Christopher's

4.4
2752 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • 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
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2752 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

I found it expensive for the food, there wasn't much flavour to what we got , definitely paying for the location but they are nicer places to eat in covent garden, it would be good for a group of people going good for a work dinner, there were two of those groups there, it isn't a place to go if you want to try nice food ....... a poor choice but I just didn't know, it looked nice in the pics but .... shrug .....

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 15 July 2018

Pre- theatre meal

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r
Toronto
5.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

Charlotte's is one of the few restaurants where I know I will always be amazed by the quality of the food and this time was no exception. I took a group of friends with me who had not been there before and they were pleasantly surprised as to how much they enjoyed the food and the surroundings. It is slightly pricier than some other restaurants in close vicinity, but the quality of the food is ace and therefore, well worth it. Service is never compromised either and all staff (waiters, greeters) are always friendly and smiling.

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A
5.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

Gorgeous food and staff catered to our needs brilliantly. Was my partner’s birthday and they served dessert with a special message discretely as I had requested. Would go back again we loved it. Thank you

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MB
Surrey
3.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

We very much enjoyed our cocktails in the bar ! And the food was delicious considering we were in a hurry. Staff were very pleasant and I’ve been recommending Christopher’s to all my clients and friends especially if you’re going to the theatre x

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NK
5.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

Exceptional atmosphere and exceptional food, a bit pricey but the quality of food reflects that. I will definitely be going back.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

It’s my 4th time here and I love the food. However I ordered something different this time. I went for the omelette and I didn’t not like it. It didn’t look or taste like omelette. Overall everything else was good.

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NA
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Fantastic SERVICE, Great FOOD,
Best French Toast Ever!
The Maryland Egg with Crab was also amazing.

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JB
4.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

enjoyable evening nice food ambience good wine pretty good value

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JW
5.0
Dined on 5 July 2018

Celebrated my 50th birthday at Christopher’s. Pre dinner drinks were fantastic in the Martini Bar then upstairs to a totally different atmosphere for dinner. The service & food was exceptional & made the occasion really special.
We will certainly come back again.

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JH
London
5.0
Dined on 4 July 2018

Great food and ambience. Service was excellent

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SL
5.0
Dined on 4 July 2018

Great restaurant for after theatre dinner. Staff were really friendly and restaurant itself was beautiful. Went on 4th of July for an independence day menu. 3 course meal for £49. Great food and definitely be back!!

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SR
2.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

On the whole pleasant but one xourse each and a bottle of wine for £115? No. Also music far too intrusive. It was turned down after a request but not a lot could be done about thumping beat. Perhaps Iam too old? But just not ghe right kind ofmusic for such an elegant and attractive room.

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A
London
5.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Excellent evening out. Made us feel welcome especially as it was my wife’s birthday and so they put us in a nice spot and looked after us.

I would recommend

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n
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Food was lovely. We ordered the buttermilk pancakes with mixed berries, the avocado toast and the eggs Maryland. Everything was delicious. The eggs Maryland ‘poached egg with crab and a generous helping of hollandaise sauce was exceptional. Only concern was the service and ambience, we were given a table in the adjoining room from the main dining room which was a little disconcerting as we were the only ones seated there. Overall, it’s a great choice for brunch.

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KW
3.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Couple next to me didn't eat their steak as they were quite rare and had been ordered med-well. I thought a reasonable restaurant should have picked up on this - not just been asked when their table was being cleared. Lots of staff standing around talking.

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M
London
5.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Booked for a pre theatre meal based on previous good reviews and can see why. Beautiful building and great food highlight bring the chocolate tart with espresso ice cream. Will be back!

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LT
London
4.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Christophers is a great French restaurant in the heart of London. The food is beautifully presented and delicious! Service is impeccable and the decor elegant. We very much enjoyed our lunch which featured tempting cocktails, asparagus starters and salmon and chicken mains. I highly recommend Christophers. My only disappointment is that they no longer offer their excellent value set menu lunch option which would make it more affordable to go more often!

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HF
5.0
Dined on 27 June 2018

This was our second trip to Christopher's (our first was 4 years ago when we first started dating). We wanted to come back again as we get married in 3 months and wanted to eat somewhere special. Christopher's didn't let us down. From the excellent service to the delicious food, everything was beyond our expectations. It's an ideal location for the theatre's and we would recommend it to anyone.

