Brasserie Joel

3.9
1401 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
This South Bank French Brasserie Restaurant is ideally located at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, near the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall.


Brasserie Joël holds 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence

Special Offers

Pre-theatre set menu: £20

Starter and main or main and dessert £20 per person, from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30

Wine & dine date night: £39

Dinner for two: 3 course set menus and one bottle of Pinot Grigio or Malbec, £39 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 2 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-21:15
Mon-Sat 17:30-22:15

Monday: Bring your own wine

Bring your own wine for free when ordering from a la carte.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 February 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon 17:30-22:15

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:15PM - 9:15PM
Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM

What 1401 People Are Saying
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DB
Mobile
65 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always this restaurant is excellent. Food, service and ambience perfect.

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v
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had a table booked for 12 noon, but they were still laying tables 15 minutes before and the restaurant was closed. The food was extremely underwhelming with no vegetables included in the main, even though the plate price was £20. The music was too loud and there was nil ambience. No surprise the restaurant was virtually empty.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

They didn’t do anything to celebrate my anniversary, let down

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SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was reasonable. It was very presentable but nothing more than home cooked good. The service was attentive and personable but the seating wasn’t comfortable with one seat much higher than the sofa bench style seating. The most disappointing element though was the sound level we found it impossibly loud making it extremely difficult to have a quiet meal where we could hear each other speak. Not what we had hoped for at all.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Good food and good service. I recommend that place when you travel to London

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very noisy environment with a lot of young children. Maybe have a quiet area for patrons who wish to sit somewhere where you can hear the conversation ?

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HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal , service good but portions could be bigger

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AN
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a pre theatre dinner. Would highly recommend the scallops and black pudding pasta.

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RB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent value but the wines were overpriced.

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RW
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We had booked a table at 10pm for a post theatre supper and as soon as we were seated we were told that the kitchen shuts at 10.30.
We promptly ordered but were rushed through each course - literally having the plates whisked away as soon as we put the cutlery down.
The dining room was empty considering that it was Friday night in central London and consequently there was no atmosphere.
The food was ordinary.
A disappointing end to a great night.

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very poor.
A cassoulet for £20 comprised a lot of beans, half a smoked sausage, a tiny piece of pork belly and a scrap of duck.
The £40 bottle of Rioja could not have been more than £10 in a supermarket.
The only positive was the service, which was very professional.
Famous chefs should not give their names to establishments such as this.

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c
Glasgow
33 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great first time experience.
Menus not that original, but standard London fayre.
Lovely staff, great service, clever and unobtrusive. Would give 6* if i could. That's what the service charge is for though i suppose.
Would definitely return and or recommend.

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S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I booked a table for 10 people and we were given a lovely long table in the middle of the restaurant. We had the set menu which was good especially the salmon for main and pear and almond tart for pudding. The chilli beef although tasty did not look that appetising. The most disappointing thing was the service which was rather chaotic and disorganised. There was no-one to take our orders and then one waiter came to take one person’s order and then disappeared for another 5 minutes before I had to call him back to take the rest of the tables orders. There was also quite a delay between drinks served and the various courses. A good value meal overall with the set menu and Bellini but the service let it down slightly.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Too much like a hotel bar, no atmosphere. Good food but lacked much imagination.

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PO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service first class. Good choice of menu options for the diverse tastes of our 9 person party. As we were dining on a Monday we were able to make use of the "bring your own wine" offer - a great feature! Service was attentive, highly personable but never intrusive and really complimented the food and overall experience.

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LG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a beautiful restaurant with an excellent menu (not too pricey) and a very good service. Although it serves as hotel restaurant (and sometimes can become noisy with large groups) it’s an option to consider when looking for a nice dinner.

