Christopher’s in Covent Garden is by far the best value and highly enticing choice for brunch I have so far encountered (and that’s a lot coming from my experience!). Nestled in the heart of the theatre land, Christopher’s is a glamorous and architecturally opulent building that doesn’t quite scream ‘brunch central’. Whether you are searching for the perfect stop off before hitting the musical stalls or seeking an upmarket, yet affordable hideaway for a delicious meal, Christopher’s has it all.
I was extremely impressed with everything; from the minute I walked in, to the minute I left. The downstairs area has a stunning martini bar, where you are welcome to dine. Situated in the centre of the room is a long onyx sharing table, which has a beautiful marble worktop, leading to an ornate bar at the back of the room. Upstairs was the restaurant and it is based around the American art deco period, boasting ambiance, high ceilings and an almost ‘posh’ and upper class effect when dining. The staff are approachable and friendly and the atmosphere was just perfect for a spot of brunch.
The weekend brunch menu is served from 11.30am until 3.30pm and is packed full of all things good; from smoothies, herbal teas, french toast (two varieties), eggs of all kind and super foods for those who need a detox after a heavy Saturday night. So between myself and my brunch companion, Charlotte, we concluded that it was a wasteful experience to come to Christopher’s and not experience Brunch in all its glory. So we both opted for the sweetcorn and zucchini hotcake, served with roasted cherry vine tomatoes, spinach, red pepper and a homemade black bean salsa, for a healthy £8.00.
Not only was it absolutely divine, it was a large portion and excellent value for money! Despite being slightly full, we chose to share the warm brioche french toast, with roasted peach, vanilla mascarpone and maple syrup. It was HEAVEN on a plate! It was so good, we were tempted for another, but we resisted for our next trip to taste the chocolate brioche french toast!
Christopher’s has proudly occupied the beautiful building for more than 22 years and their reputation and service surpasses all I had expected. It has hearty food, in an excellent location and fantastic value for money. So if ever you’re in Covent Garden and need a spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply a cup of tea to warm you up, Christopher’s would be my first point of call.