good according to my wife.
A nice evening but so is Miller & Carter for half the price.
Would I recomend it.....Yes but it was a cclose call.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the french toast, yum!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was spectacular. I got the chocolate French toast and it was sooooo nice! The ambience is really lively as well, it’s a great place for everyday brunch dining! Would defo recommend

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SalmaR
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Daughter booked it for mine and husband's birthday. Really enjoyed it, food was really tasty and portion sizes were good. Only issue was they were really busy and felt like we were sardines in a can. Tables were too close together and we were talking really softly as we didn't want other tables hearing our conversation as we could hear theirs. Waited a while for our food but expected as so busy. Note to self, next time don't go on a weekend.

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.2 stars by 4116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.