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Address: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7499 6996

Opulent café-restaurant in St James’. The lunch and dinner menu includes European and particularly French brasserie dishes and full afternoon tea is served daily. Other London venues run by restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King include The Delaunay, Brasserie Zédel and Colbert.

Latest reviews of The Wolseley

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Observer Food Monthly, Awards

28 April 2013

Selected as one of Observer Food Monthly’s ’20 Best Restaurants of the Decade’: “All great cities need great restaurants. They need places which do not simply feed its citizens but act as echo chambers for its cultural and political life, without being closed off. The Wolseley has managed to be that…”

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

12 October 2012

the Wolseley is something of a machine, processing large numbers of diners with efficiency rather than any great charm, the food being consistent and competently made, but no more than that…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

9 August 2012

The main menu has Mittel European leanings too (excellent chopped liver and glorious, generous boiled salt beef with light herb dumplings) along with many brasserie classics (note-perfect soufflé suisse, steak frites), crustacea and a dish of the day…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

27 August 2006

The room is airy and pleasant, and doesn’t smell of frying or cabbage and cod carpet. The menu is comprehensive and generally well made…

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What the Critics say

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Observer Food Monthly, Awards

28 April 2013

Selected as one of Observer Food Monthly’s ’20 Best Restaurants of the Decade’: “All great cities need great restaurants. They need places which do not simply feed its citizens but act as echo chambers for its cultural and political life, without being closed off. The Wolseley has managed to be that…”

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

9 August 2012

The main menu has Mittel European leanings too (excellent chopped liver and glorious, generous boiled salt beef with light herb dumplings) along with many brasserie classics (note-perfect soufflé suisse, steak frites), crustacea and a dish of the day…

Read full review »
AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

27 August 2006

The room is airy and pleasant, and doesn’t smell of frying or cabbage and cod carpet. The menu is comprehensive and generally well made…

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

9 November 2005

True, the place is still hailed in some circles as something of a glamour destination, but standards of food and service over the past two years – as recorded by our surveys – have never risen much above good-to-middling…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

28 December 2003

We like to know where celebrities gather, like so many wildebeest about the water hole. In truth their presence is no more than testament to the immense skill and professionalism of the team behind the Wolseley. Jeremy King and Chris Corbin…

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jan-moir

Jan Moir, The Telegraph

15 November 2003

The one thing about the Wolseley that is totally, authentically Viennese is the size of the tables and chairs, which are so tiny that if you closed your eyes you could be transported back to imperial Vienna in the blink of a prancing white horse…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

12 October 2012

the Wolseley is something of a machine, processing large numbers of diners with efficiency rather than any great charm, the food being consistent and competently made, but no more than that…

Read full review »