Christopher's

4.1
4186 Reviews
£41 and over
American
Please note we will be open on MONDAY 14TH FEBRUARY for VALENTINE'S DAY! Spoil your loved one with our delicious All Day Dining menu.

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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4186 people are saying
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Manni
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience, I had a great birthday and I would definitely go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Got told off for trying to open the door at 10.58 am booking was 11.
Brunch ok drinks arrived when food was eaten. 3 pieces of mint in the mint tea. Won’t rush back x

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Nassi
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

As soon as we came into the building the man sitting downstairs by the door wasn’t very welcoming at all. He didn’t seem like he wanted to be there to be honest. The service wasn’t as we expected, it was very slow. One of the waiters dropped the drink on my husbands scarf. Let’s just hope it don’t stain! The quality and taste of the food wasn’t great. I ordered the wagyu steak for mains, it had no taste. The toilets were disgusting. Would I come back to this restaurant again? No.

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PranM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely environment! Beautiful experience 😍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from reception as we entered, arrived early for a drink in the bar and was personally shown to a table. Upstairs, the meal was very nice, service was excellent and the room decor was perfect. We will definitely go back in the near future.

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HannahS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely food. Really enjoyable evening - thank you!

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IsaacM
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for business meeting and was offered the private room

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SadnaU
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but our waiter seemed off and when we asked for alternative dairy free option his response was quite rude, not something you expect from a place like Christopher’s. I feel the waiting staff need to be trained on food intolerances and how to respond to customers.

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BhavikaD
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing we ordered the truffle eggs & the chicken burger which was very well cooked & seasoned.
Had a great time here.

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EhsanA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The scenery looks nice to just sit down and have breakfast in! The only critic would be they mentioned birthday and I was hoping they didn’t mention it! They had mentioned it twice

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AlexandraT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience2

So…where do we start? I had high expectations for our brunch as I have seen this restaurant advertised quite a lot and the food seemed really good.
So we arrived there and the person at the reception was really friendly we sat at a table near the bar and the waitress came. She was really friendly so all good so far.. Until a waiter came and started singing while he was preparing the drinks and then all the waiters starting singing (quite loud) and laughing. We got our food pancakes and the famous French toast, the pancakes were not so good but the French toast was nice. We waited 25 minutes for a smoothie which was disgusting. We are really quickly because we got really annoyed by the waiters singing and left. We paid £40 for a brunch that was okayish but then all the other things considered our experience at Christophers was below average.
Ps the bar not the main restaurant is really unkept, there were stain on the chairs and the sofa, the table was broken so yeah.. For charging £22 for scrambled eggs I would at least expect to have a clean chair.

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ShaheenaI
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Food and Ambience




















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Angie
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a lovely time, the food was amazing and the service was great/efficient. However the tables were crammed together leading to a claustrophobic eating experience. We could hear the conversations on the tables next to us and it made us feel uneasy the whole time eating there, especially in a covid environment

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated the prompt service pre theatre. Friendly waitress. Excellent food

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NubianQueen
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good customer service. A venue for special occasions but a more younger crowd than we were of 50 plus.

Staff very accommodating we went for brunch but would be interested to try their other menu.

I had crab and found a number of shell bits so had to be very careful when eating but didn't have energy to complain but I feel if I said it would not be a problem.

Yes would recommend

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TeeAye
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The French toast is delicious! Highly recommend 😌

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Angus
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Christopher's used to be our default brunch venue when visiting London - that's changing as the experience has become a little jaded - as, it seems, have the staff. You're no longer made to feel welcomed or valued. Given the range of other quality venues available for London brunch, Christopher's is now firmly overpriced offering no differentiator.

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Uzyy
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall was decent however upsetting that the occasion which was for a birthday was either dismissed and forgotten about

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Tolu
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for the French toast (which was fantastic as usual). Service wasn’t entirely attentive but overall had a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Greeters at the door were lovely and very helpful and the waiter for our section was very friendly. However the service wasn’t as quick as it has been on previous visits as a little bit of time had passed before our food order was taken.

Overall the food was beautiful, thank you very much. My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday dinner very much.

