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I had heard about Brasserie Zedel numerous times and after reading Grace Dent's review, we decided to book last minute for a pre movie double date this past Friday. The space is very big, you definitely do not expect it when you enter and it is mainly located in the basement. The atmosphere is lovely and lively. However, this was the one great thing about our experience. While the service was fine and friendly, I have only seen 15% charge once in London and thought that it was not worth for this experience. My fiance had the tartare which was fine but the rest of the meal was disappointing and so mediocre, it is cheap but you realize that it is lacking taste and that is why it is cheap. The hake was one of the most bland meals I have had in London, it felt like it had no seasoning, the potatoes were tasteless and overall very bland dish. The mash potato felt like it came from a box. The steak arrived almost well done when we ordered medium rare but they did fix this immediately. The fries were lukewarm at best. The best thing was the pineapple dessert.
Having eaten here several times, I was very disappointed at the rushed service: they claimed that Open Table customers were limited to 2 hours and this was stated clearly on the open table confirmation ( this is untrue)
Rude and arrogant
Very nice ambience, large dining room with attentive service. The food was good but expected something slightly better for the prices but still a good dining experience. I enjoyed the starters more than the mains (I had the snails for starters and duck confit for main) It was quite busy when we were dining so the place does get quite noisy with all the surrounding tables chatting.
Zedel is a family favourite and so booked a table for my mum’s birthday. Never disappointed!! I had also requested a special desert plate for her which was a slice of chocolate tart and a personalised message in chocolate. Would recommend
Zedel was located A stone’s throw from our hotel. We were hesitant about its subterranean location, but when we entered the room, our attitude changed. It is a bustling lively brasserie and on a Friday night, there was a music quartet that was very good, playing a two hour set.
Food was outstanding: chicken liver pate, avocado salad with vinaigrette, roast chicken with garlic herb butter, creamed spinach, mashed buttery potatoes, steak frites.
Nice servers, aside from the delay in the initial drink service.
Would highly recommend this restaurant, and will visit again.
La cena estupenda. Desafortunadamente y a pesar de haber llegado con mucha antelación a nuestra reservación empezamos a cenar con más de 1h de retraso
Zedel is one of the few art decor restaurants in London, it is worth going just for the beautiful dining room. Food is of French brassiere kind but at a very reasonable price. The set menu is very good value, 3 course meal for £19.95 with a glass of wine. A good selection of French wines. The waiter recommended us the Crémant which was as good as champagne but half the price. Highly recommended for pre-theatre dining.
Good welcome and excellent service and food and wine were first class !
Great value food and fab cocktails (although a touch on the pricey side)
The waiter lacked personality and could have thrown the occasional smile - otherwise faultless. Cabaret after was fantastic.
Went with friends to celebrate my birthday, the place was very busy and buzzing but this did not spoil the event. Excellent service from when we arrived, seated and throughout our meal. Good choice on the menu for both food and drink, attentive staff and great ambience. Overall impressed with service, menu and location.
I hadn't expected the Brasserie to be so ornate; it has an amazing Art Deco interior. The food was excellent and they even had a 'gluten free' menu available which avoided me having to ask which dishes were suitable. Service was prompt but not intrusive. Would have lunch there again.
Great decor, vibrant atmosphere, delicious food and wine and - above all - superb service. Everyone on the staff has care for the client's enjoyment and satisfaction at the top of their agenda. It was recommended by a friend who was blown away by the Brasserie Zedel experience; I too was blown away. So blown away in fact I returned less than two weeks later with my very exacting husband; I was not disappointed and neither was he. I'll be back soon!
Brasserie Zedel is a must have experience while you are in London. It is wonderful restaurant with perfect waiters and waitresses, delicious foods and marvellous ambiance. Of course the live piano music makes this place extremely unique.
Big busy place, great brasserie deco and atmosphere. Should go there for the place not for food which is decidedly average: eg it was difficult to find anything but beans in my cassoulet. Still, the tarte tatin looked nice and was OK.
We totally enjoyed our pre-theatre dining. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant is wonderful. I felt like I was in Paris.
This mock Beaux-Arts décor place lies right in the heart of London. You enter through a tiny bistro and Tardis-like the space beyond is enormous.
Seats maybe 100 and so is somewhat noisy and, after four visits, the pace is always full so booking essential. The food is fairly prices, delicious and the (eastern European) waiters always eager to assist.
Beautiful historic place. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food very good. Ideally situated for theatre trips too. Staff were keen to answer questions on the history of the place and went out of their way to let us know . Pianist was so good too..made the evening.
Brasserie Zedel consistently impresses. Great service, great food and all for a great price. I keep coming back for more!
It was my second visit, and I was not as impressed as before. Having booked an early lunch, the restaurant was sparsely occupied, and the staff were not busy or particularly attentive. I had to wave and call for attention to ask for a menu, order drinks and food, request coffee and get the bill. When I got home and looked at the bill again, I realised that in spite of ordering 2 courses from the prix fix menu, I had been charged full price for those items. I accept that I should have scrutinised the bill more thoroughly at the time, but it suggests a lack of attention to detail, which was disappointing. The food was good and chips exceptional! So I will go again...
Good food and very good service, an interesting experience in a stylish environment
Disappointing service - it felt both rushed and obtrusive and therefore spoilt our evening. The food was good as usual, and the ambiance and atmosphere is great. Shame, we have always enjoyed our visits previously. We won't be returning.
Zedel a great find I keep using for business meetings as it is busy but the ambience is stunning so worth the visit with clients. Menu is French and there is something for everyone. Prix Fix menu is great value and still good quality. Been before and will keep returning,
Pleasant pre-theatre meal. A little disappointed in the limited choice for the pre-theatre special especially as I don’t eat red meat. Environment was lovely though and I’d like to return when I have time for a more leisurely meal.
Just great for a Saturday evening birthday celebration...
The restaurant had a great ambience but food was expensive for the price and no recommendation was giving to us only until we had our food on our table; what a shame.
Not atmosphere, food was terrible like cantina and the staff upset not happy. Never come back.
Great place to meet up with old friends. Very conveniently located and extremely good value.
The food and service were good. The tables are quite tightly packed in and the room is a lot bigger then expected - felt a bit like a fancy school dining hall. Saying that I would recommend, but not for a small intimate dinner.
Spectacular venue with slick pre- theatre service. Lots of choice - not only set menu. Well cooked and well presented Classic French food.
We had a wonderful experience, we had a tight timeframe with a show shortly after the booking time and the service quick and friendly.
Food was very tasty, and served very quickly.
Would recommend and looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
Have been to Zedels a few times now, but never on a Saturday evening - it was buzzing! Great atmosphere and the usual efficient service and great food. This restaurant is fantastic for pre-theatre dinner. They are very accomodateing and ensure you are served in time for you to go on to your show. A must for all occasions.
Vibrant and noisy, depending on how you view it. Location is very central and food pretty good on the scale catering.
A very nice place, booking advisable as it was busy and there were people waiting or being turned away. The food is classic French, so no modern twist or technical elements. Really liked the art deco style throughout
As ever, the food was absolutely delicious. We had a drink in Bar Americain first and that was just wonderful :) Fantastic decor.
Birthday meal and as ever did not disappoint, food was lovely, great champagne and wine too.
Ideal location for meeting friends from the home counties and beyond.
Attentive service but quality of main courses variable in our group of 6 - quality of the rabbit & chicken dishes was not as good as that of the salmon & beef .
Excellent crème brulees!
Excellent food and fast service; as always.
Had a fantastic time! We did the pre fixe 2 course menu for £11 and it was phenomal! Starter was a carrot salad and the main was a beef chopped up steak like a burger, but the sauce in that was just divine! Chips to go with it which we used to soak up the sauce! It was highly worth the price. The ambience, the liveliness and the decor were fantastic! I would definitely go back from a larger group and try the a la carte menu!