By Emily Lawler
In January we launched our series on baby-friendly restaurants in London for grown-ups. This time let’s head to the West End to Brasserie Zédel—a bit of Paris just north of Piccadilly. Look, a lot of fancy critic types think Brasserie Zédel is a glorified Café Rouge and I really strongly disagree. The upstairs café is quaint and feels much more authentic than a Rouge and the main restaurant is grand as hell. These are the guys who brought us The Delaunay and The Wolseley and I think ALL of their establishments are class. What’s more, they’re happy to accommodate kids, which I dig. This place is affordable, elegant, bustling and for me, a great place to grab an Alsacienne frankfurter, which ain’t that easy to come by.
What’s good? The Choucroute “Zédel” (sauerkraut with ham hock and garlic sausage), the Crème Brûlée and the Gâteau aux Poires et Caramel. Kid friendly? Very.
✓ highchairs available ✓ cool with breastfeeding ✓ loads of other parents ✓ space for buggies and an elevator to get downstairs ✓ There’s no official kids’ menu but you’ll find something that pleases ✗ toys/play area
For more information, please visit: www.brasseriezedel.com