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The Wolseley

#423 of 17,514 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England
+44 20 7499 6996
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Northwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been to the wolseley many times before to eat, we decided to try breakfast as a special treat for our adult daughter's birthday. I did mention the special occasion on the on line booking, but we were delighted to be shown to a great circular table in the centre of the place. She was also presented with a lovely... More 

Thank martinamorris
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have used the Wolseley for romantic dinners with my wife and it is a great place for Business lunches . A feeling of class in this Restaurant would advise booking in advance

Thank jamestempleman
Panama City, Panama
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very large and popular restaurant and watering hole that is always very full. We went very late and it was packed; reservations are essential. The service was ok (the coat-checker was borderline rude) as was the food. The drinks were great and generous! What is amazing about this place is the cavernous room with spectacular chandeliers; I... More 

1 Thank bobbyripe
London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always had a great time at the Wolseley. Great breakfast, buzzy for lunch and a great night out for dinner. Food consistent, well presented and tasty. Only gripe can be its so busy sometimes that the staff are rushed off their feet and don't get enough time to concentrate on the service. I will alway enjoy the Wolseley it just... More 

Thank ollowood
Nicosia, Cyprus
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Undoubtedly The Wolseley is a landmark restaurant, smart, stylish and definitely worth visiting. Although it is extremely busy ( reservation is a must), the service is excellent. The food is exceptional ! The speciality is probably the schnitzel (3 types), and the salads. Desserts too are formidable! Makes your dining experience a truly memorable occasion. Will surely visit again when... More 

1 Thank CaymanRedGuard
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant 3 times in the last 3 months with the same business contacts. Every time we have received terrible service. Service so bad that it is remarked upon more than the food. It is considerably worse than any other restaurant in the same high-end category. The staff are rude, lazy, unhelpful. They cluster together and... More 

Thank FinchleyTourist
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to take visitors to london. I love the wolseley. Yes it is a london institution but it deserves it and is still excellent. I have only ever been here for breakfast but I hear it is wonderful for other meals as well. The atmosphere is fantastic - it feels oh so European and there is always... More 

Thank BoutiqueAdventurer
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk in for afternoon tea, good first impression, agile and attentive service and good quality. Having finished found It hard to attract attention to pay the bill. Then visited loo before leaving....can't repeat the state I found it in, just fled.

Thank lrrymrry
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had visited The Wolseley a few times before and always thought it quite special. Returning now after a couple of years I must say we were extremely disappointed. While the room still is very beautiful, the service has become careless and the quality of the food suddenly seems less than average. We waited a long time for our breakfast... More 

1 Thank zurich67
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this as it has always been a London must do for us and we weren't disappointed. The food and setting were exceptional and we loved the fact that we could have a luxury dining experience without the snootyness of some of the high end restaurants. It's just such an amazing space, the servers are fantastic and it's just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$127
European, British
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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
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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Evesham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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