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The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 (0)20 7499 6996
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Ranked #505 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $102
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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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81% Recommend
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Wolseley with a friend who frequents the place. Beautiful surroundings to be sure. The food however is kind of average if I'm being honest. I had the Sunday roast which was fine but not particularly memorable. The price seemed quite steep as well especially when I take into account that I have had sublime Sunday roasts... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We dined here again on our annual visit from New Zealand. This is one of London's most fashionable restaurants and reservations are advised well in advance. The staff, the food, the atmosphere and the Art Deco building all add to a truly exceptional experience.

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is simply the best breakfast venue on the planet! Eggs Benedict, fine tea, fabulous pastries and accompaniments, impeccable service and a sensations atmosphere. This restaurant has got it all. If you are in London it is a must!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My friend and I love to meet for afternoon tea. We had two friends visiting from Edinburgh and chose to take them for afternoon tea at The Wolseley and we were not disappointed.Although very very busy the service was excellent, At first we were seated at a table near the door we explained we were old friends who had not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant as our stop for high tea. With beautiful surroundings, handsome staff and chic clientele we were not disappointed. A place for beautiful people to be seen. The little nibbles were average but the chocolate sandwich was decadent and delicious. The afternoon tea blend is a must.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit, the first was in 2010 with my sister and her client. I loved it so much that I insisted we go again! So my husband, sister and 2 English friends decided to go for a late lunch. It was quite busy but they found us a nice table. We were starving and I believe we... More

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Rome, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is wonderful! The food and good, and the magical atmosphere! I love this restaurant, full of charm and luxury! Every time I come to London I have to eat at least twice a Wolseley, fantastic experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful restaurant, look like Vienna Must dress nice because it is very open - not good for tourists Very nice staff and atmosphere and very nice service Food fantastic but expensive Coffee and tea much better than top hotels in China and Hong Kong

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Having been for Afternoon Tea in July, we booked for lunch on our latest trip to London. And were we glad we did! We loved it again. Our waiter was excellent, and was clearly proud of the restaurant. The chicken soup with dumplings starter I had was superb, as were my other halves quails eggs. We both had the plat... More

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Padua, Italy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I wanted to have a real English high tea and picked The Wolseley for the purpose. The premises are beautifully decorated in black, white and gold with exquisite Chinese-style lacquer details and magnificent chandeliers. Tea was served in an old-style silver teapot and elegant cups and I was brought a cake stand with scones and sandwiches, a set of jam... More

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