The Wolseley

About The Wolseley

Once upon a time The Wolseley was the name of a top-of-the-range motorcar, all traditional British engineering and sharp Italian styling. These days, the marque’s flagship showrooms are a new centre of British tradition and international styling, although this time it’s all about food, decor, seeing and being seen. The Wolseley is the newest enterprise of super-restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the chaps behind The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey. The listed building is kitted out in fine style, quite elegant but laid out brasserie-style so discreetly craning necks can spot the stars. And stars there are, not him-off-the-telly stars, but actual hushed-voice-oh-my-God stars. The genius of the place is the way they’re mixed in with us plebs, like cashmere with trainers - it’s fun and funky and it works. Chris Galvin, formerly of Conran restaurants, oversees the menu, a mixture of the familiar from the other kitchens, like Eggs Benedict and Bubble and Squeak, caviar, smoked salmon, added to some Austro-Hungarian empire delicacies, like Wiener Schnitzel. The Wolseley serves from early to late, breakfast to supper, with a nice line in Austrian pastries for teatime. The prices are not stratospheric, either. Expect this classic to still be shining for years to come.

The Wolseley was voted one of the Top 3 restaurants in the Best for Breakfast category in the Observer Food Monthly’s 2006 Food Awards.


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160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB

Nearest tube:

Average Price:

£45 - £54

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 7am - 12am
Sun 9am - 12am

Dress Code:

Smart casual