Jay Rayner's review of Chez Kristof (The Observer)
Giles Coren's review of Chez Kristof (The Times)
Chez Kristof reviews
I have been there many times, despite the service being one of the worst I have come across in London, as I think the food is good. Last time I asked for a variation in my order and I was told they were too busy to do that. Speechless!
by paduk (2 reviews
), 07 Dec 2008
Went there for a working dinner with some friends. We had the table in the middle. All the staff were friendly and the service perfect. Food was good and the Tart Tatin superb.
by sliverline, 16 Nov 2008
Shame that Chez Kristof doesn't realise the opportunity it has in this restaurant wasteland. Terrible service - had to get up from table in middle of meeting with a journalist to ask for drinks, food took ages to come, and to cap it all I spent the rest of the afternoon feeling dodgy... my own fault, I guess, for not sending back my cold and barely cooked scallops. A pity. Won't be going again.
by kirsty.langan, 17 Jul 2008
I've been here quite a few times for lunch, and dinner (though not on the same day, obviously) and I have never had a bad meal. At lunchtime it's lively and in the evening it's romantic. It's not cheap but if you want cheap, go somewhere cheap! A good wine list too. Friendly but discreet service, a tiny bit slow when they're busy but you could always take advantage of the extra time to chat and enjoy yourself. I love this place.
by martha marsupial (4 reviews
), 13 Sep 2007
Great atmosphere, delicious innovative food, service staff attentive and attractive - greatly improved from earlier visits. Polish vodka and good French wines by the glass. I will return often!
by Phil H, 19 Jul 2007
Good food, OK prices, lively atmosphere, helpful staff. Will go again.
by Anonymous, 20 Oct 2006
Lively neighbourhood restaurant. The food was excellent, especially my dish of monkfish with fennel and the creamed spinach. Service was friendly and unpretentious.
Would definitely go back.
by Anonymous, 29 Jun 2006
Nice neighbourhood-restaurant feel, with higher quality than the regular gastropub offering. Had a lovely meal - not spectacular, but decent and in line with pricing.
by vanessabeth, 09 Mar 2006
Awful food, service and location.
by Gorgeous101, 06 Mar 2006
Excellent. The service is fantastically friendly and the food's fantastic. Perhaps if you're more concerned with making sarcastic comments than being polite and actually telling the staff how you want your food cooked you'll have problems. And so you should. A little expensive, but an excellent restaurant.
by jimdurrant (3 reviews
), 01 Nov 2005
This restaurant had problems when they first opened. Guess everyone has them! But they sorted them out. It is now an excellent place to eat with great atmosphere and authentic countryside French food.
by claire smith, 16 Oct 2005
Very poor. Service is painfully slow and clumsy. Food was under cooked.
'How would you like it cooked sir?'
Not raw' I answered.
It came back charred. Give it a miss.
by Anonymous, 17 Aug 2005
Poor. Very poor. Service is painfully slow and clumsy. Over an hour for the starters to arrive. Orders were mixed up so half the table was kept waiting an additional 20 minutes. Food was under cooked (raw!) 'how would you like it cooked sir? Not raw' I answered. It came back charred. Give it a miss.
by Fred, 30 Jul 2005
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