The Wolseley

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3658 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
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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Milwaukee
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

While we love the Wolseley overall, they do rush you which detracts from the experience. Staff is gruff and in a hurry and they turn tables so be prepared. We did not have our first drink and they wanted first and main orders asap. The noise level is pretty wild too though that settles down after 8 pm. Probs best to experience in a private room if you can. Love the food.

EP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal !

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KW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, food always great. Staff Are very attentive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was great to experience the traditional British afternoon tea here. The dishes are a little bit sweet for my taste, but the earl gray is amazing.

PR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. 1st class service and such a great venue for an evening in London.

K
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always . My favorite in London.

k
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

pleasant evening food good waitress a bit confusing

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

First London Visiting

G
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coq au Vin was fantastic!

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good at any time of the day. Great choice on breakfast menu from healthy to full cooked English, pastries, tea and coffees and several fresh fruit juices. Everything is cooked just so.

BB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great English breakfast in a beautiful setting. Eggs Benedict is superb.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is average but others is

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere with the added bonus of a movie star sighting.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ‘Full English’ breakfast as always x

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast. Probably the best pain perdu I ever had and would definitely come back for the viennoiseries. I love the ambiance. I love dressing up and coming to this establishment.

l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The Wolseley is a beautiful restaurant but felt like a tourist trap. Food is adequate and expensive.
Server had an attitude. There are so many other great places in London to eat. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick dinner before the Proms. We sat at 17:45 and food was served 10 minutes later. Swift, efficient service without being rushed. Thanks again.

KD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The elegant surroundings, delicious scones, and attentive servers made this a very special occasion. I look forward to visiting your afternoon tea experience when I am in town again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening with family.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoyed having Breakfast at the Wolseley! Delicious food and friendly service. Top class eating experience with traditional English environment.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for breakfast... received a complimentary pastry for Happy anniversary

FQ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is one of the restaurants that we frequently visit to have breakfast specially, while all the usual aspects are perfect the service was a little strangely deferent this ..we have to stand from where we seated to call the waiter when we needed to be served.

When we received the check we noticed that the water had been added three times, unfortunately because we were inviting a family we hesitated to call the waiter to confirm the mistake and paid it.

We are still going to visit the restaurant again and hope the two remarks will be avoided.

Thanks.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

anniversary

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Was so looking forward to our visit as we have dined here many times, however, our meal was spoilt by a very sour faced 'waitress' who, when I asked why she looked so unhappy and could she not smile, I was met with the response, I am here to take your order, thats all ! I asked to see the manager who was VERY apologetic and we were given another young lady, who was perfect. So, in summery, an evening spoilt, and of course, we tell everyone about it. Hence this review. Leave your troubles outside of work.

KF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

never disappointed with The Wolseley - always great customer service and ambience

DS
24 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Long time patron but won’t return.
Too many venues in Mayfair that know how to treat their guests to settle for arrogant inattentive service.
Too bad, used to be a favorite of the wife.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual

C
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a must during a trip to London! Gorgeous restaurant and fabulous brunch at decent prices. Loved it. Never felt rushed and have great memories

DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My entrecote steak had a lot of gristle in it - not what I expect when paying £30 for an average cut of beef. My wife had a dish with broccoli which was so hard she could not cut them - they were not cooked properly but were taken back and replaced satisfactorily.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My ultimate favorite!

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LJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I adore this place for a special lunch it is perfect.

MH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food was excellent as was the service. Would return on my next visit.

J
London
45 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Wolseley is my favourite restaurant in London it’s informal but sophisticated great simple food and I always have the same food now I have tried most of the dishes but have my favourite each time I visit staff are friendly professional and Charing when I bring my kids for lunch.

H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely food. Macaroons for birthday.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

we went for breakfast on a Sunday morning, booked 2 days in advance and the only time available was 9am so be sure to book further in advance if you can’t stand too early hours!
The food was excellent, however the waiters seemed a bit annoyed and never had a smile or whatsoever... understandable considering it such a busy place

DF
Philadelphia
209 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, my chicken was moist and the John Dory fillet was better. For dessert the Carmel eclair was very good. Tables are extremely close so be prepared to share your conversation as well as the tables next to you. Service was good.

GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy place but great atmosphere, best if you’re not in too much of a hurry. Best for those who want to appreciate the beautiful building and interior.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and service. It’s my mom’s birthday celebration. She’s so happy to have it there.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual just fabulous!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was good but the service was the worst experience I have ever had

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