Brasserie Zedel

4.3
2639 reviews
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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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SJ
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was my third time in this restaurant, so far we had good experience (4 stars could be given). However, this time, even though we had requested during our booking a nice table close to the live music due to our special occasion with special guests, we had a table at the far end, closest to the kitchen entrance with very uncomfortable wooden chairs. Other than the manager of the waitress team, service was not good, we had to call the waitress a lot of times due to his regardlessness (e.g. he brought the wine, but we had to wait for the glasses afterwards, he did not care at all about things like that). Our food was good, above average, but the best part of the dinner was the desert (i.e. pear crumble). As a sum, it was an average dining experience.

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RW
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite! This place is glamorous and great value

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FT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for an early dinner with me very pregnant best friend. Our waiter was very attentive and really made sure we were looked after. He even bought out a little desert to say congratulations for her impending pregnancy! The food was as delicious as ever and I love the people watching and general atmosphere.

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j
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for early dinner before catching a show at the Crazy Coqs in the same building. Absolutely perfect for that. The experience was a revelation as we had not realised that this art deco Parisian-style bistro existed in the heart of London. It was busy and buzzy and just the place for an early (or late) dinner where you don't want to linger. Maybe, not the place for a quiet, romantic evening where you might want to linger over dinner.
The food was lovely. I had the plat du jour which was rabbit in a mustard sauce and my partner had the cod. Both were delicious and good size portions - not too much but not skimped.
For a meal in the heart of London it was very good value for money. We will definitely visit again.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Escape to a bit of glamour in the centre of London. Traditional French dishes served in a huge and stylish dining room. Although the room catered for many people, there was none of the awful noise levels bouncing around that made hearing your friends difficult.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good value, great interior. starters were average, but the meat was on spot. staff was in rush

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a nice meal, the food was lovely (maybe just too much mustard everywhere!) But highly recommend it. The architecture and decor are beautiful. Feels very local, for Londoners as well as visitors (being in the heart of Piccadilly and all!). Fab location for dates as well as friends and family.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Jolly good all round for ambience, food, price and location.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

nothing special about anything apart from good decor. service is just like any other restaurant food is very average.

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at BZ. The General Manager is a lovely man — one of the best in the business!

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MI
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I’ve been to this restaurant many times before but not in the last couple of years. Oh dear, it’s gone downhill. A great shame because BZ has much to recommend it. Fundamentally, though, if the food isn’t up to it, the rest is irrelevant. Hopefully, they were just having a bad day rather that our experience being symptomatic of a wider malaise.

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R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly outstanding restaurant which I have used many times. My only gripe is that on the day prior to my booking I received one phone call and two emails asking me to confirm my next day's booking. I believe this practice should cease. I receive some reminders from restaurants which I would rather not receive but on the whole don't mind, but needing to send confirmations are somewhat tiresome and at this level unnecessary.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing stylish basement venue with a superb ambience, too service and beautiful French food. Reasonably-priced too. I shall definitely return.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It worked well. Table ready and staff attentive.

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TC
London
30 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the chicken liver parfait, which has pink peppercorns and sea salt on it, and butter round the side. Combined with their delicious bread, I could have eaten this three times over. The garlic chicken was a bit bony, but the ratatouille was beautiful and the fries very tasty. Service was excellent, friendly but not overbearing. Beautiful art deco building. Recommended.

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S
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great value for money restaurant. A huge high-ceiling interior with an art-deco style about it.
Thoroughly enjoyed my potted rabbit with sauternes jelly followed by the chopped steak. great value for money, waitress Andrea was efficient and smiley and the four of us had a great lunch for a paltry £236 including bar drinks and vino.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value for money

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Went for a pre theatre lunch. The very first think that we were told was that the table had to be vacated in two hours. I really found that off-putting. Our table was by one of the tills and waiters seemed to congregate there for a chat. The food was awful. I had the steak hache. I sked for it to be prpared medium. The inside was red and hardly cooked at all. My wife had a fish dish, it was very salty. To their credit were were not charged for either dish

To cap it all we dropped into the Bar Americain and were stung £31.50 for two gin & tonics.

The location and the ambience are lovely and the service pretty good too, but as for the food - the less said the better

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M
London
100 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We returned with great expectations for our second visit to Brasserie Zedel. The venue is lovely but the booth seating we requested and the table space were cramped for 4. Service was at times disorganised and disinterested - and frankly not worth a 15% service charge. We avoided the budget set menu as grated carrot makes an unappealing starter, and the other daily menu had a very limited selection. From the a la carte menu we chose classic dishes such as onion soup and choucroute which were substantial and the duck with couscous was delicious. House wine was quaffable. But our guests felt it was all a bit tired and formulaic especially as the two hour table slot was too short for 3 courses. We skipped dessert and coffee and headed elsewhere. Personally I was irritated that after Opentable confirmed the booking and I responded to their request for further confirmation the next day, Brasserie Zedel yet again contacted me for confirmation. In sum, a disappointing dining experience.

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

Great service and they provided special service for the birthday occasion.

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CY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my boyfriend for date night and he really enjoyed it!

We order the set meal with the sea beam and the lamb. Also ordered the onion soup and snail!!

Great value, beautiful restaurant and 5 star service.

They also have free shows to offer in their theater at 11:00 until 12:00! We would had joined but we already had ticket to the V and A!

We got off Piccadilly instead of Oxford circus since it’s only around the corner exit 1 at Regent street! Oxford circus will take 9 minute to get there!

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T
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our second visit to Zedel. It’s a great restaurant with a good vibe. The menu wasn’t quite as good as the last time we came, but we had a lovely meal none the less. Took a while to bring our drinks but otherwise very good. We’ll definitely be back.

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S
London
124 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were pleasantly surprised - unfortunately our dining experience was marred by a group of women who were very loud and drinking a lot - couldn’t hear ourselves speak. They had a trainee waitress who was a little on the back foot but the other staff were excellent.
Hope to come back and enjoy it

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NE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It truly felt like being in Paris! (With a 1920’s vibe!) The ambiance, food, location to the theatre district and live music...très fantastique! I will definitely be going back AND recommending this gem!

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NL
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fantastic place and great value . i would have given it five stars for all categories but .... it is so noisy.

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JW
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Wonderful venue! We went there after a matinee at the theatre.The food was delicious & very reasonably priced.I would definitely go there again.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve visited Zedels on a number of occasions and would recommend for classic traditional brasserie meals. We also enjoy Bar Americain next door, but on this occasion were overcharged in error

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

warm welcome, good food and live music

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MO
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good night out with friends, had the 3 course meal, good value!

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SH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great value for the entertaining space it provided- traditional French Art gallery style brassarie. Sometimes it was hard to order since the server was so busy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but took a while for the food to arrive.

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch service, could not be better. Another very enjoyable visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been coming to the Brasserie numerous times over the past couple of years. Knowing that you are always guaranteed a certain standard for ambiance, food and service. We couldn’t believe our disappointment last night.

The table was near the station. After we ordered our food which was the main course, it arrived 5 minutes after, as it was thrown into the microwave and brought to the table. The food was flavourless and very poor quality, unlike it used to be. The wine was average for the price. The service was ok but not too attentive. The band was great as usual.
The bathrooms were shocking. There was always a massive queue, sinks were blocked, there was trash, tissues and toilet paper all over the floor. It was purely disgusting and nothing was done about it.
Had great evenings over the past couple of years, but last night was a great disappointment.

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MR
Munich
19 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A great restaurant- the service

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing wrong. We reserved a table for 7:30 and had thankfully decided to have a drink in the Bar American as we were not seated until nearly 8pm. Our table was right by the bar which sadly meant we had large groups of people looming over us as we ate. The service was absolutley fine, if at times a little slow as it was very busy. Our food was perfectly pleasent, but for what it was overpriced, even by central London prices. I wanted to really love this restaurant as the beautiful art deco auditorium is quite wonderful. Sadly, i was just left a little underwhelmed.

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s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very smart french brasserie tucked away underneath Piccadilly in stunning surroundings. You must go!

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R
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a lovely setting. The service was exceptional.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The quality and variety of food is excellent. The initial greeting and consequent table service is also good. The ambiance is just tremendous. The big disadvantage is the noise level. The Brasserie can seat a lot of people and when they are all chatting, it's pretty deafening. It's interesting that the highest level of rating for noise (see the star ratings above) is "energetic". I would prefer the word tumultuous. Best to avoid peak dining times, and opt for early or late timings.

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P
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Once again BZ delivers the goods. This time I took three friends who were visiting London from various countries. It was the first time for all of them and they absolutely loved the experience.

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