What Insiders Are Saying
As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.
Love the ambiance always buzzy !
Great food and excellent service .
They really look after you and the accoustics in there are amazing. Despite the buzz in the place you can hear your guest. Something to do with the domes above. The food is very good. My sister was very impressed
Great food but the restaurant was busy as usual and the noise levels were high but they normally are. Certainly wouldn't put me off, food makes up for any noise level!
I won't go again, service was shocking, food was average and then they had the nerve to ask us to leave our table at 9.00pm. The waiting staff had very little interest in whether we were being served or actually enjoying the experience. Obviously it's very popular so they don't need to bother. If I'm going to spend that much money I would rather enjoy the experience.
Usually outstanding but our last visit wasn’t as good. Service was weak and pastries were stale
Such a pleasure for a birthday breakfast. Staff were accommodating and very welcoming!
Outstanding afternoon tea, would recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic experience. Great gluten free option! And a special birthday surprise :)
The service was excellent and the food as well. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating and the service was fast and courteous. The place is an absolute delight and I could have sat there all morning if I hadn't had to rush off to work - damn!
Meeting my daughter who is studying in London for Sunday lunch. All good as usually and a very good roast beef too
Sunday lunch. The one meal of the week I look forward to and the first time to eat it at The Wolseley. I chose roast beef and it was the softest, tastiest I’ve ever had, anywhere. With a bottle of claret, heaven.
Been previously and loved it but this time the service was very slow, had to ask for salt and pepper etc twice! Bacon was in bits and over cooked, the poached eggs were cold and so was the toast. No preserves offered with the toast.
Love this place! Food always great and the atmosphere is relaxed with attentive service.
Excellent as always but would have loved another plate of cakes and scones 😋
I had the afternoon tea. Food was ok. Service was ok. I moved from the main room to the cafe room as it’s just so noisy in there. The cafe room was quieter but the decor, seats, table etc was not that nice. Not befitting their price tag at all.
Excellent for a birthday brunch - relaxed and beautiful surroundings, courteous and efficient yet very friendly service
Extremely poor service. Our table was not ready on time and we had to stand around and continuously explain who we were. The tables are all crammed in with little room. We were completely forgotten; waited 35 mins for our afternoon tea and had one pot of tea the whole time we were there. We only got our food because we alerted someone that we had been waiting so long.
Definitely will not return or recommend. There are lots of superior places that have staff that care and are the same price.
Good food and good service
Very busy and tables are close together, however this does add to the ambiance and upbeat mood of the place.
Great food and service
If you like greens with your roast this is not the meal for you. However the quality of the meat was delicious and when my partner was less happy with hers the whole meal was swiftly removed from the bill.
We were visiting from California and chose The Wolesley because we had a pleasant meal on our last visit over 2 years ago and was tempted by the Sunday beef lunch. The kitchen chooses to serve it thinly sliced, but it was barely warm, stringy and a huge disappointment. If I had been served this in a restaurant in California I would have complained about it, but as our British relatives were paying and I didn’t want to appear brash, I ate in silence and apologized for my choice of restaurant.
Please forward my comments to the restaurant.
One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. Spectacular!!
Amazing food and beautiful building. Really enjoyed the lobster and the oysters.
One of the GREAT London restaurants. It never fails to delight.
The London breakfast institution cruises on perfectly - yet another great experience - my first choice in London for a top breakfast!!
Delicious as always. A very good hollandaise made using a good quantity of yolks, lemon juice and cayenne. Great coffee too.
very well prepared food in a very good location. I would recommend this experience to everyone
Oyster and a fabulous steak!
A very good venue at any time of day.An interesting menue.Friendly and helpful staff
Reasonably regular diner but service on this day was patchy and food wasn’t wonderful.
A nice lunch
It was just okay. The food wasn’t special enough to warrant the price tag, in my humble opinion. Whilst the service was faultless (I cannot emphasise how great all the waiting staff were), tables are rammed close together meaning anyone being served - or wanting to get up from their table - risk toppling the table to the side of them. For a fine dining institution in such a beautiful locale, the fact that the ambience is dead (no piano, no music, for example) is actually very noticeable. I don’t think I’d recommend this place and was honestly a little disappointed after looking forward to it for so long.
Booked Afternoon Tea as a belated Birthday celebration for a friend. Two days before had to amend the booking from four people to five. They managed to do so, albeit with a change of time, which actually was better. Compared to other places in Central London, I think The Wolesley is good value for such quality, would definitely recommend
As always a good atmosphere and food but as got sat in one of the top tables services wasn't it normal high standard. A good lunch was had but not as good as previous times I have been
Very elegant British setting for breakfast, high tea or just a meal as visitors or with friends. Location is great as it is close to all, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park....
One needs to book in advance.
Grand decoration, good pancakes
I had the kidneys for breakfast - Divine!
Gorgeous art deco surroundings wrapped around old school stars!
The place was too noisy that like a market,everyone talks loudly and it was hard to enjoy the environment.if it was a small restaurant,it’s ok,but it’s not.the crab was good and fresh,salad with parrots was a little salty.steak was more than medium