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RA
4.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Good quality food, amazing service, beautiful decor no complaints from my side

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HB
London
3.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Nothing special at all. Had a mushroom and cheese club sandwich, taste overwhelmed by a vinegarette that made the bread soggy. French chocolate brioche was nice and generous portion.

"Welcoming" staff and waitress were not very friendly

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PL
4.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

We had cocktails in the bar followed by an excellent meal here before going to the theatre, which was just opposite Christopher's. We had a lovely corner table for two and the service was excellent - our waiter (I believe Jan was his name) was extremely helpful and courteous. The meal itself was excellent and beautifully presented. We had the Theatre Menu which was excellent value for money. Should we be in London again, we would certainly visit again.

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c
London
4.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Christopher’s brunch menu certainly delivered on choice and yumminess. One for the brunch book.

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N
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

It was perfect. And even my birthday request was remembered when I forgot! So thank you!

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j
London
4.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

We had a set menu which was VFM and very nice. Had a lovely panna cotta for dessert. Staff away a excellent

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S
4.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

Good food but service very poor, asked spesific for a dish That they told me they would have and when we arrived they didnt. And after all ordered another dish from the menu That they Also didnt have and the waiter was watching is the whole time i understand That it was late and she probly wanted to go home but then they shouldt have Bookings That late!

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M
London
4.0
Dined on 19 June 2018

60 th birthday celebration with family. Nice food in beautiful setting. Very expensive though and somewhat lacking in atmosphere as the restaurant was barely a quarter full. It was a Tuesday night so may be more atmospheric on other nights.

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PM
London
5.0
Dined on 19 June 2018

As always an excellent pre-theatre Dinner, good food and great staff.

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F
Kent
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Everything was perfect. The staff were really attentive and the food superb. The cocktails were delicious and moorish! It was one of the party’s birthday and a special dessert with sparklers topped off a fabulous meal. Will definitely return

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Seattle
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Lovely food, excellent wine list, wonderful service. We were there pre-theatre on a Sunday, so it wasn't crowded and the noise level was low (very important to me.) Highly recommended.

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s
London
4.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

A ,very enjoyable brunch; very friendly and discretely attentive service.

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SN
London
3.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

I asked for a personalised message as we were celebrating our first Eid together. I wanted to surprise my husband but there was no message on the plate. I left the notes when I made the reservation.

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EA
3.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

It was very good service but the meal was very small for the price. Not enough vegan options.

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JW
London
5.0
Dined on 11 June 2018

Food and menu is always outstanding and never dissappoints. Staff are friendly and efficient, I really cant fault it.

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A
London
3.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

The mains and dessert tasted (sharing dessert) great and were presented well. The scallops were a bit of a let down. Overall the food was very good. Cocktails were good. However, the service was a bit of a let down. The caliber of the server was not to the caliber of other steak restaurants in the area. She appeared to be new at serving. The server wasn't very attentive e.g. not clearing wine glasses when we said we weren't having any, also clearing after courses was quite slow. We poured our own water etc. She also spilled the wine on one of the side dishes, definitely not something you would expect...

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Absolutely wonderful as always - can’t wait to come back!!

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J
Berkshire
5.0
Dined on 5 June 2018

We really enjoyed our pre-theatre meal at Christopher's when we were celebrating my birthday and also our wedding anniversary - same day! All the staff were excellent from our initial welcome to when we left. Management must be good! The food was fabulous - the seabass was delicious. I had a rum/champagne cocktail that was explosive so maybe this needs toning down.
All in all we were very impressed and would highly recommend.

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A
New York Area
4.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Great meal and excellent service.
Super cocktails
Best was the main veg option. It was delicious for the veg in our party.

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FB
3.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Even though the food was really good, the restaurant was very organised but the waitress was really judgmental and we didn’t feel comfortable with her attitude.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 30 May 2018

We had dinner before going to the theatre and the whole experience was wonderful! The food is amazing and the best chocolate brownie I have ever tasted! I would highly recommend Christopher’s above most restaurants in the City. Thank you Christopher’s for a great start to our evening.

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