What Insiders Are Saying
As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.
The Wolesey never fails to deliver. It is an exceptional place with great atmosphere where great food is delivered with great friendly service . It’s as simple as that. A must if you’re in London.
The Wolseley has enjoyed and judging by the full tables is still enjoying its time in the limelight. However, I feel they are becoming arrogant and paying lip service to anyone making a complaint. A couple next to us asked for a desert and were told they had run over their time and gave them the bill. Whilst they were not wrong, there are ways to deal with this and I was not impressed. I will not be giving my money to them again any time soon.
Beautiful setting. Professional service. Excellent food. This is a well run establishment. Very pleasant.
Friend leaving London
This was for dinner, will try afternoon and see if service improves.
It was our first anniversary and the service, the food and the ambiance was amazing . Highly recommend this restaurant!
Waiter had no idea how to deliver the meal. He brought the mains before he brought the appetizer and wine. Than he decided some how it was my fault! At the price these people charge, beginners should not be on the front lines! That said, the other staff and the meals were excellent!
Love the ambiance always buzzy !
Great food and excellent service .
They really look after you and the accoustics in there are amazing. Despite the buzz in the place you can hear your guest. Something to do with the domes above. The food is very good. My sister was very impressed
One of my favourite spots in London. Good for any occasion!
Great food but the restaurant was busy as usual and the noise levels were high but they normally are. Certainly wouldn't put me off, food makes up for any noise level!
I won't go again, service was shocking, food was average and then they had the nerve to ask us to leave our table at 9.00pm. The waiting staff had very little interest in whether we were being served or actually enjoying the experience. Obviously it's very popular so they don't need to bother. If I'm going to spend that much money I would rather enjoy the experience.
Usually outstanding but our last visit wasn’t as good. Service was weak and pastries were stale
Such a pleasure for a birthday breakfast. Staff were accommodating and very welcoming!
Outstanding afternoon tea, would recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic experience. Great gluten free option! And a special birthday surprise :)
The service was excellent and the food as well. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating and the service was fast and courteous. The place is an absolute delight and I could have sat there all morning if I hadn't had to rush off to work - damn!
Meeting my daughter who is studying in London for Sunday lunch. All good as usually and a very good roast beef too
Sunday lunch. The one meal of the week I look forward to and the first time to eat it at The Wolseley. I chose roast beef and it was the softest, tastiest I’ve ever had, anywhere. With a bottle of claret, heaven.
Been previously and loved it but this time the service was very slow, had to ask for salt and pepper etc twice! Bacon was in bits and over cooked, the poached eggs were cold and so was the toast. No preserves offered with the toast.
Love this place! Food always great and the atmosphere is relaxed with attentive service.
Excellent as always but would have loved another plate of cakes and scones 😋
I had the afternoon tea. Food was ok. Service was ok. I moved from the main room to the cafe room as it’s just so noisy in there. The cafe room was quieter but the decor, seats, table etc was not that nice. Not befitting their price tag at all.
Excellent for a birthday brunch - relaxed and beautiful surroundings, courteous and efficient yet very friendly service
Extremely poor service. Our table was not ready on time and we had to stand around and continuously explain who we were. The tables are all crammed in with little room. We were completely forgotten; waited 35 mins for our afternoon tea and had one pot of tea the whole time we were there. We only got our food because we alerted someone that we had been waiting so long.
Definitely will not return or recommend. There are lots of superior places that have staff that care and are the same price.
Good food and good service
Very busy and tables are close together, however this does add to the ambiance and upbeat mood of the place.
Great food and service
If you like greens with your roast this is not the meal for you. However the quality of the meat was delicious and when my partner was less happy with hers the whole meal was swiftly removed from the bill.
We were visiting from California and chose The Wolesley because we had a pleasant meal on our last visit over 2 years ago and was tempted by the Sunday beef lunch. The kitchen chooses to serve it thinly sliced, but it was barely warm, stringy and a huge disappointment. If I had been served this in a restaurant in California I would have complained about it, but as our British relatives were paying and I didn’t want to appear brash, I ate in silence and apologized for my choice of restaurant.
Please forward my comments to the restaurant.
One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. Spectacular!!
Amazing food and beautiful building. Really enjoyed the lobster and the oysters.
One of the GREAT London restaurants. It never fails to delight.
The London breakfast institution cruises on perfectly - yet another great experience - my first choice in London for a top breakfast!!
Delicious as always. A very good hollandaise made using a good quantity of yolks, lemon juice and cayenne. Great coffee too.
very well prepared food in a very good location. I would recommend this experience to everyone
Oyster and a fabulous steak!
A very good venue at any time of day.An interesting menue.Friendly and helpful staff
Reasonably regular diner but service on this day was patchy and food wasn’t wonderful.
A nice lunch