Christopher's

4.3
3832 Reviews
£41 and over
American
We are delighted to announce that we are re-opening on Wednesday 2nd December from 11am.

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, 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 menu of Modern American cuisine. Weekend Brunch is also a specialty where healthy options are on offer alongside indulgent brunch favourites.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3832 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Zstaste
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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ChristelleC
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a huge foodie and I loved my chosen meal. The servers were lovely and patient. One gentleman explain an item on the menu and even gave me his recommendation, which I am very happy I took. I am only gutted I did not take note of that mans name. I will most certainly be going to Christophers again.
AMAZING !

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Ellay1
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Mediocre food at high price points, £24 odd pounds for lobster Mac and cheese, that was pretty tasteless. Not much ambience in the restaurant. Just pretty subpar, there’s plenty of other nicer restaurants in that area.

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Tati
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good cocktails and the french toast is really good.

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Venice978
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having visited many times I wanted to impress my guests and husband for brunch. They all thoroughly enjoyed the food, the venue and the company. One cannot ask for more. We shall return.

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Missy
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Was not received with a warm welcome on arrival, In fact this made us feel uncomfortable luckily the service from the waiters made up for it but the front of house let Christopher’s down. We were running late and called however nobody answered.. once arriving the lady wanted me to prove I had a booking as she couldn’t see it but I’ve been to many restaurants that have never had this issue. It seemed as if she didn’t want us there luckily I had a proof of booking. Thé brioche toast was amazing, I highly recommend and also had a special birthday sparkler which was nice. I’d only recommend for food but not for service

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Kli1
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We only came for breakfast but the french toast was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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LucyD
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I’m afraid that I don’t have anything positive to say, the staff were friendly.

Service was very slow. Drink ordered were duplicated twice.

Starters were over priced for the quality and size of portion.

Mains were over priced for quality. Especially when you had to also order all sides. Nothing came with the main. I had the lobster Mac with a woefully small amount of lobster and a nasty artificial flavoured cheese sauce.

For 3 people, 2 courses, 2 cocktails and 2 cokes.....a £172! I wish we’d booked Sexy Fish or Scott’s instead.

A huge disappointment

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Lima
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the lovely birthday surprise for my husband and the food was phenomenal

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Missy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Anything but a warm welcome from staff on arrival

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atlantam
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 3 courses , amazing choice of cocktails and the french toast pudding was the best thing I have ever eaten!

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Tina
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a lovely place to have brunch at with the girls.

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Kristina
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was really good. Some of the waiters seemed a little busy but very lovely service overall. Food was fantastic and the raspberry and apple martinis were fabulous. My only snag were the truffle fries. They were soggy like McDonald’s fries with questionable cheese and just one shaving of truffle. All the other food was really really good but just don’t order the fries.

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MArfan
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service from the waiters was excellent. The Chocolate French Toast was delicious and was definitely enough for two!
The only downside was the lady at reception downstairs wasn’t overly friendly.

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MaariyahH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before we even got there, I had to call to let them know we were going to be late and they were very friendly and understanding and upon arriving, they made us feel welcome and the waiters were really friendly and accommodated to our needs perfectly

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ToluA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing! Staff are accommodating and pleasant! Even sent a dish back and they were graceful and removed it from the bill without complaint.
The sea bass, crab cakes, virgin rose mock tail and french toast were divine! Will be visiting again!

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vipqueenie
London
103 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant up a flight of stairs in a beautiful room. The food was exceptionally good and the staff were lovely. Only gripe is that the wine list is very expensive. Cheapest bottle is £35.00

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service was outstanding as was the food. However, unfortunately once our food arrived there were lots of little flies that keep hovering around our table. I’ve come to Christopher’s many times before and have never had this issue but it seems there may be a fly problem which can be off putting and not ideal to be swatting flies constantly throughout your meal. Also it seems that the attention to detail has declined slightly, I would have expected the table covers to at least be ironed however there were many creases in the table cloth. Overall the food is worth coming back for but improvements could be made.

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MahdiyyahO
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had the chocolate brioche french toast which I've tried once before. Food was excellent, however service was not that great (it was busy but no one came to get our order/for us to pay at the end for a while). Did not enjoy paying service charge as this meant the price of one meal was higher than it should have been, without good service.

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discowilly
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is as good as ever, perhaps a bit more adventurous than they used to be. But expensive without the option of the set menu. Definitely moved up market and we won’t be able to afford coming here pre-theatre like we used to when the theatre returns, unless they bring back the set menu. Wines overpriced. Service excellent - friendly without being overbearing. Great atmosphere.

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Lllll
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely night at Christopher's. The food is really delicious and beautifully presented as well. The drinks were great too - excellent cocktail. Great service and ambiance.

Definitely expensive, more of an occasion restaurant.

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Essie23
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here 4 times and every time the service is amazing. I accidentally ordered the wrong thing and they quickly amended my order, love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French Toast and great service all for a very reasonable price and the location is amazing

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice evening and would definitely return. Lovely martinis

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OliviaB
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FarrahA
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely as always. Chicken, fish and sides were all tasty and fresh. Great ambiance as well. 10/10 overall

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Hannah
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Restaurant was lacking in atmosphere. Felt old and tired. Service was ok. Food was brought out very quickly and before our drinks. Felt like it was already made sitting there waiting for someone to order it. French toast was nice.

Considering prices are up there equal to the ivy etc it was a disappointment when we received the billl. I would not return.

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Samm
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food as always. I love their Huevos California and of course, the chocolate French toast! Service brilliant from start to end.

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KristenJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, priced well and good service would come back again.

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AfsanaH
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service from the lovely lady at the bar downstairs on a Friday night

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Rkshn
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu beef burger (halal!) was perfect, cooked so well and exactly how I wanted it. A shame there wasn’t more halal meat/ chicken options. Enjoyed the sweet potato fries and I can see why everyone raves on about the French toast - was absolutely gorgeous! Soft brioche toast, dusted with cinnamon, topped with vanilla ice cream and draped in milk chocolate - between 3 of us for dessert this was more than enough and satisfying after our burger mains. I’m definitely going back again and would like to try the brunch French toast!

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Anony
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

The food was tasteless, the waiters and waitress was rude as hell. And took forever to get their attention. Everything was poor except for the venue. Wouldn’t recommend

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GigiO
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants for brunch! The food, ambience and service are always great!! 100% recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Polite, attentive servers. Food to our taste.

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Victoria
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

French toast was amazing! The mains were just okay.

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edithW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I was very disappointed with the way this restaurant has gone down, l used to be a regular at this restaurant and the caliber of people going in was different. The smart dressing requirement for fine dining from before has been replaced with people wearing hoodies,trainers and tacky apparel,it’s ridiculous,l thought l walked into a brassiere or steakhouse to be honest .Steak and turf ,halibut ,Pork are no longer on the menu, people just walk in to order dessert and leave,how disrespectful,l hope and pray that during lockdown they will rebrand and revamp this once beautiful ,classy restaurant , l want to go back one day and feel happy again for now l won’t be going back anytime soon. I know Covid came and destroyed a lot of business,hopefully after the pandemic they will sit down and get back to where they were before as this restaurant is on a perfect location .

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SalehaB
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and wonderful service. Food was exceptional.

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lizziea
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, drinks were tasty. Must get the french toast dessert

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ZainabD
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food good service good location not too busy

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch, as always. The portions are very generous and the service is great.

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.3 stars by 3832 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.