Brasserie Zedel

4.3
2539 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Brasserie Zédel
Monday - Saturday: 11.30am - Midnight
Sunday: 11.30am - 11.00pm

Bar Américain
Monday - Wednesday: 4.30pm - Midnight
Thursday - Friday: 4.30pm - 1.00am (last entry midnight)
Saturday: 1.00pm - 1.00am (last entry midnight)
Sunday: 4.30pm - 11.00pm

ZL Café
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 11.00pm
Saturday:9.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am - 11.00pm
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Phone number
020 7734 4888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Charles Hilton
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Private Party Facilities
Bar Americain and Crazy Coqs will available for hire between 11.30am-5.00pm.
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Public Transit
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (Exit 1)
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Entertainment
The Crazy Coqs is a live entertainment space with a varied programme ranging from cabaret to jazz.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access
What 2539 People Are Saying
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A
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb decor, great French food and incredible service. It can be a bit noisy as the layout is typical of a French bistro but it is definitely a nice place for a special occasion.

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L
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Seems to be a bit less pricey than the other Corbin & King restaurants. Similar in quality and menu to The Wolseley and The Delauney, but with two fixed price menus for the budget conscious. A nice choice in the Picadilly Circus area.

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H
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been here before but this time we took our friend who’s never been and we all had a fabulous time. The staff are just wonderful, there’s nothing they won’t do for you!

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A very busy Friday evening being early December and there were queues everywhere - for the coats, for the bar next door (!) and for getting to your table. Was sat, with three fellow diners, right next to the seated bar/eating area. It was cosy.

The room was full and it was noisy and warm. Our waiter was a gem and nothing fazed him. Even pushing the cheese cart down the alley space between our table and the seats around the bar!

Quality was delivered by our waiter throughout the evening though for some unknown reason a different one served our starters and didn't know whose was whose, and also asked whose was the onion soup when it was a soup homard).

Overall, it's too busy and noisy on a Friday night for me. A twenty minute wait for a space for four people wasn't expected. The food was good but nothing special or spectacular, ditto the wines. I'll go again but on a different day. And I'll ask for the same waiter again.

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RK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Feels very rushed as they gave us a one and a half out time limit.
Overpriced for the food quality.

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c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable

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V
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Location with great 1920s Ambiente. Very attentive and friendly staff as well. Was a fantastic evening for us - a couple from Austria.

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brasserie Zedel is a favourite of mine. I would certainly recommend the restaurant to friends. The staff are always courteous.

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SQ
London
75 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy Brasserie Zedel. The food is consistently good coupled with great service. It’s a very popular venue and can be difficult getting a table. Particularly great for pre theatre too. Always a buzzy atmosphere.

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s
London
49 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit. Good value, really surprisingly good food. Excellent service and busy without being either too crowded or too noisy. Will be going again....

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food as always, but the service needs to be improved

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great tasting and value food with a buzzing and lively Parisian atmosphere....! loved it !

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a really great evening taking my parents our for their anniversary. The staff were really great in accommodating us as we wished to move from the table they gave us which was right in front of the live band (literally inches) due to start during our meal. The only criticism i had was that they are so busy there is a slight mayhem in there, and the staff are rushing around like crazy. We were actually rushed to pay our bill and asked if we could leave as they needed the table - we had been there 2 hours but thats the first i’ve ever been asked to leave after a meal in a restaurant in London.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have been to Zedel many times before but would think long and hard before going again. We went with a 15 year old and an 18 year old and, I don't know whether this was relevant or not, were ignored, positively ignored.

Drinks were ordered but took about 40 minutes to arrive, then the wait for the food. However good things are in a not overly busy restaurant service needs to be better.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Worst service i have experienced in a top London venue for many years...waiters didn’t remember what you had ordered, food was slammed down on table or passed in front of your face...didn’t ask whether you wanted fish or meat when we ordered the set menu...didn’t offer tea or coffee with desert and then didn’t even offer an apology when i refused to pay the service charge...appalling...such a shame when you consider the nostalgia surrounding rhe venue. Will never return.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and highly energetic dining room that felt like a positive buzz all around.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately our evening was somewhat spoiled by being told at that last minute we couldn't have our coffee as they needed our table. We had been kept waiting for twenty minutes from our booked time before we were taken to the table so this was hardly our fault. In the time it took them to come and take our payment we could have had our coffees anyway. Then even though the American bar had several empty tables we were told we had to wait outside there too. As nobody then followed up with us for over ten minutes we left. Unusually poor approach which was embarrassing with the guests I had brought for the first time. They are unlikely to return. We went to a hotel in Leicester Square where we received wonderful service.

