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Christopher's

4.3
3779 reviews
£41 and over
American
After the success of Eat Out to Help Out, we’re continuing the fun in October! Join us all day on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and get £10 off your bill pp. Minimum order of £20 per person required on food & non-alcoholic drinks. No voucher needed.

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 & 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 3779 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible cocktails and food, couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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Shelly
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and the ambience and food was just amazing , the only thing was we couldn’t sit in the restaurant area but otherwise great

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

our waiter did not write down our order and when our food came it was wrong. the chips did not arrive, the pancake was wrong, the toppings on the pancake were wrong. when the bill was brought over we had been charged incorrectly. when we asked for the service charged to removed our waiter laughed at us under his breath. he was rude throughout. he did not look at us as he spoke to us or we spoke to him. there was no communication other than yes and no. no one asked us how the food was. very disappointed.

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JanelB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and we were seated quickly! Service was 10/10 as we celebrated two birthdays

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SukeyK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so tasty and the service was impeccable. It was our second visit at the restaurant. The only thing I would say is we went for a birthday and we had to buy the birthday boy a dessert whereas at other restaurants you get a complimentary treat for the birthday person x

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Sean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, very helpful, answered any questions and someone was always there when needed. The french toast was as good as everyone says as well!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. I’ll definitely be coming back

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PaulaDC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining area. Quick service! We had their signature martini and the ooh lalaaaa French toast.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was average but the drinks were good and the view was incredible.

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NadineR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Seated straight away food came quick. Was amazing. Friend asked when we coming back? Haha

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funkeey
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great, however ther service wasn’t had to keep waving for the waiters to come over. For the price you pay for the food you expect the service to be much better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was lovely, service not so much

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Berry26
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Came here last Saturday evening for my Girlfriend's Birthday. To be fair, we were running late so I called the restaurant twice, they held the table which we were grateful for. The restaurant at first feel was extremely loud with a few large parties, and we could barely hear each other. (Not the fault of the restaurant I understand). Upon sitting, we noticed no one had given us the wine menu. A waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order the food when we hadn't even been asked for drinks. 3 different bottles of wine we attempted to order, all 3 out of stock on that night. We were given a pinot noir which was fine but not what we wanted to drink. When taking the order, the waiter seemed to be rushing us, and was looking out the window and around the restaurant when we were talking. We ordered two steaks, both at around £40 each. They were nice, but the chips and onion rings we ordered to go with it were barely warm. No one checked on our food until right at the end when we had finished and the restaurant was busy and very difficult to get the attention of waiters. When given the desert menus, within the minute the waiter told us we need to order straight away - we hadn't even looked down. I understand the new 10:00 restrictions as I also work in hospitality, but the time was 09:05 - we had been in the restaurant just 1 hour. They did bring out a candle for my girlfriend which I appreciated, and the Italian waitress was great and couldn't fault her service/positive attitude! She really lifted the experience - the other service we received was poor. All in all, for the money I was disappointed and really wanted it to be special. Doubt we will be returning, much better evenings else where for same money.

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DaisieS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi we couldn't have asked for a better setting for our daughter's 25th birthday meal. From the friendliness of the staff at front desk to the walk up the spiral staircase, the ambiance, the meal, the cocktails. All awesome! Oh I didn't mention dessert... scrumptious.

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PriyaD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were tasty and all the staff were very friendly. The ambience was great and the staff were all very helpful. I would definitely go back again. Unfortunately, we didn't get to sit at the martini bar, so hopefully we can do this next time.

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Ricardo
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for the quality of food. Service however was outstanding.

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Jenna
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn’t cooked properly I had to send it back twice. The French toast was the only nice thing I tried

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A1AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely but a bit pricey, service was good but a little slow

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LucyR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked to go to Christopher's purely because of the chocolate french toast and it didn't let us down! Normally with something with sauce you always have to ask for extra but this was ozzy sauce! Truly delicious!

