If you’re ever on a date and somehow find yourself in the heart of tourist hell London, then don’t fear – this stylish Parisian brassiere sits right behind the bustling cross-road at Piccadilly Circus and is a great choice if you’re in the area.
Once a run-down hotel, this massive basement setting has been completely refurbished into a beautiful bar and restaurant. The original features have been brought back to life and it’s now buzzing with a renewed energy. I’d recommend starting your evening in the cocktail bar, enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail or two.
Once you’ve had a chance to get to know your date and settle into the evening, make your way into the connecting restaurant. This cavernous ballroom has marble columns interspersed through the restaurant and I couldn’t help but be slightly in awe of the huge space the restaurant filled. I haven’t seen too much like it in London and I had to admit, it was really beautiful.
I would however recommending learning some French before you come here as although the mains have an English translation, all the starters and desserts are in French, which did leave me feeling a bit clueless when I came to look at the menu. Luckily for me, we were both happy to skip starters so I went straight for a main course and chose the fillet of sea bream with onion and olive compote which was really tasty.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this place, and really enjoyed the French feel that it had. And I clearly wasn’t the only one thinking that, judging by how many people had also chosen Brasserie Zedel as their venue for the evening. All in all, a great change from my regular haunts.