Brasserie Zedel
Brasserie Zedel

Brasserie Zedel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriezedel.com/
  • Phone: 020 7734 4888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 23:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: David Collard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Bar Americain and Crazy Coqs will available for hire between 11.30am-5.00pm.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Chillingworth 02076599302
  • Entertainment: The Crazy Coqs is a live entertainment space with a varied programme ranging from cabaret to jazz.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (Exit 1)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brasserie Zedel
A large, bustling Parisian brasserie transported to the heart of London. Open throughout the day, offering great value with remarkably low prices, its glorious, historic Art Deco interiors also play host to a 'Bar Américain' and 'The Crazy Coqs', a live music and cabaret venue.
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Brasserie Zedel reviews from OpenTable diners
545 reviews since 23 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.1
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (331)outstanding value (200)business meals (193)special occasions (188)group bookings (152)brunch (133)fit for foodies (115)romance (114)sunday lunch (114)afternoon tea (63)child friendly (40)good vegetarian options (28)disabled access (25)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    As soon as you enter the restaurant you feel welcome! The service was flawless, and the food was amazing! I heartedly recommend!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    AG2012
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    The dining room at Brasserie Zedel transports you to another era, with old-school service, a simple menu and fabulous art deco surroundings. The clincher is the price - outstanding French fare at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Value for money
    mattthefoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Brasserie Zedel is classic french cuisine stripped down to its most basic form. Based within the incredible setting of a traditional parisian brasserie the atmosphere is great and service friendly. The adjoining art deco bar provides a selection of cocktail and the feeling of being time warped to the 1930s. Although the food here is not great or amazing there were also no complaints, and given the area and setting the price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noel
    noel
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    took a friend for a birthday dinner...it was buzzy and fun...waiters were charming...food was very good indeed....great value...great decor
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Interesting place
    OL12
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Being French I am not sure I will described that as a typical French Brasserie. The space is huge (former ballroom from the 30's) and the decoration reminiscent of Moscow tubes stations. However it was a very good dinnner between friends on a sunday early evening. No band playing at the time. Did not try but the american bar looked quite cool too. Recommend, definitely the tourist trap you may expect.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great find just off Piccadilly - will be back and hope to try the jazz club next.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets us down
    alisonwonder
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Still the go-to restaurant when you want central location, brilliant atmosphere and service, outstanding value for money and lovely food.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mcl43
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good and efficient welcome, friendly staff, good food
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    brunch, business meals, special occasions
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  • Fun
    Brentie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Amazing venue and overall experience let down just slightly by some only average food. Loved the theatricality
    Special Features:
    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    HamishIoM
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Brasserie Zedel could have been transported from Paris. My friends and I had a great dinner with all the style and luxury of a Parisian night out. Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zedel
    GeoffersVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Good place for a quick bite as the service is very swift. The food is good without being memorable. The fixed priced menues are good value.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue and quality food
    EvkeVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I took a friend traveling to London for an evening meal at Brasserie Zedel. The ambiance for the evening was great with a live band. Wine, food and service are of great quality too. Will definitely bring friends there again.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • So French
    gottaeatsomewherenice
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I felt as though we were back in Lyon where we all used to live ( we are Brits )....the food was very good and our waiter was so lovely and helpful..will go back.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food and service
    Beej
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Brasserie Zedel is always good for Classic French bistro food and some scrummy cocktails
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so experience
    AlUK
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    The dinner was really good, but the service was lacking. Since you have to try to get the waiter attention whenever you needs water, condiments. The waiters were not really attentive.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • What a discovery!
    Peachy
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I'm delighted to have found a place full of such character suitable for so many occasions in the heart of London! I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Absolutely Fabulous!
    Girlie
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Been to Zedel 3 times so far and cannot fault it in any way. From the time you go down the elaborate staircase to the very stylish restaurant, it's a wonderful experience that should not be missed. I will be booking again soon for another 2 occasions.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Never disappoints!
