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£89
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A Covent Garden mansion that once housed a bordello is now the “beautiful setting” for an all-day American restaurant and cocktail bar of 30 years’ standing. It tends to fly under the radar these days, although is still “great for pre- or post-theatre”, but its steaks and martinis are overshadowed by the “amazing pancake and French toast options” served for brunch until 4pm, which are “totally delicious” – and “the pecan pie is to die for!”.

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£86
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This classic American surf ’n’ turf restaurant and cocktail bar has a “lovely atmosphere” thanks to its setting in a very grand townhouse, and has been a Covent Garden stalwart for almost 30 years. “Perhaps it’s showing its age, but it’s still reliable and in a useful location”. The food could be better, although reporters single out the “generally excellent steaks” for praise.

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£86
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2
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This classic American surf ’n’ turf restaurant and cocktail bar has a “lovely atmosphere” thanks to its setting in a very grand townhouse, and has been a Covent Garden stalwart for almost 30 years. “Perhaps it’s showing its age, but it’s still reliable and in a useful location”. The food could be better, although reporters single out the “generally excellent steaks” for praise.

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£78
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “stunning interiors”, “great cocktails” and “wonderful central location” have made this smart American outfit, in a gorgeous and grand Covent Garden townhouse, a key destination for more than 25 years. Diners are divided over the quality of the food, although the “excellent sirloin steak” is recommended. Another plus: “it’s never too busy at lunchtime, so good for business”.

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Christopher’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Christopher’s Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Christopher’s restaurant.
julian g
One day someone will take this astonishing ...
Reviewed 1 months, 19 days ago

"One day someone will take this astonishing space with its magical stone spiral staircase and open a great restaurant. Until then go to see the room, but don't expect much of the formulaic food. Something close to an expensive McDonalds."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £29.50 £6.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
18 Wellington St, London, WC2E 7DD
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11 am‑12 am
Wednesday11 am‑12 am
Thursday11 am‑12 am
Friday11 am‑1:30 am
Saturday11 am‑1:30 am
Sunday11 am‑5 pm

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