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mattlane Jun 4, 2013 03:20 PM

Arriving at my hotel towards 10PM on a Wednesday, Park Lane at Piccadilly.

What restaurants would you recommend for a late evening supper, solo diner. Mayfair/Soho, really anywhere within a reasonable taxi ride.

Would like to find a nice place that is open late - not closing down when I arrive.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Best,

Matt

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  1. Paprikaboy RE: mattlane Jun 5, 2013 12:02 AM

    The Wolseley is very close and open until midnight.
    Great space and very good service.

    http://www.thewolseley.com/

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      mattlane RE: Paprikaboy Jun 5, 2013 03:27 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      I also saw the affiliated Zedel brasserie just a bit further down Piccadilly, also open late.

      Preferences between the two?

      Best,

      Matt

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        Paprikaboy RE: mattlane Jun 6, 2013 10:49 AM

        I've only been to the Wolseley so can't advise on Brasserie Zedel. I think that Zedel is cheaper than the Wolseley but the reviews on here have been something of a mixed bag.
        I love the space and the atmosphere at the Wolseley and the service is some of the best in London. I wouldn't argue that it's serves the best food in London but it is one of my favourite places to eat.
        Just on other thing if your'e not going to book you'll have more chance getting a table as a walk in at Zedel.

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          klyeoh RE: Paprikaboy Jun 6, 2013 07:50 PM

          +1 for the Wolseley.

          I'd always wanted to visit Brasserie Zedel, but never had sufficient time during my previous visits to London. Sounded very interesting:
          http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

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            brokentelephone RE: klyeoh Jun 6, 2013 11:29 PM

            Been to Zedel about 5 times -- with each subsequent visit food and service deteriorated further to the point that I wouldn't go back now (last visit about 5 months ago).

            That said, I can't imagine the owners would allow this downward trajectory to continue and at some point they'll have to raise prices slightly to increase food budget and wages (if this hasn't happened already).

            Wolseley is great -- if you like schnitzel try theirs, its terrific.

    2. zuriga1 RE: mattlane Jun 6, 2013 10:50 PM

      I've been Zedel but not the Woleseley. I can't compare the two but from all I've read, I'd probably choose the Woleseley. Zedel is just OK in my opinion although the space is grand and it's a convenient location. The food isn't bad but it's nothing to write home about either.

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        mattlane RE: zuriga1 Jun 9, 2013 04:34 PM

        Brilliant - thanks for directing me to the Wolesley - will try to make a reservation, and will report back.

        Cheers

        Matt

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