Brasserie Zedel

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£25 and under
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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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VI
London
167 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for two friends to meet in London. Great value fixed price menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, stunning decor and food also delicious and the value is amazing, defenently will come back and bring friends

W
London
30 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location to celebrate a birthday. We all enjoyed it.

GA
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buzzy atmosphere. Grand room. Good value French classics.

AH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Brasserie Zedel is more than the sum of its parts. Its a place my wife and I love to dine at. Start wit a cocktail next door at Bar American then wander into the Brasserie which looks great and has a really lovely buzz. It really does feel like you are in Paris. The food is good - the steaks were slightly over done compared to what we asked for - and they do serve my favourite, floating islands. You do not go to Brasserie Zedel just for the food but for the whole thing - place, food, atmosphere.

EE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue and food, but getting increasingly noisy!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and lovely place to eat

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant. Lovely restaurant & food excellent.

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

She loved it!

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

As always Brasserie Zedel offers great service and great quality food. I had the Fixed price menu (grated carrot, minced steak and fries) and my friend had the vegetarian omelette, everything came promptly (we were in a hurry) and everything was just right

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 3

Good food as usual, service was efficient but stiff with no smiles at all. Dessert was disappointing, made in a factory...

S
London
39 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to Zedel quite a few times and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, from the food, the service and the excellent value provided. Since this is a review of my particular experience on a given day I shall have to reluctantly comment upon the unsatisfactory table we were shown to by the unhappy receptionist (Betty?), with the many available tables, we were shown to one just in front of a huge wedding reception party of 30/40 people including the inevitable toddlers/kids/babies etc.
We were moved upon request, but why oh why does this have to happen? it's quite clear that a couple would not like to be situated by a noisy table. Anyway, that's my moan, the rest of the service and food were excellent.

YM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never disappoints.

o
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is a lot of fun. The food is a little overpriced (but good), yet I suspect you are paying for the location, atmosphere and experience - which to be fair is great!

OT
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All good except service was slow to begin with. It took time to initially order drinks and food. The service improved as the evening went on.

W
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to this Grand Cafe style restaurant. Lunch, dinner or pre-theatre. Good food, good service and good value. I have no doubt I will be back again.

SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perfectly pleasant if entirely unremarkable meal. The surroundings remind me of a faded, dated grand cafe but weirdly pink and gold in places. Not my type of decor at all. Food was fine but not something to live long in the memory. Overall it was an efficient and suitable place to go for our pre-theatre meal but I won't be rushing back.

t
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of the best value meals in London if you go for the Prix Fixe or even the Formule options. Grand settings and pretty good French food (the place is based on a grand Parisian brasserie). However, the standard of service, (which is a major feature of its sister restaurants, the Delaunay and the Wolseley), was very hit and miss, often cold and mechanical with no warmth. The food is good, considering the price, but is quite basic (nothing particularly clever) although satisfying. This is not a place to go to if you're after 'wow' inducing dishes and culinary artistry, rather a safe bet for a fantastic price (for central London) in grand surroundings.

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant and helpful staff..efficient without being over attentive.The food was reasonable and very fairly priced particularly for that part of London.The ambiance is superb..the whole building is worth a visit and the Brasserie is a delightful place to meet friends for a meal.I have lunched here several times and have noticed that it is a place where ladies meet without feeling out of place.Highly recommended.

C
London
50 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

On arrival the reception was cold and not particularly friendly.
The first course - for 2 of us - was the onion soup - it was lukewarm and not hot as it should have been.
Service was poor and it was difficult to attract the attention of the waiting staff, especially in obtaining the bill and making payment.
This well known and popular restaurant cannot just trade on its name.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All really nice people ,food, atmosphere and price!

s
London
32 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A large Brasserie that disappoints. Tables are very close together, and the food is pretty mediocre. The wine list is good, and wine can be ordered by the glass, or pichet or bottle. Service is quite slow. In my opinion, large does t in this case equal good.

n
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

excellent experience at Zedel as ever- great food , lovely setting and the jazz quartet were an added bonus

OT
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whilst not an intimate dining experience, this was one of the best meals I have had in a long time, and with such a central London location, very reasonably priced. I will certainly come again.

M
London
64 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions of limited size, but the pre-theatre menu is great value for money, the service is very good, and the room and ambiance wonderful.

c
London
121 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brasserie Zedel is a gem: central, fabulous and with a heavy French accent, it is the perfect place to impress or have a swift bite before the theatre or cinema. And the best creme brulee as well

RP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for dinner here with relatives from abroad. It was also my wife’s birthday. Very polite and attentive service, an interesting and varied menu and great food. We have been before and look forward to visiting again.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Spectacular dining room reminiscent of the luxurious settings of 1930s films. Great traditional French menu - with all the dishes we chose executed well. The service was a little slow but then it was the pre theatre rush so to be expected - the maitre d' did ask whether we had a deadline as we checked in which was a reassuring gesture.
Always good value and have visited on several occasions and the food is consistently reliable. We would all return to and recommend this restaurant.

JR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in all of Europe!
I love The ambiance, great food, and wonderful value!

J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous environment and decor. This is a very popular restaurant. The biggest positive though was the incredibly thoughtful waitress who worked with my daughter's difficult allergy menu requirements and came up with a meal for her. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good experience.

LJ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but the food was rushed not much time between courses. Finished eating within an hour disappointed

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I think 15% charge service is too high. The overall value did not feel goos.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brasserie française cachée à piccadily circus. Belle architecture, mais aussi bonne cuisine, bon service et rapport qualité prix intéressant. A conseiller.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Although the ambiance does remind of a proper French brasserie, including the choice of food and drinks, service was a little slow and messy (though the staff was always kind, I guess not a lucky night) and in spite of the food being quite good, it was nothing unforgettable. I also found it a bit pricey and felt that the 15% service charge was definitely excessive. I would recommend it if you're looking for a place that's different and that looks French - loved all the little details - but not if you're expecting something to blow you away. I may go back and give it another chance.

s
London
41 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant to come to with friends. It is very centrally situated so easy for everyone to find. There are several menu options; all are good value & the quality of the food is excellent. The staff are charming as well.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambience and decor lovely. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service, although waiter was rather clumsy. One could be in Paris.
Also one is not aware of being deep underground.

BB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The food portions were extremely small, and our meals were not well-cooked. The service was absolutely deplorable. Our waitress came to the table a total of three times, and once was after we approached her to bring us the check. We attempted to call her over on another occasion, but she just looked at us and turned away. When we informed her of our experience with the restaurant and the service we received, she offered no apology and simply walked away. I do not recommend dining here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mis tíos llegaron de espalda y quería llevarlos a un sitio especial como es zedel. Mi mujer y yo ya fuimos en alguna que otra ocasión pero siempre es algo ruidoso y el servicio algo lento pero por todo lo demás muy bien.

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r
London
44 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good and our second visit within a week. The set meal is good value and the food is good.

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