The Wolseley

4.7
3767 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 3767 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and worth visiting often

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Brijou
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting ,good service ,delicious scones but very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was unusually slow for breakfast. The toast arrived when we had almost finished.
Food excellent as always.
My drinking glass had a crack in at.
The toilets however were dirty, only 2 of them were usable and one was missing it’s lid.

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barbaram
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building with sublime food, great value for money

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KeithC
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Wolseley is like a reliable friend
Always there for you, democratic and still glamorous after all these years
Congratulations to everyone involved

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday - friendly efficient service

JM
JanetM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal with attentive service. Very enjoyable.

SP
SimonP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience of dining at The Wolseley. It's the second time of having an afternoon tea there and it didn't disappoint.

Great food, attentive service, vibrant atmosphere and delicious food.

Highly recommend.

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EW16
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Waiters work as a team well. Will be going again soon.

AL
AmericaninLondon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with friends, lovely service, great food, fun ambiance.

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sheila
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the ambience with my three kids (young adults)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

so good so fresh
Service very good

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ElaineB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Right from the point where we watched the barman mix an Old Fashioned cocktail for my husband with such care, to the excellent service at our table we couldn’t have expected better. Every member of the Wolseley team should be congratulated for the part they played in our experience. And the food was amazing too! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Erratic service. Ladies restrooms were in a terrible mess,

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CarolyneL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience around. Service, food, ambience, the works. One of my favourite places in London. Highly recommended.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely food and very good service.

EW
EW16
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent but the oil had a hint of spice it was not supposed to have.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman at reception was professional and accommodating really a positive start to my brunch meeting. I had the lobster and fries which was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommended, ticked all my boxes.

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ImranR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very elegant location with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff brought extra dessert as we had a bday

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Wonderful service and delicious meal. Always a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super moment en famille avec nos 2 enfants. L équipe est très gentille et prévenante. On est servis vite (ce qui est super pour le petit déjeuner) et on se sent bien dans cet endroit. Merci

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service

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Edward
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Absolutely beautiful venue. Classic bank architecture. Service was a little lacking in that none of the staff seemed very pleased to be there. Our coffee took so long to arrive we’d finished starters and moved onto the main but to their credit they didn’t charge us for these. Food was acceptable but unexciting. Bathrooms were beautifully maintained.

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EdwinS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Meeting fiancé

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KateW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a beautiful setting. Friendly staff and great service would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and excellent service a wonderful breakfast experience

JT
vipJamesT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We have dined regularly at the Wolseley and it has been wonderful. Sadly, recently it’s become inconsistent, we had a poor meal a few weeks ago. One main course was forgotten and so the meal was spoiled. Three had to eat whilst one member of our party had to wait for ages for their meal.
We gave them a second chance a week later and everything went well, good food and service. However tonight was a disaster again. One main course order was wrong and it took a long time to receive the correct food by which time the other diners had finished. The evening was ruined. I would no longer recommend the Wolseley🙁

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Booked afternoon tea online but turned up only to be told that it didn’t start for another 1.25 hours which was a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience. Lovely staff, excellent food. Can’t recommend any higher.

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MoyraD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very warm welcome at the front desk - lovely to be back in the Wolseley with it’s beautiful architecture and style. We asked for 3 Cream Teas which was confused with champagne teas. It was hard to attract the attention of the waiters to get hot water for the tea and to get the bill. We split the bill and we were surprised that the instant 3-way split option wasn’t available, neither was contactless. Felt inefficient not quaint. I’d forgotten how noisy it can be when busy! Overall a good experience but I know it could easily have been great.

JH
vipJHLondon
London
143 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely breakfast at this great institution.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews