Champagne Charlies

3.9
351 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Pre/post Theatre
Tucked away beneath the arches of Charing Cross, Champagne Charlies is ideally located for wining, dining and entertaining. The wood panelling, exposed brick, intimate alcoves and candelit tables make for a cosy yet rustic ambiance. Our heritage as part of Davy’s wine merchants guarantees an extensive cellar, alongside the best in craft beers, premium spirits and soft drinks. Port is always decanted and Davy’s Old Wallop real ale is served in pewter tankards or half gallon copper jugs. Menus are created using fresh, seasonal produce, celebrating classic British fare with something for everyone.

Experiences

  • Complimentary flute of Prosecco

    Jun 14 - Jun 30, 2021

    Enjoy two courses from our a la carte menu and receive a complimentary flute of Prosecco.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 351 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JayBee
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Shortish but excellent menu with interesting specials. The quality of the food was very good and the service was excellent.

EA
vipEATOUTALOT
London
139 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice lunch here and a good location off the beaten track but still central. Consistently good quality

DM
DawnM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a family get together and the food and service was excellent. Would definitely book again.

PD
PhilipD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For groups of over 5 this is ideal as you are seated away from the main bar area. Staff very attentive and good menu choices.

RW
RachaelW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value for money, great service and lovely for a catch up with old friends.

DL
DebbieL2811
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely lunch and great service. Wonderful selections of wines. Would definitely return for another meal in the future.

KW
vipKevanW
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as usual and you can always rely on the bangers and mash

LG
LeighG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant for a not too formal get together.

SM
ScottM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for two for a pre-theatre meal, and the service was so prompt, efficient and friendly that we had more than enough time to have a relaxed meal. We were also impressed by the size of the place – it's much larger than its inauspicious frontage may suggest.

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Chilterner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service, pleasant and helpful staff, food choices and quality very good.

JS
JugS
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely to spend a perfect evening of conversation accompanied by excellent food and wine. Highly recommended.

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Audrey
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Standard British fare. Good value for the price. Quiet place.

CG
CliveG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely positive experience throughout from the warm and professional welcome to the efficient service and great food. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time made especially memorable by being located in a private room.

VM
VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed that they took note of and accommodated our table preference request, very attentive service, great atmosphere.

LR
LeeR
London
23 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience2

Service a bit hit and miss, for a wine bar had to ask to see the wine list, wasn't offered! Had to send one starter back for being undercooked.

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white1p
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We chose the pre-theatre menu. Although the choice was a little limited we were very pleased with our choices of pate to start, sausage and mash for mains and the cheese board for dessert. The house white wine was perfectly acceptable as well. The service was efficient and not obtrusive. We had booked a table for 18:00 and there were no other customers in our area throughout the time we were there. We would happily dine there again.

JA
JAYSONR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, but forgettable. Broad wine selection and decent value. Overall pretty good, but not exceptional.

CS
ChelseaS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for NYE, food was good. Was extremely quiet and no music playing. Also found a little annoying that throughout all 4 of our courses no one asked if everything was okay, just collected our plates without saying a word.

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Paulg9
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true great find

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vipAmie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Comfortable place. Service was slow but the food was good.

MS
MaryS
London
37 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pre-theatre meal, shared a starter and ate a main each. Good food and service, as expected. Would definitely recommend for this as the service was quick. It would also be good for meeting up with friends as the restaurant layout consists of different areas.

CY
ChrisY
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for an informal business lunch. Friendly and efficient staff.

MF
MartynF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good and prompt service.. enjoyed the ambiance

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vipjkid
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Visiting London for a week this was one of our casual dinners. We had the the fish n chips and bangers and mash. The fish n chips were fine but nothing special. We actually expected a great fish n chips in the uk but found our version at home to be better. the bangers and mash were probably the better of the two entrees but I did suspect the mash may be instant potAtoes? There were not many people in the place on a Tuesday night, but service was a little lacking, I think one waitress had the whole restaurant but she was very pleasant. We finished with the sticky toffee pudding and it was very good!

