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The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

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  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £18
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
The Wolseley is open Monday to Friday 7.00am to midnight, Saturday 8.00am to midnight, and Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm.

In the most magnificent of settings - a glamourous Grade II Listed Building, formerly a 1920s car showroom - The Wolseley is a café-restaurant located in St. James', on London's most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly. In the Grand Café traditions of European cities such as Paris and Vienna, there are several menus. These include breakfast, morning pastries, afternoon tea, and an all day menu with sandwiches, salads, crustacea and plats du jour, attracting a large number of celebrity clientele. Here, you can enjoy classic meals in an elegant ambiance to suit any occasion. Complementing your dishes, the extensive wine list features excellent selections sourced directly from Europe, the brasseries of which provided the inspiration for the glorious interior design of The Wolseley.

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

Contact +44 2074996996

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Customer reviews for The Wolseley

4.5 (((() (based on 30 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (24)
  • breakfast (23)
  • business (22)
  • entertainment (19)
  • romantic (18)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • luxury (12)
  • dinner (10)
  • views (10)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • ((((( 26 September 2011 by Dawn from Northamptonshire

    A late lunch on a Sunday late in September. A very warm welcome, impeccable service, vibrant, lively atmosphere, superb food and great value for money. We stayed for 3.5 hours and only left in order to catch our respective trains home - we could have stayed for hours more. Bravo!

  • ((*** 26 September 2011 by Miss from Belfast

    I had booked to go to the wolseley as a treat with my friend while in London for the weekend but it turned out to be a big disappointment. We had booked to go for lunch just after noon. At the start it was very nice, lovely place inside, very posh but it went downhill from there. We ordered two smoked salmon lunches with a side of chips. Out came the salmon but no chips, had to ask and even then the waitor never let us know what was happening after he checked, they came out 15 mins after our salmon had arrived. Because it is quite posh, you pay for a cover charge and service charge of 12.5% is included. For this they pour your water etc, which they didn't do. After out mains, we were given the dessert menu, the waiter took 15 mins to come back to us, when the menus had been closed for 10 to show him we were ready to order, we were ignored. Then I ordered a simple mint tea,..... Which tool at least another 10-15 mins to arrive. All very slow and disappointing. I complained when the bill arrived and the service charge was removed which was one good thing they offered to do. My recommendation, do not go, it's very overrated and not worth the money at all!!

  • ((((* 19 September 2011 by High from Charleston, SC, USA

    My mother and I had tea at approximately 4:00 PM. The food was excellent but the waiter that took our order was quite snobbish. The seating arrangement in the restaurant was quite close and we were seated next to two women who were quite loud and we could not enjoy our meal due to their rude manner.

  • ((((( 13 September 2011 by james from La Jolla

    Had breakfast. Imaginative menu, superbly cooked. Everything just right.

  • ((((( 5 September 2011 by Ian from Horsham

    2pm Friday, perfect business lunch. Choice and quality. Service on Friday slower than usual.

  • ((*** 5 September 2011 by hammer from London

    This place has gone downhill since I last went there. Charging a 'Lunch Cover Charge' and then adding a service charge of 12.5%, and then on top stating Discretionary Service Not Included is just taking it too far. For all the tourist they are giving London a bad name. I would not go back again.

  • ((((( 27 August 2011 by Mally from London

    A dependably excellent venue

  • ((((* 22 August 2011 by Casper from Leeds

    Had an early Sunday lunch, restaurant busy and buzzy when we arrived. Helpful front of house staff. Food delicious though couldn't always get the attention of the many waiters. Great for a quick bite but noticed that people don't stay for ages. Its not the place to go for a leisurely lunch with a group of friends but would definitely go again!!

  • ((((( 11 August 2011 by PW from London

    Easily booked and staff could not have been more tactfully attentive

  • ((((( 5 August 2011 by Rugby from Rugby

    I visited for afternoon tea with my three children aged 18,15,7. The staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome despite the rest of the restaurant being filled with predominantly adult groups. Excellent experience and we will return.

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