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CatarinaP
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Christopher’s for an early dinner and we enjoyed a lot. The lobster Mac and cheese is amazing and my partner enjoyed the half lobster. The French toast dessert is very good. However we found the restaurant a little pricey because the lobster doesn’t have any sides and you have to pay for your water if you want any.

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Sally
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants.Great service,delicious food and the most amazing french toast.

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Jays
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a horrible experience , When I arrived I sat down and there was a dirty old napkin by my feet which was covered in food . It was disgusting, it felt really grubby in there and unclean .

It wasn’t Covid safe, we were sat squashed in between two tables. The service was poor , terribly poor and the waiters were very un experienced.

Finally when you arrived at reception ti check in the staff were so miserable, I was really disappointed.

I didn’t like it in here , I wouldn’t go back.

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diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Avoid if you have disability issues. There is no handrail on the 3 or 4 steps from the street to the ground floor reception. There restaurant is on the first floor up a spiral staircase in this grade 2 listed building and there is no lift. Very pleasant staff but pricey. Nice ambience.

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Benny
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and fantastic service. The staff really look after you

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Chicken was overcooked to the point it was so dry , when I mentioned it to the waitor he tried to tell me it was well done like I don't know how to cook myself... french toast was nice.

Service from the waitors was not great at all.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

French toast is a must try.
A bit disappointed with the eggs Benedict.

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JJFE
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch.. had an ok experience, staff were lovely and attentive. Wouldn't go back as you can get same quality (maybe even better) at better value elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I love Christopher’s but was disappointed in the slow service we appreciate it was covid but the overall thing was really slow steak was bloody didn’t pay service

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Fatuma
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I loved the french toast but my meal was quite bland. I still enjoyed the experience

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vipRichardF
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 5 on New Year’s Eve. I’d been to Christopher’s on many previous occasions. I had noted the complaints about service recently in the comments below. It is of course well known that the combined effect of Covid and Brexit has created a shortage of experienced staff in central London, especially over this holiday period.
The service on New Year’s Eve was, I have to say, very slow - but as it was NYE and we were going to stay until midnight, it didn’t really matter for us. The restaurant was very obviously understaffed. However, I have to say that our waitress, who was called Francesca, was absolutely wonderful. She was run off her feet all evening, never stopping for breath, but she remained cheerful, friendly and professional throughout. A star member of staff and I hope management acknowledges the special effort she made.

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AS91
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious but the service wasn’t particularly great, very slow and didn’t clear our tables off properly at any time during the meal. We were also sat right next to the waiters station which was noisy and cramped despite the restaurant being practically empty.

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Rangeela
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our visit to Christophers was appalling from start to finish. The service was poor in terms of requests we made ahead of our visit which was a surpirse for my husbands birthday. I had to mention this to the staff infront of him which ruined his surprise. The staff were rude and not accommodating at all. Wasnt happy at all.

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Tara
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Tried the most popular dish which was the chocolate french toast with ice cream and it was SO good! Definitely going to go again!

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JoinHenley
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

stylish restaurant with great food. Lovely ambience. Fab cocktail bar downstairs too.

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Burton
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I got my booking time wrong by mistake, but they still let us in so that was nice. It was quiet and not too busy so was perfect for enjoying my breakfast.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor, tables were not too clean or well made, no menus provided when we sat down and when we asked to move tables our waitress was unhelpful and refused to move us.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The lady who seated us was extremely rude and unprofessional…..probably because we had a baby in a pram and we had to go up stairs with no lift neither, to top it off I nearly sat on a chair what had a funny stain on it which I let you make your own judgment

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samj
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The eating experience at Christophers Covent Garden was one of frustration due to poor, slow service and overpriced food.

As a family of five, we felt forgotten about. We had to ask for sauces three times and our drinks (which came are thirty five minutes) twice; by the time the a sauce for a streak came, the meat was tough, cold and inedible. We asked different people for the same thing multiple times, with the same sense of being lost in their busyness.

It is safe we did not fit the bill—most people were young people. But this is no excuse to provide such poor service at high expense. And, whilst the most food was adequate when it did arrive, the standards of care were not good enough.

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Mf19
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Food was fine as usual but it was incredibly busy, staff were visibility stretched and both mains and dessert took 20 mins to come each time. It was not covid safe either and no ventilation.

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.1 stars by 4186 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.