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Best Restaurants - French - Winner“La Coupole comes to London” in the shape of Corbin and King’s Parisian tribute restaurant and, in our view, eclipses the gold standard handsomely. London’s master restaurateurs have lavished all their customary care and attention on this Piccadilly Circus behemoth, and the “gold-plated rococo basement” is a jaw-dropper of “film set” proportions, complete with glittering lights, pink marble and swathes of velvet. Pleasingly, Zédel takes a democratic view of things, serving “purist” Gallic standards at prices last seen in our student days – hence the polyglot mix of fun-lovers, tourists, theatre-goers and working Londoners. Service is “lightning fast” as punters tuck into frog’s legs, escargots, “highly seasoned” steak haché with crispy frites, boeuf bourguignon and ‘café gourmand’, happy that even a limited budget will leave something extra for an apéro or two. No, the food isn’t always stellar, but it’s a “fizzing” experience nonetheless.


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  1. Published : Friday, 23 August 2013

    foodit. - Blog :: REVIEW: Brasserie Zedel

    I have a small postcard of Renoir's 'Le déjeuner des canotiers' in my room. It's not the real thing, but it's an authentic symbol of something very French, a sense of indulgence that can be had by any and all: the luxury improved by the absence of frippery. This is the case at Zédel: an Art Deco brasserie with the required excellent, simple and affordable food, efficient service and the soundtrack of cutlery and atmosphere that should be a given in a true brasserie. Oh, and there's a cabaret and bar just opposite.
    A good restaurant is one that does not make you feel conscious about dining alone. Walking...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    The Hedonist :: Reviews-Brasserie Zedel

    Restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are not natural revolutionaries. Their other outposts, The Wolseley and The Delaunay, are grand, conservative and exclusive. However with Brasserie Zedel they have come up with an offer that combines retro glamour with a much more democratic vision. Situated on the site of the old Regent Palace Hotel and in the space occupied by the long departed Atlantic, Brasserie Zedel is a loving distillation of all that is fine about the Parisian grandes brasseries, think La Coupole meets Bofinger, combined with an additional cafe, jazz bar and cocktail bar...
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  1. The new Michelin guide came out last week and Brasserie Zedel, who opened their doors only a few months ago, were one of the winners of a new Bib Gourmand accreditation (I.e., very good price / quality). We decided to try it out.

    The creative team behind Brasserie Zedel also created The Wolseley and The Delaunay. While the Wolseley focusses on English cuisine and The Delaunay Central European cuisine, Brasserie Zedel is a strictly French affair...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    London Grump :: Brasserie Zedel, London W1

    A glitzy French brasserie in the heart of Piccadilly, Brasserie Zedel serves up pretty good food at terrifying low prices.

    On Saturday the Regent Tweet bloggers and I headed to this marvellous marble restaurant to try their three course fixed priced menu, which costs £11.75. Did you hear that? ELEVEN POUNDS.

    Of course for ELEVEN POUNDS you don’t get the most elaborate of dishes, but you do get consistently good food that’s full of flavour, and you get it served pretty damn quickly too. The Prix Fixe menu currently includes...
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  1. Brasserie Zédel appears to be London’s favourite cheap eat of the moment. A touch of luxury at silly prices (as in silly cheap) by restauranteurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of The Wolseley and The Delaunay. We were intrigued by this promise of a high-end restaurant at low-cost prices, ones I’ve not seen since the budget priced, but lovely Le Mercury in Angel and Pierre Victoire of Soho...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 12 February 2014


    When I booked Brasserie Zedel (another by Corbin & King), I maybe should have paid more attention to the website as I was completely shocked when I arrived - the restaurant is so not what I was expecting. I thought Brasserie Zedel would be very similar to its sister restaurants such as Colbert, The Wolseley and my own personal favourite The Delaunay (Review here) however it had a completely different atmosphere and was absolutely HUGE!You walk in through The ZL Cafe and then you go downstairs and there is The Bar American (a classic art deco American bar), Le Crazy Coqs (a cabaret and performance venue) and then there...

  1. Published : Wednesday, 12 February 2014


    When I booked Brasserie Zedel (another by Corbin & King), I maybe should have paid more attention to the website as I was completely shocked when I arrived - the restaurant is so not what I was expecting. I thought Brasserie Zedel would be very similar to its sister restaurants such as Colbert, The Wolseley and my own personal favourite The Delaunay (Review here) however it had a completely different atmosphere and was absolutely HUGE!You walk in through The ZL Cafe and then you go downstairs and there is The Bar American (a classic art deco American bar), Le Crazy Coqs (a cabaret and performance venue) and then there...

  1. Brasserie Zédel. I’d formed an opinion about it before I went. I’d assumed I wouldn’t like it. Too big, too noisy, too everything.

    Listen carefully for I will say this only once: I was wrong.

