Restaurants: Brasserie Zédel – how to get a table at the new opening from the owners of The Wolesley before everybody else
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are having a busy year. Not only are they working on a new hotel and another restaurant on the former site of Oriel’s on Sloane Square, but next week they are opening Brasserie Zédel near Soho. Moving away from the Austrian-style comfort food that has proved so popular at The Wolseley and The Delaunay, the menu at Brasserie Zédel is decidedly french with classics such as vichyssoise, boeuf bourguignon and bol de mousse au chocolate. There’s a fixed price menu, (£8.75 for two courses and £11.25 for three), and with starters beginning at £2.25 and mains from £7.50, it’s all extremely reasonably priced. But that isn’t all, for as well as the french brasserie, there is also The Crazy Coqs, a cabaret venue and Bar Américain, both in suitably glamorous Art Deco settings and ZL café for a quick snack, glass of wine or coffee – all designed by their long-time collaborator, David Collins.
Brasserie Zédel isn’t officially open until Monday 25th June but they are having a soft opening which is open to the public this weekend. You can call to reserve tables for lunch on Saturday and Sunday or dinner on Sunday (dinner on Saturday is completely booked) or you can take a chance and see if they have any of their walk-in tables free. Judging by their past record, we reckon Corbin and King will have another runaway success on their hands, so if you’d like to visit before everybody else does, BOOK NOW!