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About The Wolseley

The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition located at 160 Piccadilly in an impressive Grade II Listed Building serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Booking is recommended but a portion of the tables are available for walk-in customers.

160 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9EB
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 7am – 11am; Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 11am
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Saturday – Sunday: 11:30am – 3pm
Afternoon Tea: Monday – Friday: 3pm –6pm; Saturday: 3:30pm – 5pm; Sunday: 3:30pm – 6pm
Dinner: Monday – Friday: 5:30pm – 11:30pm; Saturday – Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7499 6996

Website:
http://www.thewolseley.com/

Public Transport:


Green Park Underground
Piccadilly Circus Underground

Executive Chef:
Lawrence Keogh

Private Party Facilities:
The Private Dining Room seats up to 14 diners for lunch and dinner. The luxurious interior sits above the restaurant, yet feels part of the theatre below whilst offering complete privacy.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Chillingworth: 020 7659 9302

Additional:
Cafe, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

The Wolseley Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (181)
Lunch (136)
People Watching (129)
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Brunch (124)
Afternoon Tea (119)
Good for Birthdays (106)
Business Meals (103)
Good for Anniversaries (101)
Good for a Date (100)
Pre/post Theatre (94)
Sunday Lunch (71)
Fit for Foodies (69)
Authentic (67)
Casual (62)
Fun (62)
Afternoon Coffee (62)
Comfort Food (58)
Hot Spot (58)
Romance (54)
Late-night Find (44)
Notable Wine List (39)
Neighbourhood Gem (34)
Group Bookings (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Worth the Drive (28)
Cosy (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Happy Hour (17)
Quick Bite (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Seasonal (14)
Healthy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Child Friendly (10)
Scenic View (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Outstanding Value (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Very nice, staff very well trained. Pleased with our experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Anniversery

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on 22 December 2017

We read the reviews about The Wolseley and were anxious to try it. We had a party of seven and tried a variety of things: French toast, haggis, eggs Benedict, etc. each item that we had was delicious!! Also the fresh juices offered were fresh and very good! I would highly recommend brunch at The Wolseley!! The only downside that we experienced was slow service at our table in taking the order and receiving the check but we did get our food quickly. We would go back if we had time on this trip!

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food4
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Great atmosphere and service, not ruished and food excellent , good buzz, could offer more veggie options although does have a veggie menu

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Always have a fantastic time at The Wolseley- great staff - good food - lively ambience - and handy for getting back to the Ritz!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 December 2017

A regular stop whenever we are in London and one of our favorites. The space is spectacular and the room has a wonderful energy about it no matter the time of day. We have been for breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-theatre and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 26 November 2017

We went for a late afternoon tea. The ambience was beautiful. The tea was delicious as was all the food that came with it. They had some of the best scones I have ever had at Tea.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Austin)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Another wonderful meal at a great restaurant!

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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Every time i visit this place i feel in love more and more good food and amazing stuff

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 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2017

As ever the Wolseley delivered a superb lunch in an amazing setting. The food was fantastic, wine perfect and well priced while the service and welcome outstanding. Our guests had never been before and were blown away and will definitely ad this Corbin and King flagship restaurant to their favourites list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2017

The typical and traditional British food in Central London

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Kent)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Absolutely delicious food - sea bass was so fresh and flavoursome followed by pear and ginger ice cream which was gorgeous. The house wine was excellent and not too expensive at £25. Waiters were attentive but not intrusive. I would highly recommend the place

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants in London

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Exceptional value. Quintessential Britain.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Always fantastic - never lets you down. Beautiful dining room - always feel very at home there. Beyond fashion and latest newest places - this remains a favourite and every return cements my affection for it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 13 November 2017

This restaurant never disappoints !!it is amazing from the food to the waitstaff it is 5 STARS it’s always a must when in London

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Very classy and good food!!

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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Breakfast was delicious and the service was great. The only think that we didn't like was the noice. Ambiance was nice but too noisy

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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

This place never disappoints, simply the best.

