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The Wolseley, London,

The Wolseley

4.5
4.5
3857 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

19:00


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–11:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:30 Lunch Daily 11:30–15:30 Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 15:00–18:30 Sat, Sun 15:30–18:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 17:30–22:00
  • 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
  • Area
    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

What 3,857 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

3,845 Reviews
  1. CharlesS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful professional service. Good of a high standard. Enjoyed the langoustines and veal escalope. Very well run and efficient.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not what it used to be. Had to wait ages for everything. Table / drinks / food. Wouldn’t go back.

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  3. AliT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous special brunch to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. We even had complimentary macarons. Attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go again.
    The WolseleyResponded 2 days ago
    It's a pleasure for us to see that you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to welcome you again very soon.

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  4. Colette

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    They kindly moved us to a better table when we asked at the start of our experience. That was generous. After that we waited 20 min to have the waiter to get our order. And another 25 to get the food. Our booking was at 12 and we received brunch at 12:45. No bread and butter in the meantime. The Bloody Mary’s were only super spicy with average body and consistency. My friend ordered Severn & Wye oak smoked salmon which came as a very thin and flat layer with a piece of wrapped lemon on it with two very thin and elegantly small buttered slices of soda bread. I am sure it was supposed to be minimalistic and elegant but ended up looking very depressing. My other friend ordered a small steak tartare with a small egg - nothing elegant to mention here - and I ordered Eggs Benedict. Nothing to die for. No personality. The only surprisingly good food were the French beans. The place was noisy, the waiters distracted, the experience average. Not as I remembered it

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  5. Anthony

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant breakfast with my family. Service was impeccable and the food was tasty and hot

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  6. Rosieb

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good at the wolseley with a great selection. Sometimes when it’s busy you lose an element of service but overall it’s a lovely place to eat, a menu that suits everyone and always a lovely welcome.

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  7. HaroldJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our two main dishes, both fish, were highly oversalted and almost inedible.

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  8. KateCE

    Essex

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The venue is great and the staff and service were on point. We had a good table and were looked after. But value for money? Not really. Even the fact that we were in Piccadilly did not make up for the fact that the food on the whole was disappointing and so expensive! Would not recommend for food.

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  9. DavidM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good service and exceptional food.

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  10. JimK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a delicious Eggs Benedict and pot of coffee at the Wolseley on Tuesday last. There is a relaxed ambience to this fine dining room and the service is both prompt and friendly. The room is historical, dating back to the 1920's when it was initially a car show room and subsequently a bank branch. A must see for anyone who likes their food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really lovely Sunday evening, service, experience, food and the prices. Literally wonderful!

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  12. outright

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, a bit expensive with all the hidden extras.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch is beautiful setting with fantastic service

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  14. KeirS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not beat the service, excellent atmosphere, and terrific food - best eggs benedict I've ever had!

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  15. DavidT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable experience, with some very good dishes (cannon of lamb and prawn/avocado particularly enjoyed). Wines fine, but very heavy mark-up. Service: mostly attentive and good, but at times because it was so busy it was hard to get noticed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very traditional and awesome ~ the best place to go with family and friends!!

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  17. Flykiwi

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    When we went there, there’re not many people but we barely got any service (e.g., had stared at them for 5 mins but doesn’t help). And the food (haggis and benny) is terrible and very salty. Great location and ambience though.

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  18. DoreenP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and the food was outstanding, as always. This is a very special and beautiful restaurant - my favourite in London.

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  19. Deblet60

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat, expensive but quality and service good. Always worth a visit when in London.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. SMSUK

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been eating at the Wolseley for decades. The last three times I have been the service has been poor. The bills on the last three visits have been mismanaged with one issue or another. On all three occasions the service has been poor. This last visit we asked for the bill to be evenly divided between 3 of us but one of us was charged normally, one was charged twice and one not charged at all. It's a shame, as it is still a lovely place to be but without good service it isn't good enough.

