It is a multifunctional restaurant with global expansion ambitions. The cuisine respects the traditional Japanese techniques while combining them with the best products that the Mediterranean has to offer.
Our amazing cocktail bar serves over 20 classic and vanguard cocktails. From our famed cocktail Coco Channel to a modern version with Japanese roots, we strive to infuse Mediterranean and Japanese flavours in perfect balance.
The multifaceted cuisine, combined with our tailored cocktails , our beautiful venue and the wonderful live performances, makes ZELA a unique place to eat, drink and entertain on special occasions or casual everyday affairs.
We do accept opentable cheques.
Lunch/ Pre-theatre Menu: £27pp
...enjoy a 3 course meal for lunch or pre-theatre time from a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 9 people
Starts: 20 August 2019
Ends: 30 November 2019
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:00-18:30
Complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot (per couple) with tasting menu
A complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot (per couple)when booking the tasting menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 2 - 10 people
Starts: 1 July 2019
Ends: 31 August 2019
Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:30
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12:00PM - 10:30PM
The service was not very good. We were the only table in the restaurant yet they still took a while to serve. No lunch option outside set lunch even when offered to incur additional charges. Service considerably lacking considering amount of staff. Majority of food was average average though.
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Very cool Restaurant, quality food is amazing.
Recommend for dinner or pre-theatre.
The service and venue are great but the food and ambience was below average
The restaurant decor was on pointe! Very beautiful and architecturally appealing : excellent service .
This has been on my hit list for a while and decided to visit just before I went to the theatre. Opted for the A La Carte menu. I was shocked how little was actually on the menu for mains and very little for someone who does not eat beef. So I ended up ordering small plates galore. Be warned the food takes a while to come out here and a lot of of the waiting staff are still under training. Prevention was good food was average. They even managed to serve me uncooked duck gyozas which was slowly replaced and the most I got was an apology. Once the bill arrived it was still on there. Shocking that it was served even more shocking the manager thought it was fine just to replace it after serving an uncooked dish. I didn’t have time to complain so left it. But shocking overall.
The food was great, but the service was shocking, despite being one third full. Drinks too ages to order, never mind arrive. It became frustrating and will put me off returning for sure.
Only Brunch available on Sundays £59pp. Friendly staff, impeccable service, lovely ambience. I ordered wagyu beef (add another £6) which was stewed for 48h but not to my liking. The rest of the food is delicious especially the soba noodles. Bottomless wine is included which is great.
Dear ShereneO, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our brunch. We look forward to welcoming you again to ZELA.
Staff was amazing. Super friendly and made us feel at home. The taster menu was great and tasty. Definitely worth coming to try out.
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad you had a nice experience at ZELA and you enjoyed both, our gastronomy and our service. We hope to see you very soon.
Estuve con amigos, nos encantó la experiencia ZELA. La comida, la decoración y por supuesto el trato que recibimos, totalmente recomendable. ¡Volveremos la próxima vez que vayamos a Londres!
Estimada ClaudiaP, muchas gracias por su comentario y valoración. Nos alegra saber que disfrutaron de la experiencia en Zela. Esperamos volver a verles muy pronto y ofrecer lo mejor de nuestros servicios.
Sitio recomendable para una pasar un buen rato de degustación de saberes y buena música.
La atención del personal excelente, recomendándonos platos y dando un buen servicio.
Amazing restaurant! Completely different than any japanese restaurant. Fusion with mediterranean products. Really tasty! Service was great and the atmosphere couldn't be better. Definitely we'll come back soon. The place to be!
Pretty restaurant, sushi was great. The mains not so much - very pricey as I didn’t think the food was worth it. It was good but not wow. The mushroom, truffle rice wasn’t nice I think the power of the truffles and soft egg made it sickening. We had exceptional service from our waiter and because of the service we will be back. Requested Halal, but unfortunately they couldn’t accommodate on the night. Overall it was good.
Great experience. We had the tasting menu, the food was amazing, coming in a good flow, the service was very thoughtful, present without being too much and the ambiance is very warm.
One bad note would be the music level at the end of our dinner, we could barely hear each other talk.
Would definitely come back!
The ambiance was beautiful. We drove by and the decorations of the restaurant caught our eye so we made reservations. We checked the menu saw things we liked so decided to try it. The menu inside the restaurant was different than what we saw, I think there was variations for different occasions that threw us off. We ordered the vegetarian dumplings and edamame for an appetizer which were both very good. We ordered from the main dish section the vegetarian fried rice. We asked that the onsen tamago (egg) to be scrambled and fried into the rice, the server said that was ok. The rice came out and the egg wasn’t cooked at all, besides that they put dry fish skin shavings on top of the rice. The smell was horrendous. We do not eat seafood and that was not listed in the details of the dish. We were forced to send the plates back, which we requested no egg or fish shavings. When they returned the dishes, they were very good. The portion looked more like a side dish than a main but it was good. Then the server brought us the bill which we were happy we looked at because it was not our bill. They apologized and fixed it. Overall, I think the restaurant is beautiful but the food was not what we expected.
