The Wolseley

4.5
3631 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 3631 People Are Saying
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

anniversary

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

DS
Naples
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual

DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 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 August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My ultimate favorite!

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

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

J
London
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 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
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely food. Macaroons for birthday.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 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
206 reviews
Dined on August 2, 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 August 2, 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 August 1, 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 July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual just fabulous!

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

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful enjoyed breakfast service was excellent

MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Mom here for brunch. Everything from the ambiance to the food was impeccable. The pancakes are to die for.

SK
London
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gentle Doorman was treat and must be thanked, Such a welcoming start to an evening.
Excellent service, not crowded, attentive and welcome.

Food all good.

RD
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, sommelier was outstanding, deep and broad knowledge of our favourite wines. Pleasure to talk to him about good Italian wines, and even better to know he came from around Amalfi.
Wonderful service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent English experience!

CW
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfection as always . Love the place and the atmosphere !
Bravo!!

LS
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding tea outstanding service
A true classic tea. Lovely presentation classic sandwiches. Scones are perfect

AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and I were all quite disappointed with our food. Whilst presented well, the food was very salty and nothing special. I have had far better meals in less expensive restaurants. Felt we were paying for the ambience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good full English breakfast, fantastic ambiance, my husband and I enjoyed it greatly

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. My husband and I had a wonderful meal food was delicious and service was excellent

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner. Often a glam crowd at the Wolseley, but it doesn't matter because the room is gorgeous with all the mirrors and soaring ceilings. The food is precisely perfect and the service helpful and not stuffy. Love this place.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tea with a visitor

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing soufflé

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AC
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very expensive. But staff are wonderful.

b
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for a late lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was excellent . The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and did not rush us. The ambience is busy, but not noisy like some popular places as the tables are well spaced out. . The menu is not huge , but very varied , catering for all tastes. My wife had a complimentary pudding as I had advised them it was her birthday . We could not have wished for a better celebration lunch.

D
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful hospitality, service and food!!
A London favorite!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed. Terrible service and food was not amazing.

B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. It has a great pulse, great service and excellent food too.

AJ
London
99 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service @ The Wolesley yesterday, surpassed their usual high standard! Lovely food, cooked and presented beautifully. If you have never been, I would recommend it, it never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely up until the end of our meal when they disappeared, and we couldn’t find anyone to bring our check and forgot a glass of wine for the table.

n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

See and be seen

IG
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love The Wolseley! The buzzing atmosphere, great service, friendly members of staff, and delicious food all make for a memorable experience.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service good food and for LONDON a fair price.

DJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to have a productive business breakfast. Service is attentive and efficient and the food always meets expectations.

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