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The Wolseley

The Wolseley

Modern European Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Caf飣££
Green Park, London
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    The experts at The Wall Street Journal and Epicurious recommend this place
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    • Epicurious
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    Mihnea M.
    "Easily the best Eggs Benedict in central London."(20 Tips)
    "The very best place to have breakfast in London."(10 Tips)
    "Overall excellent.Try the egg benedict with salmon you will love it."(55 Tips)
    Thomas M.
    "Excellent champagne afternoon tea, with great service."(21 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • eggs benedict
  • afternoon tea
  • pancakes
  • good for dates
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  • Daniella K.heart icon on user image
    Daniella KaliadaJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful place! Love it at any time of the year, month,week and day! Love the desserts and by all means the breakfast menu, ask for French toast even if it isn't on the menu, the chef is very kind! x
  • Aidu F.heart icon on user image
    Aidu FNovember 15, 2014
    You may not be a tea-person but afternoon tea here is decadent&perfect for cosy catch up. Scones are absolutely delicious&there's plenty to share. Be sure to do online bookings ahead of visit.
    Upvoted Mar 3
  • Faris A.heart icon on user image
    Faris AltorkiMay 14, 2016
    The best scones ever. Also the avocado salad is great 👌🏼
  • Restless W.heart icon on user image
    Tea time place!! A must for Turists :-) scones are great, Finger sandwiches are ok! Order scone tea time menu and an additional desert!! You will be so happy.. ambiance 8/10 - service 7/10
  • Yheart icon on user image
    YSeptember 1, 2017
    We tried all types of eggs and all of them tasted good. The bread was nice also the pancakes were one of our favorites. We decided to come here to celebrate Eid and it was the right choice👍🏻👍🏻
  • Joe N.heart icon on user image
    Joe NixonJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for any meal of the day. They have a vegetarian menu if you ask. They keep the room on the left open for walkins, and you can have a drink at the bar while you wait if they're full.
  • Nouf Q.heart icon on user image
    Nouf Q.August 23, 2018
    One of the favourites this place is, perfect service and ambience with the best eggs Benedict in London , indulge and order extra hollandaise sauce! Last but not least was their perfect affogato
  • Bedour  ✨
    Bedour ✨November 9, 2019
    The Florentine was delicious if only w/o the spinach. The berry pancakes were perfect 👌
  • N ➰.heart icon on user image
    N ➰September 21, 2016
    Really pretty classic english place, reminded me of Downton abbey 😍 the pastries, bagels and eggs Benedict are great. Go for breakfast brunch or teatime and enjoy👌🏼but don't order this in the pic
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍February 27, 2015
    Such an institution in London. Perfect for breakfast or high tea. Environment is very Art-deco and peculiar. Staff are brilliant with their service and yes they serve the 'best' pancakes in town!
  • Alanoud M.heart icon on user image
    Alanoud MohammedAugust 29, 2016
    This is absolutely one of the most charming breathtaking restaurant in London! From a showroom in early 1900s to a phenomenal european restaurant! Afternoon tea is a MUST!
  • Aheart icon on user image
    AMarch 1, 2018
    Best hight tea in london. The service is sublime and the refills never stop. The interior is magnificent ans quite majestic. Their all say brunch is superb as well.
  • Shamsa A.heart icon on user image
    Shamsa AbdulrahmanSeptember 8, 2015
    The space is really nice! Reservation required. Pancake with berries was good but the consistency of the pancake is not what's expected. Croissant was good. Scrambled eggs, not all that!
  • Jim B.heart icon on user image
    Jim BaileyOctober 15, 2016
    Beautiful interior enhances the cappuccino and Eggs Arlington. The coffee and food is fresh, well prepared and nicely presented. Taste is average but this a nice place to start your day.
  • Mada
    MadaJanuary 29, 2023
    One of the best places to have your breakfast or brunch. Always make sure that you book before you go or you will wait at least 30 mins. Their food and service is on spot everything is wonderful
  • Daisy Z.heart icon on user image
    Daisy ZookMay 21, 2018
    Had the afternoon tea here. The finger sandwiches and scones were delicious. The pastries were ok. Be sure to ask for fresh pot of tea if you want a refill. Otherwise they just add hot water!
  • Fatima A.heart icon on user image
    Fatima Al HashimiFebruary 11, 2015
    Good spot for breakfast/brunch. Great staff. The Arlington was amazing; the muffin was just perfect. Pancake was good too. Mozart hot drink wasn't all that.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SimmonsApril 7, 2014
    Stunning setting with top class service and impressive food. The Wolseley is outstanding value for money. Full review on Scoff London:
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 15, 2015
    Frommer's, one of our professional reviewers, says, "With its vaulted ceilings and pillars, polished marble, huge chandeliers, and Art Deco interior, the Wolseley looks like a grand Viennese cafe." Read more
  • Chuck P.heart icon on user image
    Chuck ParkerJune 23, 2018
    They made a mistake with our order but insisted on making it up to us by comp’ing the meal. The manager went above and beyond to make things right. More importantly the food was AMAZING!!
  • Marcin J.
    Marcin JasinskiMarch 24, 2013
    A legend. Breakfast here should be on everyone's list, arguably the best in London. Steps from The Mayfair to compliment a glam stay. Invite your entourage for eggs Benedict. 5 star experience!
