Review on Brasserie Zédel
Brasserie Zédel opened in June 2012 in the heart of the capital's Theatreland, a short stroll from Piccadilly Circus on the former site of the Atlantic Bar and Grill. This is the latest venture from respected restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King who also own the successful Wolsey and Delauney, and emulates the style of the grand Parisian brasseries.
The building has undergone a striking refurbishment and has been transformed with a sumptuous design by the world-renowned David Collins Studio. At street level is the ZL Café, a casual eatery and bar serving light snacks and drinks. The Crazy Coqs is their cabaret venue featuring a mixed programme of live entertainment and there is the classic Bar Américan serving drinks and a well crafted cocktail menu.
The subterranean dining room is reached by a large sweeping staircase and is decked out it in glorious 1930's Art Deco fashion, with a beautiful ceiling mural and an enormous sparkling chandelier and lots of marble and gold. A huge clock is set on French time and tables are prettily laid with pink starched linen covered by white paper tablecloths.
The restaurant is open from noon till midnight offering a traditional French brasserie menu at good value prices. Typically you might start with a classic cuisses de grenouille, frog legs, followed by a main course of goujonnettes, sauce tartar, deep fried whiting with tartar sauce or maybe bśuf bourguignon, braised beef with red wine. Desserts take in profiteroles with hot chocolate or millefeuille ŕ la vanille. There is a concise French wine list to complement the dishes available by the glass, pichet or bottle.
French / Brasserie
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express