Wiltons

4.8
975 reviews
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Wiltons, established in 1742, has consistently enjoyed a reputation as the epitome of fine British dining in London.
George William Wilton provided the finest oysters to the traders of London"s Haymarket. Today Wiltons continues that tradition and continues to serve the finest oysters, seafood and game.
Wiltons combines a modern philosophy on service with all that is traditionally British to create the perfect dining experience.

If you are making a reservation for groups of 6 or more, please contact Wiltons directly.

Should you have any special requests i.e birthday cakes or champagne, please contact Wiltons directly upon making your reservation.

We politely ask that gentlemen wear long sleeved shirts and long trousers, no sportswear or open toed sandals.

Private Dining

Private Dining at Wiltons, our exceptionally appointed “Jimmy Marks Room” accommodates up to 20 guests for a seated meal and up to 40 for a drinks reception. The Green Room seats up to 44 guests and the whole restaurant is available for private hire. There are no room hire fees but we do ask that

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MC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner, delicious cocktails, lovely service. Amazing all around.

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VR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wilton’s is expensive as it should be given its location and quality. We go because of the traditional English food, and particularly the fish. Also because it’s very civilised experience (unless you’re on one of the tables jammed in the aisles. They really should be removed even though it does mean the loss of some covers.) We we’re fortunate enough to have been given a lovely quiet, comfortable booth.
On this visit, the potted shrimps, large Dover soles, creamed spinach, female sommelier-recommended St Aubin, crème brûlée, and coffee, salted caramel and vanilla ice creams, were all marvellous. Service was efficient and sweet.
The only duds were a deconstructed prawn cocktail that had obviously been formed in a large pastry cutter. They should leave this nonsense to lesser restaurants. We all know what a good prawn cocktail should look like, and contain, namely a wide glass layered with a chiffonade of lettuce, a good heap of hand-peeled North Atlantic prawns - not tiger prawns - all napped with a proper Marie-rose sauce. A garnish of lemon and/or cucumber and a dash of cayenne are acceptable.
The small loaf of bread looked great but was also disappointing, being a bit stale.
With two glasses of decent house champagne and two whisky sours the bill was £350 including service. A lot for two but it was our Christmas present to ourselves and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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MG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, always excited to come to this wonderful London institution. Calm, grown up and posh but in such an understated way.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential British and that’s why I like it. Remains traditional and maintains high standards

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KM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wiltons is wonderful I love it, long may it remain exactly like it is, I love the tablecloths if only more restaurants had tablecloths and the organisation and service is great as is the food and wine list- I never want it to modernise I hate modern restaurants I like character and heart abd soul

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s
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to enjoy a civil lunch or dinner with close friends and family with the trimmings of excellency
More of the same to come I hope

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FR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My first attempt to book a table at Wilton's failed: it was closed for renovations for a long period. I was booking at the suggestion of my guest, Sir Ian Moncrieffe of that Ilk, and the time was nearly 30 years ago. Sir Ian particularly liked Wilton's "because it is the only smart London restaurants that has waitresses, and they remind me of my nanny." The waitresses seem now to have been replaced with young, eager and caring young men, but there are some notably comely young women helping them. The food is always superb. My host ordered plaice, a fish I normally disdain, feeling life is too brief to eat plaice or lemon sole. I was proved wrong by Wilton's plaice meunière. My own Loch Duart oysters were spectacular, huge, firm and brinily delicious. Our bottle of house Chablis was a bargain at £49. Despite the several tables of very young lovers (how could they afford Wilton's?), this is still the place for gentlemen to enjoy each others' company, superb food, and the best service in London.

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d
London
63 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wiltons is as usual a unique place in London, a first class British restaurant with a marvellous acoustics which makes it possible for a quiet conversation the whole evening. The food is excellent, especially the sea food and the oysters.
I simply love the place.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Locale che ha una lunga storia, ma non aperto alle esigenze dei clienti. Materia prima ottima, ma cucina non curata all’altezza del prezzo.

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DU
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The most classic of classic London Restaurants, one to be enjoyed and savoured.

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B
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. The food was perfectly cooked. The ingredients of excellent quality. The staff friendly and very professional. This restaurant is a very special place, probably the best dining experience I have had. Quality through and through. Thank you.

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience, I could not fault any aspect of it. I have been visiting for years and will continue to do so.

