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“Consistent food and service”; “fantastic service and superb food”: either way, The Wolseley remains a benchmark for graceful, metropolitan dining. Like its smooth-as-silk owners Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the menu flits suavely between Britain, France and Austria like some dapper 19th-century diplomat: you might start with soupe à l’oignon, dressed Cornish crab or chopped liver ahead of wiener schnitzel, lemon sole St Germain or good old kedgeree. There’s also room for salads and grills, but we’d recommend finishing in Mitteleuropa for Black Forest gâteau or apple strudel. The food is “perfectly good” rather than exceptional, but you’re not here for gastronomic fireworks; instead, devotees simply enjoy one of the best rooms in London – a cinematic space alive with “an unbeatable atmosphere”. Breakfast is a buzzing, bustling scene, while afternoon tea offers a more casual alterative to nearby five-star hotels. Most importantly, The Wolseley suits any occasion, whether you’re dining with small children, ageing relatives, your PA or the senior partner: truly, an all-day brasserie for the 21st century.

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  1. Afternoon tea at The Wolesley had been on my list for ages. I'd heard such good things about and after visiting for breakfast last year, it only upped my desire to visit for cake. I love the old-fashioned vibe of the place - it feels like you've gone back in time. My mum is my afternoon the partner in crime - we can sniff it out from a mile away. Naturally I treated her to Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day. Let's gloss over the fact I was a few months late. We got there in the end!...
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  1. The Wolseley has only been open since 2003, but has steadily become an institution on the London dining scene. I’ve wanted to go for years and have heard many friends raving about dinners and brunches. I finally went for Afternoon Tea with a friend recently and thankfully was as good as I hoped.

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    Three tiers of delicious! Sandwiches, scones and desserts

    The building itself features an impressive façade which really stands out on Piccadilly. It was originally a car showroom, Wolseley Motors Ltd, when it was built in the early 1920s, with the architect William Curtis...
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  1. The Better Half (TBH) and I have been wanting to go to The Wolseley for breakfast for as long as it’s been open but as early starts on weekends aren’t usually our thing, we just never got round to it. He was feeling a little nostalgic recently and had a real hankering for kippers for breakfast….it was something his Scottish father always ate. I found this a little odd as 1) he isn’t really that keen on fish and 2) he’s even less keen on bony fish! But hey, who am I to argue? I did a bit of a research and to my delight found that The Wolseley serve kippers. Result! He can get his fix...
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  1. Afternoon tea at The Wolesley had been on my list for ages. I'd heard such good things about and after visiting for breakfast last year, it only upped my desire to visit for cake. I love the old-fashioned vibe of the place - it feels like you've gone back in time. My mum is my afternoon the partner in crime - we can sniff it out from a mile away. Naturally I treated her to Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day. Let's gloss over the fact I was a few months late. We got there in the end!...
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  1. The Wolseley is an all-day Grand European café-restaurant found next to the Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly, London. Created by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King who were behind the renewed fame and success of Le Caprice, The Ivy and J. Sheekey. In December 2011 they also opened The Delaunay on the corner of The Aldwych and Drury Lane, basically these guys know what they’re doing so I had no doubt my first experience at a Corbin and King eatery would be something special.

    The building itself has quite a history to it, once the home of Wolseley Motors and Barclays Bank, the interior boasts marble pillars, arches and stairways....
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  1. In March 2015, an adventurous London Kiwi sent an email to see if anyone fancied meeting for breakfast at this grand dame of a restaurant.

    In his book, Breakfast at The Wolseley A.A. Gill states 'Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.' And with that being the case a group of six bloggers, iPhones at the ready and cameras in hand descended upon the Piccadilly restaurant to enjoy their first meal of the day together...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 3 February 2016

    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations The Wolseley High Tea

    When my father, wife and niece booked a trip to visit us for a long weekend, I wanted to take them for high tea at The Wolseley before the theatre. It was my niece’s first visit to London, (hopefully just the first of many to come now as she recently moved to Lyon), and high tea is a quintessential baptism type experience for London novices.
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