Bringing a slice of Paris to London
From the same people behind The Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel is an underground brasserie located just off Regent Street in Piccadilly. Here in Brasserie Zedel it's all about serving traditional French cooking in a classic Parisian setting. Brasserie Zedel is a collection of a cocktail bar, a cafe and a performance venue called "The Crazy Coqs" as well as the Brasserie itself.
For starters I ordered the French classic deep fried frogs legs with parsley sauces. The frogs legs were well fried, the meat itself was still tender and not overly dry, a very typical dish that you can find in France and Zedel has done a good job of it. Grilled sardine was also a solid dish, crispy skin and nice balance of sweet and salty flavours off the sardine and the tomato sauces, nothing too spectacular but totally does the job for the price it commanded.
|deep fried frogs legs|
|Fine de Claire Oysters|
And for main I had the "Choucroute dela Mer": Basically a selection of seafood with cheesy pickled cabbage and potato with salmon, smoked haddock, mussels, shrimps and clams. This has classic French written all over it with the rich flavours from the cabbage. I really liked the smoked haddock which worked really well with the cheese and potato in the dish with that dry and smoky note. Again a solid dish for what it's worth.
|Choucroute dela Mer|
& Choucroute Alsacienne
|Escalope of pork|
Overall it was a pleasant dinner at Brasserie Zedel, I really loved the decor and buzzing atmosphere of the venue. Service was typical brasserie level, nothing too formal. Don't expect anything fancy here, Brasserie Zedel is all about classical French food with bold flavours. This is an ideal place for some good old French food on a budget, it is hard to beat this place in terms of quality vs value in central London, plus you've got the beautiful interior on top of that too.
20 Sherwood St, London W1F 7ED