Before Jack arrived my only experience of Christopher’s had been business lunches. Its American-style surf and turf menu, efficient service and great location make it a perfect choice for that kind of dining.
Not surprisingly I wasn’t convinced it would be an ideal choice with a baby in tow. We picked a weekend lunchtime which turned out to be a popular time to go with kids as we weren’t the only ones. The restaurant is up a set of spiral steps to it’s best to leave the buggy downstairs. It is advisable to take the baby with you, though.
A high chair appeared without fuss. Jack was only just starting on solids so I’d come prepared with a pot of mush which seemed to keep him happy. I didn’t ask the staff to warm it, though I didn’t get the impression that such a request would have been too much to ask.
The waiters are super efficient but not overly friendly: perhaps because they are more used to a business clientele who prefer to be left alone as much as possible.
The toilets are a challenge. They are surprisingly small for a restaurant of the calibre of Christopher’s and there is little room for changing a baby, let alone a table. This is definitely a place to go with slightly older toddlers and children who will feel like it’s a proper grown up dining experience. There are probably better places to go with a small baby.
Feeding Facilities: 3/5
Changing Facilities: 0/5
Overall rating: 12/25 ££