The Wolseley

4.5
3579 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
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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The Infatuation
8.5

As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Great Great

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とても雰囲気も良くサービスも良いのにお値段がさほど高くなくステキな時間を過ごせました。夜遅くにデザートだけいただける貴重なカフェだと思いました。

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and really special. Delicious.

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JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A good type of afternoon tea, the scone and sweets were great, and the sandwiches were all right. It’s a lot for one person such as myself alone as i was, but everything was all right. The price is average and the same as expected/promoted.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un luogo meraviglioso!
Servizio impeccabile e cibo di alto livello.
Doveroso andare appena possibile

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OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I don't bother to look at the menu any more... schnitzel every time!

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Y
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good selection of food, friendly service however a little slow and pricey.

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AM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, quintessentially British

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Really loved the setting but I was expecting a little bit more when it came to the quality of the food

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambience & very personalized service

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

despite booking in advance was given a poor table by the loos!

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w
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favourite place in London. For all meals, for all events. It is magical.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing as I expected. Very good food, excellent service and the best location.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (oysters), service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the Wolseley!!

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IG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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GL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food great venue, and excellent in price.

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor scrappy service

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G
London
37 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food and lovely to be remembered by staff following our private dining experience however the attending waiter was poor with slow service and inattentive to drinks and such like. Surprising given your normalcy high standards.

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H
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have been to the Wolseley some time ago, but my visit last week was disappointing. The staff were not attentive at all. The food is ok, but very pricey for what you get. There is a cover and service charge, which I knew about, but on this occasion was not happy about.
It is a beautiful room but the acoustics are terrible and the noise level very high, making it difficult to have a conversation. I will not be rushing back there.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to relax in London.

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s
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Average at best
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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent experience lovely food in stylish surroundings, the only mild criticism I would make was that it was impossible to get a 125 glass of wine the staff did not seemed to have been properly briefed on this

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HP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this place for my sister who was visiting from Australia. We have dined here a few times before and its been a favourite. The food, staff, ambience didn't disappoint and it maintains our favourite restaurant in London, and ticks all the boxes.
Thank you so much for great dining experience. We will be back again soon :)

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as usual, always good. The afternoon tea is very good.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

no visit to London would be complete without a visit to the Wolseley

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind & efficient personnel, splendid food, fine premises, premium location

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JN
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was overpriced, salty, and horrible. The only thing good about this place is the interiors.

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MJ
Dubai
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Iconic, fantastic location, beautiful historic building, The original Wolseley car showroom from the early 20th century

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PJ
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a bacon and egg sandwich. Bacon was burned!! I had a tight schedule so did not complain.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening - highly recommend for occasion or date night dining

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st trip to London

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is decent but service is terrible. They forgot our orders and we had a second waiter come and re take our orders. Next small things like tea refills and butter or sauces took awhile to be given. We were seated at a table in a smaller dining area where there were no servers in sight.

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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Location and setting are superb. The pastries/sweets were really good. However, the whole experience has been knocked down by the terrible service. The waiter was grumpy and missed out 2 orders out of 3. If there is a table of 3 for the afternoon tea how can you think the party has ordered only 1tea? I had to ask a different waiter who thankfully promptly reacted. But that was not over as during the afternoon the same waiter who missed out the 2 teas: 1) took away plate and napkin to one guest with no reason; 2)forgot to bring clotted cream and jam with the scones; 3)forgot to bring the bill and had to ask a second time to another waiter (total wait for the bill 40 minutes!). They charge you 12,5% service when the service is utterly embarrassing.

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AL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having tried lunch, afternoon tea and dinner it was time to sample breakfast. A relaxing morning ambience , delightful professional staff, scrummy food and reasonable pricing. A great way to start a day in busy London. My clever NZ relatives sent me the perfect birthday gift voucher. Well done to the Wolseley team once again.

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E
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Front desk person was great about accommodating my later schedule.

Food was tasty as usual. Kedgeree was flavorable, fresh and delicious.

Service once seated overall very poor. The first wait person who took my order was lovely. But he disappeared. Perhaps shift ended?

The subsequent wait person was uncommunicative and primarily absent. Came by once to refill my water glass, so perfunctory and inattentive that he didn’t notice as he plunked down the pitcher that it splashed my hand.

And then he was gone and came back at the very end to run my card through the machine.

In the meantime, had to flag two separate waiters to eventually get my bill (which took about 10+ minutes).

And except for that water pour, no check-ins/follow up from the waitperson or captains or anyone.

Unfortunately, not the hospitable and competent Wolseley I remember.

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PE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Busy and popular eatery. Food is mediocre and not the greatest of value. Pleasant experience though.

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L
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Was disappointed by the Salmon I had. My friend has the grilled chicken sandwich the chicken tasted like charcoal

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IG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food. Always feels very special.

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service very slow—over 40 minutes for an egg.

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