Christopher’s American restaurant has been around for a while, a Covent Garden staple particularly renowned for their extensive American brunch menu.The restaurant (and the ground floor bar) recently reopened after a major refurbishment, which has resulted in a sleeker, glitzier look for both rooms- think 1920’s New York style.
I decided to give the restaurant a go for Sunday brunch, early-ish at 12pm. When I arrived (checking in at the ground floor reception, then climbing the spiral staircase,) the restaurant was fairly empty, though it filled up in the next hour or so, as expected-
My drinks order (cappucino) was taken promptly by the friendly waiter, and it arrived quickly enough, as did the brunch menu, a selection of bread and two types of butter. If anything, service was a bit too prompt for a leisurely Sunday afternoon, with little time to gaze out of the window across Waterloo Bridge in between being asked if I wanted more water, or another cappucino, or more bread etc.
The onion bread I’d chosen was fresh and tasty, and both butters were delicious, although the cappucino was fairly unremarkable. The brunch menu is impressively large, with something for everyone:
Although tempted by the Texas Grill, I decided on the Lobster Club, on the questionable basis that it might be more healthy. It arrived, impressively presented, in about 10 minutes-
Containing grilled lobster, chilli mayo, iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomato, and fried egg, each sandwich quarter was pretty substantial, and almost too thick to eat by hand, but this was still a more effective approach then trying to attack the thing with knife and fork. The sandwich was generously filled with tender lobster, which combined rather nicely with the other ingredients, so each mouthful was a delight. I can highly recommend the Lobster Club for a filling, and somewhat indulgent, brunch in a glitzy, but relaxed dining room. The only real criticism of the overall experience would be the slightly over-attentive service, which was slightly irritating on a Sunday afternoon, even though it was well-meaning.