Christopher’s has been going strong on its Covent Garden corner since 1991.
But unlike many 20-somethings, it’s actually got itself together.
Just opposite the Lyceum theatre, it’s a grand, two-storey affair, with a ground floor martini bar and a sweeping staircase leading up to the first-floor dining room. Old and new features comfortably rub shoulders, with sleek, slate-grey walls propping up ornate plaster ceilings. Snag the right table and you’ll be met with a view straight over Waterloo bridge to the south of the river.
These subtly plush surroundings provide the perfect set-up for a cocktail-laced brunch… or a romantic dinner… or in fact, any time you’re in the area and fancy treating yourself to seared Orkney scallops with chickpea popcorn, or a selection of ‘tasting steaks’.
The menu’s got a strong stateside slant, meaning you can expect top-quality surf’n’turf, grilled lobster with garlic butter, and blackened shrimps with zucchini corn cake and Lousiana dressing. And of course, like all self-respecting American joints, they serve brunch.
This is where the real magic happens. This brunch is so important, you’re going to start referring to your past life in BCE years (Before Christopher’s Era). Upon arrival, you’ll be handed no less than 3 menus – one of which serves as a build-your-own-pancake-adventure, listing combinations of sauces, ice creams, toppings, fruits and sides to tick off and hand to your obliging waiter. Not in a pancake mood? Fear not, they’ve got you covered with eggs every-way, superfood salads, steak, corn beef hash, more steak, and melted chocolate brioche French toast with vanilla ice cream.
It’s the best thing since sliced bread without chocolate and ice cream.
NOTE: Christopher’s Grill is open daily from 11.30am till late. You can find out more and reserve a table on their website HERE.
Christopher’s Grill | 18 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DD
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