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The Wolseley, London,

The Wolseley

4.6
4.6
3661 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:15 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:15 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:15 pm Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–6:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7499 6996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Stevens

  • Private party facilities

    The Wolseley’s Private Dining Room has often been described as “one of the most beautiful in London.” Elegantly designed to complement the restaurant below, the room seats up to 15 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator : 020 7659 9315

  • Neighborhood

    St. James's

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Green Park Underground Piccadilly Circus Underground

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,661 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • London

    European

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were seated at the bar, which I didn’t like.
  2. LC

    LizC

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Cover charge £4 not even offered bread
  3. BH

    BillyHills

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Wolseley , our summer highlight. Scallops and Champagne what more could you ask for. A great experience as usual.
  4. s

    sime

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  5. KB

    KateB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable Fabulous food and great atmosphere
  6. IJ

    IanJ

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Up to standard as always..The schnitzel was off the charts
  7. MM

    MaiM

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful brasserie style room. Food and wine delicious. Memorable birthday lunch.
  8. AR

    AmRa

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    All great but service was less attentive than usual
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haggis and duck eggs….. the best start to any day
  10. J

    John

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Waiters need to know the menu so that enquiries can be answered. Service not as good
  11. b

    blonde

    London

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always delicious food elegantly served and a vibrant atmosphere
  12. SC

    SamanthaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and lovely food. Tea was very elegant.
  13. NJ

    NarJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing consistent food. Highly recommended
  14. RS

    RodneyS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Original server was very poor - forgot more hot water, never replied to our questions)but the Italian server that took over was amazing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    We were given a terrible table- right next to the reception. The host & others were talking loudly throughout our lunch. Our server was rude & condescending! The only saving grace was the food. The ambience was horrible to say the least. Wolseley needs to get it’s a t together!! Very disappointing
  16. r

    rebeccah

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite breakfast in London delicious tea served in a silver tea pot exceptional traditional breakfast eggs Benedict My favourite kippers and toast and jam Service excellent treat everyone like royalty
  17. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Sauce with schnitzels over salted. Broccoli undercooked. Liver sauce over salted. We were guests so couldn’t make a fuss. Hardly any difference in schnitzel size but £15 more.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea was brilliant and all choices were delicious
  19. v

    vancouverfoodie

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Thé food was good but the service so poor that it ruined the experience. The service tip was included in the bill so we were unable to show our disappointment by with holding some of it. We basically had our orders taken and then got our food whenever a random waiter was free. Poorly done, Wolseley! Won’t be back!
  20. VK

    VictoriaK

    Kansas City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is my favorite place for tea in London. It is a beautiful atmosphere, the food is good, and the price is reasonable. Our server was a little arrogant or irritated. Hard to tell. He thought we were not understood in him. We did understand him.
  21. B

    Barryboy

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great room, lovely setting but the quality of the food has deteriorated a lot since we last visited. It’s not awful, but you’d expect something better for these prices.
  22. SR

    SamanthaR

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ambiance is always amazing But service al with better since the end of the pandemic is still not what it was before But still a great place to take friends and visitors !
  23. P

    Pedro

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El mejor suffle de queso del mundo!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    El lugar en muy agradable aunque un poco ruidoso Las mesas estás muy próximas como en todo Europa La comida es excelente y el servicio rápido y muy amable Ya he venido en otras oportunidades y volvería sin duda
  25. L

    London

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Afterwards tea
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food it’s self was good, service not so good.. was not offered a menu when seated but was asked for our order, had to ask for the wine list, cutlery was not replaced after starter so main course arrived and we were unable to eat.. had to ask the waiter for a knife and fork which he was not best pleased about.. Finished drinks left on table for the entire sitting.. just not the service I was expecting..
  27. AB

    AlB1

    London

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Love the building, the ambience, the bustle. The experience is a winner every time. Only grumble was the rhubarb and custard tart was minuscule! Stick to the classics are you'll never gone wrong. The crême brulée was by all accounts delicious
  28. DC

    DavidC

    Mexico City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent location and a great menu. The interiors however are my favorite. A former car dealership like no other. I love the symmetry of the plan/axis and the volume of space.
  29. h

    hanumama

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    americans visiting
  30. L

    Laura

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wolseley is an old favorite of ours. As we’ve come to expect, the ambiance was outstanding, the service attentive, and food wonderfully prepared. We enjoyed every moment.
  31. MR

    MichaelR

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put: We love the Wolseley and visit every time (well, multiple times) when we are in London. Food, location, setting, staff, wine ... it has it all.
  32. SB

    StephenB

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always can be relied upon
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good service delicious food but expensive
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The food was nice, but I have had nicer food elsewhere. The waiter was rude and miserable, didn’t make us feel welcome. We waited for drinks for a long time. Service was terrible. I felt so uncomfortable. I read reviews about how they put the black people to the corner so people couldn’t see when they first entered the restaurant, honestly should of taken it seriously. It was shocking and so true. I’ll never go back.
  35. R

    Rickoshea

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a breakfast, food and service first class.
  36. BP

    BPOC

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for breakfast. Excellent service. Fantastic location.
  37. MR

    MichaelR

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In London for holiday and had a back-home guest join us for a few days. There is simply no other place to take her ... It must be the Woseley. That's it. That's all you need to know. Food, wine, setting, staff. The character of the place. We love it.
  38. BB

    BrittneyB

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere and great menu. I loved my roast beef.
  39. MR

    MarkR

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything amazing!
  40. AK

    AndrewK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    I’ve never felt so uncomfortable in a restaurant. As I sat, every South Asian and Black group that arrived was placed in a small area that could not be seen from the entrance. Initial I thought it a coincidence, but 6 groups later it looked pretty deliberate. The manager was very defensive when I brought this up. But standing with him at the entrance the restaurant looked very white. This may be the look they are going for, but it’s a VERY bad look.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from The Wolseley using the Order Online button.

The Wolseley is rated 4.6 stars by 3661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly London, W1J 9EB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. James's

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:15 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:15 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:15 pm Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–6:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Green Park Underground Piccadilly Circus Underground

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Stevens

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7499 6996

  • Private party facilities

    The Wolseley’s Private Dining Room has often been described as “one of the most beautiful in London.” Elegantly designed to complement the restaurant below, the room seats up to 15 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator : 020 7659 9315

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