The Wolseley

4.7
3730 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3730 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.7
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SandriaL
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Prior to COVID, the Wolseley crammed tables together to squeeze in as many tourists as possible - it was no longer a treat to go there. I stopped going and left it to the tourists who would not have known how marvellous it used to be.

Now tables are distanced and the whole atmosphere is comfortable, lively, and truly enjoyable. If it means we pay more for the same dishes in order to enjoy the experience, then I’m prepared to do so.
One never went to the Wolseley for just the food but to be entertained in a marvellous way.

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HarryB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful service as always. Some confusion over an order or two but I suspect this is due to being short staffed. I love this place. It’s like coming home.

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vipNottinghillgirl
London
33 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the Wolseley, always feels special even for a quick meal like today . The room and ambience always so energising - London comes to life here .

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place. The food was great, sadly my main really wasn’t for me but without asking (which I would not have done) they didn’t charge us for it, and that I felt was real class. Would not hesitate recommending or returning.

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Dreamer
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Start to finish the Wolsley has it. I’d like to move in.

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SarahF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Very friendly to our well behaved 3 year olds who loved the treat

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JohnB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service Great food A little crowded around where we were sitting . Like being in a walk way..
But overall would return and recommend to others. Nice experience Thank you

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fredericky
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid dining experience with polite,helpful and knowledgable staff.The snails were divine and the schnitzel likewise.An excellent occasion

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hungryman
London
20 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing at the Wolseley - the team organised a table in the horseshoe (highly recommended if you like the hustle and bustle without feeling surrounded) for my birthday and the staff were dull of banter and very warm and friendly as well as professional and smartly dressed.

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CraigW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Wolsey for all our family celebrations

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Okay
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Wolseley never really disappoints! Food was all very solid indeed, great setting as always. Service a little down on the usual, but I think this is a recurring theme in most places at the current time and by no means was it terrible. I will certainly be returning again!

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vipPaul1
London
60 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very good service, lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and worth visiting often

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Brijou
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting ,good service ,delicious scones but very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wolseley: Siempre excelente; noche inolvidable. Gracias por todo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was unusually slow for breakfast. The toast arrived when we had almost finished.
Food excellent as always.
My drinking glass had a crack in at.
The toilets however were dirty, only 2 of them were usable and one was missing it’s lid.

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barbaram
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building with sublime food, great value for money

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KeithC
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Wolseley is like a reliable friend
Always there for you, democratic and still glamorous after all these years
Congratulations to everyone involved

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday - friendly efficient service

JM
JanetM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal with attentive service. Very enjoyable.

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SimonP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience of dining at The Wolseley. It's the second time of having an afternoon tea there and it didn't disappoint.

Great food, attentive service, vibrant atmosphere and delicious food.

Highly recommend.

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EW16
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Waiters work as a team well. Will be going again soon.

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AmericaninLondon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with friends, lovely service, great food, fun ambiance.

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sheila
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the ambience with my three kids (young adults)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

so good so fresh
Service very good

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ElaineB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Right from the point where we watched the barman mix an Old Fashioned cocktail for my husband with such care, to the excellent service at our table we couldn’t have expected better. Every member of the Wolseley team should be congratulated for the part they played in our experience. And the food was amazing too! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Erratic service. Ladies restrooms were in a terrible mess,

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CarolyneL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience around. Service, food, ambience, the works. One of my favourite places in London. Highly recommended.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely food and very good service.

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EW16
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent but the oil had a hint of spice it was not supposed to have.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman at reception was professional and accommodating really a positive start to my brunch meeting. I had the lobster and fries which was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommended, ticked all my boxes.

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ImranR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very elegant location with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff brought extra dessert as we had a bday

JM
JustinM
Nashville
3 reviews