    You can imagine my initial reaction, when an email from a Jeremy King appeared in my inbox...
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  1. Published : Friday, 2 August 2013

    The Swindian :: Restaurant review: Brasserie Zédel

    You’d never even know it was there… the expansive, high-ceilinged restaurant, bar and cabaret, hidden underground behind an unassuming façade on Sherwood Street. This was the location I chose for this month’s team meeting, and as on previous occasions, it was a huge success.
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  1. I'm generally a pretty cluey person. Well, I'm prone to episodes of imitating Dr Stupid now and then (for you Ren & Stimpy fans out there), but generally, I'm fairly switched on. What worries me is that I'm still puzzled by Brasserie Zedel. Eating food shouldn't be confusing, should it? But being served broadly mediocre food, with haphazard service in an over-the-top lush setting resulted in such perplexity that it's taken me ages to order my thoughts enough to tell a coherent story. But let's attempt to document the meal as best we can. Shall we start with the good?...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 23 June 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Brasserie Zedel

    Brasserie Zedel is a “grand Parisian brasserie transported to the heart of London” by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King (owners of the Wolseley and Delaunay). Being big fans of both, my gentleman companion and I were excited to be attending the first ever dinner service during their soft launch. Situated just off Piccadilly Circus and...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 12 January 2013

    Fd Over LDN :: Brasserie Zédel

    In a side street just off the hustle and bustle of central tourist haven Picadilly, the Uk's equivalent of Times Square lit up at night with advertising hoardings, lies a subterranean space unlike any you are likely to find in London. The place is grandeur of the highest level, bordering towards the obscene. The amount of marble and lighting is on an epic scale. The dining room, with over 250 seats is more the size of a small field, and is packed out, even the grand piano looks diminutive at the side of the room. Despite it's size it's not that easy to get a walk-in, booking is recommended. For those of you unappreciative...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 29 August 2012

    the grumbling gourmet :: Zedel abides...

    When I was a young West Ender, a posh night out ended up in the familiar confines of Joe Allen. Slightly dirtier ones usually found you gurning round a four top in Balans or playing pinball up the rickety staircase of Bar Italia. You'd gone very wrong if you wound up in Shuttleworths... I was a little young for the Atlantic, that louche, debauched bacchanal under the old Regent Palace Hotel. It's to that space that we head tonight, now home to the newly launched Brasserie Zedel.It's not an expensive joint. And that's an understatement. Three courses for three people, coffee, wine and service clocked in at £90, phenomenal...
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  1. Under the interminable throngs of West End slow-walkers and shops hawking tourist tat, beneath the beguiling facade of the ground-level ZL coffee bar on Sherwood Street, you can find a capacious slice of 1940’s Paris that I don’t think everyone knows about.

    Hands up, I didn’t.

    Brasserie Zédel is a grand dining room and just one part of the sprawling subterranean entertainment offering that occupies this space; it was previously the basement of the former Regent Palace Hotel built in 1915 as the largest in Europe. Behind the venture is Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, famed for their work on the baroque...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 19 November 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Brasserie Zedel

    I first visited Corbin and King’s Brasserie Zedel during their soft launch and fell in love with the place. It has since become my favourite restaurant in London; its Piccadilly location, the lavish surroundings and affordable prices make it the perfect place for a bite to eat.

    My visit on this occasion was with my lady friend for dinner and a spot of cabaret in the Crazy Coqs (their cabaret venue in the same building)...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    Frenchy love food :: BRASSERIE ZEDEL - French spirit

    I finally went to Brasserie Zedel for lunch near Piccadilly circus, as I heard so much about it in the last few months.
    I felt the French spirit as soon as I went inside. There is a small café at the entrance, then a corridor and stairs with vintage French prints on the wall...
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  1. Brasserie Zedel is bustling with diners on a Thursday lunch-time and I am initially a touch overwhelmed by the clatter and ostentatious French decor. Tourists, business people, the odd celebrity (I spot Miriam Margoyles), tourists, families and everything but the kitchen sink is eating here, but it’s easy to see why. The food is distinctly French, cheap as chips and really rather middling. It’s not earth-shatteringly innovative, it’s not supposed to be. My fish is cooked well, my egg mayonnaise is a pretty plate and desserts are delectable. It’s clearly heaving with people for a reason. Is it ostensibly French? Perhaps,...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 29 September 2013

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Brasserie Zedel

    It’s not exactly cheap once you order 3 courses and drinks, but Brasserie Zedel offers decent value for money in London’s West End, and a feel of something different – the likes of which the formula driven Café Rouge, Pizza Express and Bills can only hope for. Located less than a minute from Piccadilly Circus, this basement restaurant is deceptively bathed in light. Vast and sprawling, there is a giddy, over-the-top theatricality involved in the red velvet seating, brass rails, and gold leaf embellished marble columns – we are not in Kansas anymore Toto.

