Brasserie Zedel

4.3
2473 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 2473 People Are Saying
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N
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening with great food, wine and ambience. Really stylish Art Deco place with a cool cocktail bar.

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

As always, really impressed by organisation and professionalism of the staff. Lovely ambience and good choice of French menu options.

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JM
London
81 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Brasserie Zedel. I've been a few times and have always had a lovely time.

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Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst brasserie we ever had! Me and my boyfriend are both chefs, he’s French and we came here because it’s said to be very authentic - but the truth is very disappointing. Duck breast should never be cooked to well-done and all chefs should know that. Chicken liver parfait is not fresh enough. Very bad place. Noisy and no service quality, the food was very badly prepared.

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ER
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful traditional food, wonderful service! Enjoyed every course and the taste was sublime. Will definitely be back!

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CG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

One of my favourite spots to eat dinner before the theatre or a show in Crazy Coqs. A beautiful dining room, full of lively conversations. Food is good, wine and coffee excellent.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch and we are back there again on Saturday

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My go to place in the West End Zedel never disappoints. Genuine brasserie cooking, fair prices, great service and Ambience

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c
London
61 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant itself was as good as ever. We had 17.30 booking. I arrived at the bar at 17.00 and was told someone would fetch us when our table was ready - as usual. No-one ever came so at 18.00 we picked up our drinks and went to the restaurant who didn't even know we'd checked in. Pretty poor especially as we were then rushing to get to our show.

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S
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening at this hidden gem! Excellent, authentically french food. Service a little slow, and felt very rushed towards the end as needed the table for another booking. But all in all, a beautiful meal in a beautiful location!

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AN
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely nice and friendly service, good food and nice wine - overall- a very pleasant evening.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, good food, a lovely meal. Only improvement would be if you could have more than one person seating customers, but otherwise great.

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place great value excellent service considering it was very busy pre-theatre winner nice people

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding vibe in a very spacious, sophisticated interior (not easy to find in London). Doesn't break the bank but it is not cheap either. Two course meal with a bottle of wine and a service charge was £45 each. There is a great cocktail bar just next to the restaurant room, on the same floor.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

This was an amazing find through Open table to eat dinner before theatre it looks like a small Parisienne Café from the street until you take the lift downstairs where it opens up to an amazing underground restaurant very opulent high ceilings with lots of 'marble & brass' and a beautiful hum of chatter and the tinkling ivories in the distance - it reminded me of a grand dining room in one of the beautiful high end hotels in Las Vegas. Next door was a cozy bar area which I believe has live music evenings. I was dining with three other friends for a birthday celebration then onto the theatre.

Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the staff each one who approached our table carried their woes on their faces - not one of them smiled a hello or welcomed us, we literally had to grab their attention to get any service or attention, only one waiter stood out called 'Pavo' he was very accommodating but I feel he was spread very thinly as there was only one of him shame the other staff didn't adopt his friendliness and professionalism. The same I'm afraid to say was the food also lack Lustre. It was a huge disappointment as I was excited waiting for my food as I am a very big fan of French Cuisine, the flavours and sauces and herbs used. The starter was a Salmon Mousse which was delicious, but the main was Lamb although beautifully presented it lacked any flavour, My friend a vegetarian ordered the Omelette it was the smallest thinnest omelette I've ever seen - it was more like a crepe she had to supplement her hunger with a basket of bread - it's a shame to be in such surroundings of beauty and be very disappointed by the food and the staffI

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of the most stunning looking restaurants I’ve ever been in, although I love Art Deco so I was very happy, the American bar was amazing to have a drink before dinner and another bar with live music great place

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I haven’t been to Zedel for a while and had forgotten just how splendid the decor is in the Main dining. The food was fab, great value and the service was warmer than in previous visits.

There was live music playing (grand piano) which provided a lovely backdrop to our catch up. We went at 1600 on a saturday. It was relatively quiet when we arrived with around 1/5 of the tables filled but was pretty busy by the time we left.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The coffee is truly awful, service surly, noisy adjacent table with lots of foul language

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful venue and decor, the braised lamb was great. Just very loud with everyone in there and the music.

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RP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been a couple of times and it has been great both times. The food is great and an extensive menu. The staff are very polite and professional. It looks quite small from the outside but is massive downstairs. Very convenient for the London west end theatres and clubs. Worth a visit!

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DA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Third visit in as many months - I love the steak hache. It has a buzz; the food arrives very quickly; but it feels like everyone is counting down the two hour slot. Very is efficient but not warm or engaging.

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful art deco setting. Friendly atmosphere. Pre-theatre efficiency. The Formule menu is a good deal. I got a birthday treat too!

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JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue, cod main was good but profiteroles weren’t as good as usual, just didn’t taste as fresh. Otherwise four stars today. Highly Recommend a visit here,

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DC
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic attention to detail all the way. Also a nice touch to present my nephew with a birthday macron plate. Recommended.

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Q
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

No reception downstairs so not ideal when ur date trying to find you ! But love the place !

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d
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and the quality of the food and service is always extremely high. This is a great central location to meet friends. The value is incredible. The waiter was so nice and patient with us despite how unbelievably busy it was. Make sure you book in advance! A pleasant surprise was the strings playing throughout dinner. They gave us a free liqueur to finish up our meal.

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CG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A beautiful dining room, with attentive staff, serving tasty food and in a good location.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be sure to spend some time at the bar before a lovely meal. Fantastic ambiance, and surprisingly inexpensiveness, considering you are steps from Piccadilly Circus....Also, not too "touristy"

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Good atmosphere and great location, however food was underwhelming.

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ML
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hidden treasure in the heart of Piccadilly! We thoroughly enjoyed a pre-theatre meal here.

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n
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is always good, the setting is wonderful. The prices of the wines, beers and cocktails are creeping up.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration. The decor of the place is really nice. Highly recommend the escargot!

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CN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, great cocktails, French comfort food that is also sophisticated. Love Zedels and come a lot!

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FF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

There’s a real French brasserie atmosphere with authentic French food but a beefed up vegetarian section. The only downer is that it is a large reflective space and gets very noisy.

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LT
London
66 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Have visited since opening. The set menu is excellent value. However, it hasn't changed since opening and very limited choice, one choice per course. the grated carrot starter is unimaginative and not very appetising. No vegetarian option for the main course or fish. Excellent service, ambience and décor. Can't fault this restaurant in that respect.

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LN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and reasonable price options/variety. Very noisy especially near the bar.

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J
London
68 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Initial service very slow but improved

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F
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

What is amazing about this place is the setting -- the deco is lovely and it doesn't feel like you're in London.

Going on a Wednesday night, it was very busy, however there was no ambience. No music in the dining room in the background just noisy because of conversations. The waitress we had was rude and indifferent, and the food wasn't that great..

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions and they have always been very good , but on this occasion it didn’t quite come up to scratch. Our waiter I felt was a bit a loaf and dismissive, and altogether unfriendly. My food was delicious how ever and the decor as always is pseudo grand but a spectacle to anyone who hasn’t been before - so on balance i would return as all previous times have been wonderful

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