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·Dined on 8 November 2017

We were really surprised by the surroundings and history of the restaurant! Never thought of it being a car showroom!! The name should have given it away!
We were a party of four school friends in our sixties and I had booked the meal and was apprehensive in case the others hated it! It surpassed all our expectations, food, service, ambience, the quality and selection of food and the wonderful service! The price was a very pleasant surprise too! Good value- we are Yorkshire lasses and appreciated not being ripped off!!!!
Thank you and the staff for a very enjoyable end to our three day break in London

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Very happy all round

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 (Toronto)·Dined on 4 November 2017

The Wolsley was a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely heavenly. We would highly recommend to our friends and we will definitely visit again!! Beautiful decor and the atmosphere was so lively!! Great choice!!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Our experience at The Wolseley was out of this world! My boyfriend and I went on a Saturday morning for breakfast. We were celebrating our 3 year anniversary and my belated birthday. The inside is very modern, with a touch of antique. The black and white floors and beautiful lights are a must see. They've got a very extensive menu, something to make everyone happy! We started off with eggs Benedict and berry pancakes for dessert. The food was delicious and very filling! When booking online, in the comments section, I asked for a "good" table as we were celebrating the mentioned 2 occasions. To our great surprise, when it was time for our dessert, a head of staff approached our table with our pancakes and complementary french cakes, with almond slabs with "Happy Anniversary" and "Happy Birthday" on them! What a lovely surprise!! They truly made our experience at The Wolseley one to remember. We will definitely be returning. This is a must do when in London! THANK YOU!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 3 November 2017

A standout in London’s busy restaurant scene. A mix of middle European cuisine (schnitzels and strudel) with British (smoked haddock) and superb fresh shellfish. Breakfast thru lunch thru dinner and beyond. The setting is turn of the century elegance. Fine wine list by the glass or bottle. Oh, and have dessert as well. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Fun
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Excellent food great atmosphere great service.
There is a great buzz in the restaurant and the decor is fabulous

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Nice venue, nice food, great service, very friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

Fabulous venue for any occasion. I love this place

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience3
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

We did not have a great table but the staff look after you so well, they make it worth going.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

Soufflé Was Just delicious and the table was nice. Bye

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 30 October 2017

The restaurant was packed at 2pm. We had to wait tenminutes for our table - but it was worth it.
The menu is always the same and I love their chopped chicken salad. The waiters are very good and the service is excellant.
I don't like the idea of a cover charge in addition to an optional service charge.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Good food, and we love it for the ambience above anything. We have been about five times on visits to London and enjoyed it every time. It feels like being in a Paris restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Had a lovely breakfast with my wife,there are meals on the menu that you don't see in other restaurants.I can recommend the duck eggs on haggis with whisky sauce ,kept me full all-day ,my wife had kedgeree ,the first time she had eaten this dish ,it was absolutely delicious.Add in the first class service and the buzz of the full restaurant it is the place to go for a great meal.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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food3
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

The atmosphere was excellent, the food medium, the wine very expensive, and the service
Was good.
We enjoyed the food with the 30 ties music and songs.
Lovely- we will repeat it again in few years.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Took my parents and they said it was like being on the orient express and the menu definitely caters for all ages.
Recommend the liver and bacon and also the lobster was great.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

First time to try English afternoon tea. Delicate, delicious. Love the silver vessels, old and antique ambiance. Good experience!

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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Delicious eggs benedict in a grand European cafe setting - thank you.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 20 October 2017

This is my second visit and was equally as good as the first visit.
Food excellent best I have ever had
Waiters helpful but not intrusive.
Lovely atmosphere.
Beautiful decor.
Not cheap but lovely for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Still one of the most stunning spaces to experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 October 2017

I love the interior decoration and the fresh bakery set out in the middle of the restaurant.

However the tables are placed quite close to each other and the walls and floors are not noise-absorbing so the place can get quite noisy and you can be overheard.

Service was great, and there was a good selection of hot and cold breakfasts. As a tourist I tried the haggis with the duck egg, quite a heavy portion but it was a great authentic English/Scottish breakfast!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Fantastic staff and very good manners without being prententious. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Cozy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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