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c
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It could not have been better. Food, wine, service: all of the highest standards

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food , the Lobster Newburg especially. Nice table and service was ok on the whole. Did not get the wine list until asking and therefore a long delay between aperitifs and getting another drink. Despite that very good all round

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding from start to finish - a wonderful family dinner, great service and delicious food! Expensive but worth every penny.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish restaurant in London.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as ever. Oysters first class and both dover sole and turbot outstanding. Good service from sommelier as always.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was my fifth time at Wilton’s. The food was as good as always but the service was poor. This was surprising since I’ve always been happy with the service previously. We had to ask for menues and it was hard to get the attention of the waitors. After discussing this with one of the waitors the service improved but it was still not great.

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MM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I looked for a true British experience and I fully reached my target. Very attractive menu with a variety of oysters, seafood and game. The ambiance is stylish but friendly and easy at the same time. Service simply excellent. I had a fantastic selection of oysters and a roasted pheasant like a typical Christmas proposal. Indeed the pheasant was slightly tough but this has really been the only point of improvement. All the rest deserved 🔝rating. It will be one of my preferite stops in the future.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic traditional restaurant, such a find. Look forward to returning on my next visit to London.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with my fiancee for lunch. We chose the Seasonal menu which was the cheaper option but still outstanding value. We both went for the two course option with my fiancee going for the salmon starter which was plentiful and exquisite. We both went for the roast beef (Wednesday) which was melt in the mouth tender, roast potatoes come with it. We had some sprouts which are a bit pricey at £6.00 for the portion. We shared a date and walnut steamed pudding which was delicious. All this was washed down with a bottle of muscadet which was one of the cheaper options on the extensive wine list.
The service was spot on and I would like to thank Michael Stokes for taking time to tell us about the history of the restaurant. First class !

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LK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect English restaurant! Excellent food and service exquisite ambiance and environment.

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NR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The highest quality nostalgic cooking in surroundings to match
Fabulous

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Almost to much service...if there is such a thing.

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P
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wilton’s experience was superlative in every imaginable way. The food was exquisite. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was unsurpassed. I have no more over-the-top adjectives to describe it.

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V
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilton's is the gold standard for all other London restaurants. It is always wonderful....

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KG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent top notch food and service. Not innovative, not pretentious, not Michelin 3 star, but always excellent and pleasing. 100% reliable.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful enjoyment and a feeling of relaxation . We are seated and we give a big sigh and sit back and enjoy the experience.

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A
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

An old favourite which disappointed us a little on this occasion. Known for the most attentive service amongst London restaurants we felt a bit neglected on this occasion. The food was not quite up to standard and the size and presentation of the sole was less good than usual with some bones which had been overlooked. The grouse had been cut up when the request was for it to be whole. None of these elements spoilt our evening but when you are paying Wiltons prices you expect the very best!

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MT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service but a little pricey. Wonderful atmosphere

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j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great British atmosphere and excellent food.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wiltons est une des plus belles adresses de Londres: un accueil très courtois, un décor élégant et reposant, un service discret, efficace et très professionnel et une cuisine d'un grand classicisme mais d'une extrême qualité. La sole de Douvres est un délice, même très légèrement trop cuite, présentée avec une sauce tartare exquise. la carte des vins est d'une grande richesse et offre un panorama passionnant.
Certes, tout cela a un prix assez élevé mais en rapport avec la qualité du restaurant que je souhaite aux gourmets de découvrir et qui laisse un excellent souvenir.
jean michel barate

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TM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at Wilton's on a special occasion. Not a cheap option but outstanding and worth every penny. Attentive service, unhurried (a good thing). Food came out promptly. Cheese souffle and potted shrimp starters followed by lobster omelette, all very good. Quiet alcove table was just what we wanted.

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TA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice British restaurant with great service and excellent food. Beef Wellington was delicious! A little bit pricey but worth every penny spent

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MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual top quality food and service they never fail to deliver

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b
London
32 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This traditional, English, restaurant is one of the few places in London where you can guarantee that the food and wine will be excellent, the service impeccable without being intrusive and the ambiance oak panelled luxury with subdued lighting and real comfort. This doesn't come cheap but you get what you pay for. Fish, including perfectly grilled Dover sole and wonderful langoustine, vye for top billing along with seasonal grouse. If there is any complaint it is that the excellent and comprehensive wine list would be improved by the inclusion of more bottles below the £60 level which impacts heavily on the service charge. It requires no more effort to serve a £250 bottle than a £50. But at 15% the choice of wine can easily add £30 in service to the bill.

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely welcoming, friendly and courteous staff who provide a very efficient level of service. Food is excellent.

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L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not the old wilton’s and very expensive. I think the sole pre cooked? Service average, ifthey are ging to take the wine away from table they need to be more attentive onrefils

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A
London
66 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant and starting with champagne.

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