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The Wolseley

#425 of 17,567 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England
+44 20 7499 6996
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to meet for breakfast, although certainly priced for the area. Service highly attentive and the room is gorgeous. Food very tasty and decent range of options (for breakfast). Only issue is that noise can be a problem for conversation as the high ceilings and hard surfaces (with no carpet) mean you should request the small enclosed room to... More 

Thank RyokoVoyageur
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location: Excellent Table/Seating Comfort: Fine (Could do better) Menu: Limited, Old Fashioned Food Quality: Poor Wine List: Good Service: Good - Except when asked to leave the restaurant when eating dessert because other guests were waiting. Damn cheek! My friend and I were not informed of having a limited time window and were upset at being asked to leave like... More 

Thank scooterbooter24
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the Wolseley by chance last night and popped in after a shopping day. We were seated relatively quickly and the staff were professional, friendly and attentive. I had the Quail egg starter, with my mum and sister opting for the salad (Roquefort maybe?) then followed by a half lobster, chips and kale. Sancerre was delicious and around £55... More 

Thank LouisaMNewton
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here for many occasions, less so lately and I know again why. The food is always good or even great but the staff is getting more and more obnoxious and has a tendency to be arrogant and slow. But the interior is still stunning and if you like people watching... here youa re!

Thank Burg_13
Wickford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here again for an evening meal and it never fails to disappoint. The service is impeccable here and seamless-the waiting staff just appear when needed. We started with a drink in the bar then had a table on the upper floor. We all had a fish starter some fish goujons that were gorgeous and scallops with bacon that were... More 

Thank pmrunner
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch time meeting with old friends. Nice ambiance. Wine list mainly French - good quality but over priced. Started with Moules which were excellent followed by Calves Liver with Bacon for main. Good gastropub food but nothing outstanding. Service decidedly iffy. No real interest in securing us. Waited 15mins to order a drink and 20 mins to order food. Food... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always wonderful! The food is excellent and so is the service. I always enjoy coming here when I am in London.

Thank JLH332015
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here many times, breakfast, lunch and dinner usually as a couple or a group of 4. I have always been very impressed with the food and found the service to be attentive. However, this time we went for pre-opera dinner on a Saturday. There were 7 of us and we were put on a table next to... More 

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Paris, France
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very popular place mainly because of it's location between the Ritz hotel and Piccadilly Square...and as I have tried this restaurant more than a couple of times, I have to say that it is not consistently good and in fact is quite average in quality...the menu is limited and the ambiance is a mix loud chatter and clanking noise... More 

Thank CookieRoxy
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its nice architecture makes it part of the experience. Always nice to go have breakfast there (better than dinner). Service is ok but food is good. It is a very british experience!

Thank Raphaele G

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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
$40 - $129
European, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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 occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: 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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Neighborhood 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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