The Wolseley

4.6
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£26 to £40
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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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G
London
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was normal high standard but service was below par and I had to speak to the manager about this which prompted them to act.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and the atmosphere is the best in London

J
London
48 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The Wolseley is probably my favourite restaurant in London.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loudly setting. Great food

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building & decor, exquisite food & service.

p
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!! 😃

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a charming restaurant, lovely atmosphere and interior and great service and food would definitely return.

KW
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and great food. You need experience The Wolseley at least once in your lifetime.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a casual lunch to get together as friends.

PM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfull light dinner , great service by knowledgeable staff

K
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect overall

OT
London
149 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are been eating at The Wolseley for many years and it never disappoints.
My husband had the Jersey oysters and steak tartare to start, he enjoyed them both, I had the scallop ceviche which was really fresh and delicious. I then had the fish of the day, which was cod, it was cooked perfectly and came with enough accompaniments not to need extra sides. My husband had the kedgeree which came topped with a beautifully soft egg. We both chose wines by the glass -the list by the glass is extensive, and finished with double espressos. It was a busy early Friday evening service was friendly and efficient.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place in London

G
Kent
105 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Late lunch with friends. Fantastic meal and good service. The only problem was our waiter knocked a glass of wine over my shirt and trousers! He was most apologetic and I survived! A very enjoyable meal - the cod was divine!

m
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a classic and always a great place for people watching at breakfast!

MN
State of Bremen
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Online Reservierung einfach und sogar Erinnerungsmail wird geschickt. Prompte Tischzuteilung "upon arrival", Bedienung aufmerksam aber nicht aufdringlich, Cream Tea üppig und sehr gut, Tee exzellent. Wasser kostenlos mit refill, Ambiente wie in alten, britischen Zeiten sogar mit Doorman. Preis/Leistung für London outstanding. Publikum sehr angenehm - viele Briten. Nächstes Mal wieder sehr gern.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Firstly we booked high tea at 2.30pm, but tea did not start till 3pm. We sat at the table for quite some time and had to request menu’s. Waiters did not ask if we had any dietary requirements so we were surprised to see beef sandwiches on the selection. We asked to return the beef which the waiter did. Waiter then proceeded to explain what each of the cakes were. When i asked him which one he made, waiter replied ‘I’ve got a 100 high teas to serve’ and walked off. We were all shocked at his response.
Later on when we were ready to pay, we ordered the bill and paid. Some 10 minutes later while we still sat at the table, another waiter asked if we were leaving soon. I said yes. Then he brought over the bill again. I said we’d already paid. He apologised and said no one had told him.
It was my sisters 50th birthday tea, but it wasn’t the smoothest of teas.
Oh and I ordered Assam tea, but my tea was forgotten so I actually had to get up to ask for tea as impossible to catch anyone’s eye!

OT
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best egg benedict and french toast ever!

m
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful space and very professional waiting staff. One excellent eggs Florentine. Pity about the avocado toast. Toasted on one side only and served cold with a big hunk of inedible avocado. Expressos also lukewarm

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Wolseley has a great vibe and I love the staff, very friendly and accommodating.

CL
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb as always. The Omelette “Arnold Bennett” was the best I have ever tasted.

D
London
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant,I never miss it when in London. Great attentive service, not overbearing. Very good, tastely well prepared food. Highly recommended

N
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I had ordered a side order of salmon but this didn't come! Other than that it was very nice

TD
London
45 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always glamorous and stylish. Great service, small but perfectly formed menu and fabulous ambience. The ideal place for a special occasion, such as our early Valentines.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and elegant service. Food less good than what you’d expect in such a fancy restaurant. It wasn’t bad but not amazing.

AJ
Surrey
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Arrived thirty minutes early and after a delicious Bloody Mary in the bar our table was ready miraculously quickly. Wonderful

CS
London
61 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've dined on a few occassions at The Wolseley and it always pleases. The menu caters for a cross section of tastes and the wine selection is excellent - for something special this a place to dine.

SL
Denver
129 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become my go-to place for a business meal: breakfast lunch or dinner. I’m in the UK 4-5 times a year and always visit at least once.

Food decor and service are tops.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and atmosphere. Nice staff

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Had afternoon tea there and the food was not bad. However, the service was horrible, most of the staff were rude and not treating us like customers. Will not come back again!

F
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the standard never drops here and the staff are great . breakfast is brilliant also

I
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere and the food was exquisite. I would highly recommend this restaurant and already a friend has booked it on my recommendation. I will return without hesitation.

DW
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was abysmal. Slow to take order, slow for food to arrive, and extremely slow to remove dirty plates . Waitress had a miserable demeanour and threw the food down.

OT
Toronto
59 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Wolesley. And always make it a spot when we visited London. Have the flat iron steak and frites. Delicious.

KG
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Had wanted to go here for a long time. Very disappointing dinner for two on a Sunday night. Main courses were cold and had to be sent back. Steak was not good. I might try breakfast as this seems to have good reviews, but I’d not have dinner here again. They did take the cost of wine off the bill which was fair enough. Such a shame about the food, the venue is beautiful.

OT
London
4 reviews