2009

The Wolseley Restaurant Review, London, UK

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly

London, UK, W1J 9EB, CA

020 7499 6996

020 7499 6888 (Fax)

The Wolseley Website

The Wolseley London UK Exterior

The Wolseley serves classic British Cuisine in the Mayfair neighborhood of London, across the street from the famous Ritz Hotel. It opened in 2003. They have everything from Steak Frites to Fish to Roasts & Grills and serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Lunch and dinner menus are identical. 12.5% discretionary service charge.

The Wolseley London UK Interior

Decor, Vibe – Former car motor works and Bank building with high vaulted ceilings, lots of marble, dungeon like chandaliers, Chinese decor accents, ground floor, private room, and mezzanine seating. Elegant custom made tableware. A mix of tourists, businessmen, and well dressed locals were eating when we visted. This restaurant can become a scene with celebs, so they ask no pictures be taken. Our visit was for afternoon tea.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Website Menu

Picks:

The Wolseley London UK Afternoon Tea

The Wolseley Afternoon Tea

The Wolseley London UK Fruit Scones

Fruit Scones

The Wolseley London UK Cakes

Cakes

The Wolseley London UK Finger Sandwiches

Finger Sandwiches

The Wolseley London UK Tea Set

Elegant Tea Service

Wolseley Afternoon Tea (£19.75) had five high quality finger sandwiches, two fruit scones with home made jam and clotted cream, three pastries, and a selection of teas. We choose a classic English Breakfast tea. A dazzling spread that could fulfill three people. This was quite a nice introduction to British Afternoon tea, and better than the Harrod’s Afternoon tea.  Compare this to Harrod’s Afternoon Tea.

The Wolseley London UK Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

The Wolseley London UK Salted Beef Sandwich

Salt Beef Sandwich

Chicken Soup and Half Sandwich (10.75) featured a long simmered chicken soup with lots of savory flavor. Salt Beef sandwich tasted like corned beef and definitely hit the spot.

OK:

The Wolseley London UK Hot Chocolate Cream

Hot Chocolate Cream (4.50) with lots of whipped cream and a mix it up chocolate was average. Nothing special with this drink.

Pans:
None.

The Wolseley took a long time to start serving us, but improved slightly as the meal progressed. Prices and quality are reasonable for this level of restaurant. This is a very good place for visitors to eat at and experience British food. Tube: Green Park

The Wolseley on Urbanspoon

The Wolseley Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon - Fri 7am - Midnight, Sat 8am - Midnight, Sun 8am - 11pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:£ 6 - 28.75
Posted on September 23rd, 2009
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