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Christopher's, London,
Christopher's, London,
Christopher's, London,
Christopher's, London,
Christopher's, London,

Christopher's

4.2
4.2
5078 Reviews
£41 and over
American
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, 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7240 4222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Francis Agyepong
  • Private party contact
    Reservations Team: 020 7240 4222
  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Nearest Tube Station is Covent Garden. Holborn and Charing Cross are nearby also.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 5,078 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Great for brunch

5,078 Reviews
  1. MarF

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice place for a pre- theatre dinner. Menu options could be more extensive and food was average considering price. Ambiance and service was good. Cocktails are great- wine by the glass options are limited and disappointing. Location is fabulous.

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  2. MatthewR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed spending our wedding anniversary at Christopher’s. We ate early before the Lion King which ensured that the restaurant was quiet. Food and service were extraordinary!

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  3. Polly

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really nice, but service slow and no existent, despite there being only 3 other tables in the whole restaurant.

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  4. GiuliaS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was of poor quality, the only good thing was the French toast. Very high prices! There were too many people and therefore a lot of noise.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A very disappointing experience. The food was expensive, the service was average and we found out later that they gave us the wrong menu to order from. On the menu they gave us there were like 5 choices of brunch/breakfast dishes. I later found the brunch/breakfast menu online. It was totally different. All and all a very disappointing and expensive experience.

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  6. SalmaY

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Toilets were smelly, dirty and awful. They felt unkept. Food was standard, and not that flavour some for the price. Service was not of fine dining standard. Overall felt disappointed about the whole experience.

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  7. ZainabB

    Turkey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Much appreciation to the lady who amended our booking as we were running late. Pleasant experience overall

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  8. GeeVee96

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was excited to come here for the first time but I was sorely disappointed by my experience. The ambiance and location are fantastic but the service level and quality of the food are shockingly poor. At an 11am brunch somehow there was never a staff member available to help us. A coffee cup was served to us with lipstick still on it from what I can only imagine was a customer the day before. We had to send back a fork because it was also dirty. Pancakes and coffee were delicious, albeit overpriced. We also ordered a side of "honeyed carrots" that were completely inedible - instead of warm and sweet they were sour and cold? Staff were kind, but not as attentive as you would expect from a place that presents itself the way Christopher's does. Thoroughly underwhelming, will not be returning.

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  9. Louisa

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and un atmospheric, seems like a tourist spot

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Sonya

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My third time at Christopher’s. The elderflower mocktail was banging and beef tacos 10/10 along with the brownie! Will be back in a few weeks for a late brunch with my best friend! Amazing service also Thank you

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  11. Soapy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service, steak done as I had asked and service first class

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  12. Juv18

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly welcome and all the staff were attentive. Food was amazing as were the cocktails. Relaxing atmosphere, great place to eat, drink and unwind.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service, amazing martinis also - somewhat pricey for some small portions but taste made up for the size

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  14. Helen

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in a hurry for the theatre and were served very quickly. Food was good. Thank you.

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  15. StephanieM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is part criticism of the restaurant and open table. There was a minimum charge of £80 per person that I was not aware of. This was in the very small print of OpenTable. Something as fundamental of this should not be hidden in small print, it should be front and centre of the booking requirements. I was happy to pay £50 per head as a deposit on the understanding that we didn’t show up. But £80 per head when we were dining with two children is outrageous and a way to make money out of a day when people dine out. We were visiting at a family. What if you were a couple who didn’t drink alcohol, no one would be able to spend £80 worth of food. It’s frankly an opportunity to further rip off patrons and monopolise on materialistic holidays in an already expensive restaurant. I’m not sure what makes the need for £80 minimum spend on this one day? The staff saw us walk in with two children, it would have been good if they had raised this to our attention when we entered the restaurant. Shameful and exploitative is how we felt as customers.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. HelenaM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Went for the Pancake Day specials after wanting to for years and they did not disappoint. Service was excellent too, we’d ordered the honey roast carrots but neither of us liked the flavour at all and our lovely waiter took them off tbe bill for us which was a really nice and unexpected gesture. Much appreciated and would definitely be back.

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  17. Nina

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening with my partner, we enjoyed the food, the drinks and the desserts so much! Combining Pancake Day with a Pre-Valentine’s Day celebration date was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended, but definitely on the expensive side. Loved it so much though!

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  18. NikT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our regular resteraunt choices. Fantastic food and drink. Great service (though sometimes can feel a bit rushed if you book a pre-theatre time). A little Gem!

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  19. HelenD

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive, small portions, overpriced. Drinks very expensive

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was decent - enjoyed the French toast but overly priced.

