Wolfe's

3.5
1076 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation

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Wolfe’s is an all-day cafe-restaurant and cocktail bar located on Great Queen Street between Kingsway and Drury Lane. A boiserie dining room and outdoor terrace, serving Modern European food and innovative cocktails all day until late. Easy reach of the Opera House and London’s theatreland.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 12midnight

Sunday: 11am - 5pm
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Phone number
020 7831 4442
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Marco Squillace
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Parking Details
NCP car park just round the corner
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Public Transit
Covent Garden and Holborm Underground station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.5
ambience
3.4
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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service, and great value, well prepared food

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r
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Easy stop for pre-theatre food, good fixed menu options.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and very attentive service. Although small menu choice the food was very good indeed.

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JG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waited 45 minutes for our drinks whilst other tables who ordered after us were served first.
My friends had a potted seafood terrine which was on the verge of still being frozen.
I have been here before and loved the place but this time I was very dissatisfied.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The meal was ok burger dident have the barbecue sause with when it was suppose to have.The staff weren't the quickest too busy talking to each other.

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v
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Wolfes for many years for the best food, value, drinks and service! We just love this place.

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Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I am really sorry to complain about my evening @ this Restaurant but having been there probably 2 years before when it was Fantastic !! it seems since to have changed hands !!
I was celebrating a 21st & came away embarrassed at how bad it was !! wine was served warm food was cold & the Chicken supreme looked like it came out of the Microwave !
Staff were lovely & gave us a good discount but not the point our evening was spoiled ..............Whatever Wolfs had in the past seems to be lost !!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent here. Great service, good food and very pleasant surroundings.

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You know what you're getting here. Staff are friendly, menu nothing outrageous and wine list won't rock your pocket. Ambience can be really good if there are a few people in. If I'm in London and want a good burger...this is where I go.

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ample room between tables, good quality food, friendly attentive service. Not cheap, limited vegetarian options

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T
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Completely devoid of atmosphere as there were only a few occupied tables in the large restaurant. My companion's wagyu burger was good, but my calves' liver was horribly over-cooked and dry. We used to come here quite a lot but haven't been for ages. It is really past its sell-by date.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at wolfs bar prior to going to the R O H. The set menu had something for everyone, the staff were attentive and friendly without being in your face. The portions were ample . We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would go again when in London

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VN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When we arrived, our booking wasn’t known to the restaurant. We later found out that inexplicably our reservation came through to the restaurant from OpenTable as “cancelled”. However, the staff were exceptionally accommodating and moved some tables around to fit one in for my parents and me.

Only slight dissatisfaction is the fact that an older gentleman member of staff primarily spoke to my father when it was myself (a 31 year old female) who’d made the booking and organised the night out for us. We let it go. And he was very helpful with finding us a table. But, nonetheless, blatantly sexist behaviour :(

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Took grandsons - aged nine and 12 - pre-School of Rock at the New London Theatre. That convenience was the biggest plus point. The food was very ordinary: under-cooked scallops with a spillage of some strange balsamic varnish and a salad of tired leaves and unripe avocado. The burgers and chips were enjoyed by the boys; my apple tart dessert comprised some shrivelled pastry and not a lot of apple. Our waitress was excellent, conscientious and fun.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was closed. Wish I could give a Zero rating...... no notifications, reminders from opentable about comfirmed booking but still closed. Friends from Malaysia over so very disappointed. The Lowlander Grand Cafe just up the road was brilliant, it had great food and atmosphere. Go there instead.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My review is of Open Table. I booked and had confirmation of a table on Sunday 17th December at 2 o'clock. On printing I noticed that the reservation had been changed to 1 oclock. I telephoned Wolfs who said they were not open Sunday and that this sometimes happened with Open Table. Had I not checked with the restaurant, we would have arrived on Sunday to see the restaurant closed and this would have caused a lot of hassle. Do not rely on Open Table for booking a restaurant.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived to find the restaurant closed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Apart from the decore being a bit tired, the service and food was excellent.

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v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I have met at Wolfe's for a re-union lunch twice a year for the last four years and haven't found anywhere else to compare in London, and hope to continue for many years to come.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Crushed seating at tables. Pleasant enough staff. Really dated menu. Ordered a steak which came with chips and deep fried mushrooms which were vile. The steak was pretty tasteless too. The béarnaise sauce was nice.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The area of our reserved table was cold. Staff were quick to move us to another table although overall the temperature in the restaurant was quite cool.

