The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly (at Dover St.), London, Greater London, W1J 9EB, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
£ £ £ £
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

A grand European cafe on one of London's most famous boulevards serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seven days a week from early morning until midnight.

9.4/10

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  • "yummy egg benedict" (10 tips)
  • "... dining. Their decadent afternoon tea is one of the most stylish in town." (7 tips)
  • "Best breakfast in London but its hard to find a table book a week in..." (3 tips)
  • Louis Vuitton

    This imposing building was originally a car showroom (Wolseley Motors Limited). Now it is one of London’s smartest restaurants - designed by David Collins - it is a joy to dine in! Read more

    Louis Vuitton · May 18, 2011
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  • Lufthansa

    Posh brasserie specializing in Central European dishes and serving the best Wiener schnitzel in town.

    Lufthansa · July 17, 2012
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  • Fast Company

    Longtime Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey usually has his Sunday roast--an early-afternoon meal of meat and potatoes--at this café, located on London's famous Picadilly Blvd.

    Fast Company · February 14, 2011
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    You could look inside this place and think it’s been around for a century, but in fact it only opened as a restaurant in 2003. Breakfasts here are a firm favorite among London’s movers and shakers. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 1, 2012
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  • CatchAChoo

    Must have eggs Benedict for breakfast here

    CatchAChoo · April 13, 2010
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  • Epicurious

    Even though this restaurant doesn't specialize in traditional British goods, there are still some classic dishes (like the treacle tart) that are to die for.

    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
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  • George N.

    Don't forget you can always rock up without a reservation, have a drink at the bar and get a table. Shhhhhhhh.

    George Nimeh · December 4, 2010
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  • Salman C.

    Best breakfast in London

    Salman Chaudhary · November 6, 2010
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The Wolseley's ever-glam, eclectic space and the "beautiful people" crowd make for happy dining. Their decadent afternoon tea is one of the most stylish in town. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 25, 2011
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  • KJ W.

    Great anytime but especially for breakfast or lunch.

    KJ Weir · April 3, 2010
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  • Nigel W.

    Breakfast at the Wolsley

    Nigel Walsh · February 10, 2010
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  • Evgeniya B.

    Fab interiors of old car show room) Great food. All tables booked at any time starting 8.30am. Very good for breakfast, brunches, lunches and dinners.

    Evgeniya Berezina · June 1, 2013
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  • ConciergeQ

    What is your favorite smell or taste in London? Kate Royal, Opera Singer: "Steak tartare at The Wolseley." Read more

    ConciergeQ · March 8, 2011
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  • Sand E.

    Pancakes and berries is a must!!

    Sand Eklapphaibun · August 13, 2013
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  • Sarah A.

    Egg Benedict is a must! And pancakes with berries 👍 highly recommended for one of a kind experience

    Sarah A · August 22, 2013
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  • Style by Stylism

    I love the food at the Wolseley. Famous among the stars, however, they do live up to their expectations. The price isn't shocking and the service and decor is a thumbs up from me.

    Style by Stylism · October 15, 2011
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  • ToryBurch

    This Mayfair cafe serves a classic English breakfast complete with baked beans and black pudding.

    ToryBurch · October 12, 2011
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  • Andrew E.

    The old Wolesley car showroom on Piccadilly. Best tables are at the back of the room up the stairs. They're like little Salon Privés looking down on the restaurant and are great for people watching! Read more

    Andrew Ellis · June 1, 2010
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  • Sarah

    Awesome interior and I love the Bircher Müsli...feel like I am in a time-machine going back to the past when I enter this special place.

    Sarah · March 27, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    This formal restaurant is a great place for breakfast or afternoon tea, and has a surprising extensive menu! The excellent staff will really make you feel welcome. Be sure to book a table in advance!

    New York Habitat · May 15, 2012
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  • PeaR

    Decent eggs florentine, delicious pancakes with berries! Even without adding maple syrup. Can be crowded, better to book first

    PeaR · January 4, 2013
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  • Cedric G.

    From the lovely staff to the excellent brasserie menu, a perfect place to dine or just hang out.

    Cedric Gianni · March 21, 2011
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  • y

    The Croque Monsieur is excellent in quality but lacking in quantity! Menu says 'No Photography' so technically this photo is illegal :-)

    y · February 21, 2011
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  • Gui A.

