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Champagne Charlies

Covent GardenBar
Excellent
4.7/6
9 Reviews

About Champagne Charlies

Covent Garden’s Champagne Charlies, one of London’s best wine bars, is hidden along Villiers Street under the brick railway arches of nearby Charing Cross station. Exuding old world charm, to enter Champagne Charlies is to enter a bygone era, evoked by the antiquarian curios scattered about this low-ceilinged, old-world drinking establishment. As with other members of the Davy’s wine bar stable, Champagne Charlies also showcases the best of fine British cuisine.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 9:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Address

Champagne Charlies
17 The Arches Villiers Street, Covent Garden
London WC2N 6NG

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Homemade soup of the day with bread v

£5.50

Plate of smoked salmon, smoked salmon pâté, watercress, potato and horseradish salad

£8.25

Cornish crab cakes with avocado, tomato and basil dressing

£8.95
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Mains

Fennel and lemon risotto with ricotta and chilli v

£13.95

Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira gravy and homemade onion rings

£12.95

King prawn and crab linguine with tomato, chilli and garlic

£15.50
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Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce v

£4.95

Coconut milk pudding with shortbread, passion fruit and mango v

£4.95

Chocolate hazelnut brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate fudge sauce v. n.

£4.95
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Main Menu

Bar List

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Main Menu Spring 2018

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Wine List Spring

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Breakfast Menu Spring

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More about Champagne Charlies, London

Champagne Charlies in Covent Garden does not disappoint. One of the delights of London exploration is to find a hidden gem tucked away in some less-than-likely spot. London’s ancient, winding streets and stop-start, organic urban landscape are a haven for such treasure troves, and we’re pleased to say that Champagne Charlies is one such spot. Found in The Arches of Charing Cross, along Villiers Street, Champagne Charlies is a wine bar first and foremost. Fans of real ale will not be disappointed, though, with a great selection of ales served in pewter jugs. It’s all traditional in here, with the decor all exposed wooden beams supporting a cosily low ceiling, stripped-back brick walls lined with antiquarian objects of fascination. A venerable spot perfect for a fine wine tasting session.

Champagne Charlies’ Villiers Street premises – under The Arches of Charing Cross – are also perfect for private hire. Several enclosed side-rooms of the old-school glass-panelled booth variety are ideal for small-group dining, but the whole joint can be booked out, too. And, if you’re out for some London theatre and need a pre-show meal, Covent Garden’s Champagne Charlies offers a great value two-course meal between 5 and 7pm. All Davy's Champagne Charlies dishes are British classic, brought up to date by the restaurant’s executive chef using only fresh, seasonal, and locally-sourced produce.

9 Champagne Charlies Reviews

Excellent
4.7/6
9 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Great
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Great
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"Excellent"6/6
David H.2 months ago · 1 review

As always, superb food and superb service in a restaurant with bags of atmosphere. Friendly staff received my guests and seated them before I arrived and were attentive throughout the meal.

"Excellent"6/6
Michael C.3 months ago · 1 review

Was greeted straight away .Food was hot and enough, didn’t have to wait long for it to arrive, waitress was friendly and the restaurant was easy to find. Nice atmosphere.

"Excellent"6/6
Yoko S.7 months ago · 3 reviews

I enjoyed wonderful time here with my old friend coming over US. Though my booking has not appeared on their booking system, all staff welcomed us.

"Excellent"6/6
elizabeth j.a year ago · 3 reviews

CCs has had a refurb since I was last there, with the addition of 2 more private dining rooms in an under utilised space. We were allocated one of those, a lovely space. The menu is also refreshed, our only complaints were that we struggled to finish the generous portions. Service was friendly (maybe slightly slow, but we were in no hurry). This is a popular venue and its recent makeover was greatly needed and well received by us. The staff are without exception friendly and welcoming. This is my go-to venue for small party dining.

"Excellent"6/6
Laura S.2 years ago · 1 review

I have been a regular customer of Champagne Charlie's for over 25 years. I have always appreciated their ambience and service but was particularly impressed and extremely pleased on a recent trip to a) be put into a little private room with my party of six, and b) to receive some top notch service. And the food was delicious. Unusually from me, no complaints whatsoever. Well done, CC!

"Great"5/6
Hans-Ulrich B.2 years ago · 1 review

excellent Location and service, great Food unfortunately, due to a company part very noisy definitly we will visit Champagne Charlies again while visiting London Thank's a lot

"Great"5/6
Stuart C.19 days ago · 1 review

Always a great place to get straight forward well cooked food and drink. Even on a balmy Friday evening it wasn't crammed full of noisy crowds, so it was easy to talk round the table.

"Terrible"1/6
Berry C.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Very tired and dirty. Staff seemed stressed and busy even though the place was hardly full. I can't imagine bothering to go back. There are so many other alternatives in the area which would provide a better experience.

"Terrible"1/6
Eric M.a month ago · 1 review

excellent website booking service, swift and clear-cut, leading to a friendly welcome and a lovely meal in tasteful a surrounds with attentive but not obtrusive service

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