Christopher's

4.2
4065 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 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 & 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4065 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.2
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3.9
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AntheaS
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very average food but over priced given the portion size

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MissKW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiters were nice and patient, waitresses looked a bit miserable. My food was ok, I had the burger. My partner said his was very nice, he had the lamb chops. French toast pudding was lovely!
Overall it was nice, but I wouldn’t rush back sorry

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TimS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The main problem was that we were made to wait in the lobby for 15 minutes as our table was not ready at the time we had booked. Given the emphasis that the restaurant puts on arriving on time, we found this disappointing. The lady at the front desk did her best but no one else paid attention to this, nor did they apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible, food areived later people next to us ordered 15 minutes later than us and got it before us.

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GraceD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Went instead of the Ivy and it charged more than the Ivy but I felt the food and cocktails weren’t as good. Cocktails lacked a bit of flavour and were too subtle on flavour. Food. Lobster starter was more fishy than the lobster taste and for the price would have expected more lobster. Main sea bass was good but needed a carb. Fish and broccoli for £20 isn’t enough. Overall good but not great.

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BabsO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere but was a bit loud. Took time to get served and it appears very busy. Overall, the food was good.

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CleoS
Hungary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Bar seating for brunch. Very dark and cold ambience. Food was decent, but nothing special. Not worth the hype in my opinion.

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vipPuter
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It's changed! One of my favourite restaurants no more.

Service slow, menu changes removing the American vibe. More brasserie than restaurant now. No sense of occasion

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TimS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not quite what it used to be. Have been coming to Christopher's for many years, and it was an old favourite, but hadn't been back in about 3. Unfortunately it seems to have gone downhill -- the service was much slower and less slick that it used to be. Plus the music was very loud, so the ambience suffered. The food was still decent enough, but not spectacular and overall it feels like its lustre has faded somewhat which is a real shame.

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Hadrian
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good. Must try the cocktails!! The food is quite filling too.

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GRand
Bath
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very average. Not a patch on what it used to be.

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StephenR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant evening at Christopher's. The tables are well spaced apart and the staff are lovely. The food was great (we both had steak)

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DanM
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good, and the attentive service just right.

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MeganF
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Venus was great and ambiance was lovely. Food was really nice. I think it was really the service that let it down. Felt rushed through dinner a bit. They hadn’t cleared the plates between courses, so we had to quickly move dishes when new dishes came. Didn’t check in throughout meal. Just put food down and left. And then, despite asking who was the birthday person, got the wrong person to celebrate to, which was awkward as they’d decorated the dessert.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Simple but good menu, great atmosphere and the service was very good

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Anon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Customer service was absolutely awful, blonde female waiters was blatantly sniggering and speaking about myself and my friend, making us feel extremely uncomfortable.

Our order came out wrong even after repeating it twice to the waitress, we ordered steak with chips, they didn’t deliver the chips and the steak was cold by the time we had reordered the chips, what was even more disappointing is that they only gave ONE of the two chips we had to reorder. So we had to end up sharing.

We were also offered water when we sat down that wasn’t delivered to us until half way through the meal after we had to ask again.

The steak was very bland and the hospitality really ruined the mood of the evening

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LaurenM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food and drinks were incredible. The lady on reception was extremely miserable and lent to the side to look me up and down with her eyes, which was extremely rude

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samn
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Don't order anything except for the French toast, all other food was mediocre and not worth the price. The fruit and veg smoothies had bits so it wasn't cold press. Chocolate smoothie tasted like the hot chocolate from Costa.

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Nathaniel
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Staff weren’t very attentive and seemed almost dismissive. Ordered a pint of Stella that took 20 minutes to arrive and then wasn’t full. My bill arrived before my drink which I had not asked for and gave a rude air. The food was nice but not worth the money. Martinis were nice but again expensive.

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ElinelsonP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked the place 2 weeks beforehand for a special occasion, made sure to add note about this. When arrived on the place there was no place reserved , no table available, the reception told me to go to a corner of a table to share with many people around because some people didn’t want to leave and wanted to eat on the tables there. What’s the point of doing a reservation a long time in advance to not get the right service ? This experience was bad and won’t go back there again. I hope this situation won’t happen to anybody else in the future ( and sorry is not enough in this situation)

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Gamu
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are always sweet and even it’s the restaurant is busy, the food is never late

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Maria
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch menu and nice ambiance. Shame the kitchen closed so early

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AartiG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I met my friend for a birthday brunch - the service was slow and it was hard to get the waiters attention. We had to ask to order, ask again for missing items on the order and also ask for our bill. It was really hard to grab any waiters attention. We mentioned that this was a birthday booking online but nothing was done to make this special. When we paid for the bill I mentioned that the service was slow but there was no apology.

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ShakieraS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, food was so nice.
Very friendly staff

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RoniD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is my 3rd time going to Christopher’s and food is always great here but the staff never seem happy or friendly

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FaheemK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good service and really great venue

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EMGEE
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ice cream tasted like it had been left in the back of the freezer for two years, I do not recommend.
A female waitress we had in the beginning was lovely.
A waiter in a suit served us later on in the night and he was intimidating.
Food was decent, I’d rate it a 6/10.
Side dishes were really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful service, wonderful food, we got a lovely sparkler for the birthday boy and it was very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back

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RJS17
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was lovely however the service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Cannot fault it at all

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AmberC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for brunch with a fantastic menu, great coffee, and lovely staff. Also lots of space in the dining area. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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Amj2244
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not sure why the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon came wet.it tasted fine but didnt look ok.

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Stockman
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When it comes to value for money, Christopher’s is matchless. Even the music is pitched at exactly the right level. So many more expensive places which can’t do this.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We entered the Martini Bar at about 4.40pm, the bar was pretty full and there was a lively atmosphere. We ordered cocktails immediately. Food was available from 5pm, and we had booked a meal for that time because we had somewhere else to be early in the evening. And the food when it came was first class. The only disappointment was that, despite the fact that we had finished our drinks and had a bare table in front of us, there appeared to be a bit of a lack of awareness that we were awaiting food service. We had to go out of our way to attract the attention of the staff to place our orders.

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AdamH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great, service was pretty non existent, long time to wait to order, ages for drinks to come, nobody came to reorder drinks. Wanted another drink but ended up getting the bill as everything took so long. Then waited another 20mins before someone brought the card machine to pay. Such a shame as food was great. The room itself is very cramped and basic.

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Miss
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my fiancé’s birthday, he absolutely enjoyed his experience at Christopher’s. We both loved the food and the service we received. Definitely would go again

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BaMer
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing, staff were so lovely and welcoming!

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Khadija
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was overall good apart from the lobster Mac & cheese which required more seasoning . Did feel slightly uncomfortable as the person serving us had a smug look and was sniggering at other customers including our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful and friendly. Good food and no problem if you want to share .

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YvonneEA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, great staff, tasty food. Will definitely be going back!

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.2 stars by 4065 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.