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  21. SUSANNAHW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun experience. Staff generally efficient but lacked warmth, care, connection. Did mention it to staff. If they got this bit right, I would be back in a shot. An eg being, my wife decided to sit next to me, rather than opposite me, and one of the waiting staff laid her plate of food in front of her, but didn’t bother moving any of her cutlery et cetera from the other side of the table. So we needed to do that. I wouldn’t generally mind in a non-exclusive restaurant, but number one we are paying high-end for the experience and number two they automatically put on 15% service charge on the bill, so I think we would’ve appreciated the extra care taken so she didn’t need to bend over the table to reach for cutlery and sort herself out. So small things like this. I appreciate they may have been understaffed and it was very busy, but it’s little things like this that make the difference. Also, our waitress was lovely, but at the end, she took our payment and turned without saying goodbye, which just felt a bit shocking and very small way. I had a chat with her after and she took the information really well, but there’s just a general tenderness that seem to be missing amongst the staff. I really hope they can address this, because it would make the whole experience 10 out of 10.

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  22. Nora

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Asked for a second menu, we were told she would tell her colleague. No one came. We had to call multiple times to order. Table next to us that was seated after us was immediately attended to. We waited for more than 20mins for someone to attend to us. And then we were served the wrong order.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service excellent, my 3rd visit and each visit continues to leave me with a first time experience feeling

    1 person found this helpful

  24. WiganPaul

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we had a fantastic experience. The food the staff and the ambiance were up to the usual excellent standards. I can’t think of a better place to dine for Sunday lunch or any day or time.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Luke warm, service was slow and un attentive. FOH was very welcoming

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing and delicious. Service was a bit rude. But not bad in general

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our friends for their 25th anniversary and it was the worst meal that we had at The Wolseley. The waitress was terrible. It was like she didn’t want to be there. The cod dish was so salty my wife couldn’t eat it. They were very busy and it felt like a production line. Shame really as we usually love the restaurant. A manager did deal with us very well and took off my wifes main course.

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  28. SMSUK

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been going to the Wolseley for a very long time but the last two visits were way below the usual standard.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. RobH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was perfect, the food, service and restaurant was wonderful.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience! Very satisfied with everything

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  31. Son1

    London

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service at The Wolseley was poor, the waiter didn't take note of the breakfast order and then got the order wrong, the food was taken back and then the wrong dish was sent out again. Overall not impressed, they didn't charge for the breakfast and I refused the service charge. It's a shame as it was for a special occasion.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my daughters 18th Birthday breakfast- fantastic food Can highly recommend it - we will definitely be back !!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best London dinning - lovely vibe not pretentious. Staff are excellent. Good also good value

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  34. Andrew

    Raleigh

    326 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, but expensive. Great service, beautiful ambiance.

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  35. BSavage

    London

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow and poor service. Waitress got our order wrong. We had to repeatedly tell her what we wanted. It didn’t feel like a particularly elegant experience. I won’t be visiting again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was inattentive for example the waiter only delivered 2 menus for a party of 4 . The haddock kedgeree was so salty it was inedible and was sent back but not replaced without any explanation or apology ! The wines selected from the list were unavailable without suitable substitutes The toilets were malodorous and dirty /out of order Overall it was a very disappointing experience when you are paying @ £90 a head it used to be so much better -we will not be returning as the management were not really interested in feedback and simply said we agree !

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  37. MJC216

    Miami - Dade

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ultra elegant location. Food and setting are fantastic. Very expensive but worth the experience when in London.

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  38. tonym

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing food. Chicken and dumpling soup tasteless. Schnitzel dry

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  39. StephenB

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good stop for lunch. Great location and good food

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  40. Dennis

    Charlotte

    185 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the pork chop and asked that it be prepared, medium rare. I was told that it must be fully cooked. It was tasty, but it could’ve been much better if it had been prepared properly.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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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The Wolseley is rated 4.5 stars by 3857 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

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Google Map for The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

Additional information

  • Area
    St. James's
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–11:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:30 Lunch Daily 11:30–15:30 Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 15:00–18:30 Sat, Sun 15:30–18:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–23:00 Sun 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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