My wife and I recently stayed at The Ritz Hotel next door to The Wolseley and had intended to have breakfast there after our over-night stay. The Ritz corridors smelled a little odd, our accomodation was way below par and a few hours after arriving, we sat down for afternoon Tea at the Ritz....which was a dreadful experience and bland. There was no way we were going to risk breakfast the following morning or risk being the recipients of staff “attitude” in this stuffy, once great hotel. Where to therefore go for breakfast? The answer......we simply crossed the road to THE WOLSELEY which is right next door to The Ritz where we enjoyed what may well be the very best breakfast in London.
Some years ago I met the former executive chef from The Wynn hotel, Las Vegas who conceptualised all of the Wynn restaurants and who is a real “foodie” and he invited me to join him in London where he was visiting for a truffle auction. At that time he told me that although he was staying at the superb Lanesbrough Hotel, he breakfasted every day at The Wolseley as it was the best breakfast in London....I remembered this recommendation and so we tried it......and it was wonderful.
We love the Wolseley breakfast. The breakfast menu is superb and it was delicious, served well, the room is airy, the atmosphere was perfect...what a great way to start the day. We felt we had escaped from the stuffiness of our hotel next door where even The Ritz restaurant had a certain old-hotel-restaurant smell about it.
The Wolseley service is superb and efficient and you can be in-and-out quickly or you can take your time and people watch (this restaurant is a celebrity favourite). I really cannot recommend it more.......a perfect breakfast in a wonderful location. Why put up with hotel catering when you can come here? Just one tip....it’s popular so best pre-book.
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