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
561 reviews since 26 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.1
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (355)outstanding value (208)business meals (201)special occasions (191)group bookings (163)brunch (137)fit for foodies (112)sunday lunch (110)romance (103)afternoon tea (69)child friendly (30)good vegetarian options (30)disabled access (26)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Brasserie Zedel is an amazing place
    daniel123
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    First time for me and I have to say, I will definetly go back soon. What a great setting! I spent 4 hours there enjoying the food and the atmosphere. So go there and enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie Zedel is an underground palace
    JohnHythe
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    Brasserie Zedel is hidden in a side street near Piccadilly Circus and below an unassuming cafe/bar on ground level. Go down the stairs or take the lift to a vast underground hall with ornate marble pillars and walls. The restaurant is in the style of a French brasserie and has a limited but good menu with all the usual French classics such as onion soup, boeuf bourguinon, floating island, profiteroles, creme brulee etc. The set menu is excellent value at £19.75 for three courses and a glass of wine. Service is efficient and friendly. The cloakroom staff are also excellent and the loos are spacious and well appointed.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a well run bistro in the center of it all
    salgadorulesVIP
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    the room is run expertly and the food is well executed french bistro set amidst a grand ballroom of activity and people underneath almost Piccadilly Circus. The prix fix lunch does just the trick.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in Paris anyone?!
    KristinVIP
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    Felt like I was in Paris. Pleasantly attentive & friendly staff. I'll definitely visit again if only for the duck confit - everything was delicious though!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit to Brasserie Zedel, it's still a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    I took some friends for lunch and it was as good as the first time. The food, service and ambience are top notch. The menu is varied and well prepared. I really like the acoustics at Zedel. Even with a crowded room, there is a lot of atmosphere, without being too loud. The wait staff are very attentive and friendly. I have recommended the restaurant to several people. Looking forward to the next visit.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable & fun place.
    Sari70
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    My friend & I celebrated out belated birhdays here. Had wondeful evening . Great food, Wine -- with very good and friendly service. We will come here again
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A traditional French brasserie in London
    JB707
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    We ate here on a Tuesday lunchtime in November. The restaurant has the feel and ambiance of a traditional French brasserie. That is one as the English think of it; having just been in Paris I am not sure there are any like it in Paris! The food is traditional French cuisine, nicely cooked, well presented. We both ate fish which was well cooked and came with good vegetables. Be warned though, you may feel it necessary to order sides. We didn't, realised our mistake and ordered spinach, which was swiftly delivered. Service was pleasant and good but not intrusive, A service charge was added to the bill. Though they warn there is a time limit on bookings we were there for 90 minutes and it didn't seem a problem. At busier times, I guess it might. This was my second visit and I shall plan to go again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value, great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Chose to go to Zedel for a client lunch as couldn't get in to Delauney (didn't know was part of same chain). Was a bit worried that the pricing looked a little lower than other business lunch venues but needn't have worried as everything about the place exceeded my expectations. This is not fine dining and doesn't purport to be - just a great place for a good business lunch in great surroundings. I will definitely go back to see if it is also consistent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    dinneranddrinks
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    Beautiful dining room, attentive staff, extensive menu with separate vegetarian menu upon request. delicious food and good value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great , shame about the waiter
    Lapp48
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    The food was very good, however our waiter was very slapdash wine over the table very heavy-handed presentation of food not wonderful however tastes were there , we eat in lots of lovely restaurants like a lot of people do , this with very loud massive room , probably 200 covers at any one time it's a bit of a production line
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location,ambience, food -15% service charge!
