Christopher's

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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. 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food , good service

MS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food took a very long time to be served. At least 30-40 minutes.

LL
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I came with my boyfriend for my birthday, the food was absolutely delicious, probably the best restaurant we’ve been to. Even the drinks were so good! We had the popcorn shrimp, the lobster mac and cheese, the salmon with jambalaya, a side of creamed spinach, and another side of parmesan truffle fries. For drinks i had a dorty vodka martini (grey goose) and he had a jim beam. For desserts he had the pecan pie and i had the Nutella french toast with a Nutella martini. The french toast was brought out with a sparkler and had happy birthday written on the plate which was so beautiful! I just would have loved it all the more if they staff had sung or at least seemed a bit more jolly about it!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend brunch menu is fab! Would only suggest having a veggie/non pork option for the Texas grill (veggie sausages, turkey bacon) etc. Other than that I would recommend.

D
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. All 4 of us had the post theatre menu which was ideal andxwexall had sea bass with a dessert but needed some additional sides to go with the main course

A
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Mediocre food- really poor service

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here, went for a Valentine’s Day dinner and really enjoyed it! Great vibe and amazing food, would definitely recommend!

F
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks was really good. The cheddar-mash and popcorn shrimp were definitely my favourites overall. Definitely would recommend for a fancy romantic spot! :)

J
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! And their service was great!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and prices were great! The only problem was that the waitress double charged me on accident.

GC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to Christopher’s on Valentine’s Day and it was very disappointing. My wife’s burger was smothered in mayonnaise which was not referred to on the menu and which she is unable to eat so it had to be returned to the kitchen. My steak was nicely cooked but was not terribly well seasoned and not especially good value for £40. The French Fries were awful, thin and greasy and extremely poor value for money. At around 7.45 we were approached by a surly maitre d’ who told us that “we need your table back” without us having been told that there were any time constraints on our meal at all. I would not expect this from a restaurant of this quality and certainly not done in the brusque manner in which it was done. Of course the reason why we were taking the time that we were was because one of the dishes was wrongly described and had to be sent back. That item had been removed from the bill at least so that was a plus. Gorgeous surroundings, very average food and poor value for money I am afraid.

DA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, delicious food, good cocktails & great company. It’s my second trip & would definitely return again.

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with stunning internal decor. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious !

CW
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary meal before going to see a play. The food came quickly and tasted delicious, we will definitely be back again!

SA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We returned after an amazing meal in August 2018. Unfortunately I didn’t find this meal to be as good, it was quite greasy and it was very expensive.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing view and so good service.
The host was super professional and took care of us a lot.
Our waitress Niculae was an expert and she was explaining us the dishes and make us feel so hospitalised. I love the Caesar’s salad and the chocolate french toast. It was so tasty. Recommend this place definitely and soon I will come back!

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating a gentleman’s birthday. When we got there it was clear he wouldn’t be able to make the 29 stairs to the restaurant (sadly no lift). The staff immediately accommodated us in the bar area. They couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful.

TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service,a wonderful environment to spend the evening in

SA
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for pre-theatre dinner at 5.15pm. Arriving early we went to the downstairs bar which was fairly busy. The only major problem was the techno music which was blaring out and made conversation difficult. It was the sort of music more suited to after 9pm than an early evening drink. Guess it must be for the staff as the majority of the customers were over 35.

AF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value pre-theatre menu! Lovely carafe of wine.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by the staff, the ore theatre menu is a bargain, and the restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommend

J
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriend's 21st birthday and the service was amazing for this occasion and the food was also great.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was on top and the servants was brilliant.

MH
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was lovely, fresh and tasteful. However a very limited menu. No halal options. We sat next to a very noisy table, which made our experience not so great. Dessert was amazing! Staff were very friendly.

R
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The vegetarian options tasted very foul. Had to send mine back as it was not even of average standard taste wise. Not worth the price at all. However the french toast dessert was nice.

m
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal before a show. Popcorn prawns great to share if you don’t want a starter.

OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drink was wonderful. So enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was prepared and presented very well. My husband had the wagyu steak and they cooked a perfect medium rare.

Every time we are in London we will definitely make a reservation.

DY
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As normal Christopher's offers great service and great food - and cocktails! One of my favourite places to eat!

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the welcome at the desk to the surprise birthday treat, the whole experience was a joy, the food was as ever first class. As ever the ambiance is clean cut, comfortable and contemporary. The service was much improved on our last visit in November. We will be back

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, and food very nicely presented. A few minor quibbles...
We ordered a glass of wine each, and only one was brought to us.
We ordered popcorn shrimp and the crab cake to start and only the crab cake was brought to us.
Fair enough, it was a pretty busy Saturday evening, and when it was brought to their attention they resolved it.
HOWEVER: One of the waiters (brown hair, stubble) was staring at my partner - so much so that he spilled water all over the table when he was pouring it into her glass and then took a significant amount of time simply placing a napkin over the spillage, again because he was unceasingly staring at her. He then moved to clear the table next to us, and while he did so, continued to stare at her continuously - which made her feel, understandably, uncomfortable.
This isn’t acceptable behaviour, in any context, let alone from waiting staff. It made what should have been a relaxed dinner, initially very uncomfortable.
Disappointed.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Isn't really worth the price for both the service and food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t realise when booking that 2.30 was still brunch time. Menu was very limited unless you wanted breakfast.
Great cocktails

P
London
51 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Late lunch meant it was quite empty but good nevertheless. My companion didn’t like his starter - it had too much mustard in it which wasn’t stated on the menu so they removed it from the bill which I thought was good service

GA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my pre theatre dinner at Christopher's. Food was absolutely fabulous for the price and the wine our server chose to pair alongside went down treat we found it was pricey vs the the food. Would definitely return.

NG
London
11 reviews