The set menu was good value but depending on what was ordered, sizes were very different. The beef stroganoff portion was very small - even the server suggesting supplementing with bread. The chicken supreme was a much more generous portion, as was the burger.

Drinks were good value and staff were pleasant.

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MS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, friendly service and enjoyable food in convenient location.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us ended a hard meeting with a relaxing meal

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We visited at 3.30pm when it was relatively quiet. The staff were very helpful and the food(particularly the lamb shanks) was lovely. Champagne cocktails also very good!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have used Wolfe's in Gt Queen St. for years. It has always been excellent. And still is.

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Nobody on the floor to greet us, followed by a snide comment when we questioned our booking status. Potted Crab starter has clearly been sat in a fridge for too long when even the slice of lime on top was frozen solid. Main course plates were so hot that the sauce congealed. Three attempts to get the bill with a credit card machine appearing before the receipt. An expensive and quite frankly awful meal.

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Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have beb oing to this restaurant fir a number of years and it never changes, good food and plenty of it with friendly staff and reasonable prices. A great place looking forward to our next visit.

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London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was ok very old restaurant smelled old saw w a lot of dust around was bit off putting waitresses were playing with the hair then bring food over not nice been to a lot of better places would not go back unless as a refurbished done .

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I prebooked as myself and my friend had Theatre tickets.
We were shown to a table and asked if we were happy with it or did we want to sit elsewhere. We sat at the table we were shown as it was in the window area.

The wine was delivered to our table and we ordered our meals from the 2 course set menu.
Both sets of meals were lovely I had lamb and my friend had a burger. We both enjoyed the food.

Once the restaurant got busier it was difficult to attract the attention of waiting staff, and they did deliver a few starters and main courses to the wrong tables.

Overall we enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere was lovely, other friendly diners chatted to us.

I would recommend Wolfe's to friends and family

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London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Whilst we very much enjoyed our early evening meal at Wolfe's, I would just make one comment about my meal. I had the sea bass which was delicious but the sauce had red and green pepper in. Nowhere on the menu was there mention of peppers and I can't eat them so had to sit and pick them out, which is rather annoying. Perhaps this should be borne in mine for future.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely terrible, would not touch it with a barge pole. Service very slow, food poor and only luke warm, staff inattentive and more concerned laughing and giggling with the chefs. A birthday meal completely ruined.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Large portions and good value but the food was slightly disappointing in terms of quality. We visited on Tuesday and there were only a few tables so service was very quick.

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Have used Wolfes for many years firstly from when I worked in the area up until now when we visit London for theatre trips etc.
Unfortunately this will be my last visit as the service we experienced was awful. Although the restaurant was not busy at all we were shown to table and waited a good ten minutes before anybody offered us even a menu to look at. Staff were more interested in standing around the area leading to the kitchen talking rather than serving customers. When they did serve us there was hardly a smile in evidence and after we paid the bill there was not even a "Thank You". The food was fine and nice and hot but something needs to change about the approach to customers. No wonder it was not busy early on a Saturday evening on the doorstep of Theatreland. It is a shame as I have many happy memories of Wolfes but I won't be returning!

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IM
Buckinghamshire
14 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable lunch for six of us having a mini business discussion. Nice quiet restaurant (only because there was no major meeting at the Freemasons' Hall opposite), good food, pleasant service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Last minute booking , being in London for a special occasion. Excellent food and wine , great service.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the three course theatre deal food was very good

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p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing, the waitress wasn't able to communicate items on the menu nearly, the food was average in presentation and taste and didn't really satisfy any of the four people at my table. Sadly I will not be returning.

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H
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre theatte venue with delicious food, good wines & great sevice. Thoroughly recommend.

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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and polite friendly staff. Not very busy but still felt cosy

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London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted a good value place in Central London where we could catch up with friends over a meal. Wolfe's delivered this with an extensive choice of dishes from the 3 course set menu offer, which included a glass of prosecco and very very generous portions. It's quite traditional, not trendy but ideal for low key dining. Good service and tasty food that doesn't leave you hungry or broke. 😊

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