What they say:
Based in the Crown Estates Quadrant 3 development and set to open in the summer, Brasserie Zédel is intended to be a true embodiment of the Parisian Grand Café & Brasserie within the historic setting of one of Europes finest Art Deco interiors. With its entrance on Sherwood Street, there will be a brasserie café, a cocktail bar called Bar Americain and a jazz bar named The Crazy Coqs. The main restaurant will be open throughout the day, offering high quality, yet reasonably priced meals, coffees and snacks. Once part of the Regent Palace Hotel, the space was revitalised by revered West End stage designer Oliver Bernard in the 1930s. This original Bernard design has now been painstakingly restored and will house the new Brasserie, bar and cabaret.
What we say:
Replacing the 1990's cavernous see-and-be-seen temple just off Piccadilly that was the Atlantic Bar & Grill, the brains behind Bob Bob Ricard are bringing a touch of Paris to the heart of London in the form of Brasserie Zédel. Think classic french dining with wines to match in 1930s elegant surroundings by David Collins who previously worked on The Wolseley restaurant. With late opening times, the bar should be one to keep in mind for a refined Central London rendez-vous with drinks and jazz in the heart of the capital.