    I went there last week and had dinner with my cousin, the fillet au poivre was great! Great athmosphere too!

    Gui Aboim · October 8, 2009
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  • Eat-Sleep-Play

    Very strict time limits on the tables. Only eat three courses if you don't mind indigestion.

    Eat-Sleep-Play · May 15, 2012
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  • Stephen W.

    Try boiled eggs and marmite soldiers. Highly recommend

    Stephen Waddington · January 11, 2012
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  • Ryan R.

    The Eggs Benedict is a great starter. Rib eye steak was tender, but for melt in the mouth meat, go for the lamb.

    Ryan Ross · November 3, 2013
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  • Layla A.

    Best pancake👍👍👍 gr8 place to have breakfast

    Layla Abdulkader · October 21, 2013
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  • Carmen D.

    Make a reservation!!

    Carmen Del Rio · September 8, 2013
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  • Nora K.

    French toast

    Nora K · August 28, 2013
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  • Nora K.

    One of the best breakfast spots in london

    Nora K · August 28, 2013
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  • Stefan L.

    Very nice place, great ambience and posh good food.. Celeb factor, if it matters for you.. The scallops, cauliflower mash, food and wine are fine! If you like, Schnitzel is the best in town they say

    Stefan Laux · May 13, 2013
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  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    Enjoy a cocktail in the bar and then begin your dining experience at The Wolseley is great for food and star-spotting, with a buzzing atmosphere. Read more

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  • Joe D.

    I know this place is supposed to have great service and food but I have to call it like I see it... Service was average at best, food was slightly better than service.

    Joe D · September 3, 2012
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  • Dawn M.

    Don't order caviar omelette it will cost you £67 - not a cheap breakfast !

    Dawn McCarthy-Simpson · August 31, 2012
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  • Amanda

    No photos allowed to be taken in this place. Restaurant policy as too many celebs here!!!! Wt...?!

    Amanda · June 26, 2012
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  • Jeff W.

    Amazing food including the best croque madam & eggs benedict of my brunch career.

    Jeff Woo · April 20, 2012
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  • Elliott M.

    Too noisy!

    Elliott M · April 18, 2012
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  • Peter F.

    Eggs benedict are amazing! Oh!, and the pancakes are not to be missed .. delicious.

    Peter Foreman · March 10, 2013
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  • STA Travel U.S.

    This Viennese style cafe has been popular for decades. Be sure to observe the beautiful marble floors and winding staircases. If you are interested, you should stay late for caviar and lobster!

    STA Travel U.S. · March 1, 2012
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  • Aeyal G.

    Lustau's Fino in the bar pre-dinner with beautiful cheese puffs!

    Aeyal Gross · June 21, 2011
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  • Georg F.

    If you go for a steak and like yours medium (pink) consider ordering medium-rare which is pink, rather than reddish.

    Georg Fasching · June 18, 2011
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  • Carol Verity M.

    The chicken and tarragon salad is fantastic (ask for dressing on the side!)

    Carol Verity Mann · March 30, 2011
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  • Sarah G.

    Best iogurt with musli ever.

    Sarah Galvão · August 14, 2010
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  • Alex K.

    Often cited as one of the best places for afternoon tea, but I'd only give 4/5. Best to book in advance on weekends. Staff friendly enough. Good boozing and brunch to be had.

    Alex Kelly · June 6, 2010
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  • Vincent Q.

    Go on Wednesday for lunch or dinner and try the 'plat du jour' : a fantastic Carbonnade of beef. Simply amazing.

    Vincent Quantinet · March 10, 2010
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  • Jordi

    Go to The Wolseley for brunch Read more

    Jordi · January 21, 2010
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  • Tae K.

    Wifi info.

    Tae Kim · April 1
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  • Сергей О.

    Интерьер роскошный, кухня великолепная. И все это при замечательной атмосфере уюта и богемности, которой буквально пропитано все заведение.

    Сергей Орешет · April 3, 2013
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  • Sebnem İ.

    yoldan gecenleri izleyip muhtesem yemeklerini de atlamayin:) et sinitzele bayilmistim.

    Sebnem İsgor · August 1, 2012
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