Christopher's

4.4
2882 reviews
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£41 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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 2882 People Are Saying
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MK
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited for brunch. Had the chocolate brioche which was lovely to start but gets sickly. They should not add a layer of chocolate between the bread as you have the pouring chocolate for that. Cappucino was in a really small cup and no drinks menu so you dont know how much you will pay for your coffee. They also add £1 for charity, which of course you dont mind paying, but they should tell you about it before just adsing it to your bill. The decor is really pretty and we had a nice time. But there was alot of young loud people at 12pm on a saturday.

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S
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd visit now. Will be back.

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

Great lobster thermidor and professional service. The manager was very helpful

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AI
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was superb and served at just the right pace. As it was a Sunday evening the restaurant was quiet but all the staff were very friendly and informative. The ambience although quiet still felt very comfortable and I loved the decor and history attached to the venue. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. I would love to return on a busier weekend

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant deco was very nice and great for a date, food was good but the buttermilk pancakes weren’t brilliant. Service was rushed, immediately after being seated we were asked for our order and continuously asked until we had decided which made us feel rushed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch. Service was really good. Really enjoyed the French milk chocolate toast!

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Christopher's. The food was great and the service was outstanding. Jan our waiter was brilliant, always approachable and very knowledgeable. Thank you will we definitely be back.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only problem with the service was we kept having to ask for our water glasses to be filled up (tap water rather than bottled!)- they could have left us a jug on the table. Otherwise an amazing 2 course breakfast & lovely coffee.

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AH
London
39 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre theatre meal. Courses arrived promptly but didn’t feel rushed.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the place all to ourselves, went for late dinner after a musical - arrived to find that we were the only one there! A little strange, but eventually enjoyed conversation and totally undivided attention

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C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, could not fault anything. Will definitely be returning and 100% recommend.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch here for our mixed age group of 5 which included an 82 year old, two 50 year olds and two 20 somethings! Lovely smoothies, attentive service, including an allergy friendly menu for our daughter with a peanut allergy. The Texan grill, crab maryland and burger all divine. Highly recommend parmesan truffle fries on the side. We were even tempted by a sharing dessert which was adapted for our daughter's allergy. We will return.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous pre theatre meal at Christopher’s. The staff were very accommodating and made a special occasion even more special. Highly recommended

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A
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. We went there before seeing a play. My husband had the lobster tail and I had the blackened salmon. Both were wonderful. There was a private party in the dining room, so we were seated in a smaller room which was very nice, but presented some logistical problems (had to go down a long stair case to us the rest rooms off the bar). Service was very attentive but not obtrusive.

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MS
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Fast service was great before theatre!

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LM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful layout, great location for theatre, great service.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable brunch as usual though disappointed that all the eggs on both mains were over cooked with no runny yolks.
Other than that very good and the bar is one of the best in London for quality cocktails

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal served promptly but not rushed, we didn't have to call the waiter at all as he was very attentive but not intrusive.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pre theatre dinner .. perhaps a little bit rushed but can't fault the food

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not the first time we’ve been as a family, however, on this occasion the food was very slow to come (50mins), and the lobster was over cooked and dry, my lamb was bordering cold. Admittedly the manager did remove the lobster off the bill. Desserts were excellent though.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

During dinner almost empty (3 tables), so atmosphere is a bit weird. Mushrooms enriched with cinnamon also weird. Steak so so la la, espresso not even so so la la grade. I won’t go back.

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MG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, food was amazing. Perfect for a special occasion.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chocolate brioche french toast is a MUST! Definitely will be returning to try out their extensive brunch menu.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect location for catching an afternoon and evening play. Food was delicious. Will definitely visit again and again.

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S
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Christopher's in the past for brunch and always found it an enjoyable experience but my recent trip there was for pre-theatre dinner and it didn't disappoint.

I found the pre-theatre menu good value for money and the service was friendly and professional. We ordered a Mac and Cheese with Lobster to share as a side and enjoyed that very much alongside our mains. Desserts were well presented and hit the sweet spot.

The atmosphere for brunch and the atmosphere for dinner are so different that I'm glad I did try coming here in the evening to experience it for myself. While the bar downstairs is rather busy and noisy and wouldn't be my first choice as a place to spend time, the restaurant upstairs where I've dined quite a few times now is lovely.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for a friend’s birthday and had the most amazing time! Food was great! To top it off, I forgot to ask the waitress to put a candle in the birthday girls meal but she was one step ahead and organised it all without me asking! Will definitely be coming back.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. This is my go to spot for the chocolate brioche French toast! Lovely service and atmosphere.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent post-theatre cocktails and dinner. Perfect sized portions for late night dining.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you for a very enjoyable birthday brunch for my daughter.

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GS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat steak in london! Love this place. Decor, ambience and service all excellent

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DM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Great Food!! Done an amazing job on the dessert.

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I’ve been recommended Christopher’s by a few people now so had high hopes. I left thinking it was distinctly average and overpriced (albeit very good service). The bread was warmed stale bread and the truffle chips were tasty bit like warm and soft drinks weren’t even cold. I won’t be going again.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing place to have a lovely brunch I had gone to celebrate a friends birthday the only downfall was that they spelt her name wrong on the birthday plate

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SD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’d do it again blah blah blah.. is that 50 characters?

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JS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really loved our anniversary meal here. The food was beautifully prepared & presented. Excellent cocktails. Excellent service. The only downside was that it was very expensive - but worth it for a special treat. We'll be back!

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VY
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, excellent service and excellent food. Cocktails in the bar downstairs first and then dinner. Always a great meal here.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have given 4* on the basis of previous experiences (4 to 5*) counteracting this time's 3*. One of my favourite restaurants for special occasions and post theatre dinners. I like the food and ambience. Three out of four steaks were cooked to order, but my medium rare sirloin and was at least medium - and a restaurant known for its steaks should be able to get that right. The four portions of chips were luke warm and had obviously been cooked earlier and left under a lamp.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was pretty average - the salmon portion was very small and the menu stated no dairy in the jambalaya risotto accompaniment but it has cheese in it.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone. Took my girlfriend here for her 23rd birthday so I’m not free on expenditure at this age but the food was reasonably priced and the quality of it was excellent. Out of the many restaurants I’ve been to in and around the area, this is my favourite. The downstairs bar has an amazing vibe for pre-dinner drinks and a huge variety of cocktails too.

One tip - don’t leave without trying the cheesecake

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IK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service perfect location for theatres. When in London again will definitely go back.

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