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The Wolseley

#438 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
St. James's
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160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England
+44 20 7499 6996
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time at The Wolseley and I had high expectations. When you have heard so much about a place, travelled a long way, are really looking forward to something, you can't help but have high expectations. Firstly, this traditional and grand space is beautiful and when decorated for Christmas, it seems especially so. My (not easily impressed) teenage son and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classic London experience Dinner was good Staff was pleasant Will go back for tea as I heard it is great

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Thank dmn1110
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing building offering the expectation that your heading for a great night, however the food menu was bland and rather boring and the whole place seemed to be trading on its name and the building. Very disappointed.

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Thank Miles C
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historic restaurant in an old bank building is a landmark that you'll want to include on your tour of the Mayfair District. A reservation is needed at lunch time.

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Thank EasyTravel365
London, UK
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buzzing atmosphere for a weekend lunch. Varied menu with lots of classic dishes. Professional and attentive staff. Definitely feel as if you are being spoiled.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to eat full of vibe and buzzing with chatter. Not for those who want a quiet meal, but for a great meal with friends where you can laugh and talk its the place.

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Thank Geoffrey W
London
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's no surprise this restaurant is rated as one of the best in town. I had quails eggs with sea bass to follow which was mouth-wateringly delicious. Splendid service, wonderful ambience. Could eat here every day!

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Thank Gassbags
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a luxury afternoon tea where you can sit back and relax, this isn't the place for you. We were expecting the service and ambience to be on a level with the other top London hotels but the tea is served in a large, loud room with all the lunch and dinner guests. Tables were cramped and... More 

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Thank shrazzle
London
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wolseley is an OCCASION restaurant. One of the loveliest, buzziest rooms in London. Dinner once at the mezzanine level was particularly memorable. The food is pleasant - I find the food better at other restaurants in the same groups, especially The Beaumont Hotel. Service always excellent. Good choice of meal options.

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Thank Jamromorrow
Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wolseley is a "classic" venue in London to see and be seen. The restaurant itself is beautiful, and the atmosphere and feel, is very good. Its location, very near The Ritz and Piccadilly, fantastic. The food and service, however, are just average. I had breakfast there and for the price and especially the service, I cannot say I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$124
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 6996
Description
The Wolseley offers several menus in the Grand Café tradition including breakfast, morning pastries, afternoon tea, and an all day menu with sandwiches, salads, crustacea and plats du jour. We are open seven days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighbourhood Profile
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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