Brasserie Zedel

4.3
2706 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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BW
London
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

An impressive excellent evening food and band entertainment. The place was full however My only critique would be that at times it was noticeable we were looking and hanging around for a waiter to attend to us and though it was busy we were on the menu formule which we thought would be easier prepared and served. But it did not spoil our evening.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, service and music

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MG
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value ‘formule’ menu. High quality cuisine, faultless service & fun atmosphere in a lovely space.

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M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food at a very reasonable price for central London.

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a
London
29 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wanted to try for a while - didn’t realise was underground and felt it! Lovely service, decor and food - good value!

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F
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu is rather tired and compared to some chains (like Cote Brasserie) lacks style and a contemporary twist. The venue though is stunning and service good.

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HH
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food and atmosphere great. Not sure the service merited the 15% charge added to the bill.

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JH
Aberdeen
25 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As good as ever!

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j
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favourite places in London. The venue is gorgeous, immersing diners in an undeniably French style harking back to the 1920s. The menu is very French but slightly uninventive.
The staff is pleasant and polite, but the Eastern European style of service (although very good) tends to fall short the 'frenchness' of the food and setting.
The crowning jewel of my visits to Brasserie Zédel is invariably the live music.
This is time-travelling from 21st-century central London to 1920s Paris in style!

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JD
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good evening, fantastic venue, great food and service. This is an amazing building with great facilities. Well worth a visit.

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f
London
36 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Whether we ordered from the set or main menu everyone in our group of 6 very much enjoyed the food.
The fish from the set menu was especially good. Excellent service. Wonderful art deco ambience. Comfortable booth. Zedel is the perfect venue to catch up with friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is freezing cold in the restaurant, food turned to cold dish in 5 mins. Won’t go back again.

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B
London
49 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good value pre-theatre menu.

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E
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed the ambience and the decor of this restaurant. From the moment you step inside, you feel like you have entered 1920s art deco French era.

Food was delicious and authentic French cuisine with friendly staff.

Definitely recommend

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SV
Shropshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was much as I expected from a Brasserie. Two of us had the lamb rump, and another the spatchcock which were ok. It’s a 2 hr turnaround which was disappointing and at 2hrs 5 mins we were asked to vacate (very politely tbf). Wish restaurants wouldn’t do that. As one of our guests was late the meal felt rushed. Worth going for a pre- or post theatre meal but not for an experience.

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S
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've reviewed this venue before, a good value for money restaurant. Three of us on this lunchtime meet, ordered a large tanqueray G & T for pre-lunch drinks, not certain whether I got what I ordered as the spirit tasted virtually of water with a splash of gin, the barman made this drink at the other end of the bar so couldn't see how it was put together. Anyway, food, the chicken liver pate comes up pink for some reason, tasted ok but should have been removed from the fridge about 10 minutes before service. Rib-eye was again ok, a bit chewy in places but overall the food was nice and washed down with a bottle of house-white and a large carafe of house-red all was well. Service was very good and the price at around £70 per head including tip, represents good value in this part of London.. I shall return.

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g
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When my food came out it was cold, but it was changed immediately and staff were sorry. I really enjoyed the two course menu, good value for money and I would definitely return

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o
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience!

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c
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Sadly the food was very below par and salty. The Sauvignon Blanc tasted like a very cheap house wine.

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p
West Sussex
17 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brasseried Zedel is a well oiled machine. Very efficient, excellent as a pre-theatre choice as service quick though not terribly personal. Food is very good and excellent value for central London. Venue terrific. Would recommmend.

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BB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great atmosphere

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EH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reception staff were great as I turned up on the wrong day! They still fitted me in despite being really busy. That’s service matching the good food. Thank you

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The set menu was good value, but the food wasn’t the finest, fairly plain and overly salty.

We ate at lunch, and it took them over three hours to serve three courses, we had to wait a long time between dishes.

When the coffee arrived at the end, the large cafetière was half-filled with coffee grounds, far too much! The coffee was almost undrinkable.

But the ambience is great!

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JF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Always a good experience to go here but having just returned from Belgium, the food could be better and the service was at best sultry, one of the waitress looked like she had not slept for days or had a long party night before starting her shift.

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VI
London
164 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Zedel is a great spot for lunch when you want to impress. The menu is French and varied with also a set fixed prix lunch which is good value even if there is one choice.

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JT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really do like Brasserie Zedel. They have a 'formule' approach and it works well. The room is magnificent and has bags of atmosphere. The service is attentive and prompt. The fixed menu approach works well and you get a classic brasserie menu (and experience) in London. This is not gourmet dining but nor would you want it to be. The price is reasonable given all of this.

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l
London
68 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit included 2 birthdays and although a large restaurant, we were made to feel special when a chocolate written plate was brought out with our names and 2 macarons. Food was great and so many variations of menu to choose.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service my daughter had a wonderful birthday meal:)

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique French restaurant serving good quality French dishes. High quality and attentive waiter and very knowledgeable about both the menu and methods used

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend who hadn't visited before. She was so impressed she has booked to take her French friends there. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Beautiful decor. Would certainly go back again

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JM
London
109 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely food at somewhere we go fairly regularly, however the service was poor, which is very unusual, compared to previous visits. Our table was available for 2 hours, however it took almost 1/2 hour to have our drinks and food order taken, so we were getting very close to the end of the 2 hours and had only just finished our main courses.

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DF
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. We were celebrating a special occasion with family and they made us feel very special. Thank you!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful place. Fantastic price. Perfect experience.

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SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience is fantastic but food is very average. My fish stew and my partner’s fish were over cooked and overall the experience was disappointing. I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely different restaurant. Happily would return

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JW
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A good lunch with friends if a little expensive! The Lobster Bisque was lukewarm again! And the price of the dessert wine was ridiculous! Hence we didn't have any!

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JF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a great dining venue, close to theatre-land, offering a moderate-sized, apporopraitely-priced menu of good quality ingredients, and a table for two that was ideal in location and ability to converse, there is no better place than Zedel.

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AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

it is not a place to have a quiet relaxed dinner. It is a 'scene' and good for groups. The food was nothing special... in fact mediocre.

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R
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zedel is a brilliant gem in the midst of tourist hell. The food is remarkably good and incredibly well priced. The atmosphere is great and the service is always excellent.

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