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  21. EmilyO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, lovely location and venue. Great food

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice for brunch and cocktails. Highly recommend

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  23. Sara

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    On arrival we were greeted politely & they were very welcoming. Then told to go upstairs to the restaurant. Not so polite here & service was very slow. It was a Saturday around noon they weren’t overly busy. We had to call a member of staff over to take out drinks order & again for our food order. The food was lovely - which made up for the grumpy service.

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  24. WhitworthGirl

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe n course delicious smaller than we expected, but really really nice. Desserts over size and delicious. We would go again.

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  25. RobertS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and presentation but expensive, especially drinks

    1 person found this helpful

  26. HannahB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved our brunch and the staff were so kind. The avo & feta on toast was average but the chocolate french toast was incredible. The venue was fairly quiet and our server really made it. She also gave us a ‘happy anniversary’ message on the plate which was a nice touch! Thank you, would 100 recommend

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  27. Azmeer

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible service. Need to ask atleast 3 times for water, condiment, cleaning of plates, etc.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. SeanO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere, service was great , food was delicious, would come again.

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  29. gourmette

    London

    233 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Christopher’s is a beautiful restaurant, with lovely far-reaching views, for example right down Waterloo Bridge. Brunch at the weekend is clearly a busy time as there were queues to get in, and the restaurant opened late. The service was slow at the start. Our cocktails were served after the food had arrived. Both plates were cold, the fried eggs were over-cooked as if they had been sat on a hot plate for some time. This is not a place to go to for the food, but rather for its ‘hip-ness’ and its architecture. Our waitress was very friendly.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. live2eat

    London

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I eat out regularly in London & didn’t rate this restaurant as a 4 or 5 star experience. Very disappointing having been before & wont be retuning in a hurry.

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  31. MahaS

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. The food was delicious, the french toast was crispy and soft! Definitely will visit next time.

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  32. KAAsh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time for a friendly catch-up. They took great note of the note I had previously put in about my friends birthday and for dessert to including a candle. Thank you

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  33. EmmaM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t the best , not that fresh , was rushed and they pretended our table wasn’t ready even though we were late then I saw them do the same thing to another couple and say “your table will be a few minutes” even though the woman downstairs had no way of knowing anything about if the tables upstairs were ready. The smoothies are not made fresh despite being £8.50 they’re frozen packets and the food was actually cold I didn’t enjoy at all.

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  34. NicoleG

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the juices was absolutely inedible. Food was bland and average but guess when you go, you go for the French toast. Kids meals were too full of garlic and salty and both refused to eat much either

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  35. JodieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, ambiance was really lovely and the restaurant organised a birthday surprise for my husband.

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  36. GrahamR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Greeting was fantastic. Server had no personality at all. Others seemed lovely so was just the person we had. Biggest gripe we had for the whole experience was the main courses. Limited selection and limited description. I had the burger, meat was delicious and cooked perfectly. But it was small and the rest of the burger was very average. is served with absolutely nothing else. Partner had the rigatoni. which is just pasta in a sauce. Nothing in the sauce at all just a slightly peculiar tasting sauce. Incredibly poor value for money . Thankfully the puddings saved the day. Partner had the cheesecake and I the brownie. I stole the coulis from my partner to go with my brownie as for me a brownie doesn't need chocolate sauce its already chocolaty enough on its own. Brownie was the best delicious. Cheesecake was nice except the base was wet and stodgy would have preferred a nice crumbly base. Overall enjoyed our visit and it was a nice stop for our day trip out to London. Sorry, we wont be returning.

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  37. FahimaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service friendly staffs. Food wasn’t as delicious as expected. Quite expensive.

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  38. AliceF

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been wanting to go to Christopher’s for the longest time for the French Toast and thankfully this did not disappoint! Very delicious! However the Texas grill was extremely disappointing for £24! The food was served lukewarm and the ‘hash browns’ are not hash browns. It was smashed new potatoes which had zero flavour! Highly suggest changing this. We were sat on a table right near the toilet and it was hard to get any waiters attention. £80 for two people - looking back, overpriced for whole experience.

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  39. JANETD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience, love this place I always feel very relaxed and chilled, good value for money.

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  40. IvyN

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is not worth the price, it’s undercooked vegetables and soggy fried food. The service isn’t great. They don’t clear your table before bringing another course. The cocktails aren’t great either, not very well made. Very very underwhelmed and dissapointed

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.2 stars by 5078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Christopher's

18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Nearest Tube Station is Covent Garden. Holborn and Charing Cross are nearby also.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Francis Agyepong
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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