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AnupaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for brunch. I had the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and it was delicious. The staff were also friendly

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MariamA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good although I think they may have changed the recipe for the lobster mac and cheese, because it wasn't as good as the last time I had it. The service was not so great, as it was busy. We waited ages for our food and our waiter wasn't paying much attention to our table nor did he inform us of the wait time. However the manager spotted our distress and addressed the issue and we eventually got our meal shortly after.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice evening at Christopher’s. The steaks we ordered were cooked perfectly and the evening was very pleasant. Service was great and we finished off with drinks at the bar, top place for an evening out.

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LuxjanK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

We asked for tap water and then was charged 4 pounds for bottled water. Im addition the food portions were ridiculously small. We left feeling hungry still. We saw 3 other couples come after us and order one meal and then leave immediately before we left - we assumed to get mcdonalds to fill them up. The bill assumed we wanted to pay for the service charge as if we weren't already robbed off our money. The demographic is obvious but we wish we had more notice via the website or menu that the portions would be very small and we would have saved us the time. The quality of food and atmosphere didn't make up for the bill and quantity of the food for us. And as it was an anniversary we tried so hard to enjoy it. But after my other half came from the rest room to see her food she wasn't smiling thats for sure. We would ask for a refund if possible. I hope this was constructive - the building was lovely.

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fyasmin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent, as soon as the waiter saw that my sauce was not pouring smoothly he promptly changed it without me asking. The only downside I guess is that when I booked i asked specifically that they have halal chicken which they could not provide for me on the day, so I had to resort to something else.

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michaell
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service has gone massively down hill. The whole hour we were in the bar having pre drinks there was a noisy staff meeting on the table opposite us, which should have been conducted before opening, or moved to another room once customers had arrived. No body offered to assist us with our drinks to the restaurant upstairs despite looking straight at us. Then we were both served raw chicken!!!! Sadly a once favourite location of mine has fallen down in its standards. I will not be returning or recommending Christopher's again. Very disappointing.

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IOWMan
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We spent a long lunch eating great scallops, steak and fish. Lovely sweet potato chips and buttery carrots. Baked Alaska not 100% - a bit dull, but not bad.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went To try their French toast which was great! Will go again

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Cilla
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reception were not welcoming.
I ordered drinks and the glass was not washed. I saw bits and bobs in my drink.
Food was ok

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Sumsum
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Burger not really worth £20. Waiters look like they would much rather be someplace else - not very bothered which is a shame as the place is very nice.

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ChrystalU
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance and food. Lovely staff, very accommodating.

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JessFM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently visited Christopher's and the three of us had a lovely time. The food was great and we received excellent service. My sis asked for a sauce to accompany her steak which was not available on the menu however they were happy to make some for her. I had the classic french toast which was divine. Would definitely recommend!

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rosa
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

You pay for the location not so much for the food. Food was ok but could be better for the price

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MartaS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and they decorated our desserts beautifully saying "happy anniversary", a very nice surprise! The food was great and the waiter even offered to take our picture.

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SD2020
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food wasn’t hot, presentation was poor for the price.

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Shay
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice bar area, lively but quiet enough to have a conversation

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MichelleE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No ventilation but also cold in the dining area. My drinks were delayed twice. Expecting to see apple pie or crumbles for desert. My chair was unstable and table was unbalanced

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Toyosi
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was so great and two of the waiters we had were amazing. The only reason why I didn’t give the experience 5 stars was because it was a birthday celebration and they gave the desert to the wrong person on our table. Other than that, great food, great service and would definitely go again.

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Christopher's is a classy bar with a good selection of drinks; however, this place is not for casual drinks - its pretty pricey! We celebrated my boyfriend's 30th here & the staff gave us a complimentary round of shots. Thank you Christopher's!! We'll
definitely be back for that special occasion.

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Anast
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent eggs royale and maple pancakes

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HarrietM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great ambiance. Would definitely go back again!

FAQs

Christopher's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Christopher's is rated 4.3 stars by 3779 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.