A lobby with a reception counter, large chandelier, artistically painted walls and marble floors.
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Once the Regent Palace Hotel, this distinguished century-old building boasted one of London's most celebrated Art Deco interiors. Reinvigorated in the 1930s by West End stage set designer Oliver Bernard, the timber veneer, gold-leaf detailing and marble and mirrored elements brought back the glamour of that era. Now, after another restoration during which each item was removed and repaired by artisan craftsmen, the interior is back to its former glory - and home to a new restaurant by the duo behind the Wolseley and the Delaunay. Inspired by the grand cafés of Paris, Brasserie Zédel, along with its cocktail and jazz bar, offers French classics from the must-have steak frites to escargot and crème brûlée. The kitchen is managed by the great chef David Collard; interiors are by David Collins Studio in association with architecture practice Donald Insall Associates.

A restaurant with decorated tables, wooden chairs, marble pillars, wall mirrors and a square chandelier.

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A restaurant bar area with leather sofas, wooden chairs, a bar counter, a glass liquor display cabinet and airplane patterned wallpaper.

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Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.