Brasserie Zedel

4.5
3093 reviews
£25 and under
French

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Pre/post Theatre
Located in Central London in Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to Soho, Brasserie Zédel is a grand Parisian brasserie with a café and bar. The restaurant serves traditional French food at remarkably good value with a lively atmosphere.

Brasserie Zedel is open throughout the day, serving lunch and dinner. You can also experience live music which is played in the brasserie in the evenings for diners to enjoy until close.

Within close proximity to Shaftesbury Avenue and Regent Street, Brasserie Zedel is the ideal location for a meal before or after a day of sightseeing. Alternatively, you can join for a pre theatre meal as it is located within walking distance from the West End including the Piccadilly Theatre or the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 3093 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Two rude waitresses. We were completely forgotten, when she finally served us, she rolled her eyes at a simple request and didn’t come back. Ruined a special occasion.

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leeundisputed
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even the Bread and Butter was exquisite, but the Onion Soup and the Lamb Stew I had was simply delicious. No exaggeration. The Chocolate Sauce on the Profiteroles was a let down though, it didn’t say on the menu that it was Dark Chocolate, but it wasn’t even nice Dark Chocolate Sauce, too bitter and bland for my liking. Lucky we also ordered the Chocolate Mousse as well, that was sublime. Overall I was very impressed with the establishment.

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Debbie
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Will always recommend, although very pricey and didn’t enjoy the cocktails

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RCUK
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their Fresh French bread and homemade fresh butter, Venison steak, beef tartare, Escargot and red wine were excellent. However, we were disappointed with their tasteless medium rare grilled steak and tasteless cappuccino with watery milk foam on top.

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Peelmeagrape
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had never used this restaurant before lockdown because they would not take reservations in the evening - it was just show up and take your chances. Now, a dinner reservation is possible, which is good but avoid a booth by the bar - not enough corridor between bar/table when busy. Nice Brasserie food, but not cheap unless you go for Prix Fixe: 4 diners a la carte £284, including Vat and 15% service. But there was plenty to drink.... I would go again for dinner, maybe not a Friday though. Bon apetit !

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vipFinediners
London
75 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely venue and food. Shame it was so busy that had to wait a long time to order. Coukd not see the waiter for a long time to get the bill and desserts which was a shame. Am sure that I ordered a dessert but it seems the waiter do not hear me. A bit disappointed. If it were better service we would have had more stuff and could get that last train as well. Shame.

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Mike
London
32 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The venue is impressive with wall paintings, gold work etc. I had venison for the main course. Like in most French restaurants it was undercooked and I found some slices a bit chewy. For dessert, I had tart tartan - sweet apple baked in pastry (very sweet but tasty). I'd asked to have hot custard instead of ice cream but it was served with ice cream. When asked the waitress promptly brought custard but it was cold. When it was replaced with hot custard I had eaten half of the tart. Apart from that, the waitresses were efficient and there when we wanted them. It would have been a very enjoyable lunch except that by around 1 pm when the restaurant was full, the noise level was so high that I found it difficult to follow the conversation at times - there were 5 of us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and ambience. Cheerful and helpful staff. Food very good.

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ElenaD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Obviously, the environment and the historic value of the building attracts a lot of people. It is also quite authentically French with food and atmosphere. The food was good and the team was quite nice. I felt a bit rushed though and somehow lacked a personalized approach. Overall - good experience for a single visit - small chance I would become a regular there.

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MartinL
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All good although our server/waiter was a bit on the serious side… gave the impression that he’d rather be elsewhere! This did not spoil a lovely dinner and evening..

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value set meal and amazing ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it at all! Will definitely be coming back!

One of my new favourite restaurants.

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Serenitysil
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly impressed with our overall experience at Zedel. I had heard about it and read great reviews so I expected a good experience but my expectations were definitely exceeded. From arrival to departure the personnel were great, welcoming us warmly, taking our orders in due time, serving us promptly and offering to take photos too. The food, as expected, was delicious. I was particularly happy with the good variety of vegetarian options. The creme brulee was perfect and we got an on the house shot of liqueur too...A perfect evening - in a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Merci.

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RobertR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were excellent and the food was well prepared. Would definitely dine there again

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TinaL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely post theatre dinner. Fantastic building , great staff and really good food

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JulianS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe in this place, with good levels of service. Food was good brasserie style (unsurprisingly) and excellent quality. Wine prices were a bit ridiculous for the product on offer though. Overall a good evening out

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner for my birthday! The food, service and atmosphere made it a night to remember.

Our waiter was excellent so friendly and attentive.

We will be back again soon!

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Veer
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Both servers were great, food was amazing too! Loved the table touches. Host only offered a table for 1.5 hours on front desk though I did ask if we could have one bit longer, he replied no as very busy tonight. Overall we had a great meal and Definitely recccomend it highly. We both will be back next month. Big thank you to both our servers (waiters) made everything perfect! A*

ME
MikeE
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Zedel has become one of London's institutions. Great value and lively atmosphere in a truly impressive setting.

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Jayy
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were gracious and welcoming, the food was lovely and the ambience was fantastic.

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SophiaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place has a nice 20s vibe, but it is underground, which personally I do not enjoy. It is a quite huge room, with very high ceilings, which helped with the claustophobia but reduced the intimacy and atmosphere that one would normally look for in a nice restaurant.

Both the food and the service were not great but good enough, although I was surprised when our waiter did not understand my request for a branded bottled water and looked at me as if I were asking something completely inappropriate or crazy. It is a huge problem that employees in the services sector in London do not speak proper English nowadays.

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Lulu35
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my birthday meal at Brasserie Zedel. The food was exceptional and the service was fab.

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FLIFE
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

couple of wrong orders (ordered a 2-course meal but were given a 3 courses; ordered red wine but white has come (twice)) - service isn't as good as expected.

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ROGERB
London
22 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and relatively inexpensive for this type of restaurant. The service was OK, but it was clear that the waiters were rushed off their feet. Some items on the menu were in French without an English translation, which we found irritating. The 1 hour 45 minutes limitation on our stay was also irritating in view of the time needed for the food to arrive - a 2 hour limit would be more reasonable Overall it was a good experience and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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ColinandHakim
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and food.

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AmieS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our food was amazing - we had the snails and rabbit rillettes to start, the lobster bisque, a flat iron steak, the rib eye steak and a side of ratatouille for main, then a creme brulee and the profiteroles for dessert. As it was a birthday, they also brought out a mini lemon tart and some dessert wines which was a nice touch. I have given a four for the food though because my dessert (profiteroles) slightly let the meal down for me. I chose them after seeing they were meant to be the best in London but they didn’t really taste of much at all and the hot chocolate sauce wasn’t hot at all - I wish I had ordered the lemon tart as my dessert instead after having a bite of the mini one they gave us.

Service was also a bit slow however they were busy and it was the girl who was serving us’ first day so completely understand!

Other than that everything was brilliant, atmosphere was great and we will definitely be going back and taking friends too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Art Deco setting and ambiance is just amazing. You feel like you’ve stepped back into another era.
There was a live jazz band playing too, which added to the experience.
Our waitress however was rather haughty and although we were told we could only stay at the table from 7-8.30pm, they took ages to take our dessert order so we ended up having to move to the cafe upstairs to have our coffee.
The French Onion soup was delicious and poached pears in red wine were good too, but both my and my friend’s main was fairly average and seemed a lot of money for what it was. I would however go back again, just for admiring the architecture.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Great location and setting, really bad food and poor service. I would not recommend