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The Wolseley

4.7
3899 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3899 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elly
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food, service and amazing building!

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Juls
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of my favourite places to visit mainly due to the lovely surroundings and general buzz. Even in these strange times the atmosphere is still great. Food is always consistent. Lower rating this time as the service was not as good as usual, could just have been the waiter we had but never the less expect better from this establishment.

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AdrienneV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat... consistently delivers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, good service

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GavinW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. The restaurant responded to the note I left indicating this was a special occasion (milestone birthday for my partner) and sat us in a lovely table in the position I had requested. Lovely food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere and a lovely “Happy Birthday” message with my partners desert. Thank you for looking after us so well!

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vipKeithW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff are always attentive. Great place to eat.

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londonguy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a late booking and given restaurants have to close at 10pm we were quite rushed because our table was not available immediately. This was a shame but the food and service were excellent.

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vipdxbaero
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Wide variety on the menu at a range of prices and the quality of the food is excellent. We had a table upstairs in their mezzanine area and the service is never as good up there. Make sure you get a table on the floor as it never lets you down

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LesleyC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and quality of food is always exceptional. Doing well at this covid time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

we were shove in a corner table next to till , so ever time the waiter took some tissue of the roll the dust went alover our breakfast, my order was wrong then when told he just rolled his eyes to the waiter delivering food , also tables were very close together near the next person no safety measures only face masks on waiters . i loved going to worsley but not been back for a year and very disappointed that the standard have dropped .

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you want and more. Old fashioned service I mean proper service how it used to be. Place buzzing felt like being back in normal life. Brunch fabulous Eggs Arnold Bennett toast & a lovely birthday touch. We couldn’t have asked for or expected more. Just superb experience.

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vipclivem
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and great table on the mezzanine

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

These are difficult times with temperature checks on arrival and masks which detract from The Wolseley experience. Despite being on time, our table wasn’t ready so overall not a good start.

We ordered the Chateaubriand for two which is a favourite. Be warned, there is a 40 minute wait. The ends of the cut of meat were dry to the eye and taste buds but the rest perfect. I am not sure how the meat passed kitchen quality control.

As it was a birthday, a mini macaron with Happy Birthday plaque was served with dessert. Who doesn’t like a macaroon?! A nice touch and appreciated.

Overall the service was a little slow and we had to ask for service on several occasions. Not sure why bread was served without side plates? Standards did seem to slip from previous visits but ever hopeful that a return to “normal” will bring a return to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as always. Was v grateful that our table time was extended also . We got to enjoy a long and leisurely lunch .

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SteveH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipXxxxx
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was fine. We’d go back again for the atmosphere and ambiance.

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vipLaurieB
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch of schnitzel, chips and a glass of bubbles with a lovely friend. Always a very nice meal at the Wolseley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant welcome Knew my name before I said it. Great table. Good service. Great food. Just what we needed

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JanetB
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt courteous service and lovely fresh food - as usual

KW
vipKeithW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Breakfast. Great service as always, food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was good, however waiters seemed to be constantly pre occupied. I waited 15 minutes just to receive my bill.

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vipDispapointed
London
31 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect birthday lunch

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vipRobertP
London
39 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the very high quality food and service made this a fantastic dinner. Well done Wolseley team!

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RuthK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This trip to The Wolseley was for my birthday and it fully lived up to its reputation. The service was attentive and polite; the food was flavoursome, well-presented and sufficient; the non-alcoholic cocktails were delicious and the loos were immaculate (you can always judge the quality of an establishment by its loos!)

My husband's chicken soup with dumplings was incredibly tasty (how DO they make it clear like that?!) and my main course of salt marsh lamb was perfectly cooked (they didn't ask how I wanted it, it was just cooked pink) and looked beautiful on the plate. We shared a creme brulee, which was loaded with vanilla, was smooth and creamy with just the right amount of sugar. Stunning.

I'm quite glad I don't have the money to be able to dine there regularly as it would no longer be special. This was VERY special and I would love to return one day.

BTW - their Covid-19 precautions were incredible: a funky machine which took our temperature on arrival, masks all round and a nifty serving of hand gel at the place setting. Brilliant!

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vipAndreaF
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special mention to Ged, the details that can make the difference.

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DRMTE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers. Can't be faulted

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ShellyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I was celebrating our 19th Wedding Anniversary. The ambiance of the Wolseley was fantastic. Service and the staff was excellent. Despite it being a pandemic there was good safety measures in place and the tables and seating wwas in good distance from other customers.

Food from appetiser to main course was exquisite. 5 🌟 . I would recommend to my friends

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rebeccab
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was exceptionally busy especially by the doors on the way in/out. Table right by the tidying station for the servers - bit noisy and not as glam as normal. Still great food and service.

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vipPawelD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb breakfast. My favourite spot for breakfast in London

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Mel123
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and COVID secure. Would def return

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