The Wolseley

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3626 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Brunch
Combining British heritage with European grandeur, The Wolseley is an all-day café-restaurant on London’s iconic Piccadilly. Renowned for its spectacular interior, immaculately presented classic food and seamless service, it is open from early until late, seven days a week.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 3626 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

My entrecote steak had a lot of gristle in it - not what I expect when paying £30 for an average cut of beef. My wife had a dish with broccoli which was so hard she could not cut them - they were not cooked properly but were taken back and replaced satisfactorily.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My ultimate favorite!

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MH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food was excellent as was the service. Would return on my next visit.

J
London
44 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Wolseley is my favourite restaurant in London it’s informal but sophisticated great simple food and I always have the same food now I have tried most of the dishes but have my favourite each time I visit staff are friendly professional and Charing when I bring my kids for lunch.

H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely food. Macaroons for birthday.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

we went for breakfast on a Sunday morning, booked 2 days in advance and the only time available was 9am so be sure to book further in advance if you can’t stand too early hours!
The food was excellent, however the waiters seemed a bit annoyed and never had a smile or whatsoever... understandable considering it such a busy place

DF
Philadelphia
205 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was good, my chicken was moist and the John Dory fillet was better. For dessert the Carmel eclair was very good. Tables are extremely close so be prepared to share your conversation as well as the tables next to you. Service was good.

GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Busy place but great atmosphere, best if you’re not in too much of a hurry. Best for those who want to appreciate the beautiful building and interior.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and service. It’s my mom’s birthday celebration. She’s so happy to have it there.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual just fabulous!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The food was good but the service was the worst experience I have ever had

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful enjoyed breakfast service was excellent

MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my Mom here for brunch. Everything from the ambiance to the food was impeccable. The pancakes are to die for.

SK
London
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The gentle Doorman was treat and must be thanked, Such a welcoming start to an evening.
Excellent service, not crowded, attentive and welcome.

Food all good.

RD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch, sommelier was outstanding, deep and broad knowledge of our favourite wines. Pleasure to talk to him about good Italian wines, and even better to know he came from around Amalfi.
Wonderful service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent English experience!

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfection as always . Love the place and the atmosphere !
Bravo!!

LS
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding tea outstanding service
A true classic tea. Lovely presentation classic sandwiches. Scones are perfect

AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

My colleagues and I were all quite disappointed with our food. Whilst presented well, the food was very salty and nothing special. I have had far better meals in less expensive restaurants. Felt we were paying for the ambience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good full English breakfast, fantastic ambiance, my husband and I enjoyed it greatly

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous. My husband and I had a wonderful meal food was delicious and service was excellent

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a winner. Often a glam crowd at the Wolseley, but it doesn't matter because the room is gorgeous with all the mirrors and soaring ceilings. The food is precisely perfect and the service helpful and not stuffy. Love this place.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tea with a visitor

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing soufflé

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AC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very expensive. But staff are wonderful.

b
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a late lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was excellent . The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and did not rush us. The ambience is busy, but not noisy like some popular places as the tables are well spaced out. . The menu is not huge , but very varied , catering for all tastes. My wife had a complimentary pudding as I had advised them it was her birthday . We could not have wished for a better celebration lunch.

D
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful hospitality, service and food!!
A London favorite!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I was very disappointed. Terrible service and food was not amazing.

B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. It has a great pulse, great service and excellent food too.

AJ
London
99 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service @ The Wolesley yesterday, surpassed their usual high standard! Lovely food, cooked and presented beautifully. If you have never been, I would recommend it, it never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely up until the end of our meal when they disappeared, and we couldn’t find anyone to bring our check and forgot a glass of wine for the table.

n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

See and be seen

IG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just love The Wolseley! The buzzing atmosphere, great service, friendly members of staff, and delicious food all make for a memorable experience.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service good food and for LONDON a fair price.

DJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to have a productive business breakfast. Service is attentive and efficient and the food always meets expectations.

HL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent for a treat. Great decor, great atmosphere, very good service, food and wine. Only two slight criticisms: our wine was left in an ice bucket elsewhere but our glasses were left empty on one occasion (once I pointed it out had no more problems); the kedgeree was fine but lacked real flavour.

CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience in London.

C
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Coq u vin too die for!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

A little more attention needs to be paid to the people tucked away in the alcoves above the stairs. Great seats to watch what’s happening but not so great to catch the attention of the staff.

ML
London
61 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I love The Woleseley and have been multiple times for breakfast, tea, and now dinner. One thing I struggle with is that the wait staff never seem to be around at the end of the meal when you want to ask for the bill. It is very difficult to find them when you actually want to pay! Additionally, our waiter seemed to be a little bit on the rude side, just not very friendly as I've experienced in the past. But the food we received was indeed delicious. I would have loved to have been able to take the remainder of my kedgeree home because the serving was large and I wasn't able to eat it all, but it seems as if a nice establishment like The Wolseley doesn't do doggie bags. Pity. I hate to see all that food go to waste!

Anyway, the food is great even if the service is sometimes lacking. I'd still recommend this restaurant.

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