A few days ago, I arranged to meet up with Debra for a quick bite. I had been looking forward to this for a long time. Yes to new friendships, yes to fellow bloggers/vloggers who understand your need to film or photograph every single part of your dining experience. And quite frankly, yes to simply beautiful, kind and funny souls like Debra. I’m always grateful for the people God places on my path.
But back to this restaurant review… After spending some time looking for the right place for our little rendez-vous, I came across Christopher’s Grill in Covent Garden – the reviews were great and the place looked very appealing.
Christopher’s Grill is located at a 8-10min walk from Covent Garden Station, it took me a little while to find it but it’s actually right opposite the Lyceum Theatre. We met up for brunch, which is served from 11.30am onwards. What a surprisingly beautiful venue – it’s quite grand when you first come in, the spiral staircase that leads you up to the dining area will amaze you. I received a warm welcome and the service was lovely throughout.
Debra and I both ordered the salmon and scrambled egg. I don’t regret my choice at all, I just wish it had come with a little something to garnish it, say, a little cress on top of the egg to give it that finishing touch. The egg was still runny, just as I like it, but it definitely needed that extra pinch of salt and pepper. The salmon tasted fresh but again, could have done with a little slice of lemon on the side. Perhaps I should have plucked up the courage to ask for one. What I did love was the fact that we were offered as much bread and butter as we wanted – definitely a bonus if you’re as hungry as we were.
We then went for Christopher’s amazing pancakes, which you can order via a little ‘create your own’ form you’ll find on your table when you first arrive. The pancakes come with a selection of delicious toppings – ice cream, maple syrup, fruit coulis and all sorts of other mouth watering things.
Honestly, the best pancakes I’ve ever had.
The atmosphere was lovely, there are two rooms – the first one (where we were), a small and quiet space; intimate and pleasant with a view on the theatre and the adjacent streets of central London. And then the main room, a much bigger, livelier space where the atmosphere feels slightly less formal.
All in all, I enjoyed my experience at Christopher’s. It really is a stunning restaurant, and the menu isn’t as expensive as I thought it would be for the area. It is a pre/post-theatre spot after all.
It’s definitely on my list of places to visit again, although I don’t think I’ll be doing brunch next time. Pancakes yes, definitely, but I’d like to try a bit more of the menu. There were some lovely dishes on there.