Mayfair, Belgravia

The Wolseley

The Wolseley

Run by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, this is the jewel of their mini restaurant empire. A London institution that has an extremely loyal clientele and often the hangout of media types and celebs. Serves a cracking breakfast too.

Restaurant details

Address: 160 Picadilly, London W1J 9EB

Telephone number: 020 7499 6996

Contact restaurant

• 1 AA Rosette

Nearest station: Picadilly Circus

Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.00am to midnight; Saturday 8.00am to midnight; Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm.

Bar area


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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 2
Hermano Secundo Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on November 13, 2008
"...I found myself seated at a lousy table feeling like a gatecrasher at a party to which I had not been invited." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
John Gough View London
Reviewed on January 07, 2008
"This is a rare treat with something to suit all appetites." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on August 27, 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 REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Richard & Peter Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on November 09, 2005
"On the food front too, something was not quite there, in one case literally – partridge with bacon, the special of the day, was (inexplicably) served as partridge without bacon. It made a good emblem for a meal that rarely rose above mundane. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Terrry Durack Independent
Reviewed by December 14, 2003
"This is comfort food at comfort prices, in an environment that puts paid to that sneaking feeling that you were born in the wrong era." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times Estimated score
Reviewed on December 07, 2003
"Okay, I’m getting off the fence here. I simply love it. It’s a restaurant that has been made from the front door in, not from the kitchen out. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Anon Independent Estimated score
Reviewed on November 29, 2003
"Even though nothing we ate was all that wonderful, and the service was all over the place, I want to eat my way around the menu. After all, great cooking is relatively easy to find, but a room like that, and an atmosphere like that, don't come along too often." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Jan Moir Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed on November 15, 2003
"The food is straightforward and good, but it does not dazzle." READ REVIEW

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