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fery nice food a had my best steak in paramaribo suriname but this one tops that one

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AW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This was not a child friendly restaurant. Nothing friendly about it- very staid experience even for grown ups. Not warm and friendly service and poor obvious kids menu of spaghetti and nuggets and chips.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food to which we chose was of a good standard, the creme brûlée’s was not to flavoursome, but okay, the Cote Du Beouf was nice, a little small for the two of us, good job we’r Not big eaters. Staff were extremely friendly and a great service !

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

My girlfriend’s meal was tasteless.

The waiter put so much pressure to speed up.

I will not come back.

Awful experience for a £ 90 bill.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This was an extremely poor lunch the restaurant was empty the main course was tepid and when it was returned it clearly had been blasted in the microwave and had dried out.No apology was offered at any stage
;the portion for the main course was small and we complained to the hotel on the way out and have not had the courtesy of a reply. Do not go here.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal at the BrasserienJowl. I often grab a bite when I’m staying there!

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very pool food - No taste at all. Steak was dry and not tasty. Kids menu even Worse - no taste. Worst synthetic icecream in A White cup.

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CW
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and atmosphere was lovely for a work dinner. Service was very friendly...

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having read reviews we knew this would be a good restaurant but we were wowed. The first bite of my goats cheese salad and I was blown away. My husband had the salmon and that too was amazing. The starter, main and dessert did not disappoint in any way and the homemade ice tea was beautiful and fresh. The waiters were very friendly and polite. The only down side is that with quite heavy accents some of them were a little difficult to understand when there is back ground noise going on. But overall amazing dinning experience and one I will repeat if ever at park plaza again.

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OM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with excellent vegetarian options, fantastic service.

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A
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, patient and friendly waiter, quick service, good food, expensive.

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SP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The meal started badly - there were a lot of crumbs on the seat so I had to ask to be moved and I found the seat uncomfortable as it was a low back bench seat. However, once we'd moved table and swapped seats with my husband things improved. The food was really good and there was plenty of choice. Service was attentive, in fact we did have to ask the waiter to back off a bit - you can only be asked so many times if you are enjoying the meal. However, food was so good any slight irritations could be forgiven and forgotten. And to top it all, at the end of the meal, along with the desserts we were given a plate of petit fours with happy anniversary on it. Lovely surprise. Given the standard of the food, I think the cost was reasonable and I would be happy to go again.

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GA
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Lovely menu and food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

good food but small dishes & wouldn‘t suggest if you‘re really really hungry.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Cena de nochevieja bastante pobre.

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DB
Mobile
66 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have dined at Joels many times. This one was for a special NYE lunch. Joels made it a requirement of my confirming the booking the day before as being NYE, it was going to be busy. The indication given was this was a special NYE lunch and a different menu. On arrival, the restaurant was empty. We were the only diners until about half an hour later a few more arrived but only a few. The menu was not a special NYE menu but precisely the same as every other day which was a disappointment. The food was good, service good but we were let down by all the fuss made ahead of the meal.

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T
Brighton
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was friendly and helpful, the food was excellent. My only minor gripe was the speed that the food was delivered. Our three course meal only lasted just over an hour as each course was brought out almost as soon as the previous one was finished. Not a huge issue as we didn't mind getting home early, but had we wanted to linger, it would have been a bigger problem

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LC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Convenient location in our hotel, great service, children felt welcome and catered for. Good wine choice and decent food. A relaxing meal, thank you

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trés attentionné, super gentil et trés joli. Dans un magnifique cadre. Dîner pour noël excellent. À conseiller.

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JU
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice Christmas lunch with a menu contents for the whole family. Very friendly staff, nice food but price was somewhat high

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N
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Went for a Christmas lunch £78 however portions were small, charged extra for bread, online menu said tea and coffee included however we were charged extra, very cold and dark didn’t put anyone in the Christmas spirit. However relatively good food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue for Christmas dinner. Very good service, great atmosphere and the food was just perfect!

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Too fast, too expensive but poeple there were kind

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Eve dinner was a pure pleasure- the food was wonderful, the service just great and we felt cozy and well cared for!

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