Christopher's

4.4
2824 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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, an elegant Dining Room 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 & Superfood brunch is also a specialty where healthy options are on offer alongside indulgent brunch favourites.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday, 5pm – 6.15pm & 10pm – 11.30pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

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Phone number
020 7240 4222
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Francis Agyepong
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Private Party Contact
Reservations Team: 020 7240 4222
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Public Transit
Nearest Tube Station is Covent Garden. Holborn and Charing Cross are nearby also.
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Entertainment
Martini Masterclass
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2824 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service thank you.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was fine but sparse. I ordered French toast, which consisted of 1 1/2 pieces of toast (they couldn’t even give me 2 full pieces of toast)? Both my husband and I left feeling hungry.

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FD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and location and the staff were great too!! Will definitely be going back

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OT
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bad:
Forgot our order of bread & olives
My husband’s crab cake had a 3cm bone inside (could have broke a tooth!)
Ordered sirloin & fillet steak but we’re not given steak knives
The bill was not fixed to remove the bread & olives before serving the bill to us.
Not a feeling we’ve experienced here before but the presence of the waitress behind and always watching was a little off putting.

Good:
Fantastic food as always
service time is just right

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RG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Pre theatre menu was good value, and the Martini bar downstairs was good fun, and a perfect place to gather before heading up to the restaurant.

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SC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Although the restaurant was uncomfortably hot, the food was very good and the service friendly and professional.

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a
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, good service, food was very good but the atmosphere really makes the place stand out for an occasional special brunch!

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SB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, friendly and efficient staff and great food

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NA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food. sides are generous. Very pricey though but I suppose that is usual for the area. Couldn't fault any of the food but a meal for three ( without starters) and a couple of cocktails came in at £220.
Much more than we normally pay but as I said we couldn't fault the food. the half lobster was particularly good.

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B
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

i just want to give the star rating
Very frustrating that you have a minimum word count to allow a review to be submitted
Anyway food was good

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service with friendly and accommodating staff. Made us feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door with hospitable manner.
Surprised us with a birthday cake at the end all because I booked it citing it is for a birthday occasion. Really lived up to expectations and would definitely recommend and visit again.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The door to door experience was great - friendly reception, great service and very tasty food. Definitely on my radar for future dining.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, food is top notch and the service is spot on. Highly recommend this place and defiantly will be going back!!

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d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant lovely food and great service

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KA
London
50 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre-theatre dinner at 5:30 on Saturday. Delicious food, friendly service and a great central location. We’ll be back!

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing ! Can’t wait to go back , great venue for girlie catch up

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BL
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Shockingly over priced for tiny portions. The half lobster is basically two small lumps of lobster meat. Won't be going there again as it's poor value.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fast service in beautiful period, but unpretentious setting, delicious brunch, very reasonably priced. Will definitely be going back.

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ME
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Second time here, wide choice of brunch items nice range of cocktails. Good atmosphere

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LC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended Christopher’s for our anniversary the staff were lovely service great and the food was impeccable. They also bought out a lovely cake selection for our anniversary which was so lovely. Definitely will be returning

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd visit and never disappoints. Would recommend for business or pleasure.

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre theatre dining. Food was excellent: at first sight portions were small, but we left feeling full. Restaurant is at the fine dining end of the scale and was quiet when we ate. Service was excellent. Cost just over £100 for two people eating three courses with wine and coffee. Would definitely go back again.

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was my second time at Christopher's. Loved it the first time. Went for a friends birthday last Sunday for brunch. On arrival I asked for tap water as we ordered other drinks off the menu. I still received bottel water.
We ordered a few mains, the presentation was awful. The reason why I say this is because I've been previously and loved the presentation. I felt like the chef was sloppy or just not bothered.
The French toast with chocolate sauce you can see drops of sauce on the plates. Eggs Royal was just thrown in plate no love shown towards any of the meals. This was a disappointment as I have a foodie page in Instagram and love to take pictures, the pics were awful.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints!
Great food!
Great service!
Beautiful place!
Great value!
Love it , thanks

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch. Great atmosphere. We went for a birthday brunch. It was really good.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The Mac and cheese was more like cheesy pasta, I waited 25 minutes for a cocktail and was changed for a bottle of water no one in the party ordered. Disappointing service and lack of ambience.

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good experience. Good food and good value for location. The chocolate brownie dessert is a must!!

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EL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went here for brunch on bank holiday food was nice and they accommodated to our needs. Also it was my boyfriends birthday and they brought him over a desert with a firework candle which was a lovely gesture!

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was celebrating anniversary here as its the place I proposed to my wife. I've been here several times and it's always been a good place although I've noticed the service is not top notch like it used to be. Waitress has always forgotten things we order.
The food is has been great but this time it's was not as we got a pic of steak that had more fat than lean meat

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was decent, dessert was the best part! Limited options available for veggies and unable to make amendments to meals which is a shame. Very overpriced, £72 for brunch!!

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PB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very pedestrian food, conceptually fine but lacking execution. Had the scallop appetizer and instead of three scallops I received one and another was cut in half. Not the worst restaurant but Coventry Green has much better to offer.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner for my mom turning 70 before heading to show Mama Mia.

We had excellent service and food!!
We sat in the corner room so it was calm and cool climate. Long time ago since we had such good food and well worth its money!

3 dinner course/Theatre menu.
Not so expensice as we thought

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I will returen allaways when i am in London.
I is a pleasure to come for dining and then see music hall on Lyceum Theater

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GS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I did not enjoy my experience at Christopher’s at all. The service was cold and impersonal. The food was mediocre and cold. Not worth it at all.

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FD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went to celebrate as a birthday treat for a friend. Food was lovely and service was good to start and then petered out - may have been a staff shift change as it was early evening. I’ve been before and always enjoyed myself. Would certainly go again!

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PA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Since arriving in London, Christopher’s has become my favourite restaurant in the city.
Might sound crazy but I find the interior colours very relaxing. And you can actually order “fries” and not have a snarky server reply “don’t you mean chips?!?”
Their bar is cozy and drinks menu pleases everyone.
A girlfriend and I went for my birthday and the surprise at the end was perfect! A little too bright, but there’s no singing and no one’s making making you wear antlers, lol!
Cheers, Christopher’s!

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YB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Very friendly and welcoming team. Great place for brunch/special occasions. Lovely atmosphere and really enjoyed the food would definitely come back again! :)

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JB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for my partner and I, as it was close to the Lyceum Theatre. Even closer than I first thought, it being opposite! We arrived earlier than our booking time, but was offered a table in the bar. Here we tried a couple of cocktails, which were amazing! Great friendly service and very quiet, but still kept a great atmosphere. The meal was more than amazing. My partner is a chef and it is hard to find somewhere he does not criticise or say he can make better. However, I think I have finally found somewhere! The food was delicious and worth the money we paid. The service was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and on hand to answer any questions. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant and the martini bar!

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v
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic service. Great food and atmosphere! The staff were very polite and helpful

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JL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, great service, good pre theatre menu.
The one criticism is on the creamed spinach, that arrived looking more akin to a warm spinach smoothie, and the taste did not make up for it. To be fair they did refund that side dish.... I don't think that we were the first to comment.
Other than that, all to be recommended.

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