Art Deco triumph: Brasserie Zédel
Imagine stepping away from the tourist hordes on Piccadilly Circus into the Art Deco glory of a Twenties French brasserie to have a three course meal and cocktails all for under £25.
This is indeed not too good to be true, all it requires is a trip to the formidable Brasserie Zédel. Set in the old Grill Room at the former Regent Palace Hotel, which has been transformed back into its breathtaking Art Deco glory, Zédel really captures the atmosphere and bustling non-chalance of a Parisian brasserie right in the heart of London.
Once you’ve taken in the vintage interiors – all streamlined, gold brass and murals of New York City – dive into the impressive menu for a choice of excellent cocktails and classic French dishes. With the two-course set menu – think steak haché followed by café gourmand – for under £9 (!), you might as well indulge yourself.
If dining isn’t you thing, you can always head to the Bar Americain next door instead and try a Colloway (Bourbon, Port, Crème de Figue, Sugar, Egg White) or perhaps a Gatsby (Gin, Crème de Cacao, Aperol,Lime Juice, Orgeat, Egg White).
Brasserie Zédel is so ridiculously wonderful and affordable, you will find it hard to go anywhere else ever again.
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED
Monday – Sunday: noon to midnight
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus