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Champagne Charlies

4.6
4.6
344 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–21:00 Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7930 7737

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Davies

What 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PF

    PaulF

    Miami - Dade

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner. We shared different small plates, had steak and hamburger. Great find. Highly recommend
  2. RH

    RayH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from waiter. Pre theatre tapas was very good and quick service
  3. m

    margaretj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it , asked for a quiet cosy table and they did not let us down. The waiter was just perfect . Thank you xx
  4. KL

    KristiinaL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice starting point to London stay. Good English Champagne
  5. GW

    GrahamW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to meet friends and coleagues
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and reliable.
  7. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice atmosphere and relaxed seating. We njoyed the drinks and lighting
  8. d

    diner

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with great food, delicious wine and super service.
  9. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food and wine. Lovely waitress also. Aaaaaa
  10. F

    Foodforthought

    Kent

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place - love going underground to eat and drink, feels like you are entering a secret club. Service was brilliant, I cannot remember our waitresses name but she was very good - brought my Dad three red wines to try to help him make up his mind. Very knowledgeable about the wine and food on offer. Although a smallish menu - it was still difficult to choose as everything sounded so good (when small I always think you know its cooked fresh) I had the pate to start, chicken for main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert - all were amazing. Good atmosphere - you weren't on top of each other but all tables taken so had a nice vibe. Thoroughly recommend and I will be back :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent evening right from the warm welcome, the table service and lovely food. Nobody in a group of 6 with varying tastes left disappointed. Well done Champagne Charlie's!!
  12. CO

    ChristineO

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very pleasant dining experience in Champagne Charlies early evening. The food was very good value, the house wine smooth, the service attentive and we were able to hear each other speak. I would definitely go again.
  13. G

    Gemma

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was served quickly, lovely atmosphere. Would return!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat
  15. ES

    ElizabethS

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We were tucked away at the back of the restaurant by the fire door, possibly the worst table available. There were many vacant tables and they were still vacant when we left so I'm not sure why we couldn't have been seated where there was better ambiance. We were the only people in that part of the restaurant. Very dissapointing.
  16. JB

    JayBee

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  17. EA

    EATOUTALOT

    London

    141 reviews

    4.0

    141 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
  18. DM

    DawnM

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a family get together and the food and service was excellent. Would definitely book again.
  19. PD

    PhilipD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  20. RW

    RachaelW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value for money, great service and lovely for a catch up with old friends.
  21. DL

    DebbieL2811

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 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.
  22. KW

    KevanW

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as usual and you can always rely on the bangers and mash
  23. LG

    LeighG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant for a not too formal get together.
  24. SM

    ScottM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  25. C

    Chilterner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service, pleasant and helpful staff, food choices and quality very good.
  26. JS

    JugS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely to spend a perfect evening of conversation accompanied by excellent food and wine. Highly recommended.
  27. A

    Audrey

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Standard British fare. Good value for the price. Quiet place.
  28. CG

    CliveG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  29. VM

    VirginiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  30. LR

    LeeR

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  31. w

    white1p

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 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.
  32. JA

    JAYSONR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, but forgettable. Broad wine selection and decent value. Overall pretty good, but not exceptional.
  33. CS

    ChelseaS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  34. P

    Paulg9

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true great find
  35. A

    Amie

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Comfortable place. Service was slow but the food was good.
  36. MS

    MaryS

    London

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 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.
  37. CY

    ChrisY

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good for an informal business lunch. Friendly and efficient staff.
  38. MF

    MartynF

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good and prompt service.. enjoyed the ambiance
  39. j

    jkid

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 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!
  40. F

    Foodies

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Champagne Charlies is rated 4.6 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Champagne Charlies

17 The Arches Villiers St London, WC2N 6NG

Additional information

  • Area

    Charing Cross

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–21:00 Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Davies

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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