    Happyeater
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Have never had a mediocre meal here! Fantastic atmoshpere, excellent service and great food. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Brassy Brasserie
    Nippy1
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Service slick. Well presented and informed staff. Portion sizes adequate.Fish soup pukka. Beef Borg rich.Steak ropey. Wine range good. This is a colossal outfit- you're packed in like sardines in a can. It's not overt but if your switched on you'll recognise that you have a 2hr MAX dining experience. The courses follow each other with seemless precision and timing... So there shouldn't be any reason for dilly dallying!!! Then in come the next diners! And that's how the clever boys and girls at Cafe Zedel turn over 1000 covers a night.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden French gem of a bistro
    smumani
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    I think this was my fourth visit to Zedel this year and each time the service and food has been excellent. The friends I took there were impressed with the layout, decor and ambiance. You really feel like you are in a Parisian bistro when you are there.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Great
    rel266
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Visiting for the second time, after a year's absence, I was really surprised. The ambiance on a Friday night was terrific, with a live jazz band playing beautiful music. It was really like being back in the 20s :-) The food was great with the deserts being outstanding. Portion sizes are decent - not too big or too small and the price is fair. A great place for a post theatre dinner.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Barbiedoll82
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Buzzy fun lively atmosphere and good valu. What fabulous decor just like being in Paris.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great evening out
    richTW11
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Started off with a lovely cocktail in the American Bar then enjoyed a good value dinner in the fantastically decorated restaurant.Good service and food and a real buzz to the place made for a great evening out!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Meal in a beautiful Room
    luv2dine
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We had a table of seven people for dinner. The food was great and the room is stunning. On this occasion the service was a bit slow but with so many people at the table I don't think my guests noticed.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Un peu de Paris in Piccadilly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    The venue at Zedel's is outstanding - wonderful, high, glass Art Deco cathedral space, yet every table feels intimate. The journey to find the Brasserie downstairs from the modest exterior was worth it. The waiting staff are polite and professional, and will answer a call - so many places insist on 'your' waiter or waitress dealing with you. Not so here. Food was good and authentically French. Bill was about what I expected, 15% service already included, please note. Lovely place to meet friends in the centre of town, and handy for theatres, films and galleries being five minutes from Piccadilly Circus. Age of diners also very varied, my daughter is 33, I am 62, and we both loved it. Will be going again.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    MarFerVIP
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Great dinner with good food. Quick and exceptional service. I love the orange wine
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    EnjoyfoodVIP
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    We always eat at Brasserie Zedel when in the Piccadilly area. It's a hidden gem and one of our favourite restaurants.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large French brasserie style
    IanW
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Good value for location and atmosphere. Just a big Cöte, really!
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Outstanding service
    Chris
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    I booked this restaurant at the last minute. They seated my friend and I and we had the Prix Fix lunch. The food was good, but the main reason why I'll go back again and again was the service. The waitress, Joanne, overheard my friend and I talking about it being my birthday. After our desserts, she came over with a plate with 'Joyeux Anniversaire' written in chocolate and a petit four with 2 small madeleines. It was absolutely thoughtful and wonderful and made our afternoon. Everyone in the staff - servers, hosts and managers, were smiling, happy and attentive. Excellent afternoon. Great location, art deco decor, general feel good factor, and affordable food, this could be my new go-to place in the centre of town. Highly recommend.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Perfect for pre-theatre dining
    GlutenFreeEater
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Took my mum for a pre-theatre meal. Host asked us on arrival if we would be seeing a show and assured us that we would have plenty of time to eat and make the 7:30pm performance. Service was swift but not at all rushed and food was good quality, little on the pricey side once you start adding alcohol but well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • fabulous pre theatre restaurant
    markBVIP
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Very simple and great value restaurant. Excellent staff and a fabulous dining space.
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  • Great find for pre theatre dinner
    400sal
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Brasserie Zedel was a wonderful find very close to Piccadilly Theatre. Un prepossessing from outside but a real gem inside. Very Art Deco. From first conversation with Maître D all staff were both charming and efficient. Menu has good selection French cuisine. I had Choucroute a la Mer and it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend and will go again.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Grand Cafe, chain-restaurant charm
    nadiaConway
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Zedel is very impressive when you walk in, I love the entrance with its Parisian cafe style coat check kiosk, and it's glamorously high ceilings. However I'm not sure if this is a chain, but it does feel like one. Everything's very shiny, bright and branded. So for a casual client lunch, or taking your mum for tea it's fine but I wouldn't choose it for a romantic dinner. The service is snappy (perhaps a little too snappy as they tried to take my client's plates while she was still eating). The food is good (but portions seem small). On the whole, a good lunch spot
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals
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  • Losing its appeal?
    LuvFood
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    I love Brasserie Zedel. It's a real destination and the surroundings and ambience make it a really vibrant, busy place full of grandeur and occasion. Service as always is quick, attentive and efficient. Prices though are starting to creep up and I felt a little rushed on this occasion. The menu has expanded and they've taken away the purely French language one (the Brits ne comprend pas?). We were also told to order coffee upstairs as they 'don't have a machine'. Unbelievable in such a cavernous, glamorous place.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Overall okay - Mains a let down
    NiftyNoshings
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First things first. This is a nice, beautifully decorated restaurant in a perfect city center location. It offers great value for money and overall good service. Our impression was that starters and deserts were way better than the main course option. Our Confit Canard was overcooked and dry, yet tasty. The Boeuf Bourgignon was also just okay. The meat could have been more tender and the chopped carrots that were thrown in as filler were not what you'd expect - they were not cooked with the dish but added last minute. Also the saue was not cooked down properly and way to runny. Would we go again? Probably to try some other main courses and form a second opinion. Try the Onion soup for starters - that was delicious
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Good atmosphere
    Samuel
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    If you want to have a dinner with group of your friends after the show, this is good choice. Easier access and good atmosphere to have fun with your friends
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Great value
    Troubleonline
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our 3rd visit but 1stfor dinner. I accidentally booked the wrong day but the host quickly found us a table even though it was 9pm on a Saturday evening. We like BZ for it's large bright dining room, French menu and value for money. A large operation but run like a well oiled ship! Staff very personable.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • redbasilbrush
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good options for wine and food, including a set menu. Easy, central place to meet a friend, enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    DavidB
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great venue and service, never fails to deliver excellent service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • What a perfect brasserie should be
    abelliott
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food is fantastic and great value, service is impeccable and the setting is opulent yet laidback and buzzy. This is a great brasserie and perfect for pre or post-theatre.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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