The Wolseley

4.5
3600 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.
What 3600 People Are Saying
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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing soufflé

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AC
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very expensive. But staff are wonderful.

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D
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful hospitality, service and food!!
A London favorite!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed. Terrible service and food was not amazing.

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. It has a great pulse, great service and excellent food too.

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AJ
London
99 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service @ The Wolesley yesterday, surpassed their usual high standard! Lovely food, cooked and presented beautifully. If you have never been, I would recommend it, it never disappoints!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely up until the end of our meal when they disappeared, and we couldn’t find anyone to bring our check and forgot a glass of wine for the table.

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

See and be seen

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

I just love The Wolseley! The buzzing atmosphere, great service, friendly members of staff, and delicious food all make for a memorable experience.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service good food and for LONDON a fair price.

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DJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to have a productive business breakfast. Service is attentive and efficient and the food always meets expectations.

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HL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent for a treat. Great decor, great atmosphere, very good service, food and wine. Only two slight criticisms: our wine was left in an ice bucket elsewhere but our glasses were left empty on one occasion (once I pointed it out had no more problems); the kedgeree was fine but lacked real flavour.

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CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience in London.

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C
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Coq u vin too die for!

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

A little more attention needs to be paid to the people tucked away in the alcoves above the stairs. Great seats to watch what’s happening but not so great to catch the attention of the staff.

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ML
London
60 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I love The Woleseley and have been multiple times for breakfast, tea, and now dinner. One thing I struggle with is that the wait staff never seem to be around at the end of the meal when you want to ask for the bill. It is very difficult to find them when you actually want to pay! Additionally, our waiter seemed to be a little bit on the rude side, just not very friendly as I've experienced in the past. But the food we received was indeed delicious. I would have loved to have been able to take the remainder of my kedgeree home because the serving was large and I wasn't able to eat it all, but it seems as if a nice establishment like The Wolseley doesn't do doggie bags. Pity. I hate to see all that food go to waste!

Anyway, the food is great even if the service is sometimes lacking. I'd still recommend this restaurant.

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T
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting was lovely and our waitstaff cordial and efficient. I was encouraged by the waiter to order the sole which was pricier than the entree I was thinking about. It was dry and tasteless. But everything else was delicious. I would return for the ambience alone.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Great Great

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M
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
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 on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and really special. Delicious.

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JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
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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GF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a plentiful and outstanding tea service. We each very different types of flavorful teas and they were so tasty.
The food was fabulous. The scones deserve a review all on their own. Everything was great but the scones just stand out as exceptional. I would go back again.

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V
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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CM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timeless elegance, amazing ambiance, great service and food from this London gem. A must!

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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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SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is such a gorgeous beautiful restaurant for a celebratory meal

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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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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
7 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
38 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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