Friday, May 09, 2014

Christopher's, Covent Garden

Decision time!

I love brunch.  Eggs, coffee, and the chance to linger over conversation is a real treat, and I tend to go for bunch at least two or three times a month.  Luckily as I live in London there are ample places to do so.

Last week I wanted to meet two of my Junior League sisters after Matthew and I had been to church at St Clement Danes.  I haven't done brunch near Covent Garden in a while, so was a little unsure where to book.  After a little hunting and some review checking, I booked us a table for three at Christopher's.

Great choice.

I arrived a little before one and was lead up a giant stone staircase to a beautiful sun-filled first floor dining room comprised of tables of sizes various and a few booths.  Despite the clamour of the city centre outside, up here all was cool, calm, and quiet.  While I was waiting for Tracy and Lauren the staff were very kind, making sure I was attended to and bustling around smoothly as they took orders, poured coffees, and generally aced the whole 'being waitstaff at brunch thing'.  The girls arrived speedily and we were soon set up with coffees and drinks and perusing the menu.

Tracy went for the omlette and Lauren and I decided on the Huevos California.  All were delicious and I especially enjoyed the kick of spice in my salsa.  Salsa often tends to be a little watery and sugary when I have it in London so a vivid, bright tasting sauce was a treat.  Tracy's omlette looked gorgeous, filled with cheese, spinach and ham, and that lovely yellowy shade a good chef brings out in an omlette.

For pudding Lauren was very good and had a detoxing Vitamin C smoothie, but Tracy and I were far naughtier!  I settled for the cinnamon beignets with chocolate dipping sauce and Tracy selected the pecan maple pie.  The pie was stunning and I immediately had food envy, and will definitely be returning for a plate.  The beignets were light, tasty and beautifully spiced, but I didn't enjoy the sauce as much - the dark chocolate was overwhelming the subtler flavours of the beignets for me.  It was a good dish, but the two flavours didn't mesh particularly well for me.

All in all I would heartily recommend Christopher's for a weekend brunch, particularly if you have chatting to do.  I'm looking forward to visiting again, and also trying the martini bar sometime, because I love a good martini (straight up, extra dry, with a twist. YUM).

Pie envy!

Christopher's website.

1 comments:

  1. I love Covent Garden! And brunch! We will have to do that on the next visit.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment - I do read them all but it may take me a little while (a couple of days) to respond during busy times. I love reading what you have to say!

Have a wonderful day!

Total Pageviews

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Country Mouse Claire

Designed By:

Munchkin Land Designs

Instagram


Categories

#100happydays #londonriots (in)courage *happy dance* 101 lbs 1990s music kick 2014 30 dot 32 in 32 40DOW 5 minutes 5 on Friday a good weep accountability Adam adventures advice for life afternoon tea Amber ambitions animals Anna anxiety ask me anything autumn babies badgers baking beauty BEDM beginnings being a grown up Beverley Big Move of 09 (TM) birthdays blessings bliss blog love bloggers blogging blogging on the tube book reviews books boys brave break Bruges brunch budgeting busy C25K Cameron Canada Cat catching up cats celebrations challenges changing charity checking in Chez children chillaxing Christmas Christmasplaylist Christy Claire gets cooking Clever Girls clothes coffee comedy computers confessions confidence. shyness confusion contemplation cooking Cornwall counting blessings Country Mouse in the City crafts crazy like a fox (or maybe a penguin?) creativity culture currents cuteness daddy dan and brigitte dancing Dannii Dave daydreaming DIY Doctor Who dreams drinking driving ducks easter Edinburgh Eileen Elly and Nick Emer Emily Emily C Emma emotion End of term energy engagement entertaining Erin events excitement exercise fail faith Fakemas family fashion fb fear feminism films Fingal fish Five Minute Friday five minutes Florence flux food football Forres friday favourites friends frugality Fry-cat fun fun and games funny geekery Geffen gifs gifts gigging giggles gilmore girls girldates giveaways Goldy goodbye gossip Gossip Boy growing growing up guest post halloween Hannah happiness happy Mondays happy snaps HBR health health kick 2011 Hebba help please Henry Holiday Hampers holidays home homemaking honesty hope HRH I heart Thursdays I Love Your Blog ill inspiration instagram internet into investing Jamanda James and Laura Jason Jean Jenga Jenn Jennisa JLL Jo Join me Joinees joy K. Kat and co Kate Boo katzen Kaz kindness kitchen kittehs language lately Laura learning Leela-cat Lent less than happy letters Leyton life life is good life overhaul link up linkiness lists Liverpool living well London loneliness looking after myself Lou love loveliness lows LTLM madness Madrid magic making peace Mattheiu May 6th maybe meal planning media meetup meme metaphor Midimus Minimus Miss Ash Mlle Wilson Mogan Monday Funday money moonwalk mornings motivation Mr H Mum W mummy music napping naps nature new starts not me Monday NYA Olympics online organisation Oscars our home our wedding out and about packing partying Payal PCtKOTG people I love Phase Eight Phil photos picnik Pictures that make me smile pinterest PJs planning plans poetry politics polyvore Poppet-cat popping in post prayer pretty things procrastinating project life pyjamas quiz quote quotes rain random random coolness RAoK RAoK365 reading relaxing reminiscing rest restaurants reviews Richard Riot Kitty Rory SAD sadness Sam saving school Scotland Sean self-image sharing Sheli shiny Shona shopping short and sweet show us your life shyness silence silliness simplicity singalong Siobhan Siobhan's Matthew SiVar skype sleep sleepover sleepy Slightly Less Big Move of '10 smile snow spam Spanner sparkpeople sponsored post spring spur of the moment squee SSP stationery Steeeeve stellan stream-of-consciousness stress stumbleupon style summer Sunday social sunshine sweetness Tara teaching tech teenage me thankfulness The Daddy the future the GPB the KOTG The List the niecelet the one hundred the past the present theatre thinking thinking out loud this week TIL tough love tracks of my years travel trimming truth tv twitter UBP ugly UK valentines vibes video Vienna visits Vixie vlog volunteering walking wants vs. needs weddings weekend WEG weight weight watchers Wilf wine winter wisdom wishes Wiwille women wordless Wednesday words words to live by work working out worries writing youtube

stumbleupon

 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2013 • All Rights Reserved