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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Art Deco triumph: Brasserie Zédel

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.

Brasserie Zédel
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED

Monday – Sunday: noon  to midnight

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Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus



  1. Robrt E Lee

    Firstly let me say that the setting of this establishment is fabulous. We started with cocktails in Bar Americain, an Art Deco treat so sumptuous that you expected Busby Berkeley to walk in any minute. Sadly the crowd did not live up to the surroundings, with trainers and jeans all over the place. Shame people didn’t make the effort. The Cocktails were great and not badly priced for the West End,

    Brasserie Zedel itself is glamour personified. We were shocked by how big it is and equally surprised that we had to wait 45 minutes as walk ups. It’s a big place but they had it full. The serice was attentive and helpful and the prices again were not too sharp for the area. Sadly, the food was distinctly average. Not rubbish but no great shakes to be honest. But as a night out it’s a great setting with beautiful decor. Maybe next time it will be drinks in Bar Americain and dinner at another less glamourous restaurant.