Starters and desserts were delicious while main courses were disappointing. The brassiere itself is lovely, great Art Deco all around. Good service. All in all a nice place, it would have been perfect if it wasn’t for those tasteless main courses.
One of my favourite restaurants in London, the service is of top standard. Twice when we’ve been we hadn’t finished our drinks after the time that the next booking for our table had arrived, so the staff reserved us a seat in the gorgeous bar with a 1920’s feel and great cocktails. The value is outstanding too! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
We went before seeing a play - got the set 3 course menu.
After the first course we were running out of time (we hadn’t left ourselves much time before the play) and so they sped up our mains and offered to cancel the 3rd course.
Great food, great venue, great price
I LOVE Zedel!! The inside is so pretty and well decorated, the staff are always super helpful and the food is delicious. One of my go-to places! :)
Been to Zedel's lots of times and still keep coming back. That's got to say something for it. It's the atmosphere as much as anything and I always am amazed how for such a big space the acoustics are so good.
Have been many times before but really enjoyed the latest visit as I met up with a friend that I hadn’t seen for 20 years!? She was completely bowled over by the place and it is now on her ‘must come again’ list. Says it all.
Really good. A bit too noisy but very nice overall experience.
Will go back
Very much enjoyed our visit to Brasserie Zedel which was very good value for money in a beautiful room. Buzzy atmosphere and a good table. Criticisms would be 1) the noise level - it is a big room and there was no apparent system to absorb sound, so not ideal for conversations and 2) low staffing level bearing in mind the number of tables/diners.
I took my mum here for Mothers Day and both she and I loved it. I didn't expect it to be so good but I'm really glad that I came. We had a meal and drinks, and that came to about £60 for the two of us including service costs. I would definitely go again. Maybe I'll book for Fathers day. My mum had the Whole Trout and really enjoyed it. I recommend the Ratatouille, that was very nice. I had the Grilled Hake, that was nice as well, but it was quite a small portion.
The décor and feel of the restaurant was lovely- I'm really glad that I went.
Zedel fed our group of 6 very well, with a wide choice of dishes and some excellent wines. Great choice of French wine at reasonable prices - and by carafe or glass if required. Only one caution - the choucroute is authentic but with boiled meats and overall lack of flavour. Other dishes were excellent. Lovely, buzzy atmosphere
Excellent lunch, food was delicious and service was quietly excellent. Would recommend a visit
Very nice ambiance and very good service. I was delighted to discover you have a vegetarian menu but my food was bland and uninteresting.
We were unfortunately rushed off the table even though there were lots of free tables around. Waiters were great but management not so.
Food was really good but service let this place down
Good service, great food & fine wine. Tables offer personal space despite size of venue. We had fun and we’ll be back.
Service was terrible and slow. The bar and restaurant are incredibly inefficient
A superb brasserie with great ambience, food and wine and exquisite art deco architecture - the only drawback is that this this means the acoustics suffer and conversation is difficult when the brasserie is full
Excellent in every way
Very pleasant atmosphere which makes it a great place to meet friends an chatter over delicious food and drink at a very reasonable price.
Brasserie Zedel is a beautiful venue for all occasions. The Bar Americain is a triumph of Art Deco with a convivial atmosphere. Across the hall in the restuarant, the menu is classic French: snails, steak, duck and choucroute were all delicious in well-sized portions, and the desserts were rich. Live music added to the French atmosphere. Friendly staff kept service flowing efficiently in this enormous, very busy venue below the pavements of Picadilly. Can't wait to go again.
All lovely with exception to the cloakroom. Too busy with long waits. Will take my coat and bag into the restaurant next time. All that said, the food and waiter service was superb.
Possibly the best value menu in London. Great brasserie food (the frites are just perfect) and the dining room is beautiful. Lovely place to meet friends in the West End.
Loved it !