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Foodies
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick meal before heading to the theatre and it's a little hidden gem under the arches, not too busy or full of pre-theatre goers. Very dark and atmospheric as no natural light down there.

Had a lovely server who managed our time well and was incredibly friendly. Would highly recommend.

JF
JessicaF
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing food. Reasonably priced. Would go there again. Pre-theatre selection was limited so ordered off the menu. Service was quick and staff were friendly.

SL
SueL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a meal before going to the comedy club opposite. Was a nice place, cosy, good food, lovely port!!

KD
KevinD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprised to find Charlie’s a little empty on Valentines night (although we were booked in early). Super meals, very reasonable prices for the area and very attentive (but unobtrusive) Staff. We will be back, thanks for a lovely evening

JP
JohnP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Sadly one of my favourite haunts of many a year is dying. Booked on Saturday for 17.30 pre theatre slot and waited 30 mins for drinks (including mey having to go to be bar to collect glasses as we had two bottles of water delivered without receptacles) and then a subsequent 45 mins for food which meant a stressful meal where we had to query why later booked tables were getting food whilst we had none.

Food was OK but we were so rushed it was not a great experience. Time to try something new and there are plenty of options in this area.

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loobyloo12
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here booked for a pre theatre meal .very very good service all the staff were cheerful and attentive. food was excellent and very good value. will return without hesitation and will reccomend to friends .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great central location, food was great. Venue and atmosphere really good and the most amazing, helpful and friendly hostess.

PV
vipPV74
London
41 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointing pre-theatre meal (I never expect that much from them but this was really not great). Vinegary olives, salty soup, Caesar salad with a a soggy Parmesan "crisp". Bleurgh. Service was pretty friendly and efficient. I have to say I wouldn't go again :(

MC
MalouCheanne
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and professional staff who were good at informing about special bracelets needed for new years eve. The food and wine was delicious and affordable prices. Highly recommendable!

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Foodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

lovely staff; lovely food; relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Bill felt a tad expensive for the general surroundings, although the food was indeed tasty.

EK
EmmaK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and very attentive service from lovely warm staff. However, I think it is expensive for what it is: pub grub like fish and chips, burgers, etc. Enjoyed our evening though and although the pub section was rammed, the restaurant was quiet despite it being Friday night, which suited us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for early meal before Joss Stone concert at the Royal Festival Hall.Great choice as close to both the venue and Embankment Station.Had a starter,main course and coffee.Soup was tasty and the fish and chips delicious(especially the mushy peas)Staff nice too.Will be back.

PR
PamelaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a post-theatre visit for four, the food, wine and ambience were as good as ever, we are never disappointed when we visit this restaurant. The staff are always attentive and helpful and a good experience is always guaranteed.

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Aaron
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, nice meal. Seated in a private room with friends, which was also a nice touch. Sadly the air conditioning wasn't working, but it was due to be fixed. Food itself was good, and the service was quick (until the bill).

JC
vipJChan
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I organised a farewell lunch with two of my colleagues. First of all, with a sudden increase in headcount, while I could not work out online, the manager at the restaurant was so nice to amend my booking when I walked in the night before. He also promised and did give us a private room. The private room just fitted to our final headcount which was great. It was quite quiet during lunch time which we can chat a lot. The only minor problem was a little bit hot in the room, otherwise, that's perfect.

The food and drinks were great. We ordered fish & chips, burger and chicken breast, all tasty. The champagne is nice. The thing they allowed you to either order a dessert of normal size or a small bite + coffee gave us flexibility.

I will definitely come back again when organising small group of meals.

JL
JavaLava
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was good but it was very warm as aircon ineffective. Wine slightly disappointing - Picpoul thin but Cote du Rhone acceptable.

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Champagne Charlies is rated 3.9 stars by 351 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 bookings at the moment.