    The menu, written on a rather cumbersome sheet of A3,...
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  1. Published : Friday, 27 September 2013

    Brunch etc. :: Pre-theatre meal at Brasserie Zedel

    A few weeks ago my friend and I enjoyed a sophisticated pre-theatre dinner at Brasserie Zedel in Soho. The first appearances of this popular French restaurant are deceptive - entering at street level you find yourself in what seems to be little more than a laid-back bistro. Head downstairs, however, and you will discover a glamourous ball room, decked out in fabulous art deco style (complete with marble pillars and over the top gold detailing).

    The menu features a good selection of classic French dishes, with everything from frogs legs to beef Bourguignon, and is very reasonably priced given the lavish surroundings...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 3 March 2013

    A Table For Two :: Brasserie Zédel

    Brasserie Zédel can only be described as unadulterated opulence for the gastrically concerned masses. Beneath the jostling streets of Piccadilly and behind an almost modest street side facade lies a labyrinth of splendour. Down the stairs and into the foyer you’ll be greeted with hand-painted murals, chandeliers and rich velvets. Such grandiose (one could imagine) is reminiscent of Titanic’s grand hall with only the clientele bringing us back to modern times...
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  1. Looking up Brasserie Zédel before I headed there for a friend's birthday, I was promised: 'A grand Parisian brasserie transported to the heart of London, serving remarkable value, traditional French food in a historic Beaux Arts/Art Deco interior.' As we wandered through its cavernous hallways in pursuit of the main restaurant, the Zédel decor certainly projected something special. A combination of gilt, marble, and psychedelic wall prints suggested vaguely aristocratic refinement with a hint of flapper kitsch. I figured the food would go one of two ways: soggy or scintillating.

    The menu was a good start....
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  1. If you love Paris and classic French brasserie food, then you will love Brasserie Zédel. You'd need to really, as it's practically a Parisian theme park. It's certainly right up my street (or boulevard) and, given how busy it was when we visited recently one Friday evening, it's clearly a crowd pleaser.

    I'm sure the location helps Zédel's popularity, being seconds away from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square in the basement of the Regent Palace Hotel, the same premises of the old The Atlantic Bar and Grill. The main restaurant is big and buzzy in a grand fin de siècle style and there is a more chic and...
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  1. Where do food bloggers go for lunch? Well, you know, we’ve been known to turn up in the most unexpected places. But as it happens, Brasserie Zedel was recommended to me by another blogger and good friend of mine, The Hedonist – so when I arranged to meet Karen Burns Booth of Lavender and Lovage for lunch it seemed like a good place to try. Especially as she spends a good part of her time living in France. Literally just off Picadilly Circus, you reach the Brasserie by walking through the tiny cafe down some steps. And you might just be stepping into La Coupole. Grand in the traditional French Brasserie style...
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  1. Published : Monday, 29 July 2013

    vialaporte :: Brasserie Zedel // Soho // London

    No time or money to get to Paris to enjoy a very good brasserie? Well, there is no need to worry as Paris has come to London in the form of Braserrie Zédel. Located off Piccadilly Circus in the former Regent Street Palace Hotel, this beaux art treasure has brought a touch of 1930s luxury back for the London dining public, for a surprisingly reasonable price.

    After a good stiff negroni, the waiting staff are quick on their feet and give high quality service. Despite their busyness, the restaurant is calm and relaxed. You won’t need to ask for anything as the service is fluid, polite and professional.

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  1. I still remember my short visit in Paris back in June and how cozy it was to wonder down Rue de Saint Dominigue (read more here). The brasseries and restaurants were filled with visitors from around the world and the nostalgic music that would greet us as we entered each venue.

    For the last couple of years, the Crown Estate have been restoring the Regent Palace Hotel in Piccadilly Circus. It has now evolved into a beautiful bustling French brasserie in the heart of London...
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  1. So the story goes, that Brasserie Zédel was once part of The Regent Palace Hotel, opening on 16th May 1915. Greatly recognise for the Art Deco style, this grand French Brasserie is located in the heart of London by Piccadilly Circus.

    I never knew such a place existed I’ve walked past the area all my life and never noticed it. I saw many people on instagram lately uploading photos of the branded red and white plates and was intrigued...
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  1. I was working this last weekend and The Better Half (TBH) agreed to come and meet me for something to eat when I was done. It had been a busy few weeks and I was feeling lazy, so suggested one of the perfectly acceptable chain restaurants near the office. He wasn’t having any of it though and wanted us to be a little more adventurous. Sigh. I just wanted something comforting and easy! A quick scan through my bucket list and the various restaurant web sites, I decided that Brasserie Zédel would fit the brief nicely.

    Located in a little side street just behind the always busy Piccadilly Circus, you could be...
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  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £35.00
  • Wine: £16.95
  • Champagne: £47.50
  • Lunch: £9.75/£12.50 (2/3 courses)

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