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, very good value
Coming here after a disappointing dinner at Mon Plaisir was just so wonderful. My son's girlfriend was dazzled by the huge and beautiful dining room in the same way as I was first time. White, gold topped columns, red banquettes and crisp white linen on the tables. We had a wonderful table at the back of the room on a semi- circular banquette with a marvellous view of the whole room. It was like watching a show. Our waitress was perfect, anticipating every need in a friendly, charming but discreet way. We loved her. My companions had snails. They arrive, removed from shells, in a little platter drenched in garlicky butter. Sometimes it's quite fun to remove them from their shells especially when you are with someone who's never tried them, as we were, but they were great anyway. Much easier really. I had céleri remoulade, very simple but perfect. Three of us had the Choucroute Zédel which is a normal Choucroute Alsacienne with the addition of ham hock and garlic sausage. Delicious. One of us had the entrecôte which he pronounced perfect. We had a delicious light Crémant de Loire and were so full we had no space for dessert but compromised with a Café Gourmand, coffee with three tiny desserts. Just right. I can't fault this dinner. We left on a high.
This is a favourite and something of a surprise in what is a very touristy area. It's a large restaurant and although takes "walk ins" if you need to eat at a certain time, then book. It's popular at lunch time and pre-theatre. Classic French cuisine, attentive waiting staff. I usually end up chatting to the people sitting next to me and have yet to find someone who's not been before.
Wide age range - great for people watching too.
Nothing to dislike!!!
We were warmly welcomed on arrival, were advised that our friends have already arrived, and then taken to a table. The restaurant ambience was cheerful and very welcoming.
All four of us chose from the two fixed Menus. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. The service was implacable.
The icing on the cake was a piano recital half way through our lunch. Good value for money.
Good service and setting. Chicken Chasseur very poor, which takes some doing. Awesome Tarte Tartan. Overall we had a good time though.
I booked this restaurant based on a friends recommendation who is a foodie. From the outside, you wouldn't notice it as I've walked past Zedel everyday on my way to work for the last 1.5 years. The front door of Zedel is approx. 30 steps from the Piccadilly tube station exit 1. Once you're in past the front doors, you are taken back in time with the grand French decor and high ceilings. Definitely had me admiring the space! The menu was nicely laid out, if anything it had a lot of options leaving my colleagues visiting London studying to study the menu. I ordered from the vegetarian menu which was very delicious and filling. The option to order more bread was always there if i wasn't full, but the servings were a good size and good value. Dinning at 6pm on a Tuesday evening had a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The service was polite and prompt when we needed to order food and drinks. I had such a nice time, I made another booking to catch up with a friend that same week on a Friday. Will be coming back again soon! ;)
Excellent onion soup and steak hache. Quick and attentive service.
Zedel is an excellent location for a quick/easy meal post or pre theatre
Excellent setting & standards of service
Great food, excellent value and a wonderful ambience for a special birthday. Love this place and keep going back to it.
Suffers from being too noisy - we had a table of 'shouters' beside us
Very nice place, good food, service, decor. All in all a very nice place to have dinner.
The usual mistakes, cocktails served after the starters, the problem is happen when you order them twice, probably sue to a methodical and not logical way to work, as soon something is different the get it wrong as there is not attention to details. Perhaps they thinking that attention to details and service is to make sure to filling you up wines glasses even before the cocktails arrive,. They even forgotten to bring a side dish s with the mains and serve these when nearly finish eating. Silly enough I have experienced the usual mistake on the bill with an extra bottle of wine. Mistake happen but not really when you go to eat 5pm and restaurant is not even busy... I love that French brasserie ambience, and the food was ok, nothing wow!
As always the food and ambience are excellent. My only complaint was that the service was slow .
I always love visiting this— such a lively dining venue, always buzzing with other diners. Tasty food on offer. The restaurant is beautifully set out and gives a real sense of occasion. It’s sometimes difficult to get a table at the exact time you want though.
Beautiful interior of the restaurant. While the outside and entrance bar is reminiscent of a Parisian Brasserie the main restaurant, downstairs, is not and instead is an ornate masterpiece. Service was prompt and efficient if not a little officious. The food was very good although the cassoulet du canard could have been a little hotter in temperature. I plan to return.
Superb place with a great parisian ambiance recreated. Food is superb and reasonably priced. Don’t hesitate and have a go
Always good value for money at this centrally located venue.