Brasserie_Zedel
Cuisine: French
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Verdict based on 14 critic, 4 blogger and 2 user reviews and awards
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Address: 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7734 4888

Grand Parisian Brasserie off Piccadilly Circus from the team behind The Wolseley and The Delauney. In addition to the restaurant (which is open till midnight), there is a bar, a live music venue and a street level cafe.

This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

Latest reviews of Brasserie Zedel

matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

7 November 2012

The highlight of the meal, by light years, was the steak haché – hamburger, to you – which was studded with peppercorns, tasted potently of well-reared cattle, and was exceptionally good. Chips were cool and cardboardy…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

3 October 2012

Everything else – the reasonably-priced wine list, the perfect classic cocktails being served in the beautiful Art Deco Bar Americain, the camp coral pink napkins (…) – make this easily one of the most exciting new openings in London this year…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

29 September 2012

Brasserie Zédel is big, sprauncy, cheap, accessible West End fun and deservedly packed to the rafters…

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andy_lynes

Andy Lynes, Metro

5 September 2012

The central location, relatively low prices and glamorous surroundings conspire to attract a strikingly eclectic crowd. A table of elegantly attired octogenarians sit next to a group of T-shirted twentysomethings. There are suited and booted businessmen, casually dressed tourists and one head-turning couple in for a late dinner…

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What the Critics say

matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

7 November 2012

The highlight of the meal, by light years, was the steak haché – hamburger, to you – which was studded with peppercorns, tasted potently of well-reared cattle, and was exceptionally good. Chips were cool and cardboardy…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

29 September 2012

Brasserie Zédel is big, sprauncy, cheap, accessible West End fun and deservedly packed to the rafters…

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andy_lynes

Andy Lynes, Metro

5 September 2012

The central location, relatively low prices and glamorous surroundings conspire to attract a strikingly eclectic crowd. A table of elegantly attired octogenarians sit next to a group of T-shirted twentysomethings. There are suited and booted businessmen, casually dressed tourists and one head-turning couple in for a late dinner…

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Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

31 August 2012

It also feels like an event, a big night out, even on a wet Monday with two kids in tow. And at under £30 a head, complete with pichets of picpoul, that’s quite an achievement…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

19 August 2012

The fish soup, though, is exceptional, and the snails swim in deep, savoury pools of garlic butter. I have eaten choucroute, that glorious Alsatian dish of sauerkraut and salty piggy things, here and at the Wolseley. The difference? None that I could see save that it costs £4 less at Zédel…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

7 August 2012

It was surprisingly easy to get a table at Brasserie Zédel, and then I found out why. ‘You have the table for one hour,’ the chap said (…). The menu reads like a 1950s cookbook – eating from a more innocent age, when putting mayonnaise on an egg was considered exotic…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

29 July 2012

The menu is classically French from 30 years ago — egg mayonnaise, céleri rémoulade, frisée salad with lardons, andouillette, choucroute. But here’s the thing, here’s the big idea: there’s a fixed menu. Two courses for £8.75, three for £11.25; last week that was a good, fresh carottes râpées, steak haché with pepper sauce and chips, coffee and a little sweet…

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Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

21 July 2012

Zédel probably won’t be ousting The Wolseley from the speed-dials of the power lunchers, but I’ve already found myself recommending it as a venue to several people. Unlike its sister venues, it isn’t a place to see and be seen, but a place to eat and eat smugly…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

16 July 2012

While Zedel doesn’t serve the best food in London, it does offer some of the best value. It’s a place to eat and drink with friends…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

4 July 2012

The effect is shiny and slightly oppressive, with enormities of scale that seem to dwarf the human element. It will be more convenable when the gilt dulls and the brass tarnishes…

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Guy Dimond, Time Out

29 June 2012

Despite the grand setting, Brasserie Zédel’s simply not as glamorous as The Wolseley, or as customer-focused as the Delaunay. But with dishes at prices that would have seemed reasonable ten years ago, this is the sort of retro experience we can all afford to relish…

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Tim Hayward

Tim Hayward, Financial Times

29 June 2012

Zédel has hundreds of seats and prices are almost indecently reasonable. The food was really very good for what it was and the room a revelation. But to survive, this place is going to have to be rammed to the finials with diners from breakfast to post-theatre supper…

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Andy_Morris

Andy Morris, GQ

28 June 2012

The food itself is typically, brilliantly, robustly French – GQ.com began with six superb garlic-drenched snails, then sampled a glorious duck confit and a perfectly balanced boeuf bourguignon…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

26 June 2012

A steak, albeit quite a small one, came very nicely cooked, and the chips were not bad either. A marmite de poissons was tasty, but – perhaps of necessity – felt very portion-controlled. A pâtisserie item, which seemed rather a bargain for pudding, just tasted a bit cheap…

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What the Bloggers say

Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

3 October 2012

Everything else – the reasonably-priced wine list, the perfect classic cocktails being served in the beautiful Art Deco Bar Americain, the camp coral pink napkins (…) – make this easily one of the most exciting new openings in London this year…

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grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

29 August 2012

If the profiteroles were a tad over baked, it only served to highlight that these weren’t perfectly pre-prepared, plumped generic pap but homemade and fresh from the subterranean bakery that had been responsible for an excellent (free) bread basket earlier…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

5 July 2012

It is perfect for pre or post theatre. It is also ideal as a central venue for a low stress, bookable, reasonably priced group or family meal. Decent food. Inexpensive. Not a chain. Impressive room…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

28 June 2012

Citrus tart was easily the best dish of the meal, with reasonable pastry and above all a nicely balanced filling with smooth texture and just enough lemon bite. This could have arrived from a grander kitchen entirely…

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