Brasserie Zédel London

Brasserie Zédel opened 25 June 2012.  Zédel is billed as the embodiment of the Parisian Brasserie within the historic setting of one of Europe’s finest Art Deco interiors.  In addition to the Brasserie, there is the Bar Américain and The Crazy Coqs Bar & Cabaret, as well as the ZL Café on street level.

The Brasserie is open from noon till midnight, offering a traditional French brasserie menu.  Once part of the Regent Palace Hotel, the 1930s Oliver Bernard design of the rooms has been painstakingly restored by the Crown Estate as part of its Quadrant 3 development, Europe’s most sustainable building.

Martini at the Bar Américain at Brasserie Zedel

Martini at the Bar Américain at Brasserie Zedel

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have been partners in business for over 30 years and during that time they have created some of London’s most iconic and best-loved restaurants such as The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey.  Keeping with their recent automobile-name theme of The Wolseley and  The Delaunay they have now come up with a new brasserie named after the Swiss car manufacturer Zédel. David Collard will take up the position of Head Chef and Olivier Lavigne du Cadet has been appointed as General Manager.

The Regent Palace Hotel Wednesday, May 16, 1915

The Regent Palace Hotel  opened on Wednesday, May 16, 1915

Brasserie Zédel was built by ‘T Lyons & Co. Ltd’ on Crown land, and was designed in the Beaux Arts style. It opened on Wednesday, May 16, 1915; the largest hotel in Europe at the time, with 1,028 bedrooms. Timber veneer, gold leaf architraving, marble, brass, mirrors, ceilings, and even original wallpaper have been meticulously catalogued, removed and reinstated by expert artisan craftsmen, led by Architects Donald Insall Associates, before being put back together again like a complex jigsaw. David Collins Studio will be responsible for the interior decoration of Brasserie Zédel.

Under the entrance rotunda created in 1934, and once the billiard room, is now the intimate Crazy Coqs Cabaret & Bar, which has been immaculately recreated from the original architectural drawings. Miss Hope Springs is the piano playing ex-Vegas showgirl alter-ego of award-winning cabaret star, singer songwriter Ty Jeffries, son of Lionel Jeffries, and every Sunday evening she will be the ‘hostess with the mostest’ at her weekly soirée. Ty, whose godmother was the celebrated Paris nightclub entertainer Ada “Bricktop” Smith, earlier this year enjoyed a sold-out season at The Leicester Square Theatre, which won rave reviews for ‘brilliant comic timing’ and ‘impressive original songs’.

It’s open, we’ve been and love it. A 2 course Prix Fixe menu for £8.95 – great quality, service and surroundings.

20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED
United Kingdom


Tel: 020 7734 4888

Follow on twitter @BrasserieZedel

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