    yumyum
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    Brasserie Zedel - ticked all the boxes for us in so many ways. Located in the heart of Theatre Land just off Piccadilly Circus, it's location is perfect. Very authentic French brasserie-style décor and offering a varied and interesting menu, the atmosphere here on a Saturday evening is bustling and buzzy (not the place for a quiet, romantic meal though!) Service was friendly and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, especially the "confit de canard" and my husband the "lapin a la moutarde". Thus far highly recommended....the sting in the tail however was the bill, which when it came had got a 15% service charge (discretionary) added on. This changed our overall experience from good value to not so - and we did not like the attitude when we asked our waiter to take it off. Look out for this - as I think most people would not notice and happily pay up. We like to leave a tip - but it has to reflect value and our overall satisfaction with a restaurant - to our taste 15% seemed a touch on the heavy side!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent find
    Rayleigh2014
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    on entering the restaurant you would never know what lays beneath, a wonderful restaurant in beautiful surroundings. The food was 5 star as was the ambience and service, Could not fault the place - the only downside would be that I would not be happy to be seated near the bar as patrons were practically on top of you if you were eating at the tables of 4 next to the bar. I felt I was intruding on their evening
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ship shape
    Carol4Ea
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    This is a very streamline establishment. It's a great place - busy and run like clockwork.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Brasserie
    Phil
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    I booked this for a lunch with a group of 8 as it is central, good food, good service and is reliable. It doesn't try to be too fancy - just serves good, traditional typical brasserie fare, and does it very well. Good service, reasonably priced. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening!
    CarlzVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2014
    A small group of us went for dinner for a catch-up. The service was great, the food incredible (we all had the pre-fixe menu) and it was outstanding value. The bar within the restaurant also seemed to have a good vibe and a great cocktail menu. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • foodie7
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A fun buzzy place, with good food, offering good standard French brasserie fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Pre theatre value
    lovefood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went to Zedel before going to the theatre, as I have been before and the service is always quick. We had the fixed price menu - which is good value, although the starter is a mound of grated carrot...
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun venue for a get together
    LondoneaterVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Four of us had dinner at Brasserie Zedel last week for a long overdue reunion. It has a great upbeat atmosphere and yet it's still possible to hear each other over the hustle & bustle. The food is classic French with enough variety to satisfy all tastes. My starter of leek & cheese tart was very good. Service was reasonably attentive.
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  • A lovely meal at Brasserie Zedel
    MRUK
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had another lovely evening at Brasserie Zedel. The food was very good as was the service. The busy buzz in the beautiful restaurant always makes for a delightful evening,
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good but....
    TonyMVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Once again Brasserie Zedel was very good. Had a good lunch with good service and food. However the cheese board was a shock as we ordered four pieces of different cheese and an elegant trolley duly arrived with the waiter cutting four pieces from the only two cheeses on it. When questioned he said that they only had two cheeses. An apology was forthcoming later, after complaining, and we were only charged for two. A french restaurant without a range of cheeses??? Surprising for one of this quality.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • never fails to deliver
    sjcart
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    another visit to brassiere zedel, this time as a treat for my mother for a late lunch. we both opted for the scallops on pomme puree with a tomato sauce with a side of broccoli and almonds. that and the mounds of bread that kept coming satisfied us both whilst the pianist tickled the ivories in the corner. after a leisurely coffee and petit fours we made our wat into the adjoining cocktail bar. beautiful surroundings, lovely service, delicious food, will keep coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Fits the bill beautifully.
    ginsta
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I booked this for ten people for my father's 70th birthday. We didn't want a £1k bill but wanted something fit for a great celebration and we got just that. Amazing room, special enough without being pretentious. The hangar steak was amazing (like an onglet). As was the duck confit. We had lots of wine plus cocktails but the bill was very acceptable. I've already started recommending it to others for pretty much any occasion.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BobbieC
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I've been to Zedel a few times now.I have always experienced terrible service,while the food is good value the service spoils it.We had to wait 20 mins for our table,which in itself is not too much of a problem.The waiter really didn't seem to know what he was doing,kept putting more and more cutlery,glasses,etc that were not needed on the table,we had to use the side of the stage as a make shift side table. Like I said,this isn't the first time that I have experienced terrible service here,it's been every time.I keep coming back because I hope it will get better,but I won't be back to dine again. To make matters worse,one of my companions got covered in the fishy sea water from our oysters that the waiter tipped over him. Embarrassing.
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  • Great steak - AWFUL salad nicoise
    FoodieK
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were in a big group and mostly had steaks but one of our group ordered salad nicoise which literally turned out to be tinned tunna tipped on some lettuce leaves so the bill seems quite expensive at the end. We also weren't a big fan of the paper table cloths.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Fast food French style
    hungrykiwilady
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    The food comes out within minutes and it's pre-made. The ambience is good & London busy and the restaurant itself is opulent Service is good. 15% service charge was added which is a bit high for UK.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely setting
    piggywigVIP
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Had a birthday dinner here and the food was very good and authentically French (I had onglet). However the place is so big and cavernous that it was very noisy which made conversation difficult for the 2 people in party who were slightly deaf.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, amazing atmosphere
    TeeGeeEm
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    This place looks like a tiny cafe on the outside: don't be fooled. It has an amazing art deco bar and amazing restaurant downstairs! Despite having to rush dinner in order to be at the theatre on time, the staff catered for us and brought put two courses promptly and cooked and presented perfectly. I shall be revisiting here when I have more time to take it in further!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit to Brasserie Zedel
    DavidPVIP
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    I've had yet another great dinner here. Normally ten days after a meal I've forgotten what I ate, but the food at Zedel leaves a positive impression. Starter was a very good herring salad, sweet and beautifully presented; followed by a filling boeuf bourguignon and then (my usual) ile flottante. Everything was very well-cooked and I really can't fault any of it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Basic food
    Londine69
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Good value dining but the food is very basic and lacks presentation. Zedel is an up market fast food kind of place which suits at times.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    bahakos
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    OA great place to meet with friends in a beautiful environment. The French atmosphere in the design of the interior is enhanced by the French themed music from the live band.
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Pre-Theatre Dinner
    FifiVIP
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    The restaurant staff were aware we had to leave by 7.15pm and so the food was served nice and fast but we were not rushed. We had the fixed menu - three courses that also included a glass of wine and coffee for £20 - very good value indeed. They also offer a coeliac gluten free menu and bread so always a big tick in my book!
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Good exprience
    rddd39
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Brasserie Zedel is an impressive room, grown-up food and decent service. Recommended for a business lunch or dinner. Formal without being stuffy.
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    business meals
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  • Great venue and value
    JimmyJ
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Amazing venue, good menu with some great value options. All food was very tasty. Service a little on the sloppy side, but overall a good meal.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    sfdinerVIP
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    As usual the ambiance and service were exceptional. Desserts were very good and wine selection and value is great. The hangar steak however, was a disappointment. Although with good flavor and done exactly as ordered medium rare, it was very tough, most difficult to cut and chew.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • McCarthypersil
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Up to your usual high standard. Really enjoyed the rabbit (plat du jour),duck and herring.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Great Evening at Zedel
    JoandCo
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    It is a perfect place for a great French night out. The place is spectacular and has such a buzz. Food is typically French and delicious. Caters for groups and couples although some tables for 2 can be a little too close to the bar and you may feel a little crowded. Been here twice and both times staff have been fantastic. Thank you for a lovely evening.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponting
    Dawn
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    I have been to Brasserie Zedel a few times, and certainly at the beginning enjoyed the food and atmosphere, however it now seems to have slipped into a rather formulaic, fast turnaround restaurant with nothing to particularly recommend it. On my last visit the egg mayonnaise starter was frankly boring and the main course, which was the dish of the day of fish quenelles was dry and rather uninteresting. The atmosphere is still buzzy and the service was just about OK but I will not be rushing back.
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  • Out of the maelstrom
    JnJF
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Escape the Piccadilly crowds and madness into the undergroud comfort of Zedel. It impresses your visitors and the food and service are not half bad (double negative there = positive) and the prix fixe 2 or 3 course menu is good value for what it is and where you are.
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    business meals, disabled access, pre/post theatre
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  • Lunch at Zedel
    Ferrs11
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    We have visited several times and it never fails. I had their excellent fixed price menu with carrots and steak hache and my husband had choucroute alsacienne, also good. Service perfect. We will continue our visits there.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Stunning venue with good food
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Stunning venue with good, reasonably priced food. Service a bit variable. Lovely bar in Bar Americain.
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