Good food. Overpriced given size of portions. Music way too loud in a restaurant largely empty on a Friday night. Whole concept has to be reworked. Avoid
Not great for quality of experience...disinterested staff and
First date dinner
THe service was extremely slow and rude. Very disappointing and very overpriced!
Very good energy in this West a end venue that features a brilliant fusion of Japanese sushi and Spanish tapas. A close second to the excellent customer cuisine are the innovative cocktails offered by the amiable and energetic mixologists. Definitely worth repeated visits!
Great place, sooo beautiful, food is very taste, stuff is very attentive and live music on the background complimented our evening!
It was our first time in Zela. The food was perfect. From starters to dessert to wine were all delicious. The staff from the reception to the wiaters were so polite and helpful. The maki rolls were superb and fresh!
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Enjoy the meal as well as the environment.
Amazing food, amazing restaurant
Dear Guest, we are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope to see you soon at ZELA
Came here for thr Valentine's day tasting menu. Was absolutely amazing and will come back. Must try the truffle rice.
Cosy and lovely lunch with my colleague. Exactly what we needed. thank you for great and attentive service
Dear RoseM, Thank you for a nice feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed ZELA. We hope to see you son!
Great meal with great music. the DJ and the Harpist was fantastic!
Average, nothing special at all. Very poor value for money. No wonder the place was empty even on Thursday night....
Lovely restaurant, enjoyed our experience very much, will definitely be back soon
Dear Karina K, Thank you for a nice feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed ZELA. We hope to see you soon!
I had booked a table for lunch for my husband's birthday and we both were thoroughly pleased! We were pleasantly surprised with the pre-theatre set-menu they offered. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants something a little special and would definitely return!
Great location, very good cocktails and service. Recommended for a date / small group.
Dear Kari, We are delighted that you have enjoyed the time at ZELA, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write the review, we hope to see you soon.
Such a lovely experience, the ambience was just perfect and serine cant wait to go back. Both me and my partner loved it
Thank you so much to the Zela team for being so welcoming and friendly
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the nice comments. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again at ZELA.
Visited last evening with my wife and loved it. Beautifully decorated in the heart of Covent Garden. Attentive staff, amazing food, great cocktails and live music and wonderful ambience. what else you need? Thank you for looking after us and will be back soon!
Dear Jack, Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at ZELA. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
Llegamos y solo había una mesa y la nuestra, tardaron muchísimo en servirnos los platos (desde las 2 hasta las 4:30 de la tarde que nos sirvieron el último).
Se les olvidó servirnos la bebida varias veces, los camareros parecían fumados porque no es ni medio normal.
El menú tenía los precios sin el VAT incluido (algo que no es legal) y nos cargaron un 15% de service charge (nunca nos habían cobrado un 15% ni un estrella Michelin).
Me cargaron un plato de más a parte del menú, y la devolución me la hicieron solo del importe del plato! Sin el VAT ni el service charge! (No son listos ni nada).
Una decepción absoluta!
300 libras por un par de menús y dos copas de vino!
No lo recomiendo a nadie ni volveremos! En cualquier estrella Michelin de Londres pagamos menos, la atención es mil veces mejor, y no nos sentimos timados!!!
Mains were really good and tasted amazing, however portions were small. If I order a main for £35+ I would expect it to be a different size to a starter but they were practically similar. Was quite cold and shoved in a corner in terms of seating and requested to move but apparently there was no availabilty although the restaurant was half full and other couples of 2 came after us and were seated in better areas. Would not go back but was good to experience it
Thank you very much DomoniqueT for your feedback. We apologize if our food wasn't equally satisfying and didn't meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you again at ZELA.
The furnishing is beautiful and good for taking photos. However the service staff definitely need more training when serving food and drinks (sake especially!).
Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize if our food wasn't equally satisfying and didn't meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you again at ZELA.
Great service, albeit a slow (despite not being very busy). Food is decent, but not the best Japanese in London. You pay for the ambience as the restaurant has been beautifully decorated. The pre-theatre menu is good value for money.
Thank you very much for your punctuation and feedback, We appreciate your positive thoughts regarding our service, and our food. We hope to welcome you again at ZELA.
Excellent menu, superb set menu choices and really good value.
Service excellent, was quiet early lunch when we visited.
Thank you very much ChrisW for your comment feedback. We apreciate your positive thoughts regarding our service, we hope to welcome you again at ZELA.
Service was slow but probably what to expect on a Saturday night . Food is on the small side so do be prepared to pay a lot for small portions . Music was a bit loud
Thank you very antonyJ1000 much for your nice feedback we hope to welcome you again at ZELA.
Great looking but service was slow and not overly helpful
Bad price vs quality