  • Kaye A.heart icon on user image
    Kaye AllenFebruary 13, 2014
    The black and gold decor means most people look lovely there. Their clothes don't clash with the environment and it's all so understated. Not pretentious at all. Just perfect.Well priced and delicious
  • Najlaheart icon on user image
    NajlaDecember 5, 2015
    A must try for breakfast in London. The egg florentine was delicious the pancake was not fluffy at all. The service was extremely slow. Will definitely come back on weekdays only.
  • Emily-jane
    Emily-janeAugust 7, 2017
    Lovely setting, no dress code, extensive menu including bruch, small options on most dishes, a little pricy but well worth it. Pastries made on site. Good speciality coffees. Delicious eggs benedict.
  • Nino M.heart icon on user image
    Nino MannJune 2, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the ambiance. Very much grand cafe a-la-florians. Best breakfast in London in my view. The pastries stand-out. Tables get very crowded...
  • Ameen A.heart icon on user image
    Ameen AqeelSeptember 24, 2015
    Choco sandwich had a nice crunch but dry (needs more chocolate), passionfruit meringue perfectly tangy with an excellent tart base, the crumble is great (sourish) tasted more berries than apples.
  • Laura G.heart icon on user image
    Laura GuarraciMarch 1, 2018
    Beautiful, great food and such friendly staff. I told them I was looking for sticky toffee pudding (which they didn’t have) while in London and they found a place nearby and gave me the info!
  • Levent A.heart icon on user image
    Levent AkgermanSeptember 1, 2017
    High ceiling interior w/ornamental decorations make this place special for breakfast and low-teas.Arlington eggs are served w/ fresh haddock while we had Salmon with scrambled eggs, omelette with ham
  • Rachel C.heart icon on user image
    Rachel ClarkJanuary 6, 2018
    Lots of options on the veg menu. The soufflé Suisse was delicious, as was the treacle tart. Don’t worry much about the dress code—some people were pretty casual and some quite dressed up.
  • Alanoud M.heart icon on user image
    Alanoud MohammedSeptember 5, 2016
    Egg Benedict is the most well-cooked one I have ever had in London! ++++ staff attentiveness and politeness.
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    Housed in a former car showroom, and later a branch of Barclays bank, it has vaulted ceilings, polished marble, an art deco interior and the odd celebrity. Read more
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FedrizziSeptember 27, 2014
    Lovely place for all meals. We tried afternoon tea.amazing. Don't forget to reserve, impossible to find a seat without reservation, expecially for dinner.
  • Ofir W.heart icon on user image
    Ofir WeinstockAugust 7, 2017
    Wonderful service and amazing food. The scallops were a bit overprices for a 3 piece in my opinion but nonetheless yummy! i also had the calf liver and it was delicious!
  • Gary H.heart icon on user image
    Gary HorOctober 8, 2016
    The place for the poshest kind of breakfast. The haggis with fried duck eggs is my favourite! Or if you want something sweet, go for the pancakes.
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    FJune 10, 2019
    There’s only one thing to say about the salmon eggs Benedict..YUM YUM YUM! You have to try it here
  • Federica D.
    Make sure you have the butter croissant and almond croissant, an angle of Paris. Outstanding pancakes too! Can be super busy on weekends so you should book in advance
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMay 15, 2012
    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!
  • Stefan L.
    Stefan LauxMay 13, 2013
    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
  • Very Good Serviceheart icon on user image
    Very Good ServiceJuly 8, 2012
    Definitely one to try for its inimitable style, the eggs benedict alone would make your breakfast in London one to remember
  • Mashael ✨.
    Mashael ✨September 2, 2016
    Lovely place I highly recommend it for breakfast😍💕
  • Eman A.heart icon on user image
    Eman AbdulazizAugust 29, 2017
    Amazing place for breakfast. The egg Benedict and pan cake are to die for. It's also recommended for afternoon tea, too.
  • DKheart icon on user image
    DKJanuary 1, 2015
    Simply perfect. Extremely authentic. The very best place to have breakfast in London. Reserve a table very much in advance
  • 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
  • Sheheart icon on user image
    SheFebruary 13, 2015
    I just like this place! Very classy, great service, great food (perfect for breakfast), beautiful venue and a very warm and friendly porter. One of my favorites in London.
  • Ameen A.heart icon on user image
    Ameen AqeelSeptember 24, 2015
    The salmon eggs Benedict remains top notch throughout the years. The salmon rich, eggs perfectly runny, the muffin excellent and the hollandaise sauce just right.
  • Maria B.
    Maria BagJuly 4, 2013
    I was lucky enough to book the very last table for lunch and it was worth the hype. It is noisy, but just like elsewhere in London. I had a tender Welsh lamb and a glass of rosè. Really enjoyed it
  • Antonyheart icon on user image
    AntonyMay 10, 2019
    Decide why you want to go. Go for the beautiful building, ambience and relaxed pace. No dress code too. But don't go if you're after good service or stand out food, as there it fails.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HainesMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When going for a breakfast, a top recommendation would be the baked bread basket of pastries to share. Their eggs benedict are to die for especially with bacon!
  • Hayfa A.heart icon on user image
    Hayfa AlNuwaiserSeptember 18, 2018
    Good atmosphere, good staff and of course good food. Try the eggs benedict with salmon you will love it!
  • Anna S.heart icon on user image
    Anna SzypkowskaFebruary 25, 2018
    Perfect spot for brunch, everything is good! We had eggs benedict and french toast with berries! So delicious!
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