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#224 of 17,476 Restaurants in London
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Sponsored by: Wiltons

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Dover sole
1. Dover sole
" For my main I decided to go very traditional with Dover Sole"
Mike C
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2. Frankly, perfection.
2. Frankly, perfection.
"a special treat and it was utterly wonderful from start to finish"
Rev-Geordie
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3. a must visit.
3. a must visit.
"Wiltons you are absolutely outstanding"
rumandsunshine
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About
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 advise Wiltons immediately upon making your reservation. We politely ask that gentlemen wear long sleeved
PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$184
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Just the perfect place for a really special and memorable family dinner. The staff are super efficient, professional and friendly. The food is just superb. The atmosphere was pleasingly “cosy”. We had a booth-like table for four so we felt reasonably private. The whole thing...had a very comfortable and special feel about it. I had Cornish red mullet, which was the best fresh fish I have ever tasted at a restaurant (and I am Cornish and was brought up on the treat of freshly sea-caught Mackerel). My lobster cocktail was wonderful. All in all - faultless and wonderful. Thank you to the Wiltons’ team!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 190745Paul, Thank you for your super review. It is always rewarding to read that our guests have enjoyed their time with us, and even more so when it is a special occasion. Michael S.

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 February 2022

Amazing staff and food. Compliments to the chef! Best black truffle risotto I’ve ever had. Oysters and cod even more delicious, and don’t miss the rice pudding with Yorkshire rhubarb and almonds. Did I mention service, they were outstanding from the time we walked in...until we left. We will be back ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear Tams89 Thank you for your wonderful review. Rice pudding almost as good as grandmas is not to be missed! We hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Michael S.

Reviewed 3 April 2022

Fantastic service Amazing Food Great Atmosphere Wonderful Place for a long lunch or dinner Fish is excellnt

Date of visit: April 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jacqui151 Thank you for you very flattering review. We hope to have the pleasure of your company in the near future. Michael S.

Reviewed 23 March 2022

Wilton’s is perhaps my favourite restaurant in London for the sheer class of its service, comfort, ambience, wine and food. So it was with real excitement that I received an invitation to lunch on Wednesday 23 March from an old business friend in Yorkshire to...mark my retirement. The excitement was further heightened by the food critic, William Sitwell’s piece in the Telegraph magazine supplement the previous Saturday. He particularly praised the “special” of the day served from the famous carving trolley which would be the finest Roast Beef on a Wednesday. We met just before 1.00pm, ordered a glass of champagne and looked at the menu. I chose the Marinated Salmon with Dill and Mustard Sauce for a starter and then (of course) the Roast Beef from the trolley which I had spied on my way to the table. My host and I were utterly astounded when the waiter said that was already finished. We queried this answer as we could see the magnificent beast being carved at another table. The Maitre D intervened and said it was finished as they already had reserved orders from other tables. So do people order before coming to the restaurant or order as they are led to their table? This was only 1.15pm. Surely the Wilton’s of old would not permit customers to be disappointed in this manner? We were not at all happy with this attitude and service – clearly William Sitwell was not treated in such a cavalier manner!! The salmon was wonderful and the flavour enhanced by the dill and mustard sauce.. Instead of roast beef. I tried the Mixed Grill medium rare with sausage, excellent black pudding, pink and juicy lamb cutlet, tender fillet and delicious lamb kidneys. All nicely cooked and presented but, honestly, Mr Wilton, not a proper substitute for the roast beef from the trolley. A bottle of premier cru Chablis was a lovely choice. Crisp and fruity with just a hint of honey.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brian M Thank you for your review and apologies that we had sold out of roast beef when you visited. There are times when certain items on the menu prove very popular and dispite the chef's best efforts at ordering we do sell out....More

Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

A firm favourite for my husband and I whenever we're in London. By far the best Stilton soufflé you'll find and the smoked salmon is a delight. Service is impeccable. Atmosphere is discreet and professional whilst being friendly. A must visit for anyone partial to...sea- food. A trip to London isn't the same for us without a visit here!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear emmap0302 Thank you for your lovely review. Please keep coming, it's the biggest compliment you can give us. Michael S.

Reviewed 27 February 2022

A heads up -- these guys stick to their principles! I had cut my leg open and had to wear more comfortable pants to avoid aggravating the wound, wore a black designer sweats, a suit coat, a black dress shirt, and a nice tie to...take my partner out for her last night in London and birthday and the maitre 'd still came up, overruled the hostess, and told us very politely that we could not eat there. Don't even try!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear abcdefgrahasrhae We are sorry you fell foul of our dress code, hopefully you will visit again in the near future. Michael S.

Reviewed 22 February 2022

Except the location, everything was average or less than average: the food, the staff. We've eaten several dishes, as we were a group of friends, but nothing made us return...

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear Raluca A Thank you for your review. Hopefully you will find a restaurant more to your liking. Michael S.

Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

The ambiance was excellent, all staff were friendly but not intrusive. They knew the menu giving good advice and they were excellent. We had excellent starters followed by Dover Sole and Halibut respectively, both cooked to perfection and washed down by a fabulous white wine....Overall an excellent dining experience and we will return Thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear L3918UGmikej Thank you for the very kind review. The whole team take great pride in what they do and it is a fine balance to give attentive yet unobtrusive service. To read such a flattering review helps to inspire us to continue what we...More

Reviewed 9 February 2022

As old school and as wonderful as I imagined it would be. Not cheap but as expected. Great food. Great service. Faultless.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear peterhD5128ZY Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We were very pleased to read that we were just as imagined, very reassuring. Michael S.

Reviewed 1 February 2022

This place is almost obsolete and the client base would appear to be mainly wealthy men of the "Grey Pound" brigade Spending like there's no tomorrow. My fellow diners were suited local businessmen, probably local Gallery owners The food was traditional, it's a fish based...menu. Depending on what you chose, its doesn't have to be horrendously expensive What I ate was well cooked and service was good. Someone else mentioned the greeting upon arrival, Mine was mixed, there were 3 people on Reception, one smiled and 2 were indifferent as though I was being vetted.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Wiltons St James 1742, General Manager at Wiltons, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear STRADMAD Thank you for your review, and also thank you for pointing out that our menu can cater for all pockets. We have taken your comments about your welcome on board and hope that you will report that your welcome on your next visit...More

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david a
21 February 2022|
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Response from Jeremy C | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember but it is a carving trolley, not a carvery. Everything we have eaten at Wilton's over the years has been excellent-you get what you pay for!
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16 December 2018|
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Response from WiltonsStJames1742 | Property representative |
Sorry we haven't got back to you earlier, we have just returned from our Christmas break. Wiltons welcomes well behaved children of all ages, we can offer a highchair if needed as well as pictures and pens for colouring if... More
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Response from Charlotte B | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The male guests all wore really expensive suits and tie etc and the women wore formal dresses /silk blouses etc. We on the other hand wore more informal wear since we hadnt brought anything else to the UK - my husband... More
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Wiltons is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5