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P
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a wonderful evening out with a friend, who I'd take for the first time. She was blown away by the scale of the place and we really enjoyed the occasion. Service was outstanding.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was disappointing. The waitress appeared uninterested and was less than friendly . We had ordered 2 side dishes but one came after a reminder - but at the end of the main course . The other never materialized. I was disappointed as I was introducing a friend for first time . I have been to Zedel several times before and have always had good food and service .

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Its the little things that give the clues. The 10 minute queue to get seen to get a table we had booked for. The fact they brought still water when we asked for sparkling. The non arriving wine. Taking 20 minutes to get served simply because after 2 minutes we said can we have a little longer. Everything had to be asked for twice. Food didn't seem to have accompiments (eg. Steak tartare without bread and bread we ordered never arrived). I could go on. Service was very cold, food average ambience did not make up for it.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

A beautiful london experience and a great French brasserie feeling. However there should be some restrictions towards loud customers. The table next to us got so drunk and started shouting (literally shouting) that we couldn't hear each other anymore.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue and fantastic staff!

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AP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Poor service from an unenthusiastic waiter. Steak served rare without asking how we wanted it cooked. Disappointed

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B
London
41 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellente ambiance mais restaurant VRAIMENT trop BRUYANT un vendredi vers 14 ou 15h

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c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually Zedel is great. This time though we had a trainee waitress. She hovered constantly and we felt quite harassed. When you arrive you want some time to catch up, settle down and then order food. also we like to top up wine when we are ready. To be fair, when we mentioned this to the maitre d, he had a word but it was very annoying for the first 30 minutes.

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j
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful ambiance! Delicious food!

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great central London restaurant with fantastic ambience and a jaw dropping art deco dining room if you visit for the fist time. American Bar opens late afternoon and if you like a sophisticated bar for a quiet drink it ticks all the boxes. Great restaurant for a business meal to a romantic get together to a get together with friends.

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NH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect pre-theatre / post gallery visit. They have menus in English as well as French. Great food at good price with quick service when needed. A hidden away gem I love visiting.

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g
London
141 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Went for a one-course post-theatre supper after Sondheim's Company (great) at the Gielgud Theatre nearby. Food and band were great.

Unfortunately we had a surly server. Although water and bread were served quickly, we had to wait too long to order and then a further long wait before being brought our wine. Not good.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Had to abandon meal after 2 hours. Still waiting for the final course of the Prix Fixe.

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R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wondetful lunch as always

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Waiter warned us he had a big table to look after as well as us . Service not that attentive accordingly . Certainly didn’t warrant the 15% service that’s levied .

My bisque homard was served luke warm . Given above comment I did not send it back .

My duck breast was over cooked and had been left on the side too long. My dining companions all had spatchcock chicken which was good . We didn’t have desserts or coffee ( see below).

In the evening there is live music . We were given a table next to the piano . When the band turned up during the main course , our conversation became difficult . The dining room is huge and impressive with a good atmosphere but be careful with where you are seated relative to the stage.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Other than Nicolas who was very attentive to me and my girlfriend throughout the night, several other servers gave us the impression they would rather be anywhere but in the restaurant, doing their jobs.

We had a late booking, but were on time, however we were asked by one server (not ours) if she could bring all of our order out at the same time...basically to help the kitchen staff. Not good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So close to the tourist area around Piccadilly it’s an unexpected gem because it’s great ! The hardest think to get right is a simple Steak Frites .... and it was bloody yummy ! All four of us loved every course and the chocolate mousse is in a massive bowl - be warned !

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L
London
42 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unimpressive. Overpriced for portion size and quality. Wife had to ask multiple times for her food and when it came cold no apologies and no replacement.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the pre theatre menu. Great value and food! Loved the place too. Waiter was great. FYI service charge is 15% which is high, but service was worth it.

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value evening fixed price menu. Quite and friendly service pre theatre

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T
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Spectacular setting and reasonable prices, but with food consistent with the pricing.

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T
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food wasn’t quite as good as I’ve had in the past.

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A
Bristol
22 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always ticks all the boxes in terms of value, atmosphere and taste. It’s a noisy restaurant so not good for a date.

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