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The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom
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  • The Wolseley
    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    A family favorite, the Woolsey serves reliably great food and there are plenty of options, making this a winning spot for unadventurous eaters and foodies alike.

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  • The Wolseley
    Chris Prakoso
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    3 Jun 19, 2014

    If you want to experience how people having breakfast in 1920, you couldn't get closer than visiting The Wolseley. Located on the stretch of Piccadilly street, just next to the famous Ritz Hotel, it's always full with people who want to sample the delights this place has in store. Wolseley's interior is quite interesting, it features high ceiling with arches. Indeed the architect, William Curtis Green, was said to draw his inspiration from Venetian and Florentine influences with Estern exotic touches throwing in here and there. Now, the food though, in my opinion was not as good as I thought it would be. Granted I was only there for the Breakfast time so I didn't sample much. I had a Mixed Basket, which is a selection of mini Croissant, Danish, etc (£8.50). This one was nice. Then I had a Kedgeree (£12). I picked this because I've never tried this, but for me it was very bland, I wished I had chosen the English Breakfast (£16.50). Then at the end I had Affogato (Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream - £5.75). This was ok. As for the price, well you can see from what I had here, you would easily spend more than £20 per person. But who cares about this when you are dining in such a grand historical place eh?

    The closest Tube Station is Green Park. You can get more info here: http://www.thewolseley.com/

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  • The Wolseley
    Georgina Mathew
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    2 May 20, 2014

    The architecture is beautiful but I didn't rate my dining experience - we were positioned in a forgotten corner and the afternoon tea wasn't great. Although I hear it's a great place to go for a fancy breakfast!

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  • The WolseleyPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Sep 06, 2013

    When you are visiting London, you must at least once go for high tea, and when you do, the Wolseley is one of the best places to do it. This is London at its finest. They serve amazing finger sandwiches (with the crusts cut off - hoorah!) - cakes, scones with clotted cream (one of the tastiest substances known to man). It is a bit on the posh side (aka its fancy) - with prices to match, but worth every penny. This is also a great place to come for a business lunch or breakfast, or a night out before hitting the theater.

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  • The Wolseley
    Kelly Lees
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    5 Jun 19, 2014

    Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centrally located near Green Park tube. Gorgeous setting. Once an old Rolls Royce car dealership the high ceilings and luxurious light fixtures provide a dramatic and chic backdrop for the celebrities , socialites and media types who dine here. Book in advance to ensure a table. However, know that they always hold 20 percent of tables aside during the day for walk ins. A simple brasserie menu but everything is perfect. Endive salad...yum! Chicken with dumpling soup..devine. Service is great. Great service, though expect a bit of attitude at the door. Reasonably priced. Definitely a must for visitors.

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  • The WolseleyPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Mar 30, 2014

    A visit to the Wolseley is a must The location is a restored luxury car showroom from the 1920s. This place has fantastic atmosphere and very good food -- a mix of British, Continental and American. We went for brunch and loved it though I'm sure it is good at other times as well.

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    Alex
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    5 Feb 21, 2013

    In a very strange twist of fate, I ended up eating here twice in three days a few years back. And I'd no idea it was one of the top restaurants in London, but I see why. I'm a sucker for any restaurant my grandparents would have loved, and this place would have been their favorite in London, I'm sure of it. Salmon with lobster cream sauce, a caviar menu, steak tartare and escargot? If there's a heaven, they're eating there nightly. It's actually not as pricey as you'd think, but the atmosphere is posh, so stand up straight.

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  • The Wolseley
    Ceylan Menemenli
    4 Dec 19, 2012

    Went there for dinner... Unique 1920's atmosphere with high ceilings. Cusine is international with british touch... Service is friendly & good.

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  • The Wolseley
    Tom Aikens
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Wolseley is always a favourite and has a great atmosphere for such a busy place, serving traditional Austrian pastries and savouries as well as English and brasserie style food.

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    Paul in London
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great place to have breakfast. And very handy. Look for the traces of what the place previously was as well...

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    . Troy
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Occupying a former banking hall, this place was launched by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the same pair responsible for The Ivy and Le Caprice before these changed hands. As you'd expect from such an illustrious duo there's an excellent all day menu in the grand brasserie tradition. Personally I find the 1,000-covers-a-day restaurant is too industrial and lacks the intimacy of Corbin & King's earlier ventures. But the food is reliable and the place is a firm favourite for smarter business breakfasts or lunches. Service is a signature strength. If there are six or more of you going, try booking the private room.

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  • The Wolseley
    Jin Kim
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Old school London. I like their breakfast serving. Typical eggs or pastry. Haven't tried their famed afternoon tea. Semi-formal compared with a lot of places. Great service by professional wait staff.

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  • The Wolseley
    Babyccino Kids
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Whenever we have family in town visiting from America we always schedule a brunch at The Wolseley. Its location in Picadilly is perfect for tourists who want to do some sightseeing, and the grand building and beautiful setting never disappoint. Plus, if you’re a breakfast person, you’ll like the range of foods available — from the fancy (caviar omelette) to basic (crispy bacon roll), it’s all quite tasty. After brunch you can take a stroll through Green Park, or walk down St. James' Street toward Buckingham Palace, The Mall and St. James' Park for a fun outing.

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  • The Wolseley
    Jamie Kantrowitz
    5 Jul 12, 2014

    the power breakfast spot in London and best for late night omlettes and fries. tea is the highest that's why we love London's best brasserie.

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  • The Wolseley
    Monique Vanni
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The omelette Arnold Bennet. The stuff of dreams. This place is the real deal. An old school London institution. Located in an old bank, with beautiful decorations, outstanding service, and proper linen tablecloths. Make sure to visit the loos, in the old vault. Just grand.

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  • The Wolseley
    Katie Erica
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    When I was last in London my friend and I did the tour of Buckingham Palace (lots of fun) and then went for cream tea and the Wolseley. Very traditional and delicious. There was a huge selection of teas to choose from, cream tea for 2 was around 20 pounds and came on a tiered tray with sandwiches cream cakes and scones. Don't come to London without going for cream tea, the Queen would be most upset!

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  • The Wolseley
    lucy williams
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This converted luxury car show room is fabulous - afternoon tea is spectacular and a wonderful spot for dinner, A definite must while in London

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  • The Wolseley
    James Fabricant
    5 May 08, 2014

    All around class, faultless service, impressive surroundings and top posh nosh.

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Jul 17, 2014

    Had afternoon tea in here. OK, but there are better venues in London for afternoon tea

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  • The Wolseley
    Bogdan Gorenak
    1 Jul 12, 2014

    we have to wait and meanwhile other people just walk into.

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4.5 out of 5
31 members' reviews
1,862 people visited The Wolseley
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    Mon-Fri: 7.00am-Midnight. Sat: 8.00am-Midnight. Sun: 8.00am-11.00pm.
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    +44 (0) 20 7499 6996

Description

The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition. Voted one of London's top 50 restaurants for 2011, by TimeOut. The restaurant is a bit formal, and caters to London business